• “I have been in IT for 20 years, and the reason I look forward to going to work at DFT every day is my co-workers. Everyone I work with goes out of their way to help each other and make everyone successful.”

    Ernie Phelps
    Ernie Phelps Senior BI Consultant
  • “I am one of those people who loves my job. I feel like I am in a partnership with Decision First to provide the best possible services to our clients and to constantly improve and expand my knowledge base by working with the top consultants in the business. Twenty years experience in the industry and DFT is hands down the best company I’ve ever worked for.”

    Michael Kiser
    Michael Kiser Senior BI Consultant
  • “Working for Decision First has been an amazing experience. The world of Business Intelligence is constantly evolving by introducing new technologies, products, and methodologies at a rapid pace. Being a consultant at DFT allows you to be at the forefront of this evolution by our partnerships with industry-leading business intelligence and location companies; as well as working closely with other consultants that are considered the titans in the B.I. industry. We have clients all over the world, ranging from industries of finance, retail, manufacturing, government, and the list goes on and on. The work is challenging but beyond rewarding. We work hard, we play hard, and at the end of the day we help businesses make more money, lose less money, and run more efficiently by getting the most out of their data…..and what successful business doesn’t desire those achievable goals”.

    Shaun Scott
    Shaun Scott BI Consultant
  • "There are opportunities to teach (and learn) something new everyday! The assignments, experiences and challenges are ever changing."

    Chris Hickman
    Chris Hickman Senior BI Consultant
  • "What I love about working at DFT is the people...they are the best in the business!"

    Christine Brady
    Christine Brady Senior BI Consultant
  • “Everyone at DFT is talented, hard-working, and supportive. The work environment is very collaborative but entrepreneurial in spirit, with dynamic projects and responsibilities. Because of this, we’re able to focus on delivering the best possible product to the client.”

    James Mason
    James Mason BI Consultant
  • “I like working at DFT because my potential is only limited to my capacity. There are no bounds to withhold the capabilities for learning and doing.”

    Nicholas Hohman
    Nicholas Hohman Senior BI Consultant
  • “Working at DFT is great for many reasons, but the people and culture are the biggest ones. This is not your typical consulting company. Your coworkers and managers here care to see you succeed and grow on a daily basis. DFT feels more like a family than a company, one where everyone contributes and is highly appreciated.”

    Rich Hauser
    Rich Hauser Senior BI Consultant
  • “DFT is more than just a company, it's a family. It is an environment where each employee's strengths are highlighted, there is a willingness to help one another, and an overall great place to grow professionally!”

    Ashley Taylor
    Ashley Taylor Corporate Marketing Specialist
  • “There are many reasons I love working for DFT, but the main reasons are our people and culture.  We have a fun, collaborative environment with top talent employees and leadership that truly cares about them.  I consider DFT my second family and am very proud to be part of such a successful and respected company.”

    Cathy Rohloff
    Cathy Rohloff Account Executive
  • “DFT has taken my passion for technology to a new level. The environment is engaging, the work is rewarding, and the people are warm and welcoming.”

    Narjit Aujla
    Narjit Aujla BI Consultant

Finding the right company to work for can be daunting. After all, how many companies actually welcome thought leaders and reward collaboration? And what about flexible office environments and professional growth?

Decision First Technologies is a place where you can voice your ideas, gain one-on-one client experience and earn certifications to add to your skill set, all while enjoying a competitive salary and bonus program.

We are industry leaders who’ve gained the respect of our peers and continue to push the envelope on the way companies do Business Intelligence, and we are always looking for like-minded people.

As a 7x SAP Partner of the Year our employees prove time and time again that working in a fun, relaxed environment with room to grow produces a high achieving, effective company.

