hero

Discover the best jobs in tech.

From design and development to sales, people, and management, find the best opportunities on Axelerate.
Axelerate
Axelerate
90
companies
8,163
Jobs

Principal Datacenter Business Analyst

Microsoft

Microsoft

This job is no longer accepting applications

See open jobs at Microsoft.
IT
Wenatchee, WA, USA
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

Cloud Operations + Innovation (CO+I) is the team behind one of the World’s largest Cloud Infrastructures, responsible for powering all Microsoft online Products and Services as well as powering Microsoft’s “Cloud First” mission. Our focus is on smart growth, high efficiency, and delivering a trusted experience to customers and partners worldwide.

If you want to have fundamental impact on how Microsoft’s Cloud is deployed and operated globally, want to be involved with one of the most strategically important teams at Microsoft, and bring a unique blend of technical and business acumen, leadership, creativity, and out of the box thinking - this job may be for you!

The Centralized Operations Function with CO+I is critical to ensuring our operational success in support of our goals. We are looking for an experienced Principal Datacenter Business Analyst with technical, analytical, and business expertise demonstrated within large-scale organizations. You should have industry knowledge, the ability to influence others to achieve results, and have the executive presence to deliver data which drives strategic decisions for Central Operations.

A successful candidate will have the ability to manage and develop insightful data through automation. They will be able to create proactive solutions that allow for growth at scale and meet challenges as we build the next generation of data centers. You will drive consistent data aggregation and analysis for global operations to ensure regional alignment and standardized performance metrics.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as a trusted expert in data, identifying optimally relevant data types to address gaps with data providers.
  • Manages and influences cross-functional partnerships, leverages relevant work done in other teams, drives action to source additional data, and provides a business case for Engineering or Data Science teams to create or modify data pipelines, integrations, and/or models to drive insights identification.
  • Proactively explores business needs with internal and/or external stakeholders, and in performing complex analyses to address relevant business questions.
  • Influences others to critically evaluate assumptions, tools, and/or techniques, and guides teams to identify potential gaps.
  • Presents analytic results through various means to influence decision making and drive business outcomes, including dashboards, reports, data visualizations, self-service platforms, slides, and talking points that synthesize insights into a cohesive story.
  • Improves the efficiency of reporting and presentations to ensure presented results are accessible, accurate, clear, concise, easily understood, and sufficiently relevant to influence decision making for intended audience(s).
  • Influences partner teams to develop, adopt, and/or improve upon recommended tools and techniques used to conduct analyses and leverage actionable insights.
  • Establishes and leverages working relationships across teams to ensure quality data sources, clear understanding of business needs, and to optimally leverage analytical tools, processes, and insights, and dive their adoption across teams to deliver results.
  • Identifies and engages relevant stakeholders from across the organization to address short and long-term business needs, and drives engagements across teams to integrate tools, insights, and/or solutions to address business needs, and assists others in connecting across teams.
  • Drives efforts to introduce innovative methods that create efficiency in core work and enable reporting and analytics to be reusable, self-service, directed to meaningful interpretation of data, and capable of driving business decisions.
  • Determines optimal methods for standardizing, sharing, and scaling insights, and implementing automation of patterns of ad-hoc analyses and reporting into standard practices.
  • Partners with Engineering or Data Science teams and shares thought leadership to develop and implement automation of core work tasks that are most relevant to addressing business needs.
  • Embody our culture and values

Qualifications

Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Analytics, Engineering, Computer Science, Business, Economics or related field AND 7+ years experience in data analysis and reporting, business intelligence, or business and financial analysis
    • OR Master's Degree in Mathematics, Analytics, Engineering, Computer Science, Business, Economics or related field AND 5+ years experience in data analysis and reporting, business intelligence, or business and financial analysis
    • OR equivalent experience.
Other Requirements

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:

  • Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Additional Or Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Analytics, Engineering, Computer Science, Business, Economics or related field AND 10+ years experience in data analysis and reporting, business intelligence, or business and financial analysis
    • OR Master's Degree in Mathematics, Analytics, Engineering, Computer Science, Business, Economics or related field AND 7+ years experience in data analysis and reporting, business intelligence, or business and financial analysis
    • OR equivalent experience.
Business Analytics IC5 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $124,800 - $242,600 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $159,000 - $264,000 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/us-corporate-pay

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.

This job is no longer accepting applications

See open jobs at Microsoft.