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CDW Sr Application Developer Power BI in Vernon Hills, Illinois

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

Sr Application Developer Power BI

* Vernon Hills, IL *