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Data Warehouse Analyst at the University of Alaska


Job No: 521776

Classification: Information Systems Professional 3A

Grade: Grade 80

Work type: Hybrid, On Campus, Remote, Remote within Alaska, Staff Full-time

Administrative Unit: University of Alaska Statewide

School/Business unit: Vice President for Academic Affairs

Location: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau

Categories: Information Systems/Technology, Business/Accounting/Finance

Position Summary:

The focus of this position is planning, implementing, and maintaining the University of Alaska Data Warehouse, in coordination with other data warehousing staff. The data warehouse supports the institutional reporting needs of the entire University of Alaska system in liaison between the offices of IT and IR. Priorities for the warehouse are set in collaboration with the University of Alaska Institutional Research Shared Services Council (IRSSC). This position is eligible for distance, remote work, and work from home, however, preference may be given to Alaska Residents. Occasional travel for visits to campus may be required. The successful candidate will be excited about data and data quality, committed to the maintenance of the data warehouse and exhibit the ability to assist in the development of a new, updated, and more efficient data warehouse ecosystem. As part of the data warehouse team, the successful candidate will help build custom data definitions, functions and tables, create/maintain/fine-tune Extract Transform and Load (ETL) processes in support of the University mission and business requirements as defined by the IRSSC.


1-60Data Warehousing: Coordinate with IRSSC and other Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to understand data requirements and knowledge of University of Alaska operations across the four entities. Define, design and maintain a well integrated enterprise data warehouse, including data models, databases, ETL processes. Manage associated access, metadata, data quality, data governance and other components that meet present and future institutional data needs of the University of Alaska system. Audit the data warehouse regularly to maintain data quality. Apply best practices in data warehousing while working both independently and collaboratively. Essential 2-30Documentation & Data Governance: Ensure transparent processes are utilized with clear documentation for technical and non-technical users. Create and implement standards to ensure data access and use align with data sharing agreements, BOR policy, university regulation, and state and federal laws for the University system. Collaborate with IRSSC and other SMEs to establish timely audits of UA information from all university administrative databases and external information, such as the State of Alaska budget information system. Maintain the common, official, system-wide reporting definition standards for use in internal and external reporting. Transparently document time- and task-management and effectively communicate with technical and non-technical users.Essential 3-10Other Duties: Maintain knowledge of current and new methods and technologies that relate to data warehousing, data preparation ETL/ELT practices and automation of tasks. Participate and assist in projects such as the Data Warehouse Improvement/Data Governance project. Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated to apply their strong analytical and problem-solving skills on a variety of duties, including:

  • Experience in working with enterprise database warehouse environments using common software industry practices in a higher education setting.
  • Strong programming and scripting skills to identify and manipulate data from a variety of sources and reconstitute it to produce vetted, official datasets for historical and consistent use.
  • Experience troubleshooting data issues from the quirky to complex – to diagnose potential errors, to write corrective code, and collaborate to develop options and address solutions in a controlled and transparent way.
  • Experience loading, transforming, auditing and reconciling data in an Oracle SQL, PL/SQL environment.
  • Experience and comfort working in a Linux environment.
  • Experience with various ways to maintain code version control in github or using other version control methods.
  • Experience documenting work efforts, collaborating on closely shared tasks, and responding to ticket style request items in time- or task-management tools such as Jira, Microsoft Planner, Github.
  • Training or experience using the Statistical Analysis System (SAS) program language and interpreting and writing SAS code would be a plus.

Typical Experience:

Minimum 3 years data warehousing experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Required Education or Training:

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Data Analysis, Data/Information Management, Database/Data Management or similar equivalent.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and New hires will be placed on the, Grade 80, based on education and experience. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes excellent benefits including retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.

UAF COVID Requirements:

Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire’s start date.

*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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