Check out just a few of the benefits we offer:

  • Travel Opportunities
  • Medical/Dental/Eye Insurance Coverage
  • Three Weeks Paid Vacation
  • 10 Corporate Holidays
  • Two Floating Holidays
  • Defined Career Path
  • Senior Leadership Mentor Programs
  • Eco-Friendly Environment
  • Peer-to-Peer Recognition
  • Collaborative Work Environment
  • 401K Planning Contributions
  • Hands On Training

These are just a few of the reasons why DFT attracts top Business Intelligence talent, and why so many of our employees stay with us for years. When you join DFT you become part of a team of industry-recognized BI experts. You become a part of something bigger.

Senior Business Intelligence Consultant – Location: USA

Senior Business Intelligence Consultant – All Level Positions Required

Decision First Technologies is an Atlanta based Business Intelligence professional services firm. We specialize in establishing Business Intelligence strategies from setting initial Business/IT agendas to implementing applications and technologies by gathering, storing, analyzing and providing access to data. Our goal is to support and improve the decision-making process for our clients, and help them plan for the future.

DFT is looking for individuals responsible for taking lead roles in Business Intelligence (BI) consulting activities that help our clients translate their information needs into the appropriate information displays such as Interactive Reports, Dashboards and Scorecards. Activities include but not limited to:

  • Participate in the end-to-end life cycle of BI implementations – Assess, Design, Build, Deploy and Evolve
  • Utilize BI expertise, business knowledge and technical skills to successfully deliver BI initiatives
  • Adhere to development methodologies, standards, naming conventions and best practices
  • Develop technical architecture designs which support a robust solution taking into account user and technical requirements, etc.
  • Complete project related documentation (naming standards, technical specifications, test plans etc.) during the different stages of the project
  • Deliver training and provide knowledge transfer to end user clients
  • Work with our clients to identify new areas within the business where the data warehouse or BI software can be utilized to drive business results

Technical Skills:

Three years+ professional experience with one or more of the following is required:

  • BI tools (SAP BW, Hyperion, Cognos, Microstrategy, Microsoft, Proclarity, Oracle, SAS, Information Builders, QlikTech, Tableau, Targit)
  • Multidimensional tools (Essbase, Analysis Services-SSAS)
  • Dimensional Data Modeling and Star Schema design (Erwin, PowerDesigner, Visio, Embarcadero)
  • ETL tools (SAP Data Services, Informatica, DataStage, Oracle Data Integrator, Oracle Warehouse Builder, Abinitio, Microsoft, Talend)
  • RDBMS(Oracle, Microsoft, IBM DB2, Sybase, Progress, MySQL, SQLLite, PostregreSQL, Teradata)

Ideal Experience:

  • SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise
  • SAP Crystal Reports, SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius, SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, SAP BusinessObjects Explorer, Universe Design, SAP BusinessObjects Data Federator, SAP BusinessObjects Dashboard Builder
  • Writing SQL queries related to information retrieval and analysis
  • Experience with both Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases

Soft Skills:

  • Communication skills: strong presentation/communication/facilitation skills (oral and written)
  • Strong planner and organizer with demonstrated ability to master new concepts quickly, incorporate the latest technologies and develop business solutions that increase efficiency, productivity and profitability
  • Ability to work independently as a team member and with minimal supervision
  • Basic MS Excel and MS Project skills required

Comprehensive compensation and benefits package are offered. All Candidates must have ability to travel extensively.

For consideration, please send MS-Word resume outlining requested salary to hr@decisionfirst.com

Information Management Consultant – Location: USA

Information Management Consultant – ETL – DW -DG- MDM -All Level Positions Required

Decision First Technologies is an Atlanta based Business Intelligence professional services firm. We specialize in establishing business intelligence strategies, from setting initial Business/IT agendas to implementing applications and technologies by gathering, storing, analyzing and providing access to data. Our goal is to support and improve the decision-making process for our clients helping them plan for the future.

