Business Intelligence Administrator

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Business Intelligence Administrator
Benefits: Negotiable
Location: Cape Town
Type: Permanent
Reference: #21705
Company: Datafin Recruitment

Take charge of the health, performance, reliability, availability, security and recoverability of the entire BI environment as the next Business Intelligence Admin sought by a reputable Retail Group. The ideal candidate must possess a suitable 3-year tertiary or NQF aligned qualification & AWS certification (AWS Cloud Practitioner, AWS Solutions Architect, AWS Developer) with up to 6 years' experience in IT, with at least 3 years in a BI Administration role. You will require a proven track record of administering BI technical platforms & installing and configuring BI application software, solid skills in AWS services - EC2, Lambda, AWS Glue, S3, Amazon Redshift, BI visualisation and analytical tools such as Qlik and SSRS with exposure to Agile and DevOps practices.
Duties:
Ensure the efficiency of the BI environment -
  • Monitor performance, reliability and availability of the BI technical environment.
  • Monitor usage patterns and the response times of BI applications and formulate actions and strategies to improve performance.

Manage compliance and capacity demands 
  • Administer BI applications and install required upgrades and patches.
  • Conduct capacity planning and formulate actions and strategies around data growth.

Ensure business continuity -
  • Formulate, implement and maintain backup and recovery plans.
  • Formulate, implement and maintain BI disaster recovery strategy.
  • Give input in BI Architecture and Design Forums and review technical design documents in partnership with BI Data Architect(s) and BI Technical Manager(s).

Manage problems effectively -
  • Effectively manage problems in a timeously manner.
  • Utilise problem solving skills and techniques to drive the resolution of issues.

Build and maintain relationships across business, suppliers and IT -
  • Establish effective and collaborative partnerships with relevant IT teams (Infrastructure, Networks and Database Administration).
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative business and technical solutions.

Lead and drive research and development -
  • Remain current with industry trends and thought leadership on Business Intelligence end to end.

Requirements:
Qualifications -
  • Relevant 3-year tertiary or NQF aligned qualification.
  • Relevant AWS certification (AWS Cloud Practitioner, AWS Solutions Architect, AWS Developer).

Experience/Skills -
  • Up to six years' experience in IT, with a minimum of 3 years in a BI Administration role.
  • Proven track record of administering BI technical platforms.
  • Proven track record of installing and configuring BI application software.
  • Solid knowledge in AWS services (EC2, Lambda, AWS Glue, S3, Amazon Redshift).
  • Solid knowledge in BI visualisation and analytical tools such as Qlik and SSRS.
  • Exposure to Agile and DevOps practices.
  • In depth knowledge of -
  • Data Warehousing, Data Management and BI best practices.
  • BI visualisation, reporting and analytics.
  • Cloud computing platforms such as AWS, Microsoft Azure and GCP.
  • BI environments, solutions and implementations (end-to-end BI architecture and technologies).
    • Operating systems, databases and IT systems.
        • Excellent skills in database administration and optimisation.
        • Proactive and works in a disciplined way and in accordance with policies and procedures.
        • Motivated to continuously improve BI environment.
        • Disciplined in applying BI standards but open to suggestion and change.

Attributes:
  • Meticulous and attention-to-detail focus.
  • Self-motivated with a can-do attitude.
  • Ability to work and act independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to research technology-related concepts, trends and best practices, and apply findings.
  • Looks beyond symptoms to uncover root causes of problems to be solved.

Posted on 13 Jan 11:22, Closing date 12 Feb
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Michelle Roberts
[email protected]
087 351 0743

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