Business Intelligence Developer I

Job Locations US-IA-Iowa City
Posted Date 2 months ago(12/18/2017 9:00 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Information Technology (Development)
Up to 25% Travel


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 The Business Intelligence Developer I works within a team to design, analyze, test, and implement business intelligence (BI), analytics, and enterprise reporting solutions.  This position serves as a BI subject matter expert assisting business users in accessing their needs and mapping those needs to appropriate back-end solution architectures (i.e., OLTP/transactional databases, data marts, data warehouses, local data sources, etc.)


Typical work-related activities include:

  • Scope, develop, and deliver new business intelligence and analytics solutions, including static/dynamic dashboards, and interactive reports, charts, and graphs based on customer needs and inputs
  • Collaborate with end users to identify needs and opportunities for improved data management and delivery
  • Work with stakeholders across organization to build knowledge of the organization, products, and processes in order to understand where opportunities for BI may add value
  • Provide user and production support when necessary
  • Work as part of a Scrum team, requiring communications with team and others across the organization



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related technical discipline required
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired



  • Minimum of one year of solid Business Intelligence Enterprise Reporting experience including database skills such as SQL, PL/SQL, or Oracle RDBMS
  • Experience with Data Visualization tools (e.g. Tableau), SAS, R, Oracle Reports, Oracle Discoverer, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) suite of applications, Zeppelin, Python, Unix, Java Development, or web services preferred
  • Experience with Big Data and NoSQL technologies such as Mongo DB or Hadoop desired



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and time management skills in an operational environment
  • Foundational understanding of the software lifecycle and software engineering best practices, including specification, documentation, configuration management, testing, and quality assurance
  • Familiarity with Agile or Lean programming practices and methodologies and ability to apply them
  • Ability to maintain knowledge of new technologies and to apply them
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize individual work load, troubleshoot, and remedy problems under pressure




  Starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Excellent benefits and work environment. 


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