Senior Business Intelligence Analyst- SmartHealth
Ascension Health - Minneapolis, MN

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Responsible for leading the strategic design and maintenance of business intelligence applications. Identifies, researches, and resolves technical problems. Ensures that the use of business intelligence applications enhances business decision-making capabilities. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to the head of a unit/department.

  • Design, build and maintain analytical reports utilizing current tools such as Hyperion/Business Objects etc.
  • Maintain statistical models and reports using statistical analysis tools
  • Design, build and maintain logical and physical data models to support business requirements
  • Develop source to target business rule mappings
  • Perform source data analysis and profiling
  • Develop and maintain the Enterprise Data Dictionary
  • Partner with DBAs to optimize performance
  • Streamlining processes regarding data flow and data quality to improve data accuracy, viability, and value.
  • Monitors volumes to forecast and, through in-depth knowledge of customer behavior, provides recommendations to Client Services and Operations to improve program performance.
  • Provides financial and operational reports that establish and track efficiency, productivity and provide the basis for management decisions.
  • Identifies process and system issues through the use of data and analysis, presents findings and makes recommendations. Performs data-driven root cause analysis as needed across the organization.
  • Establishes standard procedures & tools for reporting and analytics.
  • Works cross-functionally to troubleshoot issues and develop recommendations for resolution.
  • Analyzes data, and prepares presentations reflecting business trends for internal reporting and client presentations.
  • Owns reporting platform and development of all client and internal reporting.
  • Oversees the ongoing development and operations of a business intelligence architecture that enables fact-based decision making and ad hoc analysis and insight generation.
  • Helps evolve static reporting into dynamic business intelligence and predictive analytics.
  • Assesses information needs of each functional group and develops reporting to meet those needs and foster operational efficiencies.
  • Provide qualitative and quantitative briefs of departments’ business performance.
  • Consults with clients and internal business stakeholders to drive more relevant reporting to satisfy requirements
  • All work will be performed with a direct reflection of the Mission, Vision and Values of Ascension Health.
  • Promotes and exemplifies and supports the Ascension Health Alliance Core Values of Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity, and Dedication.


Education : Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline, or equivalent work experience.

Experience : Ideal candidate will be excited to build business intelligence platform and best practices where none exist.

Personal Skills, Aptitudes & Qualities: The position requires a mature individual who is conscientious, detail-oriented, and highly organized with the ability to schedule and complete a significant amount of work within time requirements; is able to work independently with minimal direction or as part of a team to accomplish his/her tasks; and possesses a strong business intelligence background. The incumbent must possess excellent written and verbal skills with the ability to make group presentations and prepare communications materials. Expressing opinions or information in a clear, concise and friendly manner on a level understandable to the audience to which it is intended is critical. The incumbent must be willing to travel and to work long and/or irregular work hours as necessary. The SmartHealth organization is a new, independent division within Ascension Health Alliance. As such, the ideal candidate will be someone that desires to work within a fast-paced environment, can assist in multiple roles and is comfortable with some ambiguity as the organization grows and matures.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Minimum 3-5 years of related experience in a business intelligence environment.
  • Preferred:
    • Experience using newer technologies such as Hadoop, Pig, MapReduce, Hive/Hue
    • Experience using NoSQl Databases such as HBase, Cassandra
    • Experience using SQL Databases (Oracle), plus strong SQL development experience
    • Experience with standard tool sets such as Hyperion, Cognos, Business Objects, SAS
    • Familiarity with statistical analysis tools such as R, SPSS, etc.
    • Familiarity with ETL tools such as Informatica, SSIS or Sqoop
    • Relational database reporting experience, and NoSQL database reporting experience
  • Strong ETL skills.
  • Advanced experience with Business Objects (or similar BI tools), Web stats, Microsoft Office Products and databases
  • Experience with financial analysis and reporting, budgeting, and statistical analysis used in operational environments.
  • Health insurance experience strongly preferred.
Ascension Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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Ascension Health has ascended to the pinnacle of not-for-profit health care. As the largest Catholic hospital system in the US, and thus one...