Report DeveloperJob Description, Salary, Career Path, and Trends
Report developers compile massive amounts of data on an enterprise level to filter out unnecessary information and provide insight into business operations. Ultimately, these developers are using this information to provide staff with accurate and pertinent information needed to perform their tasks.
A report developer will formulate a strategy with departments to develop objectives and metrics needed. After doing that, they’ll create department-specific reports that help to improve workflow and efficiency, while removing the non-relevant data. By tailoring data reports, developers can help convey important trends previously unseen by departments.
Those capable with SQL and Oracle tend to be well suited for this position, along with excellent soft skills like communication to reach consensus with colleagues more quickly. Generally, those with an IT background, and especially data-driven positions, distinguish themselves as candidates. While a degree isn’t mandatory, it further increases a candidate’s employment prospects.
Sample job description #1
Follow our software development practices and methodologies
Participate in scrum ceremonies, including Story Pointing, Sprint Planning, Sprint Reviews, and Sprint Retrospectives
Gather requirements and scope of data and reporting needs from internal clients
Gain understanding of the impact and importance of the underlying data and become an expert in its use
Translate requirements and develop software architectures and designs to bring them to life
Communicate effectively in a collaborative, complex and high performing team environment
Willingness to participate in all aspects of the software development life cycle
The list of responsibilities may not be all-inclusive and can be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as needed
Bachelor degree or higher from a reputed university in engineering, IT, economics, math, statistics, science, or other related fields in quantitative or analytical discipline
Minimum 3 years of experience in related business analyst or data/reporting analyst roles
Advanced knowledge in Power BI and data visualizations
SQL Server database development, including tables, stored procedures, and functions
Database Design. Excellent skill level in relational database required.
Proficient in DAX, M language, R, and Power Query
Experience with PowerBI Report Server and PowerBI Cloud Service
Experience in converting SSRS Reports to PowerBI
Experience in Row Level Security Implementation
Proficiency in dashboard and scorecard design and development
Knowledge of Data Mining, Clustering, and Statistical Modelling highly desired
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Power Point and Visio
Proficient in MS Excel and MS Access (with macros and visual basic)
Excellent critical-thinking skills with the ability to research and analyze data retrieved from multiple sources
Must possess and demonstrate excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills
Ability to build rapport, cultivate working relationships and drive collaboration across teams
Must be an adaptable self-starter and work with minimal supervision. Must be able to juggle multiple projects and organize time effectively
Superior documentation and organizational skills. Must be detail oriented
Demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement in a dynamic environment
Must be willing to put in extra time and effort if need be. Go above and beyond the requirements of the job and strive to exceed expectations
Ideal candidate will have the following additional experience
Interest and ability to learn new technologies as required
Analyze and recommend development strategies, process improvements and standards
ETL and Data Management/Data Integration
Physical requirements/working conditions
Climate controlled office environment
Minimal physical requirements other than occasional light lifting of boxed materials
Dynamic, time-sensitive environment
Travel as required
Sample job description #2
About the report developer
The Report Developer will be responsible for working with internal corporate clients to build and automate reports and dashboards.
What will you do?
Work with internal stakeholders to fully understand their business problem and design solutions to meet their needs
Design efficient data models and dashboards using Power BI
Write SQL queries to extract data from Microsoft SQL Server database for ad-hoc requests.
Design and automation of reoccurring report deliverables with Microsoft Power BI or Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
Design and automation of reports within the Workday HCM and FAS systems
Ensure high level of accuracy and quality in all produced work
Skills & qualifications
Experience in MIS, IT, business, marketing, statistics, computer science, or mathematics related fields
Background in Finance/Accounting and Human Resource functions
Proficiency of SQL language (on any relational database platform)
Demonstrable relational database practices and techniques
Ability to explain and use joins, aggregations, pivots and windowed functions when writing queries
Must have experience building and publishing dashboards in Power BI or another dashboard tool
Knowledge of Python, R, or other tools
Good demonstrable data visualization skills
Knowledge of Workday system
Expertise of Microsoft Excel, including charting, functions, and pivot tables
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Detail oriented with strong organizational skills, ability to multitask and work in a dynamic, fast paced environment
Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time in front of a computer
Sample job description #3
Serves in a consultant role for all of our internal departments that use our Sales CRM system. Provides accurate and timely delivery of reporting requests and related services that result in sales, client retention, growth and customer satisfaction. Assists or is responsible for the creation of technical design. Reviews progress with management. Tests applications and assists in the implementation of new systems or updates to existing systems.
Develops and maintains complex sales reports for internal personnel and Business Units using a variety of reporting tools, mainly Oracle BI
Assists and/or creates technical design to meet financial and information reporting needs
Tests applications and assists in the implementation of new systems or updates to existing systems
Provides communication to all parties involved in report projects
Gathers information on issues, provides solutions, meets deadlines and provides general support in order to meet customer needs
Understands and maintains knowledge on application, updates, enhancements and system limitations as they affect the reporting process
Works closely with sales personnel to ensure satisfaction concerning reporting needs; creates plan to address client needs
Provides technical assistance and resolves issues related to supported applications and reports
High School Diploma is required. Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or related work experience is preferred
Two to five years of reporting experience is required. High level of knowledge in report writing systems with problem solving/logic ability
Broad working knowledge of Windows operating systems and a wide variety of desktop applications (including spreadsheets, word processors, presentation graphics) in a network environment, and Internet browsers and related Internet tools. Ability to learn other applications as needed
Strong experience with relational database concepts, including SQL and working knowledge of database applications
Ability to create and maintain reports using specialized technical report writing software
Preferred experience with Oracle reporting tools, including Answers and BI Cloud
Extensive knowledge of integration with third party applications
Must be detail oriented, organized, and possess the ability to handle a multitask environment with great skill and accuracy
Possesses strong customer service skills
Communicates tactfully and effectively, verbally, and in writing, and maintains effective work relations with those encountered in the course of employment. Familiar with modern office methods, practices, procedures, and equipment, filing systems, and business letter writing
Average salary and compensation
The average salary for a report developer is $84,500 per year in the United States, with a potential for cash bonuses per year. Salary may depend on the level of experience, education, and geographical location.
Los Angeles, California
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
New York City, New York
Sample interview questions
Talk about your preferred development environment.
What got you into coding?
How do you analyze the data you’re provided?
At your previous position, how did you create value in your workplace?
Explain when you made a mistake in a previous position. How did you rectify this?
What do you like best about being a report developer?
Do you know SQL and Java?
How familiar are you with front end and back end design and development?
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