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What is BI Developer: Role, Responsibilities and Skills

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Everything concerning your business’s past and current status is recorded as bits of data. Marketing numbers, human resources, company budgeting, sales volumes — you name it. The number of business domains the data comes from can be large. But, as a business, you might be interested in extracting value from this information instead of just collecting it. Be thankful that there is software for everything.

Business intelligence (BI) is a set of technologies and practices for transforming business information into actionable reports and visualizations. Established in the early 80s and developed over time as a separate industry, BI gave birth to numerous roles and professions. We have already explained the role of an ETL developer. This material uncovers the specifics of the underlying BI data infrastructure, so we suggest you read it to gain deeper insight on the topic.

Today we’ll discuss the role of a

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BI (Business Intelligence) Developer job description

BI Developer responsibilities include:

  • Designing, developing and maintaining business intelligence solutions
  • Crafting and executing queries upon request for data
  • Presenting information through reports and visualization

bi developer job description

Job brief

We are looking for a Business Intelligence (BI) Developer to create and manage BI and analytics solutions that turn data into knowledge.

In this role, you should have a background in data and business analysis. You should be analytical and an excellent communicator. If you also have a business acumen and problem-solving aptitude, we’d like to meet you.

Ultimately, you will enhance our business intelligence system to help us make better decisions.

Responsibilities

  • Translate business needs to technical specifications
  • Design, build and deploy BI solutions (e.g. reporting tools)
  • Maintain and support data analytics platforms (e.g. MicroStrategy)
  • Create tools to store data (e.g. OLAP cubes)
  • Conduct unit testing and troubleshooting
  • Evaluate and improve existing BI systems
  • Collaborate with teams to integrate systems
  • Develop and
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