• Business Intelligence Analyst

    Location US-TN-Nashville
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    Job Family
    Information Technology
  • Overview


    Why work with LifeWay IT (tech.lifeway.com)?


    LifeWay is the world’s largest provider of Christian resources, and we are expanding our global footprint having recently incorporated in India and Mexico. As one of 2018 Forbes Best Midsize Employers and one of the largest IT teams in Nashville, LifeWay IT is as innovative with technology solutions as we are with employee work-life balance, work environment, and culture.


    LifeWay IT is looking for a highly collaborative Business Intelligence Analyst who can work in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will design and build business intelligence applications to meet the needs of customers and business processes, while developing on-going relationships used to understand and resolve problems or design enhancements.  The right candidate will have the opportunity to learn a variety of analytic technologies, including Big Data/Hadoop and a variety of BI tools, so should possess the desire and ability to learn and adapt. This position will play a key role in the facilitation of communication, collaboration, and integration between business systems and teams. This includes accelerating the development and implementation of future systems while maintaining legacy systems.


    In this role you will create and implement user interface components. You will have the opportunity to combine the art of design with the art of programming with PL/SQL. You will work with the UI/UX designer(s) and bridge the gap between graphical design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and defining how the application looks as well as how it works. 


    This remarkable person will demonstrate our core values of being trustworthy, collaborative, comprehensive, transformational, passionate and innovative.


    • Support business intelligence platform maintenance and new development, defining and building reports as well as dashboards
    • Help increase business performance through revenue or efficiency gains, as a result of the business intelligence team’s efforts
    • Align team priorities with needs of the business; work closely with internal stakeholders to implement solutions
    • Lead development of our business intelligence platform, with responsibilities including hands-on development, change management, prioritization, and training 
    • Implement best practices in data visualization and information design
    • Perform integration maintenance and troubleshoot technical problems
    • Conduct data mining and modeling
    • Work with stakeholders to understand their needs and how the BI team can best support them
    • Design test plans, perform unit test, and debug problems


    • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, computer science, information technology, or related degree
    • 3+ years of progressive information technology experience with MicroStrategy or other business intelligence tools
    • Experience working with cross-functional teams to deliver business value through data
    • Experience analyzing high volumes of data for multiple purposes, in a dynamic environment
    • Experience working with Product Owners and translating user stories to technical specifications
    • Experience using SQL, reading data flows, and employing business intelligence concepts, helping the business leverage data for decision making
    • Strong knowledge of data modeling and processes
    • Track record in driving a data-driven culture across business units
    • Working knowledge of Oracle and/or SAP
    • Finance strategy, analysis and forecasting experience highly desired
    • System administration skills, nominal programming skills and the ability to analyze a given problem, diagnose it and find its root cause, then either solve it or escalate accordingly
    • PL/SQL or other programming language a plus


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