Principal Business Intelligence Analyst
WMS Gaming Inc. - Waukegan, IL

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Advocates and oversees the implementation and support of projects for a Business Objects based enterprise data warehouse. Has primary responsibility for all aspects of the Business Objects application including design, implementation, support, and user needs assessment and training. Acts as the main liaison to business users, helping to identify and prioritize opportunities to extend the use of Business Objects and the data warehouse within the WMS environment.

Essential Job Functions:
Overall responsibility for the business intelligence software running on top of an oracle enterprise data warehouse.

Gathering reporting requirements from users and detailing both process and technical requirements to translate end-user requirements into finished and working Business Object queries, reports, dashboards and data universes.

Effectively grasp complex business requirements and translate them into new analytics to increase data visibility in the organization.

Lead and manage projects to effectively implement new data marts within the data warehouse according to budget and scope of initiative.

Writing Web Intelligence reports in Business Objects XIR3/R4 including use of complex contexts and other more advanced BO reporting features.

Defining and maintaining Business Objects Universes.

Assisting users with writing reports and performing ad hoc queries.

Creating management reports for system metrics.

Integrating Business Objects with portal application presentation and authentication.

QA testing of new and changed reports and universe design.

Position Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related area

Required Experience:
5 years of experience with Business Objects (XIR3 or R4) in a Data Mart or Data Warehouse environment.

Minimum of 2 years of experience accessing data in a relational database management system.

2-5 years of experience with Project Management for Data Warehouse initiatives.

Preferred Experience:
Oracle e-business suite experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Strong understanding of Oracle EBS (R11/R12).

Experience developing dashboards with Xcelsius.

Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Must have very strong experience in the Business Objects realm.

Experience with a variety of implementations in a number of different environments.

Solid business process skills, able to provide transaction analysis in varying functional areas

Troubleshooting skills and ability to coordinate with systems staff.

Customer service acumen.

Self-motivated and willingness to work long hours and off-hours.

Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and technical staff.

Applying "best practices" overall....knowing how to use the tool, be able to train users on the tool, and distribute the tool out to users.

Manufacturing background considered a plus.

WMS is a gaming company. Any of our employees may be required to obtain a gaming license within one or all of the gaming jurisdictions that WMS conducts business. If you are requested by WMS to obtain a gaming license, your continued employment with WMS may be contingent on your ability to obtain that gaming license.

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive; it is intended to identify major responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be requested to perform other job-related tasks and responsibilities than those stated above. WMS encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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