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Senior BI Specialist

Toronto, ON
Description

We are recruiting for a Sr. BI Specialist for our client within the Ontario Government that provides business intelligence, data analysis and other KPI reporting on important areas of business operations. These services include Business Intelligence (BI), which consists of performance reporting, analytics and consulting services, and includes offering self-service tools to enable and empower our business partners to make informed decisions for their day-to-day business operations. 

Deliverables
  • Work with project teams to ensure successful release of Business Intelligence reporting using Power BI. The resource(s) will be responsible for:
  • Use Power Query to extract data from different data sources and choose a storage mode and connectivity type. 
  • Profile, clean, and load data into Power BI 
  • Design data models that are intuitive, high-performing, and simple to maintain 
  • Use M and DAX language to create measures 
  • Ensure high performance of Power Query data retrieval tasks 
  • Create Power BI report designs and report formatting, including report navigation
  • Examine, sort and present data using Power BI in a cohesive manner. 
  • Leverage statistical summaries of data and facilitate export of data from Power BI when required. 
  • Apply and perform advanced analytics on reports for deeper and more meaningful data insights. 
  • Leverage workspaces in the Power BI service. 
  • Deploy Power BI artifacts to workspaces and enable sharing to users. 
  • Connect Power BI reports to on-premise data sources. 
  • Configure automatic refresh for Power BI datasets. 
  • Enable Row-level security 
  • Understand the report users needs and their requirements
  • Develop reports all the way into production. 
  • Work with the project team in completing all relevant and required documentation in alignment with OPS standards.

Criteria 1: Technical Skills

• Proven work experience as a Business Intelligence Specialist, Power BI Developer, or similar role
• Demonstrated experience with M, DAX and Power Query
• Knowledge of Microsoft Azure ecosystem
• Proven experience with SQL Server and other database technologies
• Proven, demonstratable experience in data modeling and data visualization; working with different data schemas and BI implementation methodologies
• Knowledge of data analysis, data management
• Proven ability to partner with internal/external stakeholders and liaise with technical experts and non-technical colleagues
• Experience in understanding, capturing, and analyzing complex and sometimes competing business requirements to develop Power BI and Business Intelligence products
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal and facilitation skills  
• Strong written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills with special attention to correct use of tense, grammar/spelling and terminology
• Demonstrated effective time management and organizational skills, including the ability to plan and prioritize workload, ensuring timelines are met and respond to demands of a dynamic environment

Criteria 2: Documentation, Collaboration & Communication Skills

• Ability to partner with internal/external stakeholders and liaise with technical experts and non-technical colleagues, regarding project deliverables
• Proven experience in developing documentation
• Demonstrated experience collaborating with Developers, Testers and Program Managers
• Proven experience in producing diagrams, videos, and other visual content
• Experience analyzing customer feedback and responding to it to improve the customer experience
• Experience in bringing clarity to complex business challenges and conflicting articulation of business issues through techniques that result in common understanding of the issues, as well as agreement on business process requirements vs technology requirements to solve the issues.
• Experience in understanding, capturing, and analyzing complex and sometimes competing business requirements to develop Business Intelligence products
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal and negotiation skills  
• Facilitation skills, Interpersonal and consultative skills
• Stakeholder management skills. Demonstrated strong problem-solving and organizational skills
• A team player with a track record for meeting deadlines.  
• Working knowledge and experience developing reports for use by a wide spectrum of stakeholders 
• Strong written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills with special attention to correct use of tense, grammar/spelling and terminology.
• Demonstrated effective time management and organizational skills, including the ability to plan and prioritize workload, ensuring timelines are met and respond to demands of a dynamic environment
 

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