Solutions Consultant, Data & Analytics Kansas City, MO

GENERAL DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES

GENERAL DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES 

As a D&A Solutions Consultant, your primary role will be working directly with clients and other cross functional groups to gather, analyze, and present data to help demonstrate patterns, support decisions, and discover insights into major business programs for large organizations. This position will be heavily client-facing and require a deep acumen of both consulting and technical skillsThe ideal candidate will have experience in the Microsoft BI and Cortana Intelligence stacks, with a heavy emphasis on business analysis, requirements gathering, data presentation, and technical presalesExperience communicating with and managing key client stakeholders is required, as well as the ability to influence project/business strategy and negotiate scopeYou will have the opportunity to work with and learn the latest Microsoft solutions in a fun work environment. 

  • Ability and experience interfacing directly with and influencing client stakeholders, from c-suite down to individual contributors 

  • Experience with data analysis and presentation 

  • Ability to immerse yourself into a business, gain context, identify value, and set direction for how data is aggregated, consumed, and visualized 

  • Ability and willingness to take the initiative to facilitate teamwork and serve the client needs first  

  • Ability to convert functional requirements into technical roadmaps 

  • Ability to design and implement a BI solution based on client needs  

  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively  

  • Ability to collaborate with other members of the Engineering department, including Project Managers, Software Engineers and Business Analysts

PLACEMENT CRITERIA & REQUIREMENTS

  • 5+ years in SQL Server and Tools  

  • SQL Server Database Engine. 2008 R2 or higher   

  • SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). 2008 R2 or higher   

  • SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). 2008 R2 or higher  

  • SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS). 2008 R2 or higher (Tabular & Multidimensional) 

  • T-SQL, MDX, DAX  

  • 3+ years of database design and development (2-5 years)  

  • Procedures, Functions, Tables and Views  

  • Normalized and Dimensional data modeling  

  • Data Visualization (Excel, PowerPivot, PowerView, Performance Point)  

  • OLAP Cube design, multidimensional and tabular   

  • 5+ years of experience in a consulting or professional services environment 

  • 3+ years of experience interfacing with client decision makers 

  • 1+ year of experience in Power BI 

  • Strong technical ability with Tabular and Multidimensional cubes 

  • Strong technical ability with Cortana Intelligence – Power BI, Azure SQL DW, HDInsight, Azure Data Factory, Azure Machine Learning, Stream Analytics 

 

  • Preferred Education  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related Computer Engineering field or Associate’s degree from technical college (Devry, University of Phoenix)  or Microsoft Certification   

  • MCSA SQL Server 2012  

  • MCSE Data Management & Analytics

VALOREM EXPECTATIONS

These are the traits that we hold in the same regard for all employees, also viewed as performance indicators.  Each employee should uphold these attributes as a part of their employment with Valorem.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • All employees are expected to exhibit exemplary customer service skills, to all people, regardless of level inside or outside of the company 
  • Written and verbal communication skills should be professional, concise and effective

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Build alliances to solve problems and achieve objectives by sharing knowledge and information
  • Work cooperatively and respectively with co-workers
  • Strong collaboration skills, works well with ambiguity, works well across roles and groups
  • Openly and actively participates in the direction of our Company
  • Exercise confidentiality concerning the affairs of the business

Personal Ownership and Responsibility 

  • "Own” your work – take initiative, be proactive, anticipate and complete projects in a comprehensive manner while still remembering the details
  • Be here to enhance and promote Valorem  
  • Exhibit a willingness to learn, willingness to problem solve and willingness to step in to help others 
  • Creativity, capacity and a conviction to innovate and deliver best-in-class solutions

Customer Focus

  • Always put the clients’ needs first, thinking proactively from their vantage point, not your own
  • Follow through with all client expectations and accountabilities

Time Management and Productivity

  • Meet your timelines and goals 
  • When you say you are going to do something, it is your responsibility to perform within the time frame

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

While performing the duties of this position the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and drive or ride in a motor vehicle.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.  Must have the ability to travel, sometimes with short notice.

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