Iridium Satellite

  • Senior Data Warehouse Developer / MicroStrategy Admin

    Job Locations US-AZ-Tempe
    Job ID 2018-1298
    Information Technology
    Worker Category
    Regular Full-Time[F]
  • Company Overview

    Iridium is the only truly global voice and data satellite communications network that connects people, organizations, assets, government and relief agencies with “on-the-move” availability.  Together with its ecosystem of partners, Iridium delivers essential, reliable communications with an easy-to-integrate platform and service for improved efficiency.  With more than 20 years of experience, Iridium will soon be launching the next-generation of connectivity, Iridium CertusSM- the most versatile global broadband service with improved speeds to satisfy the critical need to send and receive communications when traveling by land, sea or air.  For more information about Iridium products, services and partner solutions, visit

    Position Summary, Job Requirements & Responsibilities

    This position will act as a senior developer within the data warehouse team, focusing on MicroStrategy administration and development. The candidate will be responsible for design and development of complex reports, dashboards, and cubes. The candidate will also provide technical support as required to supplement the operations and Tier2 support teams. The candidate will display a proficiency in development, maintenance and support of multiple core software systems within the development team product catalogue. Current MicroStrategy Certified Specialist Administrator (MCSA) and MicroStrategy Certified Specialist Developer (MCSD) or higher certifications required.


    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for the design, development, implementation and support of mission-critical enterprise Business Intelligence (BI) reports that utilize the underlying data store(s)/Data Warehouse(s)/Data mall/OLAP Cube.
    • Working with cross-functional teams, will participate in gathering and documenting reporting requirements to meet business needs and presentations as needed for the Senior Executive Team
    • Design and development of reporting structures (cubes, dashboards, metrics, filters, attributes), supporting new services, billing enhancements, and modifications
    • Support the successful execution of recurring scheduled reports
    • Manage promotion of tested functionality to production system
    • Attention to detail required, as developer will play a primary role in testing and validation of new objects before sending to user community
    • Resolve issues and defects in a timely manner
    • Provides guidance to the Software Engineering team and other departments in identifying product and technical requirements
    • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance
    • Work closely with the operations support team supporting the configuration, back office and customer service processes
    • Assist in the troubleshooting and assist in resolving complex system issues that may have a negative impact on revenue or customer perceptions
    • Excellent communication skills required. Senior developer will work closely with the user community to resolve issues, assist in analyzing data, and prioritizing work
    • Participates in meetings to recommend process improvements as development or customer needs dictate to enhance or maintain efficiencies for internal customers and reduce risk of revenue loss.
    • Assists with the integration, documentation and launch of new product offering
    • Participates in requirements gathering sessions to ensure the proper set up and use of back office systems
    • Coach and provide training or suggestions as required
    • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary
    • Other activities as deemed necessary

    Job Requirements:

    • Thorough understanding of System Development Life Cycle
    • Competency in development and tuning of SQL queries
    • Understanding and familiarity of telecom back office, billing and revenue assurance
    • Ability to interact with various departments and management
    • Strong understanding of data modeling, creation of all the basic Microstrategy objects (attributes, metrics, filters, transformations, consolidations, groupings, etc.), creation and maintenance of hierarchies
    • Expert level debugging skills
    • Ability to translate user requirements into technical design and implementation
    • Must possess excellent organizational skills and thrive in a fast pace environment

    Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

    • 4-year degree in Business or computer science
    • Minimum 7 years of experience in development and administration of MicroStrategy solutions
    • Minimum 7 years of Software Development experience in the telecommunications industry
    • 2-3 years in ETL tools such as Informatica preferable
    • Current MicroStrategy Certified Specialist Administrator (MCSA) and MicroStrategy Certified Specialist Developer (MCSD) or higher certifications required
    • Technical knowledge and experience in Telecommunications, BSS/OSS systems, preferably Oracle BRM


    Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.


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