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Working As A Business Objects Developer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $73,727

    Average Salary

What Does A Business Objects Developer Do

Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

Duties

Software developers typically do the following:

  • Analyze users’ needs and then design, test, and develop software to meet those needs
  • Recommend software upgrades for customers’ existing programs and systems
  • Design each piece of an application or a system and plan how the pieces will work together
  • Create a variety of models and diagrams (such as flowcharts) that instruct programmers how to write software code
  • Ensure that a program continues to function normally through software maintenance and testing
  • Document every aspect of an application or a system as a reference for future maintenance and upgrades
  • Collaborate with other computer specialists to create optimum software

Software developers are in charge of the entire development process for a software program. They may begin by asking how the customer plans to use the software. They must identify the core functionality that users need from software programs. Software developers must also determine user requirements that are unrelated to the functionality of software, such as the level of security and performance needs. They design the program and then give instructions to programmers, who write computer code and test it.

If the program does not work as expected or if testers find it too difficult to use, software developers go back to the design process to fix the problems or improve the program. After the program is released to the customer, a developer may perform upgrades and maintenance.

Developers usually work closely with computer programmers. However, in some companies, developers write code themselves instead of giving instructions to the programmers.

Developers who supervise a software project from the planning stages through implementation sometimes are called information technology (IT) project managers. These workers monitor the project’s progress to ensure that it meets deadlines, standards, and cost targets. IT project managers who plan and direct an organization’s IT department or IT policies are included in the profile on computer and information systems managers.

The following are examples of types of software developers:

Applications software developers design computer applications, such as word processors and games, for consumers. They may create custom software for a specific customer or commercial software to be sold to the general public. Some applications software developers create complex databases for organizations. They also create programs that people use over the Internet and within a company’s intranet.

Systems software developers create the systems that keep computers functioning properly. These could be operating systems for computers that the general public buys or systems built specifically for an organization. Often, systems software developers also build the system’s interface, which is what allows users to interact with the computer. Systems software developers are creating the operating systems that control most of the consumer electronics in use today, including the systems in phones or cars.

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How To Become A Business Objects Developer

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree in computer science and strong computer programming skills.

Education

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree, typically in computer science, software engineering, or a related field. A degree in mathematics is also acceptable. Computer science degree programs are the most common, because they tend to cover a broad range of topics. Students should focus on classes related to building software in order to better prepare themselves for work in the occupation. For some positions, employers may prefer a master’s degree.

Although writing code is not their first priority, developers must have a strong background in computer programming. They usually gain this experience in school. Throughout their career, developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

Software developers also need skills related to the industry in which they work. Developers working in a bank, for example, should have knowledge of finance so that they can understand a bank’s computing needs.

Other Experience

Many students gain experience in software development by completing an internship at a software company while in college.

Some software developers first work as computer programmers and then are given more responsibility as they gain experience. Eventually, they become developers.

Advancement

Software developers can advance to become information technology (IT) project managers, also called computer and information systems managers, a position in which they oversee the software development process.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Developers must analyze users’ needs and then design software to meet those needs.

Communication skills. Developers must be able to give clear instructions to others working on a project. They must also explain to their customers how the software works and answer any questions that arise.

Computer skills. Developers must understand computer capabilities and programming languages in order to design effective software.

Creativity. Developers are the creative minds behind new computer software.

Detail oriented. Developers often work on many parts of an application or system at the same time and must therefore be able to concentrate and pay attention to detail.

Interpersonal skills. Software developers must be able to work well with others who contribute to designing, developing, and programming successful software.

Problem-solving skills. Because developers are in charge of software from beginning to end, they must be able to solve problems that arise throughout the design process.

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Business Objects Developer Career Paths

Business Objects Developer
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Application Manager
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BI Architect
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Crystal Reports Developer BI Developer Business Intelligence Developer
Business Intelligence Architect
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Business Administrator Project Manager Business Consultant
Business Intelligence Lead
8 Yearsyrs
Crystal Reports Developer Data Analyst
Data Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Development Administrator Senior Administrator Project Manager
Delivery Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Business Intelligence Developer Business Consultant Senior Manager
Director Of Analytics
13 Yearsyrs
Business Intelligence Analyst Project Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Enterprise Architecture
14 Yearsyrs
Business Intelligence Lead Business Intelligence Manager
Director Of Intelligence
12 Yearsyrs
BI Consultant Senior Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Development Administrator Senior Software Engineer Senior Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Business Architect Solutions Architect Chief Information Officer
President & Chief Technology Officer
13 Yearsyrs
Business Intelligence Analyst Business Consultant Senior Business Analyst
Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
9 Yearsyrs
Business Intelligence Developer Data Warehouse Developer
Senior Database Developer
8 Yearsyrs
Business Objects Consultant BOS Developer Senior Software Engineer
Senior Developer Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Database Administrator Information Systems Manager
Senior Manager-Systems
11 Yearsyrs
BI Developer Tableau Developer
Senior Tableau Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Business Administrator Human Resources Coordinator Technical Recruiter
Technical Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Development Manager Manager Applications Development
Vice President Of Application Development
11 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Qlikview Developer 2.7 years
Cognos Developer 2.5 years
Developer 2.2 years
Tableau Developer 2.1 years
BOS Developer 2.0 years
ETL Developer 2.0 years
BI Developer 1.9 years
Reports Developer 1.7 years
Junior Developer 1.4 years
Top Careers Before Business Objects Developer
Developer 10.8%
Designer 4.7%
Consultant 4.4%
Programmer 1.6%
Top Careers After Business Objects Developer
Developer 4.2%
Consultant 4.0%

