Sr. Business Engineer

Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(5/2/2023 11:01 AM)
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April Housing is a leading owner and operator of high-quality affordable housing throughout the United States. Founded in 2022 and headquartered in Los Angeles, April Housing is the asset management business that oversees Blackstone's affordable housing and LIHTC portfolio. April oversees a portfolio of over 85,000 affordable housing units in approximately 650 communities. April Housing seeks to preserve critical affordable housing stock while providing best in class management and high-quality housing. April is committed to being a fair, transparent, and responsible owner.


April Housing’s long-term commitment to owning affordable housing is supported by Blackstone Funds, predominantly BREIT, a non-listed REIT. This perpetual capital vehicle provides April with a patient and flexible source of capital and plays a critical role in enabling the creation and preservation of more affordable housing. In addition to managing a growing portfolio, April Housing will ensure assets in the existing portfolio remain affordable and in compliance with all rent regulations while making significant improvements and aligning the operations with April Housing's Standards of Excellence in Residential Operations.


In its pursuit of excellence, April Housing is looking for individuals who share in its mission to provide high-quality housing to affordable residents.


As of the date on which this job advertisement is posted, the Company anticipates that the base salary range for this role is $124,000- $146,000, with a 10% bonus target (this represents the presently-anticipated low and high end of the Company’s base salary range for this position).  Total direct compensation may also include discretionary bonus and/or incentive compensation. Actual base salary range may vary based on various factors, including but not limited to location and experience.


Do you want to accomplish some of the most amazing things with people you love to work with? Are you an engineering-oriented business analyst that knows PowerBI? Do you love dashboards and data visualizations? Does a super cool data grid with a game changing bar chart make you feel warm and fuzzy inside knowing it enabled better decisions? If you love to create business value with data visualizations and color outside the lines, then come get with a group of people who love the same thing. April Housing has a Senior Business Engineering position that will be one-part business analyst, one-part PowerBI engineer, one-part artist, one-part problem solver, one-part fire fighter (OK… that’s a lot of parts, but it will be awesome). You will be a technologist that cares deeply about processes and reporting. Above all, you care about others and their workload… you want to reduce it, make it easier and more efficient. You want them to shine and a “win” in your mind is seeing others win. You will need a very deep, analytical mind and problem-solving attitude… couple that with your passion and storytelling and the sky is the limit.


Only read further if you are:

  • Kind
  • Humble
  • Honest
  • Relentless
  • Smart with Heart

You should be:

  • Authentic. You do you. Together, we’ll do something amazing.
  • A passionate person with a love for real estate, investing; and believes that providing Affordable Housing is a noble cause, essential to our success.
  • An excellent team player who enjoys working with others and has strong interpersonal skills.
  • Highly motivatedenergetic, and organized… strong work ethic is at our core.
  • Flexible. Things change. Multi-family as an industry is anything but boring or static.

What you will do:

  • Take the lead to bring a dashboard through its lifecycle, from concept to wireframe to implementation through to end-user acceptance
  • Design, build, prototype, and deploy Power BI solutions
  • Translate business needs into technical specifications
  • Conduct and support whiteboarding sessions, workshops, design sessions, and project meetings as needed
  • Researches and develops new algorithms and statistical techniques based on customer needs
  • Work in partnership with business analysts, application architect, application developers to build data transactions and warehousing systems
  • Make effective and decisive decisions when presented with multiple options for how to progress with the project


What you should have:

  • 5+ years of experience in Business Analysis, Software Engineering or Data-Focused Positions.
  • 5+ years with PowerBI or similar data visualization platforms like Tableau
  • Advanced experience using MS PowerBI. Must have a deep understanding of Power BI, SQL and Snowflake (yeah, it’s pretty new but cool)
  • Ability to distill large volumes of information into consumable 'portions' that allow for nimble decision making
  • Bachelor's degree or School of Hard Knocks
  • Real Estate experience a huge plus
  • Experience in end-to-end implementation of BI projects for developing a portfolio of scorecards, KPIs, reports & dashboards
  • Ability to communicate analytic and data solutions in an actionable manner to business managers
  • Experience with a wide array of cloud-based project management tools
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to initiate and drive projects proactively and accurately with a large, diverse team. You like talking to other humans.
  • An overwhelming desire to see others succeed. Training, mentorship, and soft skills are paramount


What we offer:

We know that if we take care of our team everything else will fall into place. We aren’t perfect, but we will try to set very clear expectations, always let you know where you stand, and do everything in our power to help you get where you want to go.


Our culture and values matter to us. A lot. We’re definitely not overly serious, but we take this stuff seriously, if you get what we mean. We want a place that is an ego-free zone. A place where good people do good things together and for the right reasons. That shouldn’t be rocket science in workplaces, but for some reason it still is? We’re absolutely determined to be different, and we think we’re doing a pretty good job at it. We have a CTO who makes fun of himself, and who will encourage you to tell him when you think he is wrong. In fact, he needs people to – we all do. Supportive challenge is good, it’s how we get better. We like getting better. We also love diversity, of all kinds. We need people who look, sound, speak, love, and exist differently from one another. This isn’t at the end of this paragraph because it’s an afterthought. It’s SO important to us we want it to stand out.


Right. On to the technical stuff that we know matters to you. We offer competitive pay that is commensurate with the market and relevant experience, and a full slate of benefits that even includes things like paid parental leave.


If any of this sounds interesting, then maybe we are a fit. Life is too short to work with people you don’t like. So, whatever you do, don’t make that mistake.


A few of the people you will work with:


EEO Statement

Our company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our employment decisions are based on individual qualifications, job requirements and business needs without regard to race, color, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status and or any other legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email


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