Job Openings Senior BI Developer (Specialist)

About the job Senior BI Developer (Specialist)


Contract - initial 6 months with a high probability of extension.


A large financial services company based in Cape Town


Cape Town, currently all work is done remotely but on-site work will be required.


The successful candidate will join the organization in the role of a Senior BI Developer Specialist with extensive experience in SAP Business Objects (BOBJ), SAP Hana (native HANA views, not BW) and dimensional modeling. 

You will be part of a dynamic team working in an agile environment tasked with establishing new technological components and patterns for functional solutions for the rest of the BI community.

You will be guided by Architecture and a Technical Team Lead. 

A high degree of problem-solving capability is essential to the delivery of this role. You should be able to communicate technical information to technical teams, as well as be competent in communicating challenges and solutions to project and operational leadership. An understanding of data management solutions and a keen sense of the strategic value of information to an organization will be of importance. It is essential that the candidate exhibit and maintain a positive attitude in a highly agile, technical business environment where information forms the foundation to gain a competitive edge in the market.


The following are the key outcomes expected from this role:

  • Ability to define a structured approach to problem-solving and delivery against it.
  • Engage with a wide range of technical stakeholders including data scientists, business analysts, data analysts, data engineers, database administrators, and solutions architects.
  • Design/develop/maintain Dashboards
  • Design/develop/maintain BOBJ universes
  • Design/develop/maintain reports using universe as data source and migrated across various environments.
  • Understanding of reports/dashboards for Daily Scheduling and Distribution.
  • Design/develop Universes, resolved loops using contexts, implemented aggregate awareness, and implemented connection overriding, join path problems.
  • Create reports using queries, Slice and Dice, Drill Down, Functions, Cross tab, Master Detail & Formulas.
  • Coordinate and resolve Data Quality issues for smooth migration of Reports and Universes to various environments.
  • Develop with different BO tools: Webi, IDT 
  • Translation of business process document to functional/technical specification
  • Managed admin task like scheduling, report/universe housekeeping
  • Worked collaboratively with ETL developers to design and implement data mappings.
    Debugged the universes, contexts and the various BO reports for conversion to equivalent BI Web reports.


  • Information architecture
  • ETL tools, e.g. SAP Data Services, SSIS, Informatica
  • Database development: SQL and Stored Procedure development
  • Dimensional modeling, e.g. OLAP and MDX 
  • Agile Development
  • Reporting tools - Business Objects 4.2 & Lumira 
  • The following individual attributes are key to the successful delivery of the above outcomes:
    • Is a strong communicator
    • Prefers dynamic, team-based working environments
    • Takes strong ownership for own responsibilities
    • Is enthusiastic about work
    • Is flexible enough to deal with frequent change
    • Is resilient in the face of unexpected challenges
    • Displays a high work ethic (dependable)


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics, Information Systems, Engineering, or another quantitative field / National Diploma in an Information Technology related discipline.
  • Matric


  • 8+ years related development experience
  • Expert working on SAP Hana building native HANA views (not SAP BW) and dimensional modeling
  • Understanding of Data warehousing principles based on Kimball and Data Vault patterns is preferred
  • A solid background in SQL, Information architecture, and ETL procedures
  • Extensive working knowledge and experience in database development methodologies
  • Experience in ETL tools, e.g. SAP Data Services, SSIS, Informatica
  • Database development: SQL and Stored Procedure development
  • Data architecture design and delivery experience essential.
  • Ability to define a structured approach to problem-solving and delivery against it
  • Dimensional modeling, OLAP and MDX experience
  • Agile Development
  • Ability to do effort estimations
  • Extensive experience with Business Objects tools: Webi, IDT

**Please note : If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.