DFT is looking for individuals to take lead roles in Information Management consulting activities required to help our clients translate their information needs into the appropriate delivery methods for the organization. Activities include but not limited to:

  • Participate in the end-to-end life cycle of DW implementations
  • Utilize Business Intelligence expertise, business knowledge and technical skills to successfully deliver Data Warehousing methodology initiatives
  • Effectively interact with business and functional teams to gather/develop functional and technical requirements.
  • Translate technical requirements into robust analytics and reporting solutions
  • Development methodologies, standards, naming conventions and best practices
  • Develop technical architecture designs which support a robust solution including consideration of user requirements, technical requirements, etc.
  • Complete project related documentation (naming standards, technical specifications, test plans etc) during the different stages of the project
  • Deliver training and provide knowledge transfer to end user clients
  • Design and create DW/BI procedures from data source systems to other heterogeneous environments, ODS, OLAP databases, data marts or DW
  • Design and Develop SAP BusinessObjects Universes for enterprise reporting and analytics
  • Apply performance, tuning enhancements and house-keeping activities
  • Work with clients to identify new areas within the business where the data warehouse or BI solution can be utilized to drive business results

Technical Skills:

Three years+ professional experience with two or more of the following is required:

  • ETL tools (SAP Data Services, Informatica, DataStage, Oracle Warehouse Builder, Oracle Data Integrator, Abinitio, Microsoft, Talend)
  • BI tools (SAP BW, SAP BusinessObjects, Hyperion, Cognos, Microstrategy, Microsoft, Oracle, Proclarity, SAS, Infomation Builders, QlikTech, Tableau, Targit)
  • Multidimensional tools (Essbase, Analysis Services-SSAS)
  • Experience in Dimensional Data Modeling and Star Schema design
  • Experience with Modeling tools (Erwin, PowerDesigner, Visio, Embarcadero)

Two years+ professional experience with one or more of the following is preferred:

  • BI tools (SAP BW, Hyperion, Cognos, Microstrategy, Microsoft, Proclarity, Oracle)
  • MDM tools (SAP MDM, Kalido, Informatica, DataFlux)
  • Skills with Web Technologies (i.e java, web services, xml, cookies, tomcat, php, etc)
  • Experience with data warehouse appliances (Netezza, Greenplum, Oracle Exadata, Aster Data)

Ideal Experience:

  • BusinessObjects Data Services
  • Universe Design
  • Writing SQL queries and extraction processes related to information retrieval and analysis
  • Experience with relational databases including Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Teradata, DB2, Sybase, MySQL, Progress
  • Involvement with formal data warehousing architectures, meta data management, master data management and data stewardship

Soft Skills:

  • Communication skills: Strong presentation/communication/facilitation skills (oral and written)
  • Strong planner and organizer with demonstrated ability to master new concepts quickly, incorporate the latest technologies and develop business solutions that increase efficiency, productivity and profitability
  • Work independently and with minimal supervision at times
  • Work in team environment at times
  • Develop and implement solutions using Agile project management techniques
  • Basic MS Excel and MS Project skills required

Comprehensive compensation and benefits package included. All Candidates must have ability to travel extensively.

For consideration, please send MS-Word resume outlining requested salary to hr@decisionfirst.com

BW Architect – Location: USA

Business Warehouse (BW) Architect

Decision First Technologies (DFT) is an Atlanta based Business Intelligence professional services firm.  We specialize in establishing Business Intelligence strategies, from setting initial Business/IT agendas to implementing applications and technologies by gathering, storing, analyzing and providing access to data.  Our goal is to support and improve the decision-making process for our clients and help them plan for the future.

DFT is looking for individuals interested in taking lead roles in SAP Business Warehouse architecture activities to help our clients translate their information needs into the appropriate delivery methods for the organization.  Activities include but not limited to:

  • Participation in the end-to-end life cycle of business intelligence implementations on SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse and/or SAP BusinessObjects platform
  • Effectively interact with business and functional teams to gather/develop functional and technical requirements and translate the requirements into robust analytics and reporting solutions
  • Develop technical architecture designs which support a robust solution that considers user requirements, technical requirements, data models, architectures, etc.
  • Develop the overall data designs of the Business Warehouse including BW InfoCubes (Basic Cubes, Multi-Cubes, Remote Cubes, and Aggregates); BW ODS Objects; BW Process Models and BW Enterprise Models
  • Design and Create BW/BI procedures from data sources systems to other heterogeneous environments, ODS, OLAP databases, data marts, star schemas, or data warehouse
  • Deliver BI Reporting using BEx Analyzer, BEx Query Designer, Web Application Designer (WAD), BusinessObjects, and Crystal Reports
  • Analyze and tune the BW environment
  • Complete project related documentation (naming standards, technical specifications, test plans etc. ) during the different stages of the project
  • Deliver training and provide knowledge transfer to end user clients
  • Work with clients to identify new areas within the business where the business warehouse or BI solution can be utilized to drive business results

