Lead Developer

Brown University

Job Description:

This position will lead and support the data and technological needs for the new emerging administrative structure at Brown’s Division of Biology & Medicine aimed at supporting researchers at Care New England.  The lead developer is an accomplished developer and analyst who will provide technical leadership in building and supporting systems across hospital and university infrastructures.  The lead developer enables reporting, analytics, and decision support through design, development, documentation, maintenance, and support of data pipelines and data repositories.  The lead developer will coordinate and collaborate with Brown’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) as appropriate.

The lead developer will build and maintain data warehouses with multi-dimensional data using ETL tools.  Determine the best implementation that will meet the design of the dashboards and reporting needs. Work with team members to create useful reports and dashboards that provide insight, improve/automate processes, or otherwise add value to the team. Responsibilities will include designing, developing, conducting unit testing, and maintaining complex Tableau reports for scalability, manageability, extensibility, performance, and re-use and identifying other BI solutions.  Provide technical expertise in areas of data analysis, data validation, and data mapping/design and implementation.  Manages/administers Lawson Grant Module.   Understanding of advanced calculations and statistical functions.  A solid understanding of SQL, relational database management system, data modeling, and normalization.  Work through iterative review cycles to deliver results that meet or exceed user expectations.  Ensure consistency by adhering to a set of software coding and style guides.  Resolve support tickets related to Tableau reports. Ability to interpret technical or dashboard structure and translate complex business requirements to technical specifications. Working knowledge of Tableau administrator/architecture.

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years of related IT experience in Higher education or closely related field preferred
  • And/or equivalent combination of education and experience

Job Competencies

  • Experience in a technical leadership role
  • Highly developed quantitative skills in data analysis. Statistical training desirable. Logical thinking skills.
  • Strong technical skills including advanced knowledge of spreadsheets and databases. Experience with database design practices, desktop reporting tools (e.g. COGNOS, Access, Tableau), and structured query language (SQL) code development.
  • Ability to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve data management and information systems problems.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, time management and problem‐solving skills.
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team; ability to work effectively with people with differing levels of technical knowledge
  • Ability to write clearly and communicate effectively; strong data presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to work independently to manage projects, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail, judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive community

Criminal background and education check required.

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Job Posting Title:
Lead Developer

BioMed Planning & Analytics

Grade 11

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Full time

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Position Work Location:
Remote Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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