Business Intelligence Project Lead- Senior

Arlington, VA

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Job Description

Take your career to the next level with Octo!

Octo Consulting is searching for a dynamic BI Project Lead to join our growing team and support a Navy Business Intelligence Program.   

What does Octo do?

At Octo, our focus is on delivering results that matter. We are a premier provider of digital solutions and services to the federal government specifically in the areas of UI/UX, Agile, Data, and Cloud services. Our clients are federal agencies that are making a difference in the world.


-          Provides leadership and expertise in the areas of Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse tools and utilization, best practices, business process management, resource management and technical architecture planning and support for the delivery of technology solutions.

-          Manages a team of analysts or developers who facilitate business intelligence processes and procedures development and implementation.

-          Responsible for leading the strategic design and maintenance of business intelligence applications.

-          Identifies, researches, and resolves complex technical problems.

-          Ensures that the use of business intelligence applications enhances business decision making capabilities

-          Leads team on large projects or significant segment of large complex projects. 

-          Analyzes new and complex project related problems and creates innovative solutions involving finance, scheduling, technology, methodology, tools, and solution components.

-          Provides applications systems analysis and programming activities for a Government site, facility or multiple locations. 

-          Prepares long and short-range plans for application selection, systems development, systems maintenance, and production activities and for necessary support resources. 

-          Maintains reports/Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) as required to ensure that they are accurate and presentable at all times

-          Improves project success by evolving and enforcing strong project management common best practices and capabilities

-          Maintains sufficient knowledge of broader business opportunities and strategies to allow for an appropriate match between the real opportunities of the business and the real capabilities of current and emerging technologies

-          Stays up-to-date with technology and industry trends by proactively participating in self-study, conferences, webcasts, user group participation, reading or other relevant means

-          Provides input to personal yearly objectives and effective leadership to staff through coaching, motivating, and mentoring.


Skills & Requirements


-          6+ years of Business Intelligence tools (SAP Business Objects, MicroStrategy, Spotfire, Tableau, etc), ETL tools (Informatica etc). DataMart / Data Warehouse Modeling, RDBMS (Oracle or SQL Server experience)

-          Proven track record of working with multiple stakeholders to deliver results

-          Detail-oriented consulting approach, with the ability to multi-task across multiple areas

-          Experience with vendor management including supervising managed service providers (MSPs)

-          Successful experience simplifying complex, interactive customer experiences

-          Ability to think creatively, deal with ambiguity, manage changing priorities, and drive initiatives to completion in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

-          Proficient with MS Office suite and MS Project

-          Extensive experience to develop, validate, and produce operational dashboards and supports maintenance and enhancement activities.

-          Extensive experience managing multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.

-          Experience managing a team of IT professionals (e.g., analysts, developers, project lead) across functional areas (e.g., Data Architecture, Data Services, and Data Visualization)

-          Experience in technology tool evaluation and selection.

-          Implementation of best practices in BI/DW solutions design and implementation

-          Experience guiding and overseeing staff in managing scope and customer expectations through design, build, testing, and implementation

-          Experience monitoring delivery or project schedule and reports to appropriate internal clients

-          Plans, manages, documents and evaluates staff performance.

- Ensures continued technical and professional development of staff and provide ongoing technical guidance and direction


Educational Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree in an IT related field

Location: Arlington, VA

Clearance Requirements:

  • An active SECRET clearance is required

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of the time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc.
  • Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time

 Work Environment:

  • Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area
  • The noise level in this environment is low to moderate


Why Octo?

Octo has been voted an employer of choice for a reason!   We offer AMAZING benefits and competitive compensation combined with an unparalleled company culture.  Our office is a friendly and fun place to work (even if we do say so ourselves!). Everybody looks forward to our company events and Octo has a very transparent leadership style where employees matter.  At Octo, you’ll be working with inspiring industry experts working on projects that have a great impact.  


  • Please, no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates; this position is W-2 only.
  • US citizenship is required by the contract
  • Relocation will not be offered.
  • Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age (40 or over), or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment.
  • Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation.
  • The description provided above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements.  Duties, responsibilities, and requirements may change over time and according to business need.