Power BI Developer

Chicago, Illinois, USA Corporate Applications Full-time
Cision Ltd is a leading global provider of innovative earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision’s Communications Cloud platform allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact of PR and Communications Teams’ campaigns. Cision has over 4,500 employees with offices in 23 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about our products and services, visit www.cision.com and follow us on Twitter @Cision.
Cision employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join that group! We invest in our people through training and professional development and we empower them to grow their careers - because the most important measure of our success is yours.

Cision is looking for a talented PBI Developer with a passion for working with data. Our Business Intelligence Analyst will be involved in transforming, aligning and analyzing company data to providing meaningful insights throughout the organization. Analysis performed by this team directly influences strategic decision making across the Global company.  


  • Data modelling capabilities including designing effective BI data models 
  • Perform UX design activities and Power BI navigation features (e.g. bookmarks, drill-throughs) to guide end-users through a data-driven story 
  • Developing calculations in DAX which are accurate and performant on large datasets 
  • Perform required transformations in Power BI query editor 
  • Proactively monitor and evaluate the impact of monthly Power BI releases 
  • Publishing reports via the Power BI service, managing them through distribution of apps and monitoring usage/data refreshes/security access 
  • Understand business requirements and be able to relate these to the supporting system requirements producing simple technical specifications for the work to be done 
  • Work with all areas of the business to understand data structures, determine data definitions and evaluate the accuracy of data elements 
  • Working with our clients to manage User Acceptance Testing (UAT) processes and fixing any defects identified 
  • Shaping an approach for governance and deployment of Power BI, including advising on licensing, distribution/sharing, training and support 
  • Create Azure Analysis Services models and Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports


  • Bachelor's degree or graduate degree and 5+ years of related work experience 
  • 3+ years’ experience as a Power BI developer 
  • Aptitude writing T-SQL statements and an understanding of logical and physical data modeling 
  • Significant experience with Data Management, Business Intelligence and Analytics concepts including: Extract, Transform, Load (ETL), Data Warehousing, Data Lakes, Data Cubes, Data Quality and Data Profiling 
  • Data Governance, Master Data Management and Metadata Management 
  • Deep understanding of security as it pertains to data access, scope, and distribution of reports and dashboards
  • Experience creating a range of documentation that will include technical documents, workflows, diagrams, business requirements documents and other requested documentation
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Azure Business Intelligence tools is preferred 
  • Experience using R, Python and Machine Learning is a plus  
Cision is committed to building an environment where all employees are set up to thrive and reach their full potential. We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is vital to driving our culture, sparking innovation and achieving long-term success. Cision is proud to have joined more than 600 companies in signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.
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