Employment at ArtCenter

Information Technolgy

Sr. Business Intelligence Engineer

All members of the ArtCenter (or College) community are Guardians of Mission. Every position in the College plays an important part in carrying out the values, goals, strategic vision, and mission of the College. This includes diversity, equity, inclusion and culture.

Reporting to the Director, Application Services the Senior Business Intelligence Engineer is responsible for providing application and data analysis support to the College’s ERP and Business Intelligence applications. This position is responsible for application support, problem resolution, data extraction, query programs, and BI application development with a strong emphasis on data modeling, data transformation rules, and Entrinsik Informer BI administration.  The incumbent will work closely with many different client organizations and groups such as executive management, departmental directors, administrative, and technical staff in an effort to build and launch new BI initiatives.

Beginning fall term 2021, the College will require all persons who want to access the physical campus in person to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  We will also continue to require face coverings, physical distancing, hygiene and sanitation measures as an extra layer of protection against COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.

Reports to: Director, Application Services

Salary grade: 10, $90,000-110,000 (DOE)

Qualified applicants should email their cover letter with resume and employment application to hr@artcenter.edu with the subject line “Information Technolgy: Sr. Business Intelligence Engineer”.

Applicants responding to posted job openings are asked to include a completed employment application with the application materials listed in the job posting.
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Job Posted 09/13/2021


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Information Systems, or equivalent discipline
  • 5 years of experience providing application and Business Intelligence analysis, design, development, deployment, and support or any equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Finance, Accounting, Payroll, HR, and Student Administration, preferably in Ellucian Colleague environment or other Higher Education Environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of statistical modeling, forecasting, trending, and prediction
  • Knowledge of project management and methodology
  • Working knowledge of the following DBMS: multi-value databases (Universe, Unidata, Informix), Oracle 10/11g, and Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Knowledge of Envision programming, Unibasic and structured programming techniques is a plus
  • Knowledge of Shell programming (C, Korn, Bourn, etc.) and Unix systems (Sun Solaris, Red Hat Enterprise Linux); Microsoft IIS and ASP is a plus
  • Ability to handle all information with tact and discretion and recognizes the confidential nature of ArtCenter business
  • Flexibility to work outside business hours for system maintenance activities
  • A commitment to diversity, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within ArtCenter’s diverse communities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in higher education or a non-profit industry
  • Knowledge of Ellucian Data Orchestrator, Ellucian Analytics and Informer for Ellucian/Banner

Essential Functions

Business Intelligence — 95%

  • Develop, design, and create custom Informer BI reports for multiple business areas across campus by discussing and understanding business objective and goals, gathering requirements, and analyzing business needs and procedures, utilizing various types of database technologies and systems for pulling, sourcing, and querying information (i.e. Data Warehouse, Operational Data Store, Stage, etc.)
  • Conversion of current suite of Cognos reports to new Entrinsik Informer BI environment.
  • Evolve the BI environment with new forms of BI tools (i.e. dashboards, drill-down, self-service, etc.), and engineering methods to improve information dissection and dissemination, as well as report delivery systems, in order to help the institution make strategic decisions and implement business improvements
  • Maintain and support the BI environment by working with the Technology staff to manage the BI server and development environment, including software maintenance and system security for the BI environment
  • Perform institutional data analysis and report generation in support of the requirements by the agencies of higher education industry, such as WASC, HEADS, NASAD, IPEDS, and AICAD
  • Work with client organizations to ensure accurate analysis of data and timely creation of BI reports — client organizations include, but are not limited to, Enrollment Services, Admissions, Finance, Accounting, HR, and Department Chairs Office

Non-Essential Duties — 5%

  • Participating on committees as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

Mandatory Duty to Report

All employees who know or have reason to know of allegations or acts that violate ArtCenter’s Title IX Policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking shall promptly inform the Director, Title IX Compliance and Programs, or designee or the Associate Dean of Students or designee. Faculty with a mandatory duty to report are required to disclose all information including the names of the parties, even where the person has requested their name remain confidential.

Pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), all employees who know of or have reason to suspect child abuse or neglect involving alleged victims under age 18 shall promptly inform local law enforcement or the county welfare department.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

This is a full-time position with a schedule of Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. The position is eligible for flexible scheduling and can be performed, on-site, hybrid or required as a condition of employment. 

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time viewing computer monitor; interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is regular exposure to fumes, chemicals, dust and noise.

Physical: The position is performed in an office and various campus settings. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office or move around campus; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 10 pounds); to operate modern office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Regular and consistent attendance are required for most positions; must be able to travel between campuses and to off-site locations.


Vision: Must be able to have the visual capacity to perform activities such as preparing and reading reports, viewing a computer terminal and other normal office work with or without correction.


Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively in the course of normal office communication or exchange ideas with or without correction.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may be changed from time to time as necessary.

ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.