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Business Intelligence (BI) Developer Job Description Template

A business intelligence (BI) developer creates and manages a company’s business intelligence infrastructure, tools, and reports. These crucial reports are, in turn, used by business analysts, company management, and data analytics specialists.


A business intelligence (BI) developer creates and manages a company’s business intelligence infrastructure, tools, and reports. These crucial reports are, in turn, used by business analysts, company management, and data analytics specialists.

Business intelligence developers often interact with big data engineers, data scientists, data warehouse designers, and database engineers. In smaller companies, these roles can significantly overlap.

The primary role of a BI developer is to build a bridge between data and the people who need to query it but who lack the SQL skills needed for sophisticated query construction. A business intelligence interface fills the gap, providing easy-to-navigate, intuitive tools in order to simplify data interaction.

Business Intelligence (BI) Developer - Job Description and Ad Template

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Company Introduction

{{ Write a short and catchy paragraph about your company. Make sure to provide information about the company’s culture, perks, and benefits. Mention office hours, remote working possibilities, and everything else that you think makes your company interesting. }}

Job Description

We are looking for a business intelligence (BI) developer who will be working on designing various analytical reports on company data and delivering them to top management and other interested parties. As a BI developer, you will be working with business users, collecting their requests, and then updating the set of existing BI reports to accommodate business needs. BI developers will be expected to establish company standards and common reporting terminology, and to help align existing and future reporting requests to such standards. You will also be interacting with data warehouse architects whenever data schemas need redesigning to accommodate new reporting requirements.


  • Collect and maintain the set of business reporting requirements.
  • Implement BI reports based on the above requirements.
  • Analyze existing reports and optimize them for standardization across the company.
  • Set up and maintain BI tools, infrastructure, and integration with company data sources.
  • Work with data warehouse architects, data scientists, and data collection application engineers. Propose data schema and data flow optimization for reporting performance and enhancement as needed.


  • Adept at the use of {{ BI reporting tools such as Tableau, Board, Power BI, Domo, Looker, MicroStrategy, Cognos Analytics, Oracle Analytics Cloud, QlikView, Dundas BI, Sisense, Spotfire, Pentaho, SAP BusinessObjects, ThoughtSpot, or any other that is—or is planned to be—used by your company. }}
  • Understanding data modeling, data schemas (normalized, flat, star, snowflake, etc.).
  • Understanding database operations and optimization for {{ a particular database engine in use by your company, e.g., Microsoft SQL Server, OracleDB, PostgreSQL, NoSQL, flat-file storage, etc. }}.
  • Understanding data and query optimization, query profiling, and query performance monitoring tools and techniques.
  • Creating and maintaining business requirements and other technical documentation.
  • {{ List any education level or certification you may require. }}
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