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

Directions Research seeks a Senior Database Developer to assist with designing and implementing an enterprise scale data management solution. As a Senior Database Developer, 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

This position is not eligible for immigration sponsorship.

 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
  • Hands-on technical knowledge of data modeling, ETL, and SQL query performance tuning
  • Advanced SQL query writing skills (e.g., complex joins, subqueries)
  • Possess a strong sense of ownership and positive "can do" attitude
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or related degree

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: 

Independently recognized as one of the top business decision insight firms in the nation, Directions Research combines a highly experienced staff with a unique mix of innovative and proven approaches to answer pressing business issues. Our clients value how we combine primary and connected data from various inputs to create a holistic picture and disseminate the story in an actionable format to move their business forward. Directions excels in the areas of innovation and optimization, customer and brand experience, strategic business intelligence and visualization across a wide range of industries. Our goal is to help our clients make the best informed, intuitive and strategic business decisions over and over again as their products and services move through their life cycles. Consumers are constantly changing and so are the informational needs of brand/marketing leaders and C-suite executives. Directions Research serves as the independent voice of the consumers in today's business world. Privately-held by the senior members of the firm, Directions is based in Cincinnati with regional offices around the country. The firm's work and clients are global.

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