Boston, MA
Posted by PeopleSERVE
Employment Type: Contract
Job Id: 4316

Job Description

Our Boston client is looking for a senior MS SQL Server/ETL Developer.


Functional Title:  MS SQL Server ETL Developer – Senior


Key Responsibilities:

  • Review the current database architecture, re-design & develop the new database to improve the efficiency, usability and streamline the data import and export processes.
  • Develop advanced T-SQL code for implementing application business logic using stored procedures, views, and functions.
  • Document specific requirements for data integration, including file format, fields, etc.
  • Develop ETL processes for the import and export of data between the internal systems using SQL Server Integration Services and advanced T-SQL to include stored procedures, user-defined functions, views, etc.
  • Assist in the Creation and Analysis of optimized stored procedures for data pulls for reports/exports.
  • Develop data warehouse objects and processes for the purpose of supporting business intelligence, including ETL, fact/dimension tables, and cubes.
  • Research, analyze, document, and maintain internal Applications and Database architectures.
  • Assist with RICE (Reports, Integrations, Conversions, and Enhancements) through the use of current tools.
  • Provide technical assistance and information to technical and non-technical users.
  • Continually look for opportunities to improve and automate current processes.
  • Ensure adherence and compliance with department policies, guidelines, and objectives.
  • Analyze, design, implement and maintain the businesses critical systems, maintaining at all times the proper data security standards set forth by the organization.

Experience and Skills:

  • Experience with SQL Server databases and their native utilities (Query Analyzer, Analytical Workbench, Etc.)
  • Advanced SQL query-writing skills, Linux/Unix scripting, and automated job scheduling.
  • Experience in ETL Development using standard tools like SSIS, SSAS, or other open source ETL tools.
  • Knowledge of file and file transmission protocols (SFTP, Web Services, etc.).
  • Strong knowledge of networking protocols and ODBC, JDBC connectivity as it relates to user based connectivity.
  • Knowledge of applications security including authentication and role based access control within the DB.
  • Robust data modeling and database design experience.
  • Strong adherence to source control, version management, or configuration management practices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing (clearly and succinctly).
  • Experienced in providing ongoing maintenance and support of IT systems and User communities.
  • Capable of working independently or as part of a large team.
  • Experience in maintaining the confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • SQL Development – ability to write, review and troubleshoot SQL Code and design (stored procs, functions, tables, views, triggers, indexes, constraints ).
  • T-SQL, sqlcmd, bcp, sqldiag, tablediff and other programing and diagnostics – Expert level knowledge/experience.
  • Understanding of Data encryption, TDE, and key management – Intermediate level knowledge/experience.
  • Experience in troubleshooting and resolving database integrity issues, performance issues, blocking and deadlocking issues, replication issues, log shipping issues, connectivity issues, security issues etc.
  • Experience in Performance Tuning, Query Optimization, using Performance Monitor, SQL Profiler and other related monitoring and troubleshooting tools.
  • Strong knowledge of Database server administration and in virtual environments.
  • Strong understanding of how indexes, index management, integrity checks, configuration, patching. How statistics work, how indexes are stored, how they can be created and managed effectively.
  • Knowledge of Database native tools (Profiler, DTA, SSMS, SAC, SSCM, PerfMon, DMVs, and system sprocs).
  • Working experience of other advanced ETL tools is preferred (Informatics, Data Stage, CloverETL, Talend, etc.).
  • Working knowledge Database Error and Exception Handling.
  • Knowledge of Base SAS programming and migration of SAS procs to SQL is a Plus.


  • Minimum 8 years of experience in developing TSQL code, and install/implement on production environments.
  • 5+ years of experience in database architecture and administration, SQL tuning, expdp/impdp, SQL loader, Erwin/Data modeler, OEM and ADDM/AWR generation.
  • 5+ Years of experience in implementing complex ETL processes.
  • 3+ years of experience in database parameter tuning, data guard and golden gate.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is required.
  • Experience in developing MySQL, Oracle, NoSQL (MongoDB, Cassandra etc.) database is a plus.
  • Strong adherence to source control, version management, or configuration management practices.
  • Experience in maintaining the confidentiality of sensitive information, including adhering to state, federal, and department privacy laws and regulations.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

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