Alliant Energy is currently recruiting for a Senior IT Analyst (BI-DW) to work at our corporate office in Madison, WI. We are a publicly traded energy holding company with over 4,000 employees. Alliant Energy is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all our employees and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
In this challenging role you will plan, analyze, design, code, test, implement, and maintain simple to moderately complex, new, and less defined system projects for data warehousing and business intelligence reporting technologies, business applications, and purchased business system packages using products deployed on multiple technology platforms and on a corporate wide basis. Identifies critical review points and quality assurance controls are included throughout the system development lifecycle (SDLC).
Supervision Received: Performs work under the supervision of a Team Lead or Manager.
Supervision Given: None
Completes complex analysis and specifies requirements for moderately complex to complex systems using a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. Performs technically advanced work that may necessitate the origination and application of new and unique approaches.
Leads project planning, scheduling, monitoring, and reporting activities for complex projects. Reviews recommended cost estimates associated with recommended data warehousing and business intelligence projects.
Assists other analysts with design and acts as a resource for particularly difficult design projects.
Responsible for translating operational requirements for moderately complex systems in order to design software requirements. Plans and executes project systems involving operation, simulation, test or support requirements with real-time applications. Develops documentation associated with computer software and analyzes software data acquired during systems testing.
Performs and may lead the testing of complex systems. Develops and advises on innovative or blended techniques to meet particular customer needs. Recommends data warehouse and business intelligence team standards for testing. Develops critical measures to evaluate process and system performance improvements. Plans and performs unit and integration testing. Plans and conducts system testing to ensure system reliability prior to implementation. Identifies and assesses probably interactions of inter-related computer systems and anticipates the impact of changes in systems.
Plans for the migration of legacy systems to current architecture. Assists with the management of vendor software contracts and license agreements.
Works closely with cross-functional teams to determine and document system development business needs, and determine optimum computer automation support to satisfy those needs. Gathers and analyzes information required for proper technical design including the identification and evaluation of purchased package solutions that will integrate with our data warehouse.
Maintains current knowledge of information systems and technologies. Recommends changes to design, development and implementation standards when appropriate. Responsible for technical application development for all stages in the development lifecycle.
Provides functional direction and mentoring for various project staff.
All other duties as assigned.
Education or experience equivalent to a four year degree from an accredited college or university, with emphasis in information technology.
A minimum of five to eight years technical and/or professional experience in application development; three years experience with data warehousing or business intelligence tools reporting is required.
A solid understanding of enterprise data warehousing and business intelligence tools; working knowledge of Informatica or Cognos Framework Manager and Transformer is required.
Demonstrated strong knowledge of concepts of information technology, standard application development methods, and relational database technology.
Demonstrated advanced ability to implement standard analysis, programming, and testing techniques across the development life cycle of systems.
Ability to determine the use of appropriate current information processing technology, apply logical reasoning to complex situations, and analyze problems of a complex nature and derive workable solutions.
Strong knowledge, skill and ability to design, develop, implement, and maintain business applications.
Demonstrated ability to use computer software programs (e.g., e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, and project management).
Familiar with client/server and browser based networks and application performance issues with regards to network architecture and application design.
Ability to lead and direct information technology project activities.
Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Ability to work in a diverse work environment.
A core corporate value of Alliant Energy is to be a responsible corporate citizen, caring for the environment and the communities where we do business and encouraging diversity in our employee and supplier ranks. We recognize, respect and appreciate the valuable and different perspectives that each of us bring to the work environment, our company and our customers. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.
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