Technical Skills:

Four years+ professional experience with one or more of the following required:

  • Working knowledge of the SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse and ECC applications
  • Experience with SAP NetWeaver BW installs and upgrades, specifically 3.5 to 7.3, a plus
  • Experience in design and development of MultiProviders, InfoCubes, InfoSources, Transfer Structures, DataStore Objects (DSO), Transformations and Data Transfer Process (DTPs), InfoPackages, Transfer Rules and Update Rules
  • Experience in data loading using Process Chains, Data Loading (Full/Delta Up-Load), Delta management, Monitoring, Performance Tuning using compression, aggregation and partitioning
  • Experience in Dimensional Data Modeling and Star Schema design
  • Experience in utilizing front-end BEx components in Queries, Workbooks, Calculated Key Figures, Restricted Key Figures, Structures, Customer Exits, Variables, Exceptions, Conditions, RRI, Ad-hoc Queries, Web Application Designer (WAD), Web Analyzer, Mobile reporting, Portal Integration and Information Broadcaster
  • Understanding of BI/BW security authorization and concepts
  • Advanced skills in writing SQL queries, views, and optimization of SQL queries

Ideal Experience:

Three years+ tool experience (one or more tool per category) is ideal

  • BI tools (SAP NetWeaver BW, SAP BEx, BusinessObjects, BPC)
  • RDBMS (Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Teradata, DB2, Sybase, MySQL Progress)
  • Data warehouse appliances (SAP HANA, Netezza, Greenplum, Oracle, Exadata, Aster Data)
  • Modeling tools (Erwin, PowerDesigner, Visio, Emarcadero)
  • Web Technologies (i.e. java, web services, xml, cookies, tomcat, php, etc)

Soft Skills:

  • Communication skills: strong presentation/communication/facilitation skills (oral and written)
  • Strong planner and organizer with demonstrated ability to master new concepts quickly, incorporate the latest technologies, and develop business solutions that increase efficiency, productivity and profitability
  • Work independently, as a team member and with minimal supervision at times
  • Work in team environment at times
  • Develop and implement solutions using Agile project management techniques
  • Basic MS Excel and MS Project skills required

Comprehensive compensation and benefits package included. All Candidates must have ability to travel extensively

For consideration, please send MS-Word resume outlining requested salary to> hr@decisionfirst.com

Business Intelligence Consultant

What makes working at DFT so incredible? Our people!

If you’re looking for a company where you can make a difference, learn the latest Business Intelligence (BI) technologies and create life-long relationships along the way, Decision First Technologies is the place for you.

At DFT you’ll make significant contributions not only to our clients, but to the DFT team as we keep our customers at the forefront of the best BI practices. You are considered a consultant from day one, and the experience you will receive is unmatched in the industry.

When looking for BI consultants, DFT pursues professionals who help clients translate business needs into accurate, visual, easy-to-understand data, enabling the business to make smarter decisions faster. We work with SAP Analytics and Enterprise Information Management (EIM) technologies as the foundation for delivering a trusted BI platform to our customers that allows for modifications and future growth.

