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FMS Reporting and Business Intelligence Architect

New York, NY - Posted on: Thursday 05/12/16


Job Description

The Financial Infonnation Services Agency (FISA) has a vacancy for a FMS Reporting and Business Intelligence Architect. The primary role is to: 
• Identity end user data access and reporting needs and help business users towards defining detail requirements. 
•Analyze data and reporting requirements to recommend and design solutions through the creation of appropriate database structures, reports and query structures. 
•Gain proficiency with FISA and FMS application data models and data dependencies to provide the best possible assistance to business users and owners in their data access needs. 
•Design and develop new reporting structures, BO universes, reports and queries to support the business data access needs of the FMS project as well as FISA and city agency personnel. 
•Adopt creative approach methodology in troubleshooting BO & data issues, assist end user queries in a timely manner, proactively address and appraise management of any reporting related technical issues. 
•Review and identity any pitfalls in the data integrity and schema designing issues, and suggest improvements over any existing designs. 
•Review technical designs for FMS BO reporting solutions, identity and be able to remedy any design related issues, independently come up with better design strategies and solutions. 
•Work collaboralively with larger groups and diversified teams as necessary, should be extremely comfortable working in a large information technology environment, and be capable of independently building partnerships with diversified business and technical teams, 
•Troubleshoot and recommend appropriate design improvements, redesigning the business data structure and relational models. 
•Collaborate with vendor query and reporting team to assure that requirements and timelines are met. 
•Participate in the design, development, testing and implementation of reporting structures required to support end users of the FMS project systems. 
•Interacting with FISA's development Vendors from an oversight perspective, as well as interacting with different levels throughout the organization: developers, architects, business analysts and business owners. 

Responsibilities include: 
•Develop and maintain reporting structures including data structures, Business Objects Universes and related structures, SQL queries and reports to support the needs of the FMS project as well as on-going needs of business owners. 
•Work closely with vendor's query and reporting team as well as FISA's internal reporting organization to ensure a compliant and consistent reporting strategy and environment. 
•Provide guidance and leadership to business staff and other FlSA staff members in the use of query and reporting tools. 
•Assist in the establishment and maintenance of query and reporting environments. 
•Responsible for participating in the design, development, testing, implementation and support of required reporting structures, queries and reports to support needs of the FMS project, FISA organization and other involved city agencies. 
•Maintain detailed documentation for query and reporting design and development for the FMS project. 
•Should be willing to work independently as a self-starter, with minimal direction, 
•Review reports and supporting SQL and other code, test scenarios, test scripts and proactively address any gaps and identity any potential pitfalls 
•Work with the FISA FMS reporting staff to provide detailed insight into improvising processes and build efficiencies as applicable.


Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of satisfactory full-time experience related to the projects and policies required for the particular position; or,
2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to  "1" above.

Preferred Skills

•Very strong Business Objects reporting background in designing & developing complex Reports and Universes is a must. Major emphasis is laid on Business Intelligence \ reporting areas and subject matter understanding of business and its data. 
•Hands-on development experience working with Business Object XI (R3.1-R4.1 a Must ---R4.2 a Plus) 
•Strong background in relational database technologies -Oracle, SQL Server, DB2 and writing SQL, PL/SQL. 
•Good understanding of SDLC having worked through at least one full iteration of a complete SDLC on a major large scale project including reporting, ETL and data warehousing. 
•Quick learner with ability to understand and become a SME in the business data definitions and requirements in order to understand reporting requirements. 
•Candidate should be experienced in working with senior business managers. 
•Candidate should be a self-starter, willing to work on directives given thereof, with very little supervision. Candidate should be a mature individual and be willing to multi task, wear multiple hats and be quick to adapt to management directives or as the project demands. 
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team environment. 
•Strong reporting development background, in a large data warehouse environment. 
•Strong competence in the Business Analysis area is required, should be able to perform extensive business requirements analysis reviews, should be capable of capturing business requirements and write detailed Technical design documents from a reporting and business intelligence perspective -A must have skill. 
•Must have excellent business analysis skills, able to interact with senior business staff to derive and interpret business needs. 
•Proven proficiency and understanding of end to end Business Intelligence systems architecture from the perspective of data extraction and Reporting. 
•Proven experience in balancing multiple tasks with critical timelines. High level flexibility is required to be able to quickly adapt to management directions, to address any ongoing or changing business needs. 
•BO Java SDK Development experience a Plus 
•Related 3rd-party software technologies such as BIRT Designer 4.x, AIX, shell scripting, and XML is a huge plus. 
• Strong Understanding of ETL processes, tools and Data Warehousing Architecture & Design.

Additional Information


To Apply

External applicants please visit https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/ to apply to Job ID#240354.  Current NYC employees may apply via Employee Self Service (ESS).  While all complete applications will be given consideration, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by FISA.



Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm

Work Location

450 West 33 St, New York NY

Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position