Business Intelligence Architect


Chicago, IL

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 62 days ago

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SPR is a digital technology consultancy that develops elegant solutions to transform the way people do business. We’re 300+ strategists, developers, designers, architects, consultants, thinkers, and doers in Chicago. We work with 160 clients in 10 unique industries everything from corporate finance and global logistics to local breweries and Chicago startups.

We think about the end users and rigorously apply the latest technologies and frameworks to address our clients’ needs. We enable companies to do more with data, engage with other people, build disruptive solutions, and operate productively. To do this, we hire smart technologists and sharp business leaders who are excellent communicators and have an interest in working on multiple projects across industries.

SPR offers a great environment for employees to learn, to build systems that make an impact, and to tackle exciting challenges. With our office’s “Maker Space”, you can explore your IoT side and develop fun projects with 3D printing and CNC machining. We operate in a fun, casual work environment and have great benefits including: competitive salary, bonuses, generous vacation time, big fitness incentives, and medical/dental/vision insurance.

By joining the SPR team, you’ll be using your brain, working hard and making an impact through your projects – and you’ll be rewarded for it.


As a BI Architect, this individual contributes to the thought leadership and evangelism of business intelligence/analytics solutions and strategies. Working with the Data Management Practice Lead, the Senior Architect will be an important driver in the execution of strategies that drive the growth of the SPR Consulting and Data Management Practice. Additionally, the BI Architect will participate in the development and deployment leading edge solutions in the areas of predictive analytics, data visualization, data integration and big data that drive customer value and enhance organizational efficiencies.

  • Act as a trusted advisor to SPR Consulting clients in the development of strategies, analysis of requirements, along with the development and deployment of complex business intelligence solutions
  • Contribute to thought leadership related to data management and business intelligence via blogs, white papers, and conferences
  • Guide and coach junior Data Management personnel with regards to best practices
  • Develop solutions and technology demonstrations that demonstrate SPR Consulting’s mindshare and expertise in the areas of business intelligence and data management
  • Function as a hands-on resource in the development, deployment and application of Microsoft Business Intelligence technologies
  • Work with the Data Management Practice Lead on forward thinking solutions that capitalize on current and future trends in the fields of Business Intelligence and data management


  • Possess working knowledge of standard methodologies, concepts, best practices and procedures within a Business Intelligence environment
  • Strong technical knowledge of the Microsoft BI stack and tools (SQL Server 2016, SQL Server Analysis Services multidimensional and tabular modes, SQL Server Integration Services, Power BI and related Azure tools [e.g. Azure Data Factory, Azure SQL, Azure DW )
  • Understanding and experience with data modeling and data management methodologies
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skill
  • Demonstrated skills presenting complex analytic topics in client facing situations
  • Microsoft BI certification is a strong plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure is a plus
  • Experience with a range of Business Intelligence tools, technologies and topics (Hadoop or other Big Data Frameworks, R, Predictive Analytics, Business Objects, SAS, Cognos) is a plus
  • Experience implementing real-time analytic solutions