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Lead BI/EPM Architect

Job ID 43966BR Date posted 09/27/2019 Institution Laureate Education, Inc. City Baltimore

Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR) is a leading provider of post-secondary education on an international scale. Laureate offers high-quality undergraduate, graduate, and specialized degree programs in a wide range of academic disciplines that result in strong employment and social mobility outcomes for its students. The Company is dedicated to being a Movement of change in the higher education industry and the communities that it serves, with a focus on preparing its students to engage and positively contribute to their communities and to the world. Laureate is one of the largest Public Benefit Corporations (PBC), a new class of corporation committed to creating a positive impact on society. After becoming a publicly listed company on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, the Company became the first PBC to go public on any stock exchange in the world.

Laureate embraces three main operating principles: collaboration, outcomes, and innovation. These core principals are central to how we will achieve our operating plans. Equally important is our people! Laureate is committed to fostering authentic and empathic leaders that will create a positively energized work environment and unleash the best in our employees. For more information, visit


  • Lead architecture efforts in both the EPM and BI areas with the goal of designing and implementing new applications using best practices and finding ways to improve existing ones working cross-functionally with multiple teams.

  • Lead and support development team in all planning/essbase application development including budgeting, forecasting, and long range planning for the FP&A, Capex and other teams (up to 50% of time on development).

  • Work closely with business users gathering and analyzing requirements. Scope projects, Identify & implement process improvements to support a more efficient financial analysis while facilitating the SDLC process.

  • Develop solution architecture and prepare technical design documents. Communicate the architecture, internally and to our business partners.

  • Provide user support for all FP&A users worldwide on the planning/essbase systems. Collaborate with the team on their annual budget process and help supporting the budgeting and forecasting processes throughout the year.

  • Lead and mentor junior staff


  • Bachelors degree in Information Systems, Accounting, Finance or related field

  • 8+ years of relevant hands-on experience implementing Hyperion Planning and Essbase BSO/ASO, with minimum of 5 years development experience.

  • Extensive experience in developing Planning/Essbase calculation scripts, building load rules, metadata and data management, MDX, MAXL, Smart View. Minimum of 4 years with calc scripts.

  • Advanced Hyperion Financial Reporting

  • Experience in OBIEE or DV

  • Strong analytical, conceptual thinking, attention to detail and interpersonal skills, comfortable dealing with a wide range of customers

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member in a fast-paced environment and keep management adequately informed.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and troubleshoot complex technical problems

  • Good understanding of corporate financial planning, reporting & analysis, and costing/profitability methodologies and processes.


  • Experience in PBCS, EPBCS, OAC

  • Experience in Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), FDM, ODI, Peoplesoft, Tableau

  • Desire learn new technologies

  • Spanish or Portuguese

Equal Employment Opportunity
Our goal is to have a diverse workforce that is representative of our students and our communities. Laureate is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring based upon merit. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform with or without reasonable accommodations. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.