MIS Database Developer

Essence Digital
New York, NY
Job Type:
Yrs of Exp:
2+ to 5 years

Job Description

The Company: Essence is a digital agency based in London, New York, San Francisco and Seattle who deliver strategy, media, creative and social solutions globally. They are the digital agency of record for sophisticated clients such as Google, eBay and Expedia; clients at the leading edge of the digital marketplace. We opened our doors in the US in October 2010 and since then the agency has grown with astounding energy and pace. We’ve already started to gain recognition – winning an Effie Award for our part in marketing Google Chrome through 2011 – and in a short space of time we have built an exceptional team of talented people. But the growth doesn’t stop there; we are now on the lookout for even more bright, driven and analytically-minded individuals to help us stand out among our peers, to work on some of the most exciting and challenging briefs out there and to help us win new ones. The Role: We are looking for a bright, driven and analytically minded professional to take on a leading role in our Information & Analytics team. The team is tasked with ensuring we can provide an exceptional service to our clients by delivering rich, accurate, usable data across the business in a timely manner and answering business-critical questions through the in-depth analysis of data. Some of the things we’d like you to do: Maintain existing and develop new processes for the daily transfer, import and transformation of disparate client data within internal information systems. Take responsibility for the performance, integrity, availability and accessibility of internal information systems. Help design and develop analytical tools to empower colleagues and clients to make the correct day-to-day tactical business decisions and inform long-term strategic direction Mentor junior team members and support their growth A bit about yourself: You are an exceptionally talented person who wants to be at the cutting edge of digital You have at least two years of experience within a data-centric role, ideally within a high volume b2c industry Minimum of a 3.5 GPA in Computing Science or similar degree and/or equivalent experience Strong understanding of SQL, ideally through the use of Oracle or PostgreSQL systems Experience developing and maintaining relational databases and/or data warehouses Understanding of Linux operating systems and shell scripting The ability to self-manage and to work without close supervision Strong ability to manage your own time and to meet deadlines efficiently Commercially-minded, with the ability to generate business insight from unstructured data and present it in a high-impact and understandable way Eager to learn new concepts and challenge the existing business framework Recognise and resolve problems quickly and efficiently Diligent and attentive to detail; follows through on projects and/or issues Eligible to work permanently in the US Some of the skills and experience that it will be nice to have: An understanding of the digital industry and associated technologies Any programming or scripting language (PHP, C#, Java, Perl, python) Any database system experience (MySQL, SQL Server) What you can expect from Essence: This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing, dynamic agency which is doing cutting edge-work for key clients in the digital industry. You will get the opportunity to take on additional responsibilities and to build on your skills and experience all within a fun and rewarding working environment!

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