Join the PowerPivotPro Team! As part of our growth process, we at PowerPivotPro are pleased to say that we’d like to add at least one new team member in the Seattle area. This would mean working closely with me, Avi, and the rest of the team (several of whom are in Seattle), as well as with clients in the Seattle area. And yes, you’d spend your days doing revolutionary work with Power Pivot, Power Query, and Power BI If you’re…
Is this you? We have been working through the applicants who filled out our Mini-Application Form for PowerPivotPro jobs. We will soon be unveiling a “Helpdesk” model which would connect skilled Power Pivot/Power BI professionals with companies that share the vision of new data revolution. Aside from that, we are looking to fill an open position in the Seattle/Puget Sound area and are looking for local candidates (Sorry, no relo or telecommuting). See details for the role below. If you…
Post by Rob Collie Do You Have the “Data Gene?” Know Your Way Around Power Pivot? We’re Looking for You in 2015! Hi folks, we’ve done this a number of times on behalf of our clients, but never before have we solicited resumes for PowerPivotPro itself. Well, I think that changes in 2015. Now, to be perfectly clear, we’re not hiring immediately, nor are we 100% certain yet on what kinds of positions we will be filling. (Nor how many…
Post by Rob Collie Is This You? Join one of Microsoft’s Most Progressive-Thinking Customers My friends in Microsoft’s Mid-Atlantic region have asked us to help connect one of their customers with Power Pivot talent. And, you know us. We like this sort of thing High-level details: Washington DC Area. Little or no travel required. Power Pivot skills a must. Broader knowledge of the Power BI stack a plus (but not a must – the rest of the stack is quick…
Always happy to post these Avesis is a managed care organization located outside of Baltimore, MD. We specialize in vision, dental, and hearing plans in the government and private sectors. Avesis covers over 7 million lives nationally. Recently we made the decision to utilize Microsoft BI for our dashboarding efforts. As part of this exciting project we are looking to bring in business analysts with experience with PowerPivot and PowerView. The more experience the better. We are very dedicated to…
Last night I was talking to my friend Neelesh Raheja. We were overdue for a “touch base/compare notes” session, so when the phone rang and I saw his number, I knew it was “on.”
First – Who is Neelesh?
Neelesh works for GNet Group and is a hardcore BI pro. I mean, he has all the pedigrees. Name an acronym and he speaks it fluently. SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, ETL, EDW, PPS, ECS, EWA, EPM, MDM – the list goes on. So if Traditional BI were a martial art, Neelesh would be a black belt.
But Neelesh is Different. Like Tyler Durden, he has the ability of letting That Which Does Not Matter, Truly Slide. In other words, he doesn’t care where we’ve Been. He cares about where we’re Going. He doesn’t view Power Pivot as “just another technology.” He understands it as a total paradigm shift, a fundamental change in the way everything can and should be done.
Tellingly, I can’t provoke Neelesh like I sometimes do with the larger BI community. If I say something inflammatory like “Data Warehousing is widespread dysfunction,” Neelesh smiles and says “yeah Rob we know.” At which point I sit back in my chair and say “go ON…”
So all the “revolutionary” stuff I’ve been preaching for a few years now? GNet is already DOING that stuff at big clients. In fact I think they are even less “apologetic” about it than I am. He’s seen the same future I’ve seen, but he’s bringing it to Big Corporate America every day, top-down through IT, whereas my “vector” is bottom-up, through the Excel Pro.
GNet Needs a Power. Pivot. Platoon.
This is the sort of thing I am seeing with increasing frequency these days: jobs specifically created around a PowerPivot state of mind Longtime reader David Napoli has convinced his organization that it’s time to invest in PowerPivot, and that means hiring some talent. One position is a full time data analyst with a salary range that varies based on experience. You don’t have to currently be a monster PowerPivot Pro to apply – just willing to learn. (And if…
In a PowerPivot Environment, A Single DB Pro
Can Empower MANY PowerPivot Pros
Short Version: Job Openings in the UK for SQL Pros
I’ve recently been asked to post about some opportunities for SQL pros in the UK – opportunities in which qualified candidates would be working closely with Excel Pros in a PowerPivot environment. A situation that closely resembles what it’s like to work as a SQL pro at Pivotstream, or as a SQL pro working at virtually any of my training clients (who end up implementing similar collaborative systems).
Scroll to the end of this post for the details, but first, I want to provide some context – both for interested candidates as well as for all readers.
Better With a Database: a Recurring Theme
For a long time now, I’ve been saying that you can get a LOT more out of PowerPivot if you pair it with a database. For reference, see the following posts:
- Self Service BI Doesn’t Mean Desktop Standalone BI (one of my most popular all-time posts, at least in certain circles)
- Better With a Database Part One
- Better With a Database Part Two
The human element, and why “anthony” is becoming a noun
Stated even more clearly, an Excel Pro can achieve much better results when they collaborate with a Database Pro. (Yes, sometimes they can be the same person, but generally speaking, the skillsets are distinct).