Directions Research, Inc.
  • Analyst
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Directions Research seeks a Data Architect to design and implement an enterprise scale data management solution. As Data Architect, you will work closely with business analytics to realize senior management's vision to empower employees with technology and to create a data centric enterprise.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Translate business processes and requirements into conceptual, logical and physical data models.
  • Actively participate in all phases of the development lifecycle including requirements gathering, process flow analysis, database design, support documentation, performance and tuning, and production implementation
  • Design extraction, translation and loading (ETL) procedures that encompass multiple data streams from both structured and unstructured data streams.
  • Create, modify and test various SQL queries, stored procedures, views, and triggers to make data consumable by a diverse set of systems
  • Collaborate with team members across functions (e.g., data science, research analyst, data analyst) and assist with their data-related requests
  • Ensure data integrity is maintained across projects; mine and analyze data as needed to perform quality reviews
  • Evaluate performance and identify ways to optimize and tune the system
  • Investigate and address production issues as needed; perform root cause analysis
  • Research new technologies, tools, and platforms and identify practical ways these can add value

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of fundamental relational database design and data warehouse best practices
  • Expertise in creating database objects and structures including tables, indexes, views, snapshots, stored procedures, triggers, and functions
  • Extensive hands-on technical knowledge of data modeling, ETL, SQL query performance tuning
  • Advanced SQL query writing skills (e.g., complex joins, subqueries)
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess a strong sense of ownership and positive "can do" attitude
  • Master's or exceptional candidates with Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or related degree

This position is not eligible for immigration sponsorship

Nice to Have Skills:

  • Experience with cloud services and architecture (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Programming in R, JavaScript, and/or SPSS
  • Experience with Agile

 About Us:

We offer an innovative and entrepreneurial environment where you can take the next step in your career.  We are driven by a passion for rich insights, consultative client partnerships and actionable results. We offer the latest techniques and sophisticated analysis while providing visually compelling deliverables that crystalize insights and convey business implications.

Directions is a privately-held firm, owned and operated by our senior staff. We offer a highly competitive compensation package including bonus potential, medical/dental/life/disability insurance, 401(k) match, paid vacation and holiday benefit. The work environment at Directions is an important part of who we are. We foster a unique culture that gives our employees the freedom to create, grow and succeed.  Our employees are surrounded by some of the best talent in the industry. 

Our company is independently recognized as one of the top business decision insight firms in the nation.  The firm combines a highly experienced staff with a unique mix of innovative and proven approaches to answer pressing business issues.  We were recognized in the list of "Top Workplaces" in 2017.

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