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Senior Director, Business Intelligence

The Position:

Are you a senior manager with a proven history of successfully defining the strategic path for an organization or a department? Are you a data junkie with a love for utilizing data to drive smart business decisions? Are you passionate about changing the ways that people think about technology and the future? This might just be the perfect role for you!

The Senior Director of BI enables our business leaders to make decisions and optimize the performance of their organizations through the delivery of analysis, dashboards, reports, and insights. S/he leads efforts to develop and refresh the business intelligence strategic roadmap, understands the company’s strategic direction, collects information requirements, develops implementation strategies and manages the continuous improvement of the company's business intelligence capabilities.

The role demands the ability to develop meaningful partnerships, a vision for utilizing data to impact strategic decision making, and a well-honed ability to execute. The Senior Director reports to the Vice President of Business Operations and supervises a team of two data science professionals.

Some of the Position’s Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement and communicate the company’s Business Intelligence strategic roadmap. Understand the changing needs and priorities of the company to ensure that the roadmap remains relevant.
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of the company’s target customers, customer journeys, core products & services, and strategic priorities.
  • Improve the quality and speed of decision-making and inform new product development process by designing and implementing reports, dashboards, and presentations and analyzing customer and market data.
  • Ensure continuous improvement of a knowledge base and recommended a set of practices for data gathering and analysis. Articulate and evangelize a set of data best practices to which the organization should adhere.
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of recent trends in academic and professional practice concerning data science and information management.
  • Communicate Business Intelligence initiatives, strategies, and performance to senior management and stakeholders across the organization.
  • Collaborate with heads of the company’s departments and divisions to develop actionable insights including a partnership with the Engineering team to improve the company’s information infrastructure and the Marketing team to optimize customer conversion and website performance assessments.
  • Drive results through others, focusing on accountability to performance metrics and value drivers.

Why You Will Want to Work at Singularity University:

At Singularity University, we see exponential shifts as massive opportunities for dramatic growth, innovation, and value-creation. Through the Global Solutions Program (GSP) - our flagship program - we facilitate the creation of moonshot companies that will positively transform the future of humanity. Through our Custom Programs business, we help our clients to anticipate, understand, and leverage opportunities to propel their respective companies —and possibly the world—forward. The Executive Program (EP) is a week-long immersive course in Silicon Valley that examines how key converging technologies will shape our future and explores ethical leadership in a world of rapid change. And our Innovation Partnership Program (IPP) and SU Labs programs bring leading companies from a diverse range of industries, in an effort to create “Uncommon partnerships” accelerate innovation and build exponential solutions.

Our Business Intelligence team provides critical insights to those and many other programs and to the customer journey in general.  The team is central to the day-to-day management of the business and allows business leaders to quickly see and react to information which is impacting the current and future performance of the business. The Senior Director of Business Intelligence is at the center of those efforts, providing leadership and expertise.

Singularity University (SU) has a globally recognized brand. We employ a vibrant workforce of bright and dedicated individuals, who love technology, and who are exceptional in their respective fields.

SU is a global community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. SU’s learning and innovation platform empowers individuals and organizations with the mindset, skillset, and network to build breakthrough solutions that leverage emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology.

We are looking for bright individuals who believe the world needs an organization dedicated to addressing serious global issues by fully embracing the power and capacity of disruptive and exponentially growing technologies.  We are looking for individuals who want to contribute directly to the growth and success of our programs. Our fast-paced environment requires intensive coordination and constant interaction with bright minds and the newest technologies from a variety of disciplines. We have ambitious ideas and plans and need the right people to help develop and execute them.

Our offices are in the NASA Research Park at historic Moffett Field, CA. We offer an opportunity to make a difference, a competitive compensation package, fully paid medical benefits, unlimited vacation, and a work environment that includes a flexible approach to when and where you work.

Our Requirements (you must have):

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, or equivalent work experience.
  • At least five years of professional experience in positions with responsibility for business intelligence, with specific responsibility for data structure, architecture, customer relationship management system implementation (CRM), and/or the creation of information dashboards.

About You (we’d like it if you…):

  • Know how to leverage data to make decisions and drive growth. Go get the data you need and then whip it into an insightful story.
  • Are a top-notch data scientist. You know your craft and are eager to teach others.
  • Are biased toward action and are a great collaborator. You never stop pushing towards clarity and delivery.
  • Never hesitate to roll up your sleeves and tackle something hands-on, you persevere when others fall away.
  • Have a demonstrable understanding of process mapping with tools (ex. - Visio, Signavio, Lucid Chart (BPM 2.0)
  • Have a history of success developing analytics and business capabilities with both small and large companies and reporting data to senior leadership to guide strategy development.
  • Are an advanced user of BI applications including Tableau, MS Report Builder, SQL, Excel.
  • Are skilled at developing a high performing team with exceptional management and leadership practices.

About Singularity University:

Singularity University (SU) is a benefit corporation blending for-profit structure with mission-based vision and values. Our employee value proposition is centered around a passion to positively impact billions of lives globally in the next ten years using exponential technologies. This is why we come to work at SU. We also offer a collaborative work environment where you'll have access to exponential technologies and learning opportunities you just won't find anywhere else.

The following statements define who we are and what we stand for both within our community and with our employees:

We are creating a future of abundance that is bright, equitable and leaves no one behind.

We are not bystanders. We act with purpose, leveraging exponential technologies to definitively solve humanity’s greatest challenges.

We lead courageously and set an example for changing the world. We do no harm and refuse to compromise others for our own benefit.  Our passion for the well-being of humanity drives our action.

We are a community of inclusion, collaboration, and deep connection in which every individual is integral to success and the greatest ideas are often those never heard before.

We cultivate a critical mindset that is empathetic, understanding, and respectful of all points of view. We make decisions based on evidence and logic which push boundaries and redefine possibility.

We take Moonshots, thinking big and taking risks to solve problems and impact billions of lives. We believe that big dreams, strong collaboration, and powerful tools create an unstoppable force for good.

Together, we can solve any challenge we encounter.

We are exponential.

Singularity University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. SU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/provincial, local law.

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