Senior Business Intelligence Frontend 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 frontend (MicroStrategy) 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

  • Design, develop, test, and support BI applications in line with agreed requirements
  • Work with the customer and the analyst to review requirements and propose design options for implementing the solution; challenge the requirements when needed and ensure they are inline with the roadmap; present the options with cost and benefits and jointly agree on the implementation approach to take
  • Provide timing/scheduling estimates and propose corrective actions to timelines when necessary
  • Implement and test the solution according to the requirements and roadmap, following the best practices and guidelines, and delivering high quality output
  • Effectively communicate development progress to the team and raise the alarm immediately when deviating from the plan
  • Provide support and technical assistance to team members and internal customers
  • Run or assist in technical feasibility studies, prototypes, and proof of concepts
  • Develop and maintain technical documentation and prepare and give presentations to internal customers
  • 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, backend development, testing, …)


  • University degree in Computer Science, Electronics, Information Systems, Business Administration or related field, or equivalent work experience


  • 5-10 years of IT development experience in a medium size team

Professional knowledge and expertise

  • Good understanding of Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence design and architecture concepts, including OLAP
  • Extensive knowledge of the MicroStrategy toolset and capabilities: desktop, architect, command mgr, object mgr, enterprise mgr, integrity mgr, multisource, mobile…
  • Data modelling (data warehouse, ERD) skills
  • Oracle database development: SQL is a must, PL/SQL, basic DBA knowledge and Oracle OLAP are a pro
  • Web- and application server technologies and tools
  • Network protocols
  • LDAP and Active Directory
  • Security concepts and implementation
  • UNIX, shell and perl scripting; basic 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: Expert (3-6 years experience)

Job Type: Employee



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