IT Director - Data and Analytics Solutions

US-IL-Downers Grove
Job ID
2017-93945
Institution
Adtalem Global Education
Department
Information Technology
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status
Exempt

Opportunity at a Glance

The Director of Data and Analytics Solutions is responsible for leading, organizing and motivating a team of IT professionals in developing and delivering solutions for Database Technologies related to analytical and Business Intelligence initiatives. He\she will have subject matter expertise in the functional areas of database technologies, data warehousing, Big Data platforms and strategies, business and data analysis, data sciences, strategic analytics and reporting / presentation.

 

The Director will create processes designed to gather and document organizational needs around data analytics and ensure the successful delivery of those solutions to the organization. The Director must have the leadership and judgement skills to perform business analysis and collaborate with internal customers to develop strategies and solutions for high business value. This individual is responsible to ensure that solutions as defined are successfully delivered to institutional teams for ongoing analysis and support. Finally, this position will lead project delivery of solutions from the concept to logical design phases in support of large corporate and business initiatives.

 

The Director must exhibit strong project/team leadership skills across a variety of audiences, subject areas and units. The incumbent must possess a cross-functional skill set, including experience in communications, business analysis, product management, project management, product development, process engineering, and information systems. The Director must demonstrate strong leadership skills to manage a cross-functional team of diverse capabilities and disciplines.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the day-to-day work activities of the team in the discharge of functional responsibilities.
  • Make assessments and business judgements to put the appropriate people, process and tools in place to deliver as well as coaching team members to optimize the efficiency of the team
  • Manage the work product and delivery of the team holding the team accountable for their commitments; removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work and mentoring and developing team members.
  • Promote empowerment of the team to ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the work and making a meaningful contribution, and encouraging a sustainable pace with high levels of delivery of quality work from the team.
  • Perform all administrative resource management functions including staffing and employee performance management functions.
  • Lead the development and support of advanced data techniques including data modeling, data access, data integration, data discovery, database design and implementation.
  • Primary interface with other project teams and other IT organizations to define new service offerings in the data analytic and business intelligence domains.
  • Plan the next generation of technology and services within the scope of Data Analytics and Database Technologies including selection, prototyping, piloting and transition to operations.
  • Coordinate with vendors to identify, select, and acquire vendor technologies and manage activities related to the sourcing of goods and services to ensure proper investments in technology solutions to maximize value.
  • Define, plan, and coordinate implementation with facilities and remote services organizations.
  • Ensure compliance with security policies and assist in defining new policies or changes to existing policies related to new technology adoption.
  • Work closely with other Information Technology groups and projects to align work with roadmaps and other objectives and roadmaps as prepared by other groups and participate in architectural governance processes.
  • Prepare project cost and resource estimates, solution architectures, concept of operations, and test plans specific to delivery of service offerings to projects or other departments.
  • Accountable through use of business and practical experience and knowledge of how data analytics can help solve business problems, to design, develop and operate technology solutions that meet business needs and incorporate organizational strategies. Collaborate closely with both business units and IT development groups in solution development.
  • Formulate metrics and key performance indicators for delivery and operation of services and functional areas. Using ITIL service management principles leverage this info to establish an ongoing system of continuous improvement.
  • Prepare and manage budgets, including service cost analysis modeling necessary to help ensure the proposed operational investments meet an industry-standard acceptable Return on Investment.
  • Define remote access and teleworking for a distributed workforce.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required (preferably in a related field). Master’s degree is strongly preferred.
  • Additional related college courses or professional training and certification are strongly desired.
  • 5+ years’ experience in leadership and management of a technology management discipline or related field, including resource management in a program or department leadership role.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of progressively responsible work experience in various database solutions including data warehousing, data sciences, analytics business intelligence and Big Data adoption and governance.
  • Demonstrated expertise in relational database structures and designs, including Oracle (10g or higher), SQL, and ETL tools (e.g. Informatica), as well as in dimensional data modeling.
  • Applicable experience with visualization tools (Tableau, Cognos, etc…), data modeling tools (ER/Studio, Erwin) and strategic analytics tools (R, SAS, others…).
  • Solid understanding of the practical application of ITIL service management processes, and demonstrated expertise in process definition.
  • Ability to work and manage project teams in a matrix capacity.
  • Demonstrated expertise in defining business applications and work processes as well as establishing a technical service portfolio.
  • Strong operations management experience including the management and oversight of vendors
  • Demonstrated leadership of multi-discipline, high-performance work teams and ability to make decisions in fast-paced environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time and on budget.
  • Experience in constructing actionable business and technical strategies, and managing the implementation of new or revised operational processes is required.
  • Progressively responsible work experience in various database / data warehouse solutions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication capabilities, skillful at negotiation, solid team worker, and experienced leader with demonstrated abilities in analysis, problem solving, and facilitation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with teams comprised of personnel throughout an organization that are tasked with the successful development, testing, distribution, and implementation of technical applications.
  • Ability to manage relationships with multiple levels of management.
  • Strong analytical thinking and structured problem solving ability.
  • Strong technical knowledge and ability to express complex technical concepts in terms that are understandable to business units.
  • Detailed organizational skills to manage multiple projects, issues, and priorities effectively and simultaneously, with attention to detail.


We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

Who We Are

Since our founding in 1931, DeVry University has focused on delivering a different kind of education – one based on experiential learning with real-world applications. When you join our team, you’re choosing an institution that serves students who are different, too: a diverse group of go-getters from all walks of life.

 

We know our colleagues are integral to the success of the institution. At DeVry, we’re guided by our culture of care, and we embrace values that teach us to care for students, self and colleagues. It’s one way we position our colleagues for success.

 

We are looking for engaged, caring colleagues to join our organization in serving our students. We take extra pride in our dedicated support teams, as well as our outstanding faculty members who have often worked for years in the fields that they teach. We believe all our colleagues deserve opportunities to reach their goals. Whether it’s career advancement, maintaining a healthy lifestyle or saving for retirement, our comprehensive benefits and professional development offerings can help you meet your goals.

 

If you want to be a part of an institution focused on providing high-quality education, care and attention, we invite you to apply for a position today.

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