What does a BI Engineer do?

BI engineers design, implement, and maintain systems used to collect and analyze business intelligence data. They create dashboards, databases, and other platforms that allow for efficient collection and evaluation of BI data. They work closely with marketing staff and other stakeholder to gain an understanding of BI goals and objectives to ensure the systems and their capabilities support competitive research efforts that achieve those goals. They may train other staff members on the use of BI tools and programs.

BI engineers typically have a bachelor’s degree in a computer science field, or credentials specifically related to business intelligence. They must be comfortable designing and implementing data collection and analysis systems. These roles require familiarity with data visualization software programs and related tools. Experience with computer programming or an engineering background is an advantage.

What responsibilities are common for BI Engineer jobs?
  • Specify, design, build, and support data warehousing and BI solutions.
  • Create dashboards and KPIs to show the business performance to management.
  • Design and maintain data models used for reporting and analytics.
  • Help the broader team identify new features and business opportunities through your analysis.
  • Build various data visualizations to tell the story of trends, patterns, and outliers.
  • Monitor and tunes BI tools to ensure optimum level of performance.
  • Provide updates to customers, business and staff on a timely basis for projects and tasks.
  • Ensure data accuracy by validating data for new and existing tools.
  • Support upgrades, configuration and troubleshooting for business intelligence tools.
  • Responsible for program design, coding, testing, debugging and documentation.
  • Lead ad-hoc business deep dive analysis and present findings to senior leadership.
  • Modify existing reports, extracts, dashboards and cubes as necessary.
  • Collect, analyze and share data to help make strategic product decisions.
  • Maintain current inventory of reports and publishes this information to users.
  • Identify development needs in order to improve and streamline operations.
  • Prepare detailed specifications from which programs will be written.
  • Own the design and development of automated solutions for recurring reporting and in-depth analysis.
What are the typical qualifications for BI Engineer jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics or information systems.
  • Experience with SQL, SQL Server, ETL, SSRS, Ssis, and SSAS software, systems, and programs.
  • Experience with Agile, Python, redSHIFT, Cloud, TSQL, and R language software and systems.
  • Fluent in statistics, datasets, and scripting.
  • Comfortable making decisions and leading.
  • A problem solver and critical thinker.
  • Familiar with version control and relational databases.
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

BI Engineer Salaries near United Kingdom

Average Base Pay

£54,860 /yr
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BI Engineer Career Path

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a BI Engineer

When working as a BI Engineer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are SQL Server Integration, SSRS Ssis, Power BI, Dashboarding and ETL.

The most similar professions to BI Engineer are:
  • BI Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Analytics Consultant
  • Data Scientist

The most common qualifications to become a BI Engineer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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