Job Description

Payroll Title:
BFS - Business Intelligence &
Hiring Pay Scale
$71,000 - $115,500 / Year
Torrey Pines Center South
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri (Hybrid)

#122375 Principal Business Intelligence Specialist (Hybrid

Extended Review Date: Mon 6/5/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

  • Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified. First Review Date 4/14/23.

This is a 100% contract position through June 30, 2024, with the possibility of extension or conversion to career status, based on business needs and funding availability.



Incumbent serves as Principal Business Intelligence Specialist in Business Intelligence & Financial Reporting, a division of Business and Financial Services (BFS). For UC San Diego, this position develops highly complex and high visibility Oracle dashboards and reports for BFS division and campus wide usage. Recommends best practices for report development, maintenance, access, and catalog infrastructure. Evaluates data sources for relevance, integrity and accuracy. Identifies issues and collaborates on solutions to data management challenges.

Incumbent leads reporting subject matter expert workgroups to identify and understand reporting gaps. Gathers report development requirements from subject matters experts and proposes new report designs to best meet the needs of users. Assists with troubleshooting difficult report development issues and provides recommendations for improving report performance. While this position does not have direct supervisory duties, it does serve as an advisor and mentor to less experienced Oracle developers both on the BI & Financial Reporting team as well as on other BI teams across the university.

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This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at UC San Diego. Recognized as one of the top 15 research universities worldwide, our culture of collaboration sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact. Best practices and best people at the best place to work! Our candidates come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our organization thrive!

Our organizational core values (People First, Innovation, Integrity, Excellence, Accountability) define the culture at Business & Financial Services and push us to be our best. We’re excited to grow our team and learn from people that want to make a difference. If you love what you do and comfortable with designing for the future, we encourage you to consider joining our progressive organization. We recognize that candidates come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of the job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is the key to innovation and excellence. To do great, we have to be great. Our organization places particular emphasis on equity, diversity, and inclusion incorporating exit interview feedback to enhance retention efforts and advance issues affecting the overall staff experience. If you're a team player with bold ideas and execution, now is the right time to connect!


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

  • Proven experience in Oracle dashboard intelligence platforms (i.e., OTBI, BI Publisher, FRS), enterprise performance management software, and other analytical technologies.

  • In-depth knowledge of business intelligence functions, advanced analytics, industry standards and best practices.

  • Proven experience in information technologies, including high level of proficiency and understanding with data mapping, data mining and statistical software.

  • Proven statistical and data analysis skills, including high proficiency and understanding with data mapping, data mining, and statistical software tools such as SPSS, SAS, R.

  • Advanced knowledge and skill in internal databases, BI applications, tools, and systems.

  • Extensive demonstrated experience mining data from multiple sources and databases using SQL, Access, pivot tables and other query tools.

  • Advanced project management skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.


  • Background check is required.

  • This is a 100% contract position through June 30, 2024 with the possibility of extension or conversion to career status, based on business needs and funding availability.

  • This position offers a hybrid work arrangement, which includes a combination of onsite and remote work.

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This position is also eligible for full:

1) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
2) Vacation/Holidays
3) Life Insurance
4) UC Retirement Plan

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $71,000 - $160,000 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $34.00 - $76.63

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California 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, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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