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Microsoft Power BI Lead

Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods

Springdale, AR, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Job Details:


As the Microsoft Power BI Lead, you will be responsible for developing a high performance, scalable enterprise reporting solution on the Microsoft Power BI platform. You will participate in various reporting activities throughout the project development lifecycle. You will be involved in proof of concepts where you will and present the outcomes of those efforts. You will have a consistent focus on emerging and mainstream design patterns and practices that help accelerate the organization in analytics consumption. You will work closely with business stakeholders and IT teams to make sure we are building the most effective Power BI solutions. You will work to ensure proper data governance practices are in place. You will define best practices around security, permissions, and data access controls within Power BI. You should be able to collaborate with cross-functional teams, including business analysts, data engineers, and data scientists, to ensure alignment and integration of Power BI solutions with broader data initiatives.


Springfield, Arkansas (onsite)


8+ years


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other technical area (Preferably B.E in Computer Science/Information Tech)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 8+ years of hands-on development experience with Microsoft Business Intelligence stack
  • Contribute to Power BI governance council by helping establish standards, best practices, and approaches to avoid data sprawl while also focusing on marketing the advertising certified artifacts
  • Overseeing the BI Center of Excellence team focusing on the administration and improvement of the entire platform including but not limited to scalability, reliability, performance, security and the streamlining of operations
  • Strong knowledge of Power BI Gateway for data source connectivity, Report server user logs, managing workspaces and user access
  • In depth understanding of DAX functions especially related to calculations required for common use cases such as semi-additive measures and time intelligence
  • In depth understanding of Power BI datasets incremental refresh, filter context, row context, row level security and object level security
  • Can guide on the creation of visually compelling and insightful data visualizations and reports that provided valuable insights to stakeholders and decision-makers
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including data analysts, business stakeholders, and IT professionals, to understand business outcomes and required solutioning to meet those objectives
  • Ensure solutions are aligned with business goals and requirements, delivering actionable insights to drive informed decision-making
  • Implement best practices including optimizing processes to improve efficiency to deliver high-quality solutions
  • Highly effective at performance tuning datasets and reports though optimization efforts
  • Highly knowledgeable on Power BI dataset modes (Import vs Direct Query vs Auto Aggregation), when to use each and how to optimize for the best user experience with each or through mixed modes
  • Experience monitoring platform utilization and planning for capacity management, growth and budgeting
  • Experience in creating and managing workspaces, gateways, logs, and Power BI admin work that goes along with it
  • In depth understanding of dimensional modeling and its role in Power BI datasets
  • Strong leadership, analytical, engineering, problem solving, presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to work with a broad group of team members with diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to take a decision and articulate back to leadership as well as business teams
  • Ability to guide other team members through a complex problem or deliverable
  • Experience managing vendor relationships and working to define platform roadmaps
  • Experience coaching and advising junior team members
  • Knowledge of custom visuals and experience managing usage and implementation of them in a corporate environment

Nice to Have Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Experience with Google Big Query and leveraging this source in Power BI
  • Experience in working with Microsoft Fabric
  • Knowledge and industry awareness of Microsoft Fabric, AI, Copilot and dataset deployment using GitHub
  • Hands on experience in SQL & Query optimization, working on RDBMS and Data Warehouse (ER and Dimensional modeling)
  • Experience Modeling data into 3rd normal form
  • Experience in Agile methodology
  • Experience with CICD frameworks and common DevOps practices
  • Experience working in an onsite-offshore model
  • Awareness of Metadata, Data Quality and Governance needs of Data and Analytics platforms

Relocation Assistance Eligible:


Work Shift:

1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

Hourly Applicants ONLY -You must complete the task after submitting your application to provide additional information to be considered for employment.

Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

We provide our team members and their families with paid time off; 401(k) plans; affordable health, life, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits; and more.

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