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Data Developer II

Company: Cognia, Inc.
Location: Tempe
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionEducation is ever-evolving. And so are we.We seek passionate people from diverse backgrounds who are committed to helping improve the work of schools as a trusted partner in advancing learning. By joining the Cognia team, you will be immersed in a community of energetic and resourceful people dedicated to a common vision to impact and inspire education providers to advance and enable pathways of success for all learners. At Cognia we have developed a holistic approach to education that empowers schools to create real outcomes and optimize learning for students of all backgrounds, servicing more than 36,000 institutions, 5 million teachers, and 25 million students in 85 countries. When you join Cognia, you join a team of experts passionate about our mission and embracing our core values in everything we do.NATURE AND SCOPE:Under moderate supervision, the Data Developer II validates, manages, and prepares data for reporting. Combines several sources of data used for reporting test results. The Data Developer II also provides input and support into internal products and systems that affect data in the company. This position follows established protocols and standards when performing tasks and work outside of standard processes and procedures must be approved by department manager.PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Define and oversee all data and reporting activities for assigned projects.
  • Write programs using T-SQL and/or SAS to support validation, cleanup, transformation, and delivery of assessment data and other contract requirements.
  • Execute cleanup and validations on assessment data with operational timelines including monitoring and adjusting of programs as required.
  • Validate and accept educational assessment data including student demographic and test data from various sources and formats.
  • Create and maintain SQL relational database structure to support reporting.
  • Document reporting technical specifications to ensure common understanding of processes and procedures used on a project.
  • Interface with functional groups to review and update existing project work to improve efficiency and quality.
  • Participate in client meetings to ensure a thorough understanding of contract requirements.
  • Provide input, support, and development to internal products and systems.
  • Develop appropriate quality assurance steps to be implemented on projects to ensure data accuracy.
  • Provide support to team members on projects as needed.
  • Perform duties and fulfill responsibilities that may, from time to time, include related or unrelated tasks.JOB REQUIREMENTS:Education & Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree within a related discipline and three (3) to five (5) years of experience in SQL or SAS development, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Knowledge of database architecture is a plus
    • SSIS experience is a plus
    • Crystal reports experience is a plus
    • Working knowledge of base statistical concepts is a plus
    • Experience in educational measurement would be a plusCompetencies:
      • Strong verbal and written communication skills
      • Ability to work within a team environment as well as accomplish individual work
      • Comprehensive knowledge of T-SQL and/or SAS
      • SQL programming of complex views, stored procedures, functions, and scripts
      • Strong understanding of the fundamentals of developing user-facing reports and forms
      • Experience with Visual Studio and C# is a plus
      • Knowledge of regular expressions a plus
      • Knowledge of Microsoft OfficeAnticipated Travel (may include local, national, and/or international travel):
        • Limited travel (0-10%)
        • Travel to Annual All Staff Company Meeting required At Cognia, we recognize the critical role played by our teams in carrying out the organization's important educational mission. As a reflection of that recognition our exceptional benefits offerings include generous paid time off and holiday breaks, comprehensive insurance plans, and a 12.5% retirement savings contribution which is immediately vested, all effective on your date of hire. This represents an affirmative commitment by the organization to attract and retain the highest quality workforce – to ensure our continued ability to effectively serve our mission for years to come. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. Cognia is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Keywords: Cognia, Inc., Tempe , Data Developer II, IT / Software / Systems , Tempe, Arizona

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