Nov 01, 2018

Database Developer

  • Gospel for Asia
  • Wills Point, TX, USA
Full time IT

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Database Developer


Posted On 10/30/2018

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Job Description

Gospel for Asia is seeking a Database Developer with a heart for transforming the lives of the impoverished and hurting through Jesus Christ. As a Database Developer with GFA, at our headquarters outside Dallas Texas, you will work with a close-knit team to develop, maintain, and enhance a wide variety of mission-critical database applications and analytic data marts.  This is an opportunity to let God put your talents to use in a Christ-focused ministry with an enormous eternal impact.

Essential Functions:

  • Designs, develops, and maintains enterprise operational database applications used by GFA staff to carry out their ministry effectively and efficiently.
  • Works with end users and business analysts to find new ways of automating or streamlining common tasks, and develops the software and automation to support those changes.
  • Supports decision support analysts by managing and extending an extensive reporting and analysis data mart, and develops back-end data sources for complex reports.
  • Consults with team to prototype, refine, test, and debug applications; critiques and solicits feedback on database applications. Implements modifications based on feedback from teammates, users, and management.
  • Publishes documentation of developed applications including the logic, coding, management and modifications of solutions.
  • Works with web developers to integrate donor data into our donor self-service website.
  • Provides technical assistance by responding to inquiries from others regarding errors, problems, or questions about developed applications and solutions.

Ability to:

  • Maintain a servant heart and attitude toward the fellow staff
  • Be flexible and adaptable to changing technology stacks.
  • Learn new programming skills, languages and systems.
  • Learn quickly and use a variety of resources to solve problems outside of your experience.
  • Be self-motivated to meet time schedules, deadlines and plan and organize work.
  • Work confidentially and with discretion.
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Communicate with clarity, diplomacy, patience, and courtesy
  • Create clear and detailed documentation of key systems and processes

Knowledge of:

  • Advanced SQL programming and database analytics techniques
  • Microsoft SQL Server programming and tuning
  • C#.Net Windows programming experience helpful
  • Powershell, Perl, or similar scripting language
  • Creating clean, maintainable, and well-documented code
  • Basic data processing techniques

Other Qualifications:

  • Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Education: BA/BS in related field. Equivalent education, experience, or training may be substituted for education.
  • Experience: 3-5 years professional experience in database development or a closely related field.

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