Business Analytics Specialist, Cloud and Enterprise Engineering in Redmond, WA


TitleBUSINESS ANALYTICS SPECIALIST
CategoryBusiness programs & operations
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionCloud and Enterprise Engineering
Date AddedMarch 30, 2015
Open Positions3

The goal of Cloud and Enterprise (C+E) Analytics & Insights team is to foster a data-driven culture; to encourage and enable the entire organization to make more informed decisions through data. As part of that work, our Business Analytics team supports a variety of Rhythms of the Business (RoB) and ad hoc analyses where we examine recent and historical data, identify salient trends, develop statistical models, and surface key insights.
As the availability of data, and the demand for analysis, grows, we need a capable BI analyst to help stakeholders representing various functions across the C+E organization (engineering, marketing, finance, the field) understand how our services are being used and what actions they can take to ensure we deliver best-in-class products/services, create compelling offers, and optimize the customer experience.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

o Become a subject matter expert in the C+E business and BI ecosystem. Collaborate with end users to understand objectives, identify analysis opportunities, and prioritize projects in order to deliver maximum business impact.
o Educate customers on how to leverage data as an asset for their function/business.
o Deliver accurate and timely C+E RoB artifacts. Recognize opportunities for process improvements and drive standardization and repeatability.
o Identify changes in customer behavior, system performance, or financial results, and deliver the necessary insights to explain them.
o Define, develop, and evangelize self-serve reports that meet the needs of disparate audiences across the organization and Microsoft.
o Support development and management of metrics, KPIs, and dashboards.
o Ensure the ongoing documentation of analysis methodologies and their results.
o Manage vendor workloads and ensure quality delivery on a timely basis.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS:
o Functional knowledge of cloud computing and online services business models, including business, technical, and operational metrics.
o Demonstrated analytical ability, particularly related to complex problems and concepts.
o Highly proficient with T-SQL and Excel. Experience with Cosmos/Scope and statistics tools (R, SAS) preferred.
o 5 years of experience in Analytics, Business Intelligence, or data driven business strategy.
o Experience analyzing and streamlining complex business processes (PMP, Six Sigma qualifications preferred).
o Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business, Statistics or closely related field.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES/INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:

o Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly the ability to synthesize complex issues/scenarios into easy-to-understand concepts.
o Effective presentation skills and experience with audiences of all levels.
o High attention to detail, including meticulous forensic analysis skills.
o Self-discipline and a drive for results.
o Demonstrated ability to work in ambiguous situations and across organizational boundaries.
o Creative and innovative thinker.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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The goal of Cloud and Enterprise (C+E) BI team is to foster a data-driven culture; to encourage and enable the entire organization to make more informed decisions through data. As part of that work, our Analytics team supports a variety of Rhythms of the Business (RoB) and ad hoc analyses, examining recent and historical data, identifying salient trends, developing statistical models, and surfacing key insights. As the availability of data, and the demand for analysis, grows, we need a capable BI analyst to help stakeholders representing various functions across the C+E organization (engineering, marketing, finance, the field) understand how our services are being used and what actions they can take to ensure we deliver best-in-class products/services, create compelling offers, and optimize the customer experience.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
o Become a subject matter expert in the C+E business and BI ecosystem.
o Collaborate with end users to understand objectives, identify analysis opportunities, and prioritize projects in order to deliver maximum business impact.
o Accurate and timely delivery of C+E RoB artifacts.
o Recognize opportunities for process improvements and drive standardization/repeatability to the extent possible.
o Identify changes in customer behavior, system performance, or financial results, and deliver the necessary insights to explain them.
o Define, develop, and evangelize self-serve reports that meet the needs of disparate audiences across the organization and Microsoft.
o Support development and management of metrics, KPIs, and dashboards.
o Ensure the ongoing documentation of analysis methodologies and their results.
o Manage vendor workloads and ensure quality delivery on a timely basis.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS:
o Functional knowledge of cloud computing and online services business models, including business, technical, and operational metrics.
o Demonstrated analytical ability, particularly related to complex problems and concepts.
o Highly proficient with T-SQL and Excel.
o Experience with Cosmos/Scope and statistics tools (R, SAS) preferred.
o 5+ years of experience in IT, Finance, and/or BI roles.
o Experience analyzing and streamlining complex business processes (PMP, Six Sigma qualifications preferred).
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business, Statistics or closely related field.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES/INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
o Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly the ability to synthesize complex issues/scenarios into easy-to-understand concepts.
o Effective presentation skills and experience with audiences of all levels.
o High attention to detail, including meticulous forensic analysis skills.
o Self-discipline and a drive for results.
o Demonstrated ability to work in ambiguous situations and across organizational boundaries.
o Creative and innovative thinker.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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The goal of Cloud and Enterprise (C+E) BI team is to foster a data-driven culture; to encourage and enable the entire organization to make more informed decisions through data. As part of that work, our Analytics team supports a variety of Rhythms of the Business (RoB) and ad hoc analyses, examining recent and historical data, identifying salient trends, developing statistical models, and surfacing key insights. As the availability of data, and the demand for analysis, grows, we need a capable BI analyst to help stakeholders representing various functions across the C+E organization (engineering, marketing, finance, the field) understand how our services are being used and what actions they can take to ensure we deliver best-in-class products/services, create compelling offers, and optimize the customer experience.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
o Become a subject matter expert in the C+E business and BI ecosystem.
o Collaborate with end users to understand objectives, identify analysis opportunities, and prioritize projects in order to deliver maximum business impact.
o Accurate and timely delivery of C+E RoB artifacts.
o Recognize opportunities for process improvements and drive standardization/repeatability to the extent possible.
o Identify changes in customer behavior, system performance, or financial results, and deliver the necessary insights to explain them.
o Define, develop, and evangelize self-serve reports that meet the needs of disparate audiences across the organization and Microsoft.
o Support development and management of metrics, KPIs, and dashboards.
o Ensure the ongoing documentation of analysis methodologies and their results.
o Manage vendor workloads and ensure quality delivery on a timely basis.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS:
o Functional knowledge of cloud computing and online services business models, including business, technical, and operational metrics.
o Demonstrated analytical ability, particularly related to complex problems and concepts.
o Highly proficient with T-SQL and Excel.
o Experience with Cosmos/Scope and statistics tools (R, SAS) preferred.
o 5+ years of experience in IT, Finance, and/or BI roles.
o Experience analyzing and streamlining complex business processes (PMP, Six Sigma qualifications preferred). o Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business, Statistics or closely related field.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES/INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
o Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly the ability to synthesize complex issues/scenarios into easy-to-understand concepts.
o Effective presentation skills and experience with audiences of all levels.
o High attention to detail, including meticulous forensic analysis skills.
o Self-discipline and a drive for results.
o Demonstrated ability to work in ambiguous situations and across organizational boundaries.
o Creative and innovative thinker.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
Apply for this job at Microsoft