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.
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.
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
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
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.
Since 1979, GFA has been committed to serving the “least of these” in Asia, often in places where no one else is serving, so they can experience the love of God for the first time. GFA supports national workers serving as the hands and feet of Christ in four main ways. Sponsoring national missionaries to minister to people’s needs, sponsoring children, investing in community development and helping families in need of care or during disasters.
GFA's first Core Value is knowing the Lord Jesus more fully and intimately. This value is lived out daily by GFA staff and since its inception; GFA has provided ways for people to live out their commitment to Christ.