Database Developer

The Database Developer will be a key support member of the Data Services team. The top objective is to build database solutions that give Pursuant’s clients a competitive edge. This role will focus on loading large quantities of data in a short amount of time helping both clients and strategic internal leaders identify hidden insights. The Database Developer is a key partner with the data analyst team to support reporting, analysis, predictive models, visualization, and dashboards. The technology currently in place is a Microsoft SQL Server solution.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, and/or Business with related experience
  • 2+ years in software development
  • 2+ years in database developer roles
  • 2+ years supporting data consolidation, data acquisition, ETL, SQL IDEs and/or business intelligence solutions; Experience SSIS preferred
  • Direct experience with at least two of the following:  SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, Postgres
  • Solid SQL, stored procedures, database triggers, views, and other database manipulation languages/methods required
  • Strong experience in at least one RDBMS platform (e.g., Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, etc.); Microsoft SQL Server preferred
  • Working knowledge of conceptual, logical, and physical data modeling; dimensional modeling preferred
  • Industry focus in and/or passion for nonprofit desired
  • Knowledge of reporting technologies (e.g., SSRS, Jasper, Tableau, etc.) preferred
  • Strong technical problem-solving skills and enthusiastic about learning new tools & technologies
  • Ability to adhere to work plans and track assignments with minimal guidance
  • Solid oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Skills in Microsoft Office suite including PowerPoint, Visio, Word, and Excel


  • MCSE: Business Intelligence certification a plus

Competencies/Work Style:

  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent communicator/information sharer
  • Strong work ethic/personal initiative/ownership to deliver high quality
  • Strong relationship and expectation management skills
  • Effectively manages multiple activities of varying complexities
  • Time/prioritization management skills
  • Flexible and comfortable with change and ambiguity
  • Self-motivated/independent/resourceful
  • Excited about opportunities in an entrepreneurial environment


  • Serve as a technical developer to load, cleanse, and summarize information into database structures
  • Partner with team members to formulate, implement, test, and validate ETL solutions
  • Comfortable testing data load processes for data accuracy
  • Responsible to prepare data files needed for Direct Marketing Communications using the approved business rules
  • Work with data analysts, client account managers, and client resources to understand the scope of work, priorities, and requirements for the data solution
  • Proactively follow standard system processes and enhancements to system; Ensure that solution design adheres to good design practices; Accountable for designated area of solution quality
  • Support solution processes (e.g., data loads, aggregation processes, enrichment, historical analysis, etc.) as part of standard daily work load to complete client commitments
  • Build data solutions with a strong focus on re-usability; leverage work across multiple client environments
  • Identify data issues and drive improvements in data hygiene
  • Contribute to defining time tables and project plans
  • Understand and work with data in varying degrees of complexity and scale

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