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Senior Systems Analyst – Informatica

Date Posted: Nov 20
Type: Contract to Hire
Wage: Depends on Experience
Job Number: 7841
Location: Houston, TX

TITLE: Senior Systems Analyst – Informatica
LOCATION: North Houston - 100% in office
TYPE: Contract to hire - 6 Months
RATE: Depends on Experience
URGENCY: ASAP

SUMMARY:

The Senior Systems Analyst – Informatica, will work with members of the BI technical team on the design and development of highly scalable ETL processes and data warehouse utilizing tools such as Oracle and Informatica for a diverse set of projects. This position requires a strong understanding of the Data Warehouse architecture, design, development, and deployment of business intelligence systems.



DUTIES:

- Act as the SME for all ETL/Informatica related matters, work with functional teams, and clarify ETL requirements and business rules.

- Understand business requirements and translate them into technical specifications.

- Create Complex Informatica mappings in Power Center Designer to meet the data integration, cleansing, and migration needs.

- Develop and implement technical best practices for data movement, data quality, data cleansing, and other ETL-related activities.

- Develop and ensure adherence to locally defined standards for all developed components.

- Understand and experience maintaining a multi-terabyte enterprise data warehouse with an accompanying nightly update cycle within a team of like-minded and skilled professionals.

- Document designs and architect data maps, develop data quality components, and establish and/or conduct unit tests.

- Involved in Integration testing, validating test cases, performance tuning techniques.

- Work on Identifying and resolving various major production fixes and Provide innovative solutions to meet the needs of the business.

- Optimize and tune ETL processes, utilize reusability, parameterization, workflow design, caching, parallel processing, and other performance tunings.

- Provide production support for all ETL processes and maintenance.

- Develop and unit test Unix Shell Scripts for file validation as well as format the input or output data as part of Pre/Post ETL tasks

- Support of new and ongoing systems to ensure the data Integrity, dictionaries, and other documentation across multiple application

- Implement data cleansing and maintain proper normalization of enterprise data to support decision making and reporting.



REQUIREMENTS:

- 8+ years of Informatica and data warehousing experience.

- Extensive knowledge of Informatica 9.x/10.x Power Center and Power Exchange as a developer.

- 6+ years developing and designing Informatica mappings and testing the performance of ETL code; Informatica ETL Architecture, writing complex SQL queries, and stored procedure; Data Analysis and Data modeling.

- Experience in creating technical design and mapping specifications.

- Must have some development experience in a Unix/Linux environment and UNIX shell scripting.

- Must have experience with data sourcing, testing/data reconciliation, and deployment within Business Intelligence/Data Warehousing Architecture.

- Experience with large databases and DW Implementation in Oracle, Teradata, MySQL, etc

- Experience working in environments with tools like MicroStrategy, Spotfire etc

- Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities. Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

- Hands-on experience with tablespaces, indexes, partitions, and query performance tuning.

- Ability to collaborate with enterprise architects, business architects, analysts, and development teams to deliver rapid iterations of complex solutions. Able to work in a fast-paced environment



EDUCATION:

- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, MIS, Engineering or foreign degree equivalent

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