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Business Intelligence Engineer

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Job ID: 5522

Updated: Mar 12, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Information Technology


About Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms.  Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.

Essential Job Functions


The Business Intelligence Engineer II is responsible for analysis, requirements gathering, design, development, testing, and documenting to build visualizations leveraging the Firm’s BI Toolset. Possess both technical and business-facing skills that allows driving solutions from a functional and technical perspective. The Business Intelligence team is chartered with providing the skills and innovative technologies to design, develop, produce and sustain data analytics and reporting projects across the firm.

  • Responsible for designing, developing and testing actionable Qlik/Tableau dashboards with strong emphasis on UI and UX design;
  • Ensure support in analysis and design during all phases of software production, including suggesting the most effective solutions for its implementation;
  • Gather and document functional and technical requirements, and translate requirements into solutions using Qlik/Tableau;
  • Collaborate with data engineers on architecture required to support visualization applications and ensure sustainable and timely data pipelines;
  • Proactively identify and communicate dependencies, issues, risks and, or barriers to completing assignments, and escalate to appropriate project stakeholders and, or supervisors;
  • Contribute to and assist in defining best practices around dashboard development, testing, access management and refresh scheduling;
  • Help drive user adoption of visualization applications and evangelize data-driven decision making across the firm;
  • Support the availability and optimized performance of developed applications and visualizations;
  • Maintain changes to data structures, schema and documentation associated with the BI applications;
  • Ensure software standards are met and comply with the firm’s policies on governance and risk mitigation;
  • Recommend enhancements and modifications to optimize business intelligence processes;
  • Work in a highly agile development environment;
  • Develop a strong understanding of the business and its' systems to support the firm's strategic objectives;
  • Be a resource and advocate for data within the organization by teaching and empowering others to use data;
  • Maintains up-to-date awareness of current and future directions of business industry and associated technologies;


  • This job currently operates remotely.  A high-speed internet connection is required to connect to our systems.  At an undetermined point in the future, we may once again be required to work in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

The candidate must have a BA/BS in computer science, related field, or equivalent experience with 5+ years’ experience of reporting and data analytics. The ideal candidate must have good judgment, problem-solving, oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and build positive working relationships. In addition, candidates must be self-motivated, organized, and able to multi-task and effectively prioritize competing demands, along with:

  • Expertise required in the design, development, implementation and maintenance of Tableau and/or Qlik Sense solutions;
  • Proficient in best practices around visualization and story-telling with data;
  • Strong understanding of relevant data security concepts, e.g. row-level, etc;
  • Able to manage requirements gathering and client interactions;
  • Knowledge of database design techniques and advanced SQL skills preferably on the SQL Server platform;
  • Experience working with relational and dimensional data models;
  • Experience working with SSRS and Visual Studio is preferred;
  • Be able to understand and work with disparate data sources;
  • Experience delivering business intelligence solutions in a legal environment is a plus;
  • Ability to quickly understand business issues and data challenges of the organization;
  • The ideal candidate has tactical experience with data warehouse implementations and master data management practices;
  • Self-starter, team-player and will be expected to manage and complete their tasks in a fast-paced results driven environment;


  • Qlik Sense
  • Tableau
  • Transact-SQL Query

How to Apply

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