IBM Watson Health - Senior BI Developer in St Louis, Missouri

Job Description

As a member of the Business Intelligence (BI) Practice Group, design, develop, and implement complex dashboards, reports, and visualizations across several BI solutions for State and Local Government Health and Human Services (GHHS) clients of IBM Watson Health. Working in partnership with client services, implementation teams, and analytic groups, participate and lead the design and delivery of healthcare reporting and analytic assets for clients. Develop and actively promote approaches, standards, and best practices for reporting and data visualization to support optimal performance, flexibility, and usability for a variety of BI and analytic tools.

This role requires an individual with excellent attention to detail, who can influence the direction of healthcare reporting and analytic solutions while working cross-functionally with Implementation Teams, Account Teams, Product Management, and Sales. The role requires strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, a strong understanding of healthcare, independence, and entrepreneurial ability to work with minimal direction and rapid prototyping.


  • Collaborate with Data Warehouse Implementation teams, BI Administrators, Developers and Analysts for successful development of BI reporting and analytic solutions

  • Design, develop, implement and support reporting and analytics applications leveraging tools such as Cognos, Tableau, SPSS, R, Python to meet client objectives and requirements.

  • Collaborate with BI Architects to influence the design of data models and semantic layers to meet client requirements and SLAs.

  • Gather and translate requirements from clients for building insightful, compelling reports and dashboards that drive decision making

  • Define BI standards, guidelines and best practices for clients, client services, and technical teams

  • Maintain accurate and complete technical documents

  • Recommend strategies to improve performance and capacity of BI tools

  • Provide expert guidance on Business Intelligence (BI) skills and technologies

  • Provide technical training on BI tools to client and internal staff and drive BI tool adoption

  • Support BI tools upgrades in development, testing and documentation

  • Perform data analysis to troubleshoot data issues with BI solutions.

  • Support demos, client presentations, and Business Development efforts

  • Embrace internal support methodologies and SDLC best practices and continuously strive to improve the systems and processes

  • Work with cross-functional business leaders to build scalable and repeatable processes to enable efficient delivery of BI solutions across GHHS clients

Required Technical and Professional Expertise


  • Outstanding analytical skills

  • Experience with and knowledge of end-to-end data warehousing principles, methodologies, and practices

  • Understanding of business strategy, able to provide consultative business analysis, and leverage technical skills to create insightful, effective reports, dashboards, visualizations, and analytics.

  • 5+ years of technology implementation and development experience with a Business Intelligence tool such as Cognos or Tableau.

  • Understanding of semantic layers, Cognos Framework Manager, and/or Tableau Published Data Sources

  • Advanced knowledge of and expert level experience with SQL

  • Ability to thrive in an environment that is tasked with providing data-driven decision support and business intelligence that is timely, accurate and actionable

  • A proven track record of strong communication & data presentation skills, including an ability to effectively communicate and influence both business and technical teams

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience


  • Healthcare or Medicaid reporting and analytic experience

  • Knowledge of dimensional data models (data access, understanding of methodologies and structure)

  • Experience with advanced analytic tools and platforms such as SPSS, SAS, R, Python

  • Experience with reporting, analytics, data mining with unstructured data and Data Lakes

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.