Lead Business Intelligence Backend Developer ()


Job summary

SWIFT has a successful commercial business intelligence offering called Watch, with more than 160 customers worldwide. Next to Watch we offer many other BI & Reporting services to our internal customers.
With numerous initiatives in the pipeline to extend the scope of Watch and further exploit the gold mine of data, we are looking for a motivated lead backend developer in the Business Intelligence Systems team to help making these initiatives a success. Joining our team of highly skilled professionals will give you the opportunity to gain experience in a leading edge technology domain and at the same time gain or extend your SWIFT’s business knowledge.

Your responsibilities will be to

  • Prepare, plan, coordinate, lead and be responsible for the backend part of BI application development, testing and installations of complex systems and projects across functional and geographical lines; review progress frequently with customers and management.
  • Work with the customer and the analysts to review requirements; challenge the requirements when needed and ensure they are in line with the technical system roadmap; Update the roadmap when needed
  • Analyse input/output requirements, information flow, technical requirements, resources needed ; propose design options for implementing the solution; present the options with cost and benefits and jointly agree on the implementation approach to take; Organize and lead design review meetings
  • Effectively communicate development progress and raise the alarm immediately when deviating from the plan
  • In line with established procedures, organize, coordinate and deliver the output of the backend team; Implement and test the solution according to the requirements and roadmap, following the best practices and guidelines, and delivering high quality output
  • Lead technical feasibility studies, prototypes, and proof of concepts
  • Provide expert support and leadership to the team and to customers, and give coaching and guidance to other team members for resolving problems
  • Ensure development and maintainance of complete and high quality technical documentation and operating procedures; prepare and give presentations to internal customers and management
  • Provide support and assistance on people- and departmental management issues
  • Assist with enhancing and maintaining the continuous integration framework; constantly strive to further automate and optimize where possible
  • As part of a scrum team, be flexible to temporarily take on other assignments (analysis, frontend development, testing, …)


  • University degree in Computer Science, Electronics, Information Systems, Business Administration or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 10-14 years of IT development experience in a medium size team, 2 years of team leader role
Professional knowledge and expertise
  • Very extensive understanding of Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence design and architecture concepts, including OLAP
  • Data modelling (data warehouse, ERD) skills
  • Very good Oracle database development: SQL, PL/SQL, advanced performance tuning and DBA skills
  • Knowledge of the MicroStrategy toolset and capabilities: desktop, architect, command mgr, object mgr, enterprise mgr, integrity mgr, multisource, mobile…
  • Web- and application server technologies and tools
  • Network protocols
  • LDAP and Active Directory
  • Security concepts and implementation
  • UNIX, shell and perl scripting; system administration eg. Solaris packaging
  • Change management and versioning tools (Clearcase)
  • Scrum and agile methodologies
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong communication; fluent in English
  • A team player, willing to work in a multicultural environment

Primary Location: BE-Brussels Region

Job Level: Senior expert (6+ years experience)

Job Type: Employee



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