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Data Modeler and Developer, Digital Learning & Innovation

Posted: 11/29/2019 (Employment)

The Education Technology (EdTech) team within the Digital Learning & Innovation (DL&I) office is searching for a Data Modeler and Developer. Under the general direction of the Director of Educational Technology, the Data Modeler and Developer provides hands-on design and development of data and analytics solutions; This individual serves as the technical lead for data application development on the EdTech team.

The position manages technical delivery throughout the full cycle of data analytics projects; works with campus business end users to determine functional report requirements, writes technical specifications based on user requirements, and designs, develops, tests and maintains reports and dashboards using the appropriate tools; designs and implements data & analytics solutions. Works closely with the relevant DL&I units; plans and coordinates technical aspects of release and maintenance of data and analytics products. In close consultation with the Ed Tech Director, identifies, recommends and promotes utilization of the appropriate reporting tools (e.g., MicroStrategy, PowerBI, Tableau); contributes to the development of the analytics strategic plan, setting of goals and priorities based on the DL& I vision and campus initiatives. The position serves as a data architect to enable integration of data from varied data sources, including learning management systems (edX), student information system, and other institutional applications to produce reports and dashboards in support of organizational needs; serves as a liaison with user areas to understand their analytics and reporting needs.

 The position plays a key role in all aspects of the Software Development Lifecycle processes. Responsible for implementation of system enhancements that will directly benefit students, faculty, and staff; prepares or approves detailed specifications for approved modifications, reviews and evaluates testing results for completeness and accuracy, and reviews user documentation produced in support of the DL&I applications. Works in a fast paced, team environment with multiple deadlines; Performs other duties as assigned.

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Location: Boston University (Open until filled)