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Become A Microstrategy Developer

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Working As A Microstrategy Developer

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

  • $92,500

    Average Salary

What Does A Microstrategy 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.


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 Microstrategy Developer

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


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.


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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Microstrategy Developer Career Paths

Microstrategy Developer
Consultant Business Analyst-Consultant Senior Systems Analyst
Application Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Architect Senior Manager Business Consultant
Business Intelligence Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Architect And Developer Solutions Architect Senior Manager
Director Of Analytics
13 Yearsyrs
Consultant Business Consultant Business Intelligence Manager
Director Of Intelligence
12 Yearsyrs
Architect And Developer Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Project Manager Program Manager
Information Technology Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
BI Developer Senior Software Engineer
Lead Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Business Analyst
Quality Assurance Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Architect Project Coordinator Business Analyst
Senior Data Analyst-
6 Yearsyrs
BI Developer Business Intelligence Developer SQL BI Developer
Senior ETL Developer
5 Yearsyrs
Lead Technician Systems Administrator Software Engineer
Senior Programmer Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Lead Technician Technical Support Specialist Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
Tableau Developer Development Administrator Senior Software Engineer
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
7 Yearsyrs
Tableau Developer Engineer Quality Assurance Engineer
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
6 Yearsyrs
Architect Senior Project Manager Contractor/Consultant
Senior Software Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Project Leader Business Analyst
Senior Systems Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Architect
Solutions Architect
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Architect Senior Project Manager Principal Consultant
Solutions Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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Microstrategy Developer Education


University of Delaware


University of Missouri - Saint Louis


University of Bridgeport


Cornell University


University of Southern Mississippi


George Mason University


University of Central Missouri


University of Cincinnati


Trine University


University of Texas at Arlington


More Tech Institute


Harvard University


Ferris State University


Shenandoah University


City College of New York of the City University of New York


Washington State University


University of Maryland - University College


New Jersey Institute of Technology


University of Mississippi


Point Loma Nazarene University

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Electrical Engineering




Computer Applications


Electrical Engineering Technology




Computer Information Systems


Information Technology




Information Systems


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Information Sciences


Management Information Systems


Project Management




Specialized Sales And Merchandising


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Real Microstrategy Developer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Microstrategy Developer Associate AQR Capital Management, LLC Greenwich, CT Oct 15, 2015 $165,000 -
Microstrategy Developer The Matlen Silver Group, Inc. Charlotte, NC Oct 01, 2014 $161,659
SR. Microstrategy Developer Select Source International Irving, TX Mar 10, 2016 $160,160
Microstrategy Developer The Matlen Silver Group, Inc. Charlotte, NC Jul 20, 2015 $150,264
SR. Microstrategy Developer/Administrator (Softw Systems Integration Solutions, Inc. Emeryville, CA Nov 27, 2014 $146,090
Microstrategy Developer Winery Exchange Inc. Novato, CA Aug 22, 2016 $138,500
SR. Microstrategy Developer/Administrator Systems Integration Solutions, Inc. Emeryville, CA Nov 11, 2013 $137,742
Microstrategy Developer Sungard Consulting Services LLC Irving, TX Sep 18, 2013 $134,098
Microstrategy Developer Sungard Consulting Services LLC Irving, TX Nov 15, 2013 $134,098
Senior Microstrategy Developer Cormac Corporation Columbia, MD Oct 17, 2016 $130,000
SR. Microstrategy Developer Diversant LLC Charlotte, NC Jun 29, 2015 $130,000 -
SR. Microstrategy Developer/Administrator (Software ENG) Systems Integration Solutions, Inc. Concord, CA Oct 22, 2014 $129,561
Microstrategy Developer Meta Dimensions Inc. Falls Church, VA Jan 15, 2016 $125,757
Microstrategy Developer Teradata Operations, Inc. San Francisco, CA Oct 15, 2014 $102,000
Microstrategy Developer Rhapsody International Inc. Seattle, WA May 05, 2016 $102,000
Microstrategy Developer Teradata Operations, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 17, 2014 $102,000
Microstrategy Developer Teradata Operations, Inc. Hoffman Estates, IL Jun 16, 2014 $102,000
Senior Microstrategy Developer Iris Software, Inc. Fort Mill, SC Apr 25, 2016 $100,000
SR. Microstrategy Developer Pantar Solutions Inc. Los Angeles, CA Feb 11, 2015 $84,800
SR. Microstrategy Developer Pantar Solutions Inc. Los Angeles, CA Jan 19, 2015 $84,800
Microstrategy Developer (SAP System Analyst) Hyundai Information Service North America LLC Irvine, CA Feb 04, 2013 $84,000
Microstrategy Developer Ozelmas Corporation Vienna, VA Sep 02, 2015 $83,480
Microstrategy Developer I Chili Corporate Solutions Inc. Austin, TX Jul 01, 2015 $82,500 -
Microstrategy Developer HCL Global Systems Inc. Addison, TX May 19, 2016 $82,228
Microstrategy Report Developer Openx Technologies, Inc. Pasadena, CA Oct 12, 2015 $81,984 -
Microstrategy Developer Orbitz Worldwide, LLC Chicago, IL Mar 31, 2014 $81,840 -

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Top Skills for A Microstrategy Developer


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Top Microstrategy Developer Skills

  1. Dynamic Dashboards
  2. Microstrategy Desktop
  3. Pl/Sql
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Created Interactive and Dynamic Dashboards in Flash modes for Business Users using Widgets, Panels, Selector Controls, etc.
  • Employed MicroStrategy Desktop in designing the MicroStrategy projects.
  • Involved in back end development of Oracle PL/SQL objects for report creation.
  • Configured reports for end users in Microstrategy Desktop and Microstrategy Web.
  • Used Project Creation wizard for creating Facts and Attributes.

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