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Business Intelligence Developer

Apply now Job no: 508650
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus - Eligible for Alternative Work Location
Categories: Enrollment Management

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.


About the Opportunity:

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Research and Analytics, the BI Developer will work with the Enrollment Research and Analytics (ENRA) team, stakeholders within Enrollment Management and the Business Intelligence team to design, develop and maintain data models to be used across the EM division using various ETL tools and techniques. These models will be used both in reporting and in predictive analytics initiatives across the division. The Developer will provide support to the ENRA team around all manners of data preparation, extraction and manipulation to support their analytics initiatives. This individual will assess the current state of data warehousing across the division and will implement standard procedures for improving current practices, where necessary.

The BI Developer will work with Business Intelligence to develop data models for the Enrollment Management unit, extracting data from sources across the university and staging them for use in various analytic projects.

The BI Developer will also work closely with the Assistant VP of Enrollment Research and Analytics, the ENRA team, and operational systems leads across the Enrollment Management division to ensure the accurate, timely, and efficient delivery of data to support the Enrollment Management division’s reporting environment as well as enhancing and maintaining an analytic infrastructure for student data analysis.

The BI Developer will be critical in ensuring data quality and consistency throughout the division by building tools and reports for system owners to identify quality issues. This individual will work with EM units to ensure efficient passing of data between systems, facilitate resolution of data discrepancies, and work with Data Administration to ensure the successful passage of data to the Operational Data Store and Warehouse. He/she will ensure that data can meet standard and ad hoc reporting and analytical needs, develops and standardizes reporting procedures utilizing streamlined reporting activities and processes, and establishes efficient methods of prioritizing, monitoring and reporting. He/she will develop dashboards providing unit leadership insights into the quality of data in their systems.

The BI Developer will facilitate data exchange between external consultants and vendors to procure data to support strategic decision making within Enrollment Management. This individual will work with the Business Intelligence team to ensure these data are stored and staged in a manner that lends them to advanced analytics initiatives.

The BI Developer will work closely with the Enrollment Management division, Business Intelligence and other key departments to identify key business requirements for technological enhancements or any analytical systems/databases needs and issues.

The BI Developer will serve as the administrator for the Enrollment Research and Analytics team’s Tableau reporting environment through managing Tableau Server access, data security, user roles and permissions, and providing technical assistance to end user. This individual will also liaise with University Information Technology unit with regard to Tableau server administration and upgrades.



• Bachelor's degree in a technical or quantitative field, Master’s preferred;
• At least 4 years of technical experience as business systems analyst or developer;
• Demonstrated ability to understand various data structures and common methods in data extraction and transformation
• Experience writing SQL code to query databases
• Proficiency with Tableau Desktop reporting platform
• Experience with Tableau Server administration
• Proficiency with data preparation software such Alteryx or Tableau Data Prep
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Ability to work collaboratively and effective customer service skills
• Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and activities yet maintain attention to detail


Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in analyzing structured data extracted from systems commonly used in the higher education sector such as Banner, Salesforce, Slate, PowerFaids, ServiceNow, and Sunapsis
• Experience with data platforms such as Snowflake
• SQL Server database management


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Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see



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