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Senior Business Objects Developer

  • Sector: ICT
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 29/05/2013
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The Company:
Our Client is a Global Oil & Gas Operating Company

The Role:

The primary responsibility of the Sr. Business Objects Developer is to model and develop universes and reports using the Business Objects suite of applications. Familiarity with Business Objects (BI4.0) administration is preferred. This is a Houston-based position working in support of global ERP reporting.

This role will have a particular focus on functional disciplines relating to International oil & gas operations. Ideal candidates will demonstrate experience and knowledge in these areas.

Strong analytical and interpersonal skills are essential for success in this position as well as possession of a strong sense of ownership and a drive to improve existing systems and processes.


• Maintain prioritized list of reporting projects and keep key stakeholders informed of progress.
• Develop, document, and maintain standards for report development and promotion in Business Objects.
• Maintain integrity of Company reporting standards, including organization of Business Objects public folders.

Report Development
• Manage all facets of Business Objects, including Universe creation and data merging, as well as report development
o Build & maintain single-source and multi-source universes from the ground up
o Design Universes and reports based on Business Requirements using Business Objects.
o Develop Business Objects reports from database cubes and queries
• Support of Business Objects over BW architecture (multi-instance)
• Use conceptual data modeling and logical database design to perform data analysis activities
• Work with Systems Analyst and/or business end users to better understand and document data needs based on various business requirements.
• Ability to design and develop reports, dashboards and other analytical delivery methods using SQL-based tools.

• Coordinate with BI team and other functional E&P IT groups to ensure enterprise standards and process best practices are observed, promoted and upheld.
• Special projects as assigned.
• Availability after hours for emergency support as needed.
• No travel required.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Degree educated in Computer Science, or related discipline.
• Demonstrable and relevant upstream oil and gas industry experience (preferred).
• Business Objects Certification (preferred).
• 5+ years of Business Objects experience within both Universe Development and general dashboard and report development.
• 5+ years working knowledge with and development of Crystal, Crystal SDK, Web Intelligence, and Dashboard within Business Objects.
• Ability to develop Dashboard Designer (Xcelsius), Web Intelligence Reports and Universes (Universe Designer).
• Must have some Data Modeling along with logical database design for analysis.
• Must have strong SQL skills (Oracle platform experience is a plus).
• Prefer candidates that have worked in large, complex, data centered environments. Must have the ability to support a wide variety of business units, data platforms, and users.
• Experience developing over an SAP BW environment
• Experience developing o
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