DFT BI Consultants will:

  • Engage with SAP software technologies to deliver end-to-end BI solutions
  • Mentor with senior consultants and industry thought leaders
  • Develop, deliver and manage customer-driven BI assets such as reports, dashboards and other visualizations
  • Create and manage project related documentation such as technical specifications, project plans and test plans
  • Work with customer on location and participate in all required project meetings
  • Deliver training and knowledge transfer to end user clients
  • Identify new areas where BI solutions or processes can be utilized to better drive business results

Required Skills:

  • Data Management courses
  • Completed internship program or similar course experience
  • Strong SQL writing skills and computer database knowledge
  • Presentation and facilitator skills (oral and written)
  • Demonstrated ability to master new concepts quickly
  • Incorporate the latest technology to deliver increased efficiency, productivity and profitability for our clients
  • Work independently as a team member with minimal supervision

Technical Skills: Must possess one or more of the following

  • MS SQL, Oracle, DB2, Hadoop or other DBMS experience
  • General Web Development – HTML / HTML5, CSS, JavaScript
  • Advanced Web Development – AJAX, JQuery or other JavaScript based libraries (DOJO, Prototype), D3.js or other JavaScript visualization libraries
  • Mobile focused web development – SVG, REST, SOAP
  • Programming Languages -Java, .Net, Python, C, C++
  • SQL or Procedural SQL Programming
  • Operating Systems – Windows Server, MAC OSX, LINUX, UNIX
  • Web Networking / Architecture – HTTP, TCP/IP Networking, Load Balancing, Proxy Server Configuration, Virtualization VMware, Firewalls
  • User Interface Design
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • User Experience Design

Ideal Degree Programs:

Computer Science, Computational Media, Computer Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Systems Management, Management Information Systems, Computational Science and Engineering, Information Security, Bioengineering

Business Intelligence Intern

What makes interning at DFT so incredible? Our people!

If you’re ready to work alongside well-respected, highly intelligent people in the Business Intelligence (BI) arena, then DFT is the place for you. Not only will you learn one of the top CIO technology initiatives, but you’ll take an active role in scoping BI projects, brainstorming best solutions and watching as those solutions unfold to create a successful BI program that impacts the client’s entire organization.

And, you get to do this while earning your degree.

DFT’s internship program helps students practice the day-to-day experiences that go with BI consulting. You will learn the foundational level of scoping a project, researching technology solutions customized for your client’s environment, creating solution presentations, participating in client presentations, putting solutions into practice, troubleshooting and the process of ongoing maintenance of an account.

DFT focuses on self-service BI analytics, creating trusted data produced from a single source through Information Management best practices, and the intricacies of working with SAP HANA and the SAP suite of BI solutions.

Let your resume tell of the enterprise level Business Intelligence programs you’ve helped to improve by joining DFT’s intern program. Apply today and set yourself apart from the competition.

Duties of a DFT intern include, but are not limited to:

  • Gain exposure to SAP Analytics & Enterprise Information Management (EIM) technologies that deliver an end-to-end BI solution
  • Mentor with senior consultants and industry thought leaders
  • Hands-on installation and use of leading software technologies
  • Development of customer-driven BI assets such as reports, dashboards and other visualizations

Required Skills:

  • Participation in a Data Management course
  • Experience in SQL and computer database knowledge
  • Excellent presentation and facilitator skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to master new concepts
  • Independent worker with minimal supervision required
  • Team player with regular contributions to the group

Technical Skills: Knowledge of the following is helpful

  • MS SQL, Oracle, DB2, Hadoop or other DBMS experience
  • General Web Development – HTML / HTML5, CSS, JavaScript
  • Advanced Web Development – AJAX, JQuery or other JavaScript based libraries (DOJO, Prototype), D3.js or other JavaScript visualization libraries
  • Mobile focused web development – SVG, REST, SOAP
  • Programming Languages -Java, .Net, Python, C, C++
  • SQL or Procedural SQL Programming
  • Operating Systems – Windows Server, MAC OSX, LINUX, UNIX
  • Web Networking / Architecture – HTTP, TCP/IP Networking, Load Balancing, Proxy Server Configuration, Virtualization VMware, Firewalls
  • User Interface Design
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • User Experience Design

Ideal Degree Programs:

Computer Science, Computational Media, Computer Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Systems Management, Management Information Systems, Computational Science and Engineering, Information Security, Bioengineering

Decision First Technologies is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability/handicap, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.