BI Developer & BI Manager Resume Storytelling Example

Without Storytelling

What was the problem and what were the challenges?

The company internally had over 300 databases, spread across a variety of technologies (MS SQL, Oracle, Netezza, MySQL, InterSystems Cache).  There was no consolidated view of what data was maintained in each of these systems, leaving the firm vulnerable on many fronts.  Senior management recognized these risks and defined an initiative to establish a Data Standards and Information Governance program for use across the entire company.

What was produced and delivered?

The intent of the project was to create a consolidated repository where meta-data about the information stored in each system could be tracked, allowing us to view data protection requirements at levels ranging from firm wide to individual fields.

Who got value from the solution?

 Senior management recognized these risks and defined an initiative to establish a Data Standards and Information Governance program for use across the entire company. Management was happy, but the team received the biggest recognition from the Risk and Compliance Officer. The company provided financial services so not having a good information governance program was very risky indeed.

What was your role? What did you do?

While working in the technology group, I served as the data lead and report developer for the major project being run by our Data Standards group. My responsibility was to bring data from various schema profiling tools into the new data store, and then create the interface and views necessary to allow people with different levels of technology background to utilize this information as the firm made it’s first attempts at an overarching data stewardship initiative.

I was also responsible for providing recommendations for information which seemed to lack the adequate protections for its level of sensitivity, such as Personally Identifiable Information, for clients or company confidential information which wasn’t being properly protected or masked.

The intent of the project was to create a consolidated repository where meta-data about the information stored in each system could be tracked, allowing us to view data protection requirements at levels ranging from firm wide to individual fields.

Revised Version With Storytelling

What was missing from my client’s original resume was the significance of the project. Data standardization and information governance was important industry wide, so I put that front and center.

We also added some background on the company and included information about a recognition he received.  A recognition doesn’t need to be an award or as part of a formal process, it can be an informal as an email from your manager.


Served as a Senior BI Developer and Hands-on Manager for a data-driven organization, as the business grew to be a market leader in financial services. Recognized for technical strengths in designing and delivering critical solutions to business problems.

  • Data Standards & Information Governance: Served as data lead and report developer, for an Enterprise Information Management initiative.
  • As a team, recognized by the Risk and Compliance Officer for delivering essential information governance capabilities, essentially creating order and structure for our data assets.
  • Contributed to establishing a consolidated and standardized metadata repository for data stored across 300 databases (MS SQL, Oracle, Netezza, MySQL, and InterSystems Caché).
  • Captured and loaded data from schema profiling tools, and then, created the interface and views for accessing information.
  • Identified and recommended actions for securing highly sensitive and confidential information.