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Senior Business Intelligence Analyst

Job Description

Posting Number


Internal Recruitment


Working Title

Senior Business Intelligence Analyst

Anticipated Hiring Range

Commensurate with experience (anticipated hiring range $90,000-$100,000).

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. This position is not eligible for 100% remote work but may be eligible for hybrid remote work and/or flexible work arrangements.

Job Location

Raleigh, NC


Institutional Strategy & Analysis (ISA)

About the Department

As NC State’s central office and authoritative source for institutional reporting and analytics, Institutional Strategy and Analysis (ISA) supports the university’s strategic decisions, planning activities, operations, evaluation efforts, and accountability by providing consistent, reliable information and analysis to university leaders, administrators, faculty and staff, students, external stakeholders, and the public. In carrying out its mission, ISA:
  • Collects, analyzes, interprets, models, and reports information about NC State
  • Manages institutional strategic planning, including implementation planning and metrics for the university strategic plan
  • Provides leadership in governance and strategy with respect to the university’s academic and administrative data
  • Administers, analyzes, supports, and oversees institutional surveys
  • Supports, administers, and maintains applicable data structures, applications, and systems

Essential Job Duties

The Senior Business Intelligence Analyst designs, develops, documents, supports, maintains, and improves business intelligence (BI) tools, reports, and dashboards in support of ISA’s institutional reporting and analytics mission. The Senior Business Intelligence Analyst contributes to the planning and execution of BI strategies and initiatives and to the administration, maintenance, and improvement of BI infrastructure. As a senior analyst, the Senior Business Intelligence Analyst provides leadership and guidance to other analysts engaged in ISA’s BI projects and operations.

Specific duties of the position include but are not limited to:
  • Design, develop, and maintain dashboards, self-service reports, and other BI solutions, with scope of responsibility including all phases of development and execution (determining requirements; data acquisition and cleaning; data processing, aggregation, and calculations; end-product design, interactivity, and build; documentation; testing and quality control; and rollout and stabilization)
  • Serve as a senior developer/analyst for BI projects and operations, assisting, guiding, and reviewing work of other analysts
  • Collaborate with other ISA staff, project teams, and campus partners to identify, understand, and document university information needs, translating those needs into project proposals and requirements for new BI solutions
  • Support users of ISA’s data and analytical products by creating high quality user-friendly documentation, developing instructions or training materials, and being a resource and point of contact for end-users
  • Continuously review and work to enhance and improve BI solutions
  • Contribute to broader BI initiatives and to the operations and improvement of BI infrastructure
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in BI, data analytics, and data visualization

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree with 1-2 years of relevant experience; or Bachelor’s degree with 2-4 years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and relevant experience.
  • Professional experience creating business intelligence solutions with data visualization tools (such as Tableau, Power BI, SAS VA)

Other Required Qualifications

  • Experience with analytics-related programming languages (such as SQL, SAS, Python)
  • Experience querying, transforming, aggregating, and organizing data to produce usable information
  • Ability to understand and work with complex, cross-functional data
  • Ability to design and build BI solutions based on general end-user needs
  • Ability and commitment to create and maintain high quality documentation of BI solutions
  • Ability to ensure quality and integrity of BI solutions
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to collect, process, organize, and present information with attention to detail, accuracy, and quality
  • Strong communication skills and ability to understand the needs of the upper administration and the university community
  • Ability to follow security procedures and work with secure/confidential data
  • Ability to collaborate with others and to work in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience creating dashboards for an enterprise-level user-base
  • Experience working with university data
  • Advanced proficiency with SQL
  • Experience with Tableau
  • Experience with SAS

Required License(s) or Certification(s)


Valid NC Driver's License required


Commercial Driver's License required


Job Open Date


Anticipated Close Date


Special Instructions to Applicants

For the “Other Document (1)” in the applicant documents section of the application, please include a portfolio or Business Intelligence content samples that you have created (dashboards, automated self-service reports, and other BI content). If you have a web portfolio (e.g. personal website or blog, Tableau Public account, LinkedIn portfolio, etc.), you may simply upload a document with a url. You may also upload screenshots of your BI content in PDF format. You may/should redact sensitive content from any screenshots, if applicable. Please also include a resume and cover letter with your application.

Position Number


Position Type

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?


Department ID

022201 - Institutional Strategy & Analysis (ISA)


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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