ACT, Inc. Business Intelligence Developer I in Iowa City, Iowa


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The Business Intelligence Developer 1 works within a team to design, analyze, test, and implement standard business intelligence (BI), analytics, and enterprise reporting solutions. This position provides entry level assistance to business users by accessing their needs and mapping those needs to appropriate back-end solution architectures (i.e. OLTP/transactional databases, data marts, data warehouses, local data sources, etc.).

Typical work-related activities include:

  • Assist in the development of business intelligence and analytics solutions, including: static/dynamic dashboards, and interactive reports, charts, and graphs based on customer needs and inputs.

  • With guidance, collaborate with end users to identify needs and opportunities for improved data management and delivery.

  • Work with stakeholders as requested to build knowledge of the organization, products and processes in order to understand where opportunities for BI may add value.

  • Provide user and production support when necessary

  • Work as part of a Scrum team, requiring communications with team and others across the organization.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related technical discipline required;

  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.


  • Minimum one year progressive IT experience

  • One year development experience with Enterprise Reporting Solutions/Data Visualization tools such as Tableau, SAS, R, Oracle Reports, Oracle Discoverer, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) suite of applications.

  • Minimum one year experience with Zeppelin, Python, Java Development, or API development is required.

  • Minimum of one year experience working with databases such as MongoDB, MySQL and/or Oracle.

  • Experience with Big Data and No SQL technologies such as Mongo DB or Hadoop desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Enterprise reporting experience

  • Development experience with Java or Python

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies quickly and effectively

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize individual work load, troubleshoot, and remedy problems under pressure

  • Demonstrated relational and no-SQL database skills (MongoDB, MySQL and/or Oracle)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Results-oriented and able to work across the organization

  • Comfortable working in a rapidly transforming organization


  • Knowledge of version control such as Git / Bitbucket

  • Knowledge of project tacking software like Jira

  • Understanding of performance testing frameworks such as Jmeter and Blazemeter

  • Understanding of static code analysis tools such as SonarQube, HPFortify, Crucible

  • Understanding of production monitoring solutions such as NewRelic, Tivoli, App Dynamics, SCOM and synthetic transaction scripting

Job ID2018-1261

of Openings1

CategoryInformation Technology (Development)

TravelNo Travel Required

ACT is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.