Job Details

Seattle University
  • Position Number: 3626695
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology

Senior Business Intelligence Engineer

FLSA Status:

Months Per Year: 12

Employment Status: Full-Time

Seattle University will be one of the most innovative and progressive Jesuit and Catholic universities in the world, educating with excellence at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. We embrace an intersectional framework for defining diversity in its broadest sense, including differences in gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, generational history, culture, socioeconomic class, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, political perspectives, geographic origin and physical ability. Seattle University strives to be a welcome, open and safe campus climate for all who learn, live and work at Seattle University.

Position Description

Information Technology Services (ITS) provides high touch, high quality customer service to our community of faculty, staff, and students. We are looking for a results-oriented Senior Business Intelligence Engineer to bring strong skills and experience to our diverse team. The Senior Business Intelligence Engineer:

Is experienced with Business Intelligence technology and architecture, including data warehousing, dimensional modeling, OLAP functionality, reporting tools, and other methods of information delivery.
Is responsible for Data Warehousing/Data Lake's design and implementation to support data reporting and analytic initiatives, and BI platforms & tools.
Is a self-starter possessing sound judgment, strong problem-solving skills, and is able to communicate effectively with a broad range of audiences.
Enjoys designing systems to meet business requirements and tackling complex analysis and design efforts.
Has strong technical skills, an inquisitive and positive nature, and balances shifting priorities for the greatest positive impact.

Core Competencies

Customer Focus: Delivers exemplary service that meets and exceeds all customers' expectations. With a commitment to delivering accurate and reliable data.
Ethics and Integrity: Adheres to Seattle University values, beliefs, and principles in all aspects of this position.
Composure: Remains calm, maintains perspective and responds in a professional manner when faced with challenging situations.
Motivated/Results Oriented: Fantastic record of personal drive and the determination to succeed.
Listening Skills: Must be an active listener to ensure client and team needs are fully understood and met.


Responsible for the full life cycle design, development, implementation, support, and performance tuning of the Enterprise Data Warehouse by adopting scalable data processing pipeline with a variety of technologies for orchestrating data movement, primarily with AWS Redshift, S3 (DataLake), Snowflake, Glue, Matillion, Athena, Lambda, and Microsoft SQL Server.
Implements, designs and supports an analytical data infrastructure, data models and tools.
Understand how disparate systems interface with each other for a holistic point of view, to provide the best solution.
Lead efforts to extract data from disparate systems such that it can be easily ingested by automated ETL/ELT tools.
Implement appropriate governance structure to prescribe data handling, protection, and user provisioning control.
Collaboratively develops business data transformation rules.
Documents data sources, data flow and transformation processes.
Participate in sprint planning and retrospectives.
Work with technical and non-technical people.


Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree and four years previous experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
A demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity, and the ability to live out the university's mission, vision, and values.
Demonstrated strength and expertise in SQL, data modeling, ETL development, and data warehousing.
Experience in data management fundamentals and data storage principles.
Experience in data modeling techniques.
Experience in business analysis.
Knowledge of software engineering best practices across the development lifecycle.
Demonstrated ability to produce effective, professional, and accurate communications - verbal and written correspondence.
Ability to work successfully individually and in a team-oriented environment.
Proven ability to learn new technologies and creativity in applying them to business problems.
Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy and reliability.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in higher education.
3+ years of experience with SQL and ETL/ELT tools.
2+ years of experience with AWS Cloud framework and Microsoft SQL Servers
2+ years of data warehousing experience (Redshift or Snowflake)
Familiar with DevOps practices, specifically continuous integration, continuous deployment (AWS Code Deploy/Code Pipeline/Azure DevOps).
Experience with data visualization.
Experience with agile development practices.
Knowledge of database performance tuning concepts.
Understanding python, data mining algorithms, and machine learning is advantageous.
Able to work independently, as well as in a team environment.

Application Instructions

Please attach a cover letter with your resume when applying. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified.

Benefits at a Glance

Consistent with its fundamental Jesuit values, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental, and vision insurance programs. Protect your income with life, short & long-term disability coverage. Plan for your future with up to a 10% employer contribution for retirement benefits, comprised of a 5% nonelective employer contribution and an additional dollar-for-dollar match of your voluntary contributions up to a maximum of 5%. You may also take advantage of 100% paid tuition benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with free access to an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Holiday break closure in December, vacation and paid sick leave, and paid community service leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at:

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