Sr Application Developer Power BIat CDW Careers

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Job ID: 18002526
Updated: Oct 29, 2019
Location: Vernon Hills, IL, United States

The Senior Application Developer – Power BI supports business process through technology solutions. The purpose of the role is to develop business software solutions for complex and large-scale projects through object and data modeling, database design, programming, quality assurance, and implementation support. The Senior Application Developer – Power BI participates in application standards development and serves as an evangelist for best practices in development.


Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Collaborate with business teams to clarify requirements and business needs.
  • Develop system applications to CDW coding standards and quality.
  • Technically manage complex and large-scale project efforts in development, maintenance and enhancements of business system applications.
  • Collaborate with other developers to determine the optimal solution architecture to ensure application efficiency, maintainability, and scalability.
  • Collaborate with business teams to develop high-level system narratives, storyboards, and user interface prototypes.
  • Develop system test plans, ensure software quality assurance (SQA) standards are achieved, and validate that business goals are accomplished.
  • Complete projects/tasks on a timely basis, according to commitments made to stakeholders and management.
  • Proactively update stakeholders and maintain open and courteous communication.
  • Report project/task status to the appropriate Application Development Manager on a weekly basis.
  • Utilize an object-oriented software lifecycle methodology.
  • Serve as a mentor/technical resource for Application Developers.

Power BI Developer Responsibilities

  • Develop visual reports (e.g., dashboards, graphs) in Power BI utilizing data from Tabular and Multi-dimensional cubes.
  • Understand functional requirements of data consumers. Translate those requirements into technical solutions.
  • Develop processes to regularly (e.g., nightly, monthly) update data in data marts from the Enterprise Data Warehouse.
  • Provide input to the development of report test plans.
  • Conduct testing and troubleshooting.
  • Collaborate with other areas in IT (e.g., DBA’s, Network Engineering, Info Security).


Education and/or Experience Qualifications
  • 7 years in application development, or 5 years CDW Application Development experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or equivalent IT knowledge/experience.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and coach others.
  • Expertise in the appropriate technical language as aligned under required qualifications below.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and articulate details and impacts of complex proposed software solutions.
  • Proven knowledge in all stages of the software development life cycle.
  • History of working independently with little direction.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with critical attention to detail and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Track record of balancing multiple priorities simultaneously with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with all stakeholders including senior leadership.

Power BI Required Qualifications

  • At least 2 years experience of report development in Power BI.
  • 3+ years experience data warehouse and data mart design.
  • 5+ years experience with the Microsoft BI stack: SSIS, SSAS, SSRS.
  • 5+ years experience with Microsoft SQLServer database.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ETL techniques and processes.
  • Experience with Hadoop nice to have.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Hadoop
Job Category: Corporate IT
Job Type: Full-Time

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