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Senior SQL Server Developer

Pittsburgh, PA 15275

Employment Type: Contract Industry: Information Technology / Systems Job Number: 824 Pay Rate: 145,000
  • Configure sales compensation system (Varicent (aka IBM Cognos ICM)) application to successfully construct the required solution
  • Design system architecture, data model, information flow, input and output configuration and reports.
  • Identify table needs and design
  • Present solutions that are consistent with the architecture and application design
  • Write and test calculations in accordance with the application framework
  • Assist the customer in making decisions to properly and creatively utilize features to meet the customer’ s needs
  • Complete needs / requirements analysis and recommend cost effective and justifiable solutions; interact with customers regarding business requirements
  • Prepare estimates and develops project plans. Communicates project status regularly to the Project Management team; coordinate and communicate with project manager and other project resources
  • Coordinate interaction with internal departments in the areas of procurement, kick-off meetings or conference calls, resource assignment and hand-off meetings or conference calls.
  • Diagnose and resolve technical issues as they are reported. Provide technical consultation to other IT groups.
  • Support system availability (tier 1 support) on a rotating basis.
  • Participate in vendor evaluations and provide recommendations.
  • Contribute to the development of new functionality and design capabilities
  • Assist with the installation and configuration of software applications in accordance with specifications
  • Develop, implement, support and maintain the sales compensation system
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor Degree in technical or business area and 5 years of experience in computer business applications and data modeling/management (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • Expertise with complete application development lifecycle;
  • Expertise with Microsoft SQL Server programming (SQL procedures and functions); knowledge of data mapping and ETL tools
  • Experience with process analysis, process re-engineering, project management and data conversion including translations and transformations (or equivalent combination of education and experience) is strongly preferred
  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently/proactively
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with different levels of management, as well as both business and technical departments
  • Proficiency in diverse facets of business analysis, including Business Process Mapping, Data Architecture, Technical Architecture, and Workflow Analysis.
  • Solid understanding of diverse environments and components - mainframe, Unix, Windows, database, networks, etc.
  • Goal-oriented team leader adept at building strong relationships with coworkers and customers
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience with Java Script is a plus
  • Knowledge and experience with Sales Compensation systems, practices and functionality is a plus
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting abilities
  • Must have strong customer service acumen
  • Willingness and ability to learn new technologies in support of the job

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:
  • Bachelor Degree in technical or business area and 5 years of experience in computer business applications and data modeling/ management (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have strong customer service acumen


Ryan McKigney

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