Digital Insights Consultant III

Kansas City, Missouri Digital Insights - Platform Permanent (Full Time)

Valorem is seeking a senior level Data & Analytics professional with a passion for utilizing the Microsoft BI Stack to provide value and insights to a business.  The preferred candidate will have demonstrated leadership in the field of advanced analytics, data sciences, and data analysis.  
 
The Digital Insights Consultant will lead the creation of high-value analytics solutions leveraging Valorem’s proven implementation methodology and solutions while leading and managing enterprise and mid-market projects, as well as technical pre-sales support activities as required. You will be responsible for designing solution architecture, assisting with solution requirement definition, and ensuring processes are followed by all members of the project team. You will have the opportunity to work with and learn the latest Microsoft solutions in a fun work environment. This position will work collaboratively across all Valorem’s sales, service delivery and account management organizations in service to Valorem’s customers.
 
This position will represent Valorem’s approach to advanced analytics solutions and as such must demonstrate proficiency at the architecture level. This position will require an understanding of how advanced analytics are positioned to meet business objectives, how advanced analytics relates to business and enterprise architectures, and how to implement advanced analytic solutions through people, process and technology.  
 
The ideal candidate will have extensive Microsoft and Open Source technology experience implementing Big Data with Advanced Analytics solutions including data ingestion, data storage, data shaping, machine learning, predictive analytics and data visualization.  Additionally the successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership in the field of advanced analytics, data sciences, and data analysis, and will also have a commitment to working across enterprises (both within Valorem and our customers), be familiar with the market challenges in multiple industry verticals, have experience with emerging technologies in advanced analytics and experience with non-Microsoft technologies.
 
Strong collaboration skills, works well with ambiguity, works well across roles and groups 
Ability and willingness to take the initiative to facilitate teamwork and serve the client needs first
Ability to engage directly with the customer and end users
Ability to design and implement Advanced Analytics solutions based on customer needs and knowledge of Microsoft and Open Source technologies
Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively
Ability to collaborate with other members of the Valorem team, including Project Managers, Software Engineers and Business Analysts

Placement Criteria & Requirements

  • 10+ years’ experience in a predictive and decision support analytics function
  • 6+ years quantitative analysis experience
  • 6+ years of consulting leadership or management experience
  • 3+ years of advanced analytics development experience
  • 3+ years technical team leadership or management experience
  • Ability to travel to customer locations in US and Canada
  • Strong foundation in statistics
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS, or related field  
  • Required Technical Skills

  • General architecture
  • Designing large-scale analytical systems
  • Being able to interpret business requirements into functional and then technical requirements
  • Understanding of designing workflow/process-based systems
  • Experience solutioning Cloud based enterprise data architectures
  • Information architecture
  • Data Modeling principles for relational and dimensional data structures
  • Data Warehouse design principles (e.g. Kimball, Inmon)
  • Data Lake design principles
  • Hybrid enterprise data architecture
  • Expertise using various open source or dedicated analytics tools – Matlab, R, Python, Scala
  • Microsoft Stack
  • SQL Server core database engine (T-SQL code development)
  • SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
  • SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • Microsoft O365 technologies
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Cortana Intelligence Suite
  • Azure PaaS
  • Azure Data Services
  • ADF, Cosmos db, Azure Data Lake, Azure SQL, Azure Storage, Azure Data Explorer, etc., etc.

  • Desired Technical Skills

  • Big Data technologies / Languages
  • Databricks
  • Snowflake
  • Spark SQL, Spark MLlib, Spark Streaming
  • MapReduce,
  • Pig, Hive
  • Information architecture
  • Taxonomies, Metadata Management and Master Data Management principles
  • Data Stewardship, Ownership and Quality Management principles
  • Data Science application experience
  • Languages: R, Python, SAS, Alteryx, JSON, XML
  • Platforms: R Studio, Azure ML Studio, etc.
  • General DBMS experience 
  • RDBMS - Oracle, DB2, MySQL, etc.
  • NoSQL – Hbase, Casandra, DataStax, MongoDB, CouchDB, etc.
  • General Reporting capabilities
  • Power BI, Qlik, Cognos, Microstrategy, etc.
  • Azure Dev Ops (ADO)
  • Microsoft SQL Server technologies
  • SQL Server Analysis Services (MDX code development)
  • SQL Server 2012
  • Non-Technical Skills

  • Business Engagement
  • Demonstrated experience...
  • Providing thought leadership and business strategy acumen around advanced analytics and business information life-cycle
  • Leading customers through a value-based decision making cycle
  • Developing functional, non-functional and technical requirements based on business imperatives
  • Presenting to customer executive teams with authority and purpose
  • Project Leadership
  • Demonstrated experience… 
  • Directing business analysts and developers in the execution of project tasks
  • Leading consultants in various project work streams 
  • Estimating, planning and executing advanced analytics solutions
  • Managing multi-site project teams
  • Valorem Expectations

  • These are the traits that we hold in the same regard for all employees, also viewed as performance indicators.  Each employee should uphold these attributes as a part of their employment with Valorem.
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  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • All employees are expected to exhibit exemplary customer service skills, to all people, regardless of level inside or outside of the company
  • Written and verbal communication skills should be professional, concise and effective
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Build alliances to solve problems and achieve objectives by sharing knowledge and information
  • Work cooperatively and respectively with co-workers
  • Strong collaboration skills, works well with ambiguity, works well across roles and groups
  • Openly and actively participates in the direction of our Company
  • Exercise confidentiality concerning the affairs of the business
  • Personal Ownership and Responsibility
  • “Own” your work – take initiative, be proactive, anticipate and complete projects in a comprehensive manner while still remembering the details
  • Be here to enhance and promote Valorem Consulting
  • Exhibit a willingness to learn, willingness to problem solve and willingness to step in to help others
  • Creativity, capacity and a conviction to innovate and deliver best-in-class solutions
  • Customer Focus
  • Always put the clients’ needs first, thinking proactively from their vantage point, not your own
  • Follow through with all client expectations and accountabilities
  • Time Management and Productivity
  • Meet your timelines and goals
  • When you say you are going to do something, it is your responsibility to perform within the time frame
  • Kansas City, Missouri

    Digital Insights Consultant III