About Retail Business Services
Retail Business Services is the services company of leading grocery retail group Ahold Delhaize USA, providing services to five omnichannel grocery brands: Food Lion, Giant Food, The GIANT Company, Hannaford and Stop & Shop. Retail Business Services leverages the size and scale of the local brands to provide industry-leading expertise, insights and analytics to support their strategies. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and we foster a community of belonging where everyone is valued. For more information, visit www.retailbusinessservices.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Position Title: Analyst III Systems -- Architecture Business Intel & Analytics
Position Location: Quincy, MA or Chicago, IL or Salisbury, NC
Plays a role in the design, development, and roll-out of the Data & Analytics Platform, along with partnering with the senior members of the team to develop the data consumption tools for the Data & Analytics Platform. Engages through the entire lifecycle of the Data & Analytics Platform from technical design, gap analysis, data modeling, developing data pipelines, and finally data consumption.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Works with business users to design, develop, test, and implement business intelligence solutions in the Data & Analytics Platform.
Solves moderate to complex application errors, as well as designs and resolves application problems, following up in a timely manner with all appropriate customers and IT personnel.
Documents all phases of work including gathering requirements, joining relationship diagrams, creating database diagrams, report layouts and other program technical specifications using current specified design standards for new or revised solutions.
Assists in assessing alternative software solutions for workability and technical feasibility.
Relates information from various sources to draw logical conclusions.
Assists in identifying the impact of proposed application development/enhancements projects.
Conducts data analysis (SQL, Excel, Data Discovery, etc.) on legacy systems and new data sources.
Performs data profiling and process analysis to understand key source systems and uses knowledge of application features and functions to assess scope and impact of business needs.
Reviews and validates QA test plans and supports QA team during test execution.
Participates in designing data transformation and data pipe lines
Ensures change control and change management procedures are followed within the program/project as they relate to requirements.
Documents reporting requirements through engagement with business process SMEs.
Creates source to target data mappings for data pipelines and integration activities.
Designs and develops reports, dashboards to support decision-making within the business and IT.
Conducts unit testing on ELT and report development.
Conducts data lineage and impact analysis as a part of the change management process.
Delivers SDLC Deliverables as defined.
Contributes to Business Case Development through information gathering and analysis.
Requirements Basic Qualification:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field.
Minimum 4 to 6 years IT experience encompassing the following:
o Working experience with SDLC and deliverables associated with each phase.
o Knowledge of Data Modeling.
o Knowledge of Data Visualization Best Practices.
o Experience working with industry-leading Business Intelligence tools.
o Experience working with industry-leading database technologies.
o Experience in Advanced SQL techniques.
Develop Business Intelligence applications/dashboards/Reports in Microstrategy and Power BI.
Develop complex SQL/USQL code for Data Engineering pipelines in Azure Data Lake analytics and azure data factory.
Develop complex data science algorithms using R programming language and industrialize them.
Develop and Implement big data applications using Hadoop components (HDInsight - Microsoft Azure).
Develop Azure DataBricks processes using Python or Scala or R or Java
Create requirement documents, review the functional design documents created by vendor partners as a part of software development life cycle.
Work closely with business teams in every stage from gathering requirements to closure of project.
Work with the key stakeholders to create requirements for each business solution, ensure the requirements are developed in concert with and agreed upon by the business partner, and that the solution delivers the agreed upon business needs.
Develop Azure DataBricks using Python, Scala, R and Java
Skills and Abilities:
Outstanding Written and Verbal Communication communications skills; able to articulate complex technical topics for non-technical audiences.
Ability to analyze complex situations and develop creative solutions.
Ability to multi-task and self-direct.
Strong Organization Skills:
Ability to interact with non IT associates and management on projects.
Ability to plan and organize work to meet pre-established deadlines.
Ability to work with their peers, associates and all levels of management.
Ability to explain technical concepts in a non-technical fashion.
Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills; strong deductive and inductive reasoning.
Strong Analytical Aptitude:
Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management.
Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.
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