Principal Business Intelligence Developer

Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/21/2022 10:11 AM)
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The Draper Enterprise Applications Team is seeking a Principal business intelligence developer. This role will play a critical part in the modernization of Draper’s business intelligence capability.



  • Maximize the utility of Microstrategy 2020 functionality, including Cubes, Dossier, Library, Platform Analytics, and more.
  • Collaborate with Enterprise Applications team to execute long term strategy to align business intelligence function with Draper strategy and goals.
  • Support ongoing integration with source systems, including PeopleSoft Financials and HRMS, IBM Planning Analytics, Deltek Vantagepoint, and Dassault Systems 3DExperience Platform.
  • Design, implement, and support Microstrategy security model
  • Support business intelligence related infrastructure
  • Conduct unit testing
  • Maintain technical documentation


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Information Technology or Computer Science
  • 5+ years’ experience architecting MicroStrategy schema layer (attributes, facts, hierarchies, security filters)
  • Advanced understanding of MicroStrategy modules: Desktop, Administrator (Command Manager, Object Manager, Platform Analytics), Distribution Services, Library, Dossier
  • Experience with relational database concepts, SQL, PeopleSoft App Engine, Informatica ETL
  • Must be able to analyze user requirements and translate them into Microstrategy reports and dashboards
  • Ability to work individually and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with PeopleSoft ERP, IBM Planning Analytics, Deltek Vantagepoint, and/or Dassault Systemes 3DExperience platform a plus

** Draper has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all Draper employees. This will be a condition of employment to work at Draper. 




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