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Data Engineer

Madison, WI
A Data Engineer works with business owners to develop and define key business questions, and engineering teams to understand data sources, and transforms data into actionable business information. Data Engineers strive to develop and operate stable, scalable, low cost solutions to flow data from production systems into the data warehouse and into end-user facing applications and will engineer data transformations that combine data from diverse systems to create business intelligence. They diagnose and fix complex data integrity problems, and data warehouse operational problems.
The candidate must be a leader who can draw upon solid analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, and development skills. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

Successful candidates will: 
  • Possess technical knowledge that is broad and deep, from data models to optimal transformations.
  • Have deep hands-on expertise with data and business intelligence technologies.
  • Play a leading role in the implementation and deployment of a successful enterprise-level data architecture, and application.
  • Think in terms not just of code and application but of architecture and model.
  • Communicate ideas effectively to others within your division.
  • Influence and drive data engineering best practices.
  • Influence your team’s technical and business strategy by making insightful contributions to the team’s priorities and approach.
  • Contribute significantly to team planning.
  • Get a lot done, working very efficiently and routinely delivering the right things.
  • Mentor others to improve their skills, their knowledge of systems, and their ability to get things done.

Successful candidates will have: 
  • Strong analytical skills to understand complex processes and systems as well as the creativity to provide innovative solutions.
  • Organizational skills with ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to deal with technical and business ambiguity while delivering clarity of vision for projects and programs.
  • Solid communication and influencing skills, adjusting style to effectively collaborate with Software Engineers to Business Leaders.
 
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in technology or business.
  • 7+ years experience designing, developing, deploying, and maintaining large-scale data warehouse systems in a relational database environment.
  • Dimensional Modeling experience based on the Kimball methodology.
· Informatica PowerCenter administration and development using PowerCenter 8.0 or newer. 
· Experience defining complex SQL Queries.
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in technology.
  • Strategic thinking to creative and detailed team leadership skills.
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills.
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