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Principal Business Intelligence Analyst

Date: Jun 24, 2019

Location: Marietta, GA, US, 30062

Company: XPO Logistics

Logistics done differently.

You are always looking for better, more efficient ways to do things. At XPO Logistics, we are looking for people who can effectively identify strategies to help people and systems work smarter. As the Business Intelligence Analyst Principal, you will be responsible for providing technical leadership for the solution design and architecture of analytics-based tools in support of strategic initiatives and ongoing business practices. You will lead projects and allocate/manage resources to develop solutions that leverage and expand upon the company Business Intelligence (BI) platform, with deliverables ranging from descriptive and diagnostic reporting to predictive and prescriptive decision automation. This role is critical in positioning XPO for long-term success.

Pay, benefits and more.

We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan.

What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Lead BI strategy and analytics roadmap to drive end-to-end architecture, including adopting emerging technologies and platforms with solution designs that leverage statistical approaches, machine learning and related disciplines 
  • Engage with stakeholders across the organization to align priorities, communicate solution design trade-offs and recommendations, and build and execute development plans
  • Allocate and influence resources to implement solutions while continuously improving technical design patterns, workflows and tools; define and enforce standards to sustain the platform’s effectiveness, and experiment with and promote adoption of new tools and approaches when appropriate
  • Identify, lead and deliver efforts to build reports, visualizations and dashboards using BI tools and practices through the use of industry standard tools, libraries and approaches 
  • Design user interfaces, tool screens and end-user workflows to maximize understandability of information, ease of use, and alignment with XPO aesthetic and usability standards
  • Mentor other team members and partners on technical skills, best practices, problem-solving approaches and standard patterns used at XPO, both formally in structured group settings and informally in one-on-one and small group sessions
  • Proactively generalize and share technical approaches and best practices among other developers, and simplify and communicate success stories to broader audiences across the company 
  • Support end users to ensure they have reliable access to and understanding of data they need to trust to do their jobs effectively

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science or related field
  • 8 years of experience in business intelligence and data analytics, delivering business solutions that rely on effective availability, usability and understandability of data, and analytical workflows
  • Exceptional abilities to leverage, acquire and integrate quantitative approaches as needed to increase the effectiveness of target solutions
  • Expert knowledge of multivariate statistical analysis, including regression analysis, decision trees and cluster analysis; expert understanding of data modeling and integration (ETL) designs and approaches
  • Experience analyzing large, complex, multidimensional datasets with data querying languages (SQL), BI tools (MicroStrategy, PowerBI, Tableau, etc.), programming languages (Python, Java, Scala, etc.)
  • Ability to use best practices and principles in SQL, query design, data validation/automation and analytic functions; understand differences between various database architectures and implementations
  • Experience with machine learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Experience with cloud services within Microsoft Azure BI tools (Azure Data Factory, HD Insights, Data Bricks, Cosmos DB and Azure Analysis Services)
  • Solid understanding of Data Warehouse concepts, including patterns for time variance and generic vs. explicit data structures, standards-based approaches for object names and data types, and using logical data models to document and explain business objectives
  • Expert in dealing with both structured and unstructured data using Hadoop or similar technologies that recognize patterns within data to generate valuable insights  
  • Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), geospatial data, GIS analysis and workflow, and cartographic and graphic design principles
  • Experience in streaming analytics using tools such as Spark, Kafka, Storm, etc., and Cloud services like AWS, Azure cloud, etc.

It’d be great if you also have:

  • MBA
  • BI and analytics coursework completed from Coursera, Udacity, Data Camp, etc.
  • Certified Business Intelligence Professional from Transforming Data with Intelligence (TDWI) and R/Python certifications
  • 8 years of experience delivering business intelligence and data analytics solutions that involve statistical modeling or machine learning, the use of associated R/Python libraries and tooling, and which emphasize effective design and usability for end users

Be part of something big.

XPO provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world's most successful companies, including Disney, Pepsi, L'Oréal, Toyota and many others. We’re the fastest-growing transportation company on the Fortune 500 list and we’re just getting started.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran, or other protected status.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


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