Senior Consultant, Data & BI

PCM Canada - Calgary, AB (7 months ago)

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Stratiform Inc. a division of Insight was founded in 2012 and has quickly grown to prominence with a hand-picked team consisting of Architect, Engineer and Developer Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). Stratiform SMEs are known throughout Canada as some of the best in the IT industry, and based on our reputation with customers in the market for delivering excellence across the Microsoft Platform. At Stratiform, we have become one of Microsoft's go-to cloud partners in Canada.

Key Responsibilities (Senior Consultant):
You will be responsible for performing technical delivery and advisory services. The key focus will be execution of implementation, deployment, and upgrade projects, with a consultative approach aimed at promoting modern infrastructure and data estate best practices in the customer workplace. You will be working with and supporting customers in small, medium, and large environments. The scope of work is extensive, and all candidates must have a broad range of functional and technical capabilities and specifically have proficiency with the following technologies: Data estate migration and optimization, with an emphasis on cloud technology; SQL Server platform, including both on-premises and cloud services; end-user consumption of analytics using Power BI. The following duties are expected of this role:

Provide advice, oversight, and project delivery services
Execute customer education, requirements gathering and decision guidance workshops
Perform implementation, deployment, upgrade, and migration activities
Develop IP for all service offerings – templates, best practices, operational runbooks, architecture and design documents, training/knowledge transfer packs
Provide pre-sales technical support and product demos/deep dives for customers
Provide mentorship and internal support to a peer group of consultants
Engage the enthusiast community by participating in technical events and blogging
Contribute to the Stratiform brand

Required Skills & Experience:
Effective learning skills, works well in a team environment
Demonstrated experience with presenting technical concepts to a customer audience

3+ years of technical experience including:
Data integration
Data platform implementation for Microsoft, Oracle, or open source products
Configuration, modeling, and tuning of database platforms for performance, scalability, reliability, security, and governance
Information architecture, analytics, reporting, and business intelligence
Data estate modernization, platform analysis and selection, and migration from on-prem to cloud data platforms
Strong organization, time management, project management and negotiation skills desired
Ability to handle customer critical issues and work in difficult situations

Desired Skills & Experience:
Knowledge and experience with cloud platform services such as Azure Data Factory, Azure Analysis Services, Azure SQL Database, Azure Data Warehouse, etc.
Knowledge and experience with ETL tools: MSBI (SSIS), BizTalk, Informatica, Datastage, SAP Data Integrator
Knowledge and experience with BI reporting and visualization tools: PowerBI, Business Objects, Cognos, Tableau, Qlikview, XLcubed, MSBI(SSAS, SSRS, Performance Point)
Continuous learning mindset – We are seeking people that think differently and are biased toward action to accomplish great things
Strong Communication Skills (including technical writing)
Excellent demonstrated customer service skills
Candidates must be able to work independently. Characteristics of importance include but are not limited to customer service, problem solving, communication skills, and the ability to read/interpret the needs/wants of customer executives and leaders.

Physical Requirements:
Office environment with computer work. May have extensive periods of sitting, typing and phone use (may include headset). May need to lift up to 10 lbs.

As a condition of employment, this job is subject to the successful completion of the following pre-employment conditions: Reference Checks, Criminal Background Checks and a Driver's Abstract if required for the role.