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Career Spotlight: Business Intelligence Architect

January 6, 2023

Business Intelligence Architect

Q&A with an ALTA Contractor*


What is a Business Intelligence Architect?

A Business Intelligence Architect oversees the establishment of an organization’s data structures and business intelligence. Their responsibilities typically include designing systems and tools according to the company’s needs, studying the feedback of clients, processing and analyzing extensive data, identifying areas needing improvement, and implementing solutions against problem areas. Furthermore, as a business intelligence architect, it is essential to lead teams to reach goals, all while implementing the company’s data security policies and regulations.

A Quick 6 with an ALTA Contractor

What drew you to this career?

Contractor: Opportunities in the medical insurance industry and the diversity of the company brought me here.

How did you find your way to where you are today? (share a little about your professional journey.)

Contractor: I started as a database engineer and have been interested in front-end dashboard design and development.

What are some challenges you face in your industry?

Contractor: The most challenge in this industry is the data element request.

 What do you love about your career?

Contractor: It can provide a summary and deep data analysis to the DO by using the Business Intelligent tool.

What additional education or certification is required/recommended?

Contractor: Business Intelligent tools such as:

  • MicroStrategy
  • PowerBI
  • Database model and SQL

Some other skills that ALTA IT suggests when looking at a BI Architect as a career.

  • Possess knowledge in policy, computer science, or a similar field or discipline.
  • Support assessments of the organization’s challenges using specialized skills and knowledge.
  • Wireframe UI/UX experience.

Any advice for people looking to get into this field?

Contractor: Have a strong understanding of the data model and query and enjoy report development with tools

Job Outlook:  

The Business Intelligence (BI) Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12% over the forecast period. With the emergence of Big Data and the increasing need to make critical business decisions within a compressed timeframe, BI and analytics tools have gained a substantial market share in the past decade. This trend is expected to increase steadily, along with the advancement of technology and growing investments, during the forecast period.

Pay Outlook:

The average Business Intelligence Architect salary is $132,877 as of 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $114,285 and $154,560. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, and professional experience.  

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