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BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE MANAGER in Irving, TX at Cottonwood Financial

Date Posted: 9/21/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Reporting to our Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Business Intelligence Manager is an integral part of the IT leadership team and assists in the ongoing development and implementation of our enterprise IT strategy.  Managing a staff of BI Developers and Architects, this hands-on development manager is responsible for data integrity, security, optimization, architecture and business intelligence of data warehouse and reporting solutions.  This position is based at our Corporate Office (HQ) in Irving (Las Colinas), Texas.


  • Management and leadership of various levels of resources including permanent and contract positions

  • Forecasting, budgeting, staffing, capacity planning, SDLC and quality assurance, following an agile development methodology

  • Data Integrity and Security

  • Administer and maintain our production and test databases, and other internal and external company databases

  • Create, maintain and troubleshoot ETL and other system interfaces

  • Manage and maintain the integrity and reliability of our data and databases

  • Manage disaster recovery, data replication and other distributed data issues

Develop scripts to optimally perform stored procedures, functions, views and notifications
Assisting with database performance tuning, capacity and troubleshooting issues.  
Collaborate with software providers, and external developers, to configure and manage databases for optimal performance

Data Modeling and Architecture 

  • Develop and maintain enterprise data warehouse and data mart metadata structures to support corporate reporting initiatives

  • Develop ETL processes to move data from OLTP systems to reporting data structures

  • Collaborate with the Systems Development Manager on joint data modeling projects within the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) framework

  • Develop and maintain end-user interfaces to reporting data structures


  • Manage, create and maintain standard operational performance and other reports and dashboards

  • Solve complex reporting issues related to data, structures, tables, timing, and other factors

  • Provide information, including standard reporting packages, queries, and ad-hoc reporting to various end-users in the appropriate form and frequency

Data Collection and Big Data

  • Experience designing and implementing fast and efficient data acquisition using Big Data processing techniques and tools

  • Creating a Big Data framework and deploying tools to capture, transform, analyze and store structured and unstructured data

  • Create Proof of Concepts from scratch illustrating how data integration techniques can meet specific business requirements reducing cost and time to market

  • Work with other departments to applying machine learning algorithms in order to identify the most significant features across different datasets

Annual salary of up to $140,000


  • Medical, dental, and vision

  • Voluntary life/ AD&D

  • Short-term & long-term disability

  • 401K with company match

  • Paid vacation, holidays and sick time

  • Paid maternity, paternity, extended medical leave and jury duty

  • Corporate discount program on personal cell phone accounts with select providers

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field

  • 5+ years of experience in a production business intelligence support environment

  • 2+ years Management experience for team size of 5+

  • Experience creating and maintaining an enterprise data warehouse

  • Windows, SQL, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, T-SQL script writing and report writing experience required

  • Agile/SAFe development methodology experience

  • Local (Dallas/Fort Worth area) candidates only – no relocation

  • Must be currently authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship and not require sponsorship in the future


  • Ability to collect and analyze data and report results

  • Experience in a financial environment preferred

  • Understand basic accounting report requirements

  • Experience with BIML and MIST a plus


Founded in 1996, Cottonwood Financial is one of the largest privately held retail consumer finance companies in the consumer finance industry.  We have zero debt, have been profitable every year since inception, and our growth is funded entirely through internally generated capital.  Headquartered in Irving (Las Colinas), Texas, we have company-owned locations, under our Cash Store brand, across the country.  Through this national brick-and-mortar footprint, we provide best-in-class customer service and offer an innovative mix of financial products and services to our customers.

We have been named several times to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies, as well as to the Dallas 100 list of the fastest-growing private companies in North Texas.