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Business Objects Developer Demographics

Gender

Male

66.7%

Female

30.2%

Unknown

3.1%
Ethnicity

White

37.0%

Asian

34.6%

Unknown

11.3%

Hispanic or Latino

8.8%

Black or African American

8.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Vietnamese

28.6%

Telugu

14.3%

French

14.3%

Hindi

14.3%

Spanish

14.3%

Urdu

14.3%
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Business Objects Developer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

7.2%

Northern Illinois University

7.2%

Queens College of the City University of New York

5.8%

University of Texas at Dallas

5.8%

Lamar University

5.8%

Florida International University

5.8%

Virginia International University

5.8%

York College of the City University of New York

5.8%

University of Alabama

4.3%

University of Central Florida

4.3%

New York University

4.3%

Adelphi University

4.3%

Tulane University

4.3%

Villanova University

4.3%

Webster University

4.3%

Wayne State University

4.3%

Texas A&M University

4.3%

University of Portland

4.3%

Stratford University

4.3%

Louisiana State University and A&M College

2.9%
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Majors

Computer Science

31.8%

Business

9.5%

Engineering

8.4%

Electrical Engineering

8.2%

Computer Engineering

7.7%

Computer Applications

7.1%

Information Technology

5.2%

Computer Information Systems

3.9%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.2%

Finance

2.6%

Mechanical Engineering

2.2%

Information Systems

1.9%

Accounting

1.5%

Management Information Systems

1.3%

Mathematics

1.3%

Management

0.9%

Computer Networking

0.9%

Chemical Engineering

0.9%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

0.9%

Astronomy And Astrophysics

0.9%
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Degrees

Bachelors

54.5%

Masters

35.2%

Other

6.6%

Associate

1.7%

Certificate

0.9%

Diploma

0.6%

Doctorate

0.6%
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Real Business Objects Developer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Business Objects Developer Planwell LLC Fremont, CA Nov 18, 2016 $144,248
Business Objects Data Services Developer Sagarsoft, Inc. Naperville, IL May 02, 2016 $133,568
Business Objects Data Services Developer Sagarsoft, Inc. Naperville, IL Feb 05, 2016 $133,568
Senior Business Objects Developer Astor & Sanders Corporation Washington, DC Oct 30, 2015 $130,000
Senior Business Objects Developer Astor & Sanders Corporation Rockville, MD Oct 11, 2015 $130,000
Business Objects Data Services Developer Sagarsoft, Inc. Alexandria, VA Aug 05, 2015 $123,133
Senior Business Objects Developer Astor & Sanders Corporation Washington, DC Sep 29, 2016 $120,000
SR. Business Objects Developer Planwell, LLC Fremont, CA Nov 08, 2015 $120,000
Business Objects Developer Infoblox Inc. Santa Clara, CA Aug 01, 2015 $119,350 -
$150,000
Etl/Business Objects Developer Sagarsoft, Inc. Marysville, OH Feb 29, 2016 $118,959
Business Objects Administrator/Developer Information Innovators Inc. Rockville, MD Oct 01, 2015 $118,110
Active Safety Object Tracking Developer Delphi Corporation Agoura Hills, CA Mar 30, 2016 $117,146
Business Objects Software Developer It Intellectuals Corporation Dallas, TX Apr 09, 2015 $95,000
Business Objects Developer Techmind Software Solutions LLC Washington, DC May 09, 2016 $95,000 -
$125,000
SR. Business Objects Developer Fleetcor Technologies Operating Company LLC Brentwood, TN Sep 15, 2015 $93,600
SR. Business Objects Developer Vedicsoft Solutions, LLC. Iselin, NJ Apr 17, 2015 $93,018 -
$104,000
Developer, SAP Business Objects TXU Energy Retail Company LLC Irving, TX Mar 07, 2016 $91,200 -
$121,200
Business Objects Developer Amicus Systems Inc. Washington, DC May 12, 2016 $91,000
Business Objects Administrator/Developer Information Innovators Inc. Rockville, MD Oct 17, 2016 $90,688
SR. SAP Business Objects Developer American Unit, Inc. New York, NY Sep 25, 2015 $78,000
SR. Business Objects Developer American Unit, Inc. Jersey City, NJ Sep 26, 2016 $78,000
Business Object & Crystal Report Royal Technocrats Inc. Houston, TX Jan 12, 2015 $77,875
Business Objects Developer Sarayu Consultants Inc. Salt Lake City, UT Apr 20, 2016 $76,586
Business Objects Developer Vedicsoft Solutions LLC Sacramento, CA Sep 21, 2015 $76,482
SAP Business Objects Data Services Developer Libsys, Inc. Naperville, IL Jan 10, 2016 $75,000
SAP Business Objects Developer Caprus It Inc. New York, NY Aug 25, 2016 $75,000

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Top Skills for A Business Objects Developer

  1. Objects Universes
  2. Web Intelligence
  3. Business Objects XI
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  • Involved in performance tuning and optimization on business objects universes by creating aggregate tables.
  • Converted reports from desktop Intelligence to web intelligence using Report conversion tool and migrated the converted reports to the new environment.
  • Created complex variables, breaks, sorts, filter and conditions for various reports in Business Objects XI 3.1 environment.
  • Used various data providers like Freehand SQL and Flat files to extract data from different sources and tuned for better performance.
  • Created BO Dashboards and Reports with SalesForce.com driven data and embedded with SalesForce.com Portal using LaunchWorks LaunchPortal application.

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