BI Data Developer


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Business Professionals


Brisbane, Australia



The role

DLA Piper understands that you’re building a future. Which is why we encourage you to reach your full potential. To explore the opportunities and choices that shape your individual career journey. Here, personal growth goes hand in hand with professional development.  
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We are looking for a Business Intelligence (BI) Data Developer to join our Finance team in our Brisbane Office. Reporting to the Business Intelligence (BI) Technology Leader (Finance) this role will be primarily involved in understanding and engineering the flow and processing of data within the overall Finance BI landscape and in particular the primary Finance BI reporting system, Insight.  The role will report to the BI Data Lead, and work closely with the other Data Developers, Visualisation and End-User Reporting Developers, along with Product Management and other Finance teams, locally and abroad. 

The BI Data Developer will provide technical input to the development of the Insight roadmap, providing considered and knowledgeable contributions to the proposed method for Insight enhancement.  They will assist the BI Data Lead with the adoption and adherence to high standards of application development, whilst ensuring an agile and ‘can-do’ approach.


Key areas of responsibilities will include:

  • A significant contribution to the robustness and accuracy of the Insight data process, between the ingestion of source data and the presentation of organised data to reporting mechanisms and user front-end systems.
  • Maintenance of extant data processes as directed by the BI Data Lead, to ensure efficiency, performance and appropriateness in meeting the business requirement.
  • Enhancement of existing data processes to support changed business requirements.
  • Development of new data processes to support new and changed business requirements.
  • Assist in the refinement of Agile Stories associated with the development of data processes.
  • Insurance of effective ‘handover’ of support processes between time-zones.

EA Compliance:

  • Documentation of programming design and process-analysis work
  • Documentation of support processes related to the operational performance of Insight
  • Consult with infrastructure, project and product teams to ensure consistency with the enterprise architecture, as well as to consult as appropriate when it seems necessary to modify the enterprise architecture.


  • Solid background in data manipulation, SQLScript programming, star schema data structures and data modelling for reporting.
  • Experience of building SAP calculation views to support reporting tools, such as Business Objects
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and technical skills
  • Very good working knowledge of SAP HANA, implementation and exploitation within a SUSE Linux environment
  • Experience of using HANA in Azure as a native application.
  • Experience of working as a remote member of a larger team; comfortable with representing their team to their local user community.
  • Knowledge and practical experience of Python, particularly within a HANA environment, would be desirable.
  • An ability to assist in the understanding and translation of business issues and clearly formulate technical solutions to the issues
  • Working with and alongside a Product Management function (“Product Owners”) to derive effective solutions.
  • Practical experience in working within a Scrum Agile development environment and delivering against a regular Sprint cadence.
  • Ability to perform code reviews.
  • Good understanding of the integration of external data sources into the BI architecture.
  • Good knowledge of the integration between Business Objects and SAP HANA would be an advantage.
  • Good understanding of related disciplines such as Master Data management (MDM), Metadata Management and Data Governance
  • Familiarity with information management practices, system development life cycle management, IT services management, infrastructure and operations.
  • A strong sense of ‘ownership’ and responsibility in the solutions developed and in their team.
  • Experience of working within a corporate Finance department is desirable, though not mandatory.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.


We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.