Sr. ETL Developer in Richmond, VA at Vaco

Date Posted: 3/17/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Actively seeking an experienced ETL Developer responsible for delivering solutions that supports the organization's data analytics initiative. He/she will work with innovative technologies to manage and support key projects that provide critical data processing services to internal and customer-facing business applications and services. These database systems are primarily based on SQL Server and Microsoft technologies, specifically Azure, and may extend to other Cloud or Open-Source solutions in the future.

The primary responsibility of this role will be to design the data acquisition, data staging, loading, and transformation of data through ETL processes. The role is also expected to have a broad DW background to allow contributions in Database Administration and BI Development when needed.

Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated track record of analyzing business needs and delivering high quality solutions in a fast-paced environment with the ability to support and improve current implementations, with minimal supervision. Candidate would also provide technical leadership proactively identifying and pursuing technical and process opportunities for improvements. Clear communication to senior leadership, along with detailed planning and execution is critical to success for this role.



Position Responsibilities:

  • Designs and develops ETL/ELT solutions using data warehouse design best practices specifically Azure Data Factory ETL/ELT solutions.
  • Analyze data requirements, complex source data, and the data model, and determine the best methods in extracting, transforming and loading the data into the data staging, warehouse and other system integration projects.
  • Analyze business requirements and outline solutions.
  • Provide technical assistance in identifying, evaluating, and developing systems and procedures.
  • Document all ETL and data warehouse processes and flows.
  • Create or update technical documentation for transition to support teams.
  • Develop automated data audit and validation processes.
  • Develop and deploy ETL job workflow with reliable error/exception handling and rollback.
  • Manage foundational data administration tasks such as scheduling jobs, troubleshooting job errors, identifying issues with job windows, assisting with Database backups and performance tuning.
  • Design, Develop, Test, Adapt ETL code & jobs to accommodate changes in source data and new business requirements.
  • Provides senior technical leadership to design, architecture, integration and support of the entire data sourcing platform with a focus on high availability, performance, scalability and maintainability
  • Manage automation of file processing as well as all ETL processes within a job workflow.
  • Develop, Contribute and adhere to the development of standards and sound procedural practices.
  • Proactively communicate innovative ideas, solutions, and capabilities over and above the specific task request
  • Effectively communicate status, workloads, offers to assist other areas.
  • Collaboratively work with a team and independently. Continuously strive for high performing business solutions
  • Perform and coordinate unit and system integration testing.
  • Participate in design review sessions and ensure all solutions are aligned to pre-defined architectural specifications.
  • Ensure data quality throughout entire ETL process, including audits and feedback loops to sources of truth.

Organizational Relationship:
This position reports to the IT Data Team Lead.

Position Qualifications (Required)

Education & Experience:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in a technology area of study; preferably in Computer Science, MIS or Analytics.
  • 10+ years equivalent work experience in Information Technology.
  • 8+ years of previous experience supporting data warehouse implementations
  • 5+ years ETL development experience preferably using Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools/BIDS, with deep and thorough hands-on use of T-SQL.
  • 5+ years of experience in relational and data warehouse database design, optimization and performance; preferably with MS SQL Server.
  • Expertise/working knowledge in Data Warehouse Practices and Azure Data Factory
  • 3+ years of experience with API (Application Program Interface) development.
  • 7+ years in a structured IT organization with a variety of methodologies, and strong technical environment management.
  • Experience with multiple SDLC methodologies - Waterfall and Agile.
  • Extensive experience with data dictionaries, data analysis and relational databases.
  • Proven understanding of SQL optimization (indexing and ability to interpret and act on execution plans).

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Creative problem solver with excellent communication, leadership and collaboration skills.
  • Advanced decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Business acumen, knowledge and professionalism
  • Proactive leadership style and a self-starter and strong attention to detail
  • A clear and familiar understanding of the concepts and best practices of data warehouse ETL design
  • Demonstrated expertise around the Microsoft SQL Server technologies (primarily SSIS).
  • Foundational Database administration skills; Broad DW skills including Semantic Layer, Basic BI Development and basic data modeling & data analysis
  • Methodical and structured approach to design and development.
  • Delivery focused with the ability to prioritize activities.
  • Flexible team player within a small, multi-disciplinary team.

Other Skills (Preferred)

  • Experience with Power BI and other BI tools
  • Microsoft Azure Certification in Data or Cloud Solutions
  • Experience with data extraction from Microsoft CRM/ERP (AX and D365) Cloud solutions
  • Streaming data analytics
  • Data Science knowledge
  • PowerShell experience

Job Requirements

ETL, SQL, Azure, Power BI, PowerShell