North America / United States / IL / Chicago

Technology & Engineering

#: 109124-en_US / 109124



Sr BI Developer – (Remote USA) – 109124

Technology and Engineering – USA Chicago, Illinois 



Sr. BI Engineer



As a Sr. BI Engineer your focus will be on designing and building dashboards, and creating automated reports. You will be working with data from different data warehouses and our central Data Lake. This regards a broad spectrum of marketing data such as panel data, survey data and behavioural data. We use this data to support our clients, like helping social media companies to determine the effectiveness of advertisements on their platform; or helping brand owners to understand the health of their brands.



You process data, write expressions, and create and maintain dashboards for clients. For example, a media owner is interested in the viewers of a certain TV show after airing a campaign. The dashboard you create provides the client with detailed insights in the collected viewing data to measure their marketing efforts. You understand both the data as well as the client perspective, therefore you play a key role between the tech team and the business unit.


Currently we are using a QlikSense platform. However, as BI is a rapidly developing industry we are looking for someone who is open to further exploring open source alternatives like Superset.


Another part of the job is helping us to further improve our BI platform by adding new functionalities, taking care of performance management and dealing with scalability challenges. You will be working closely with our platform provider and third-party feature developers, but also with the ETL engineers in the team on API based connections and automation opportunities. Further an important aspect is coaching your BI engineer colleagues and doing code reviews.


You will have the opportunity to develop skills in different areas like business Intelligence, automated data processing and working with Big Data. We have an open culture and an Agile working style.



  • We are a small dynamic team that is motivated and eager to learn about and implement smart BI, reporting and ETL solutions and ship new capabilities aggressively. 

  • We work in multi-disciplinary teams and work directly with product owners, data engineers, application engineers, research analysts, and designers to build the best possible dashboards.



  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Business Informatics, Computer Science, or a related study

  • 4+ years of business intelligence, data visualization, consulting, or data engineering experience

  • Experience with Business Intelligence concepts and patterns (Dashboards, Analytics, Predictive Analytics, Metadata)

  • Extensive experience with data visualization tools such as Looker, Tableau, Qlik, Power BI, Domo, etc.

  • Install/Configure and maintain BI platforms (Tableau, Qlik, Cognos) for periodic upgrades, maintenance and backup/restore tasks. 

  • Stay current on emerging business intelligence, data visualization tools, and technology to properly advise team members.

  • Define requirements, develop, test, optimize and deploy solutions that integrate and structure data for reporting

  • History of working tightly with UX designers in delivering useful, pleasant, and accessible product experiences

  • Experience with front-end design and Visualization best practices

  • Knowledge of Python is an advantage; Advanced SQL experience is preferred.

  • Experience styling user interfaces with modern CSS techniques

  • Familiarity with Git 

  • Familiarity with CI tooling

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint

  • Manage & organize work through Jira, participate in sprint planning and scrums to execute Business Intelligence development backlog

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including listening. 

  • The ability to communicate clearly and work independently



By connecting clients to audiences, we fuel the media industry with the most accurate understanding of what people listen to and watch. To discover what audiences love, we measure across all channels and platforms⁠—from podcasts to streaming TV to social media. And when companies and advertisers are truly connected to their audiences, they can see the most important opportunities and accelerate growth.


Do you want to move the industry forward with Nielsen? Our people are the driving force. Your thoughts, ideas and expertise can propel us forward. Whether you have fresh thinking around maximizing a new technology or you see a gap in the market, we are here to listen and take action. Our team is made strong by a diversity of thoughts, experiences, skills, and backgrounds. You’ll enjoy working with smart, fun, curious colleagues, who are passionate about their work. Come be part of a team that motivates you to do your best work!  

Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

Job Type: Regular 

Primary Location:  Chicago,Illinois 

Secondary Locations: Remote, , , 

Travel:  No