Senior Analytics Technology Manager
City : Toronto, Canada
Category : Enterprise Operations
Industry : Financial Services
Employer : Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan - OTPP
The Senior Analytics Technology Manager will lead the research, identification, selection, implementation and ongoing management of analytics related tools, technologies and vendors used across OTPP.
You will work in partnership with business and technology teams to ensure the analytics technologies are well managed and configured optimally according to business requirements. You will also seek to enhance business utility and value from analytics software in use at Teachers’ and enables related training programs and communities of practice.
Who you'll work with
You'll collaborate and consult across a diverse group of key partners, incorporating the assessment of general best practices, stakeholder opinions, and industry standards to provide sound recommendations.
What you'll do
Management of our existing analytical technologies and exploring new products/tools/features for future needs
Lead the management of our Enterprise Business Intelligence platform Power BI and similar analytics technologies including:
advanced user support
strategic business use of capabilities
lead communities of practice
develop user education programs
help business teams be successful with new features
lead major changes associated with platform
integration activities with other technology solutions
manage utilization through administrative and technical methods
Manage production change requests and incidents
Collaborate with infrastructure, security, and delivery teams to evaluate the benefits, costs and risks associated with analytics tool maintenance, selection, and business success
Manage vendor relationships and negotiation of annual licensing agreements in collaboration with technical teams.
Leadership in defining analytics technology roadmap/vision and path to success
Remain current as to business and technology developments and trends, in order to inform planning and facilitate the evaluation of solution benefits, costs and alternatives
Understand business needs and recommend/select appropriate solutions
Bring back external insights and research to the business
Leadership in training and building an analytics technology community of practice
Develop strategies that enable formal/informal training on analytical platform related topics within the organization
Lead the development and refinement of analytics technology training including continuously improving and updating the training curriculum to address any skill gaps. Champion, promote and enable analytics tool community of practice
Work with Analytical Enablement and Solution & Quality Engineering team to enable business self-service and success with analytical tools and technologies
Be responsible for technology management including costs, licensing, feature implementation, and vendor management in collaboration with business teams
Recommend appropriate licensing, optimizes costs and actively manage utilization
Responsible for leading the design and implementation of standard processes for analytics technology management aligned to internal controls and information security best practices.
May need to mentor/coach other associates
Make recommendation to business on proper use of various platforms and associated features
Lead community of practice and prioritizes areas of focus for support, integrations, and improvements business teams should be aware of
Decision making on management, maintenance, and required technology in alignment with industry and OTPP standard processes
Manage analytical platform vendor(s) and making recommendations regarding license management
What you'll need
Bachelor degree in technology or business related disciplines with financial industry experience preferred
Formal Power BI certifications preferred
Is passionate at applying technology to build a data-driven decision making culture
Ability to quickly learn/embrace new technology and approaches
Is a self starter, can independently research technology solutions related to analytical technologies
Superb interpersonal skills with ability to communicate analytics and data solutions in a practical manner to business partners
Strong problem solving skills working in a team based environment
Excellent knowledge in analytical platform technology and industry trends
Excellent knowledge of applying advanced analytics in business context
7+ years experience leading analytical platform/products
Hands-on experience managing business intelligence platforms and technologies. Power BI experience strongly preferred
Familiar with other data & analytics technologies including Microsoft Power Suite, Databricks, Collibra, Matlab.
Experience in running software product/platforms maintenance, deployment and migration
Hands-on experience with cloud computing platforms, such as (but not limited to) Microsoft Azure
Experience with cloud environment management, deployment and execution
Experience with databases (Oracle/SQL/Snowflake) including writing complex queries and scripts
Practical experience with Python /R or other open source programming languages
Achieved positive business outcomes in a dynamic and fast paced environment
What we're offering
Pay for performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentives
Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development
Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage, including a Health Spending Account
Guaranteed retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan
Competitive time off
Discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis
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