What does a Senior BI Engineer do?

BI engineers design, implement, and maintain systems used to collect and analyze business intelligence data. They create dashboards, databases, and other platforms that allow for efficient collection and evaluation of BI data. They work closely with marketing staff and other stakeholder to gain an understanding of BI goals and objectives to ensure the systems and their capabilities support competitive research efforts that achieve those goals. They may train other staff members on the use of BI tools and programs.

BI engineers typically have a bachelor’s degree in a computer science field, or credentials specifically related to business intelligence. They must be comfortable designing and implementing data collection and analysis systems. These roles require familiarity with data visualization software programs and related tools. Experience with computer programming or an engineering background is an advantage.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Senior BI Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$127,099 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$99K
Median: $127K
$163K
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Senior BI Engineer Career Path

Learn how to become a Senior BI Engineer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L4
Bi Engineer Senior
$127,099/yr
L5
Bi Engineer Iv
$102,757/yr
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Senior BI Engineer Insights

Read what Senior BI Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
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Nov 4, 2021

“I thought the work environment was enjoyable and I felt my work was appreciated at WBS.”

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May 11, 2021

“You will get the opportunities to grow your career Great support from management Leaders are true guides here”

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Oct 9, 2020

“It never felt like there was any real understanding of how to build a good reporting team.”

AmazonAmazon
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Aug 29, 2019

“It can be a good place to learn if you are early in your career.”

EpicEpic
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Sep 4, 2020

“I had worked for Epic for over 9 years and was internally ranked as a top performer”

AmazonAmazon
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Jun 26, 2020

“I was impressed how genuinely nice and helpful everyone is.”

De HeusDe Heus
BI Developer
Apr 9, 2021

“Quite Good Salary and Bonus.”

Raiffeisen InternationalRaiffeisen International
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Feb 13, 2021

“You have a lot of opportunities to grow and this is possible if you really want to.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a senior bi engineer

When working as a senior bi engineer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are SQL Server, Development Methodology, SSRS Ssis, Shell Scripting, and Agile Software Development.

The most similar professions to senior bi engineer are:
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The most common qualifications to become a senior bi engineer include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.