Sirius Computer Solutions Solutions Architect - Business Analytics & Data Visualization in Lansing, Michigan

Sirius is looking for a Business Analytics & Data Visualization Solutions Architect to join our Data & Analytics Solutions team. This is a full-time, benefited role with us that can require an average of 35-60% overnight travel.

Position Summary :

The primary purpose for this position is to provide technical leadership and hands-on support to the Business Analytics Practice while also serving as a technical resource to Sirius sales personnel and account managers in support of our clients. This position will also handle engagements requiring knowledge of multiple business analytics technologies across various technical environments, assist in the architectural design, development, and testing of client solutions, and provide technical sales support as needed.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities :

  • Conducts pre-sales customer calls and on-site visits with Sirius sales personnel

  • Creates and consults with Business Analytics Practice Director on SOWs and estimates

  • Contributes to the growth of the Practice by:

  • Providing technical leadership in the 2-3 core competencies and related offerings

  • Conducting research & development work targeted to create accelerators, design patterns, frameworks, utilities, and/or best practices to enhance the efficiency and quality of Practice solution development efforts

  • Cataloguing Program’s existing intellectual property (IP), determining strategic areas for IP development (including input into training and education plans for program specialists), and evangelizing the use of IP by Practice development teams

  • Develops Practice team by conducting meetings and training for developers to build and enhance skills in core competency areas

  • Oversees technical delivery by:

  • Understanding the business driving client technologies

  • Participating in technical requirements gathering and solution architecture for client

  • Serving as a technical escalation point for Lead Solutions Specialists and Senior Solutions Specialists

  • Provides solution architecture, requirements gathering, and application design to our clients via services delivery, including (but not limited to):

  • Assisting clients to develop or express an organizational strategy for accomplishing strategic technology goals

  • Assisting clients to identify appropriate technologies for accomplishing their strategic technology goals

  • Developing technical and conceptual specifications in support of the overall application design

  • Reviews and understands all assigned Statement of Work (SOW) prior to services delivery

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Business Administration (Finance, Operations Management, Statistics disciplines), or a related technical field

  • At least seven (7) years' business analytics solutions development experience, to include:

  • At least two (2) years’ technical and organizational team leadership experience, AND

  • At least three (3) years’ hands-on experience designing, developing, and testing Business Analytics & Data Visualization solutions, to include Tableau Desktop & Server, Microsoft PowerBI, SQL, R, Python, and/or similar technologies

Other Position Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience in planning & delivery of complex multi-platform projects

  • Demonstrated understanding of relational databases, data normalization, and dimensional modeling

  • Experience in business intelligence and data warehousing architecture “best practices” and tools

  • Demonstrated ability to design logical data models for databases and applications, adapting logical models in designing physical models appropriate for the business and technical environment

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a development team on database performance and tuning

  • Demonstrated understanding of design choices, including risk comprehension and contingency planning

  • Experience leading a Business Analytics team from the requirements gathering stage through to final implementation

  • Demonstrated ability to understand a client’s requirements and present appropriate design, development, and architectural options to technical, as well as non-technical audiences

  • Demonstrated presentation, problem solving, and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Full analytics lifecycle development experience

  • Industry recognition for Business Analytics expertise

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Business, Information Systems, Informatics, Information Management, or a related field

  • Previous teaching and/or training experience

  • Working knowledge of multiple dashboard development, data discovery, and dashboard design/development tools (e.g. Tableau, IBM Cognos, Microsoft PowerBI, SAP BusinessObjects, MicroStrategy, Oracle OBIEE, Qlik, DOMO, SAS, etc.)

Data Privacy and Security :

  • All Sirius employees are responsible to safeguard the information and information systems that they use or handle in the execution of their duties. Employees are obligated to know and perform their duties in accordance with Sirius policies, standards, and procedures related to security and report security violations to the appropriate Sirius authority.

  • Participate at hire and annually in the Information Security Awareness training as well as other required training identified by the Human Resources department. Other data privacy and data security related regulatory training may be required based on your role or assignment.

Essential Functions:

The position exists to provide technical consulting solutions to customers and as such requires the ability to travel to and from customer sites and interact with customers on an ongoing and regular basis.

The above primary duties, responsibilities, and position requirements are not all inclusive.

Sirius is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. As a government contractor, Sirius takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans; maintains a drug-free workplace; and participates in E-Verify.

Individuals who receive job offers will be required to complete pre-employment screening that includes a background check verifying name, residences, education, work experience, and criminal convictions consistent with the Fair Credit Reporting Act; and a drug test for controlled substances consistent with the Drug-Free Workplace Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Sirius will not sponsor work eligibility for this position.