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Data Engineer

Job Description

At SilkRoad, we're passionate about creating a vision of success for talent management and human resource professionals and their organizations. And every day we pursue that passion and transform those visions into reality. Our corporate resume is a long one of achievement and customer success. We have 2,000 customers and we've learned a lot.

Our Analytics Group is seeking a Database Engineer. You'll work with Management, Development Teams, DB Architects and Engineers. We've only just begun our work in Analytics. Take a look at us here: http://www.silkroad.com/company.

Every day you will do some or all of:

  • Define, Build and Maintain SilkRoad's Enterprise Data Solutions.
  • Move, clean, transform, analyze, integrate and reconcile Data.
  • Analyze SilkRoad products and databases. We have lots of those.
  • Work closely with all parts of the business…many will depend on you.
  • Work in the areas of Enterprise Data Warehouse, SQL DBs, ETL, Data Lakes and others.
  • Be Agile. Partake in Scrums.
  • Work with Visualization analysts to tell the data stories we want to tell.
  • Have a sense of purpose like no other job before.

Required Skills

  • Creative but with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Really love working with data.
  • Keen interest in technological innovation.
  • Healthy fear of failure and desire to succeed.
  • Curious. We're creating something entirely new. Curiosity drives your open mind.
  • Organized. You find comfort in spinning multiple plates.
  • Fear of Failure. Failure…not an option in your mind.
  • Driven. You don't need to be told what to do. Once the goals are set…just step aside.
  • Data Analysis, Migration, Modeling, Integration, Warehousing, Design, ETL.
  • Strong SQL and Procedural SQL: T-SQL, PL/SQL, Pg/SQL, etc.
  • Major relational databases: SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle, etc.
  • PowerShell, Perl, shell or other scripting language.
  • Experience with any main programming languages like Java, .Net, Python, etc.
  • Microsoft products like Azure, Power Apps, Graph, PowerBI, Data Factory.
  • Reporting & Analytics visualization products and techniques.
  • Cloud-based Data-as-a-Service solutions such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud SQL.
  • Passion for data and analytics.

Required Experience

  • A bachelor's degree in math, computer science or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years working with data. If less than 5 years, convince us.
  • Experience working with offshore/nearshore teams.
  • Experience at a startup/fast paced environment.
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We're located on Wacker Drive and Monroe Street on the Chicago River. The plaza provides a great place to soak up summer sunshine at lunch.

An Insider's view of SilkRoad Technology

What are some social events your company does?

We hold social events in the office often at SilkRoad. We have an awesome culture here, so we often have social events to celebrate birthdays, weddings, baby showers, etc. of employees in our Chicago office. We also always have social events when remote employees are in the Chicago office. For example, the other week we had a “game day” at the end


Inside Sales Representative

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My role is to actively work with client company executive sponsors and their subject matter experts and to also play a unique role internally within SilkRoad. I collaborate internally with marketing, sales, services, product management & development to bring forth the client’s voice, industry knowledge/trends, best-practices, & thought leadership.


Talent Activation Director

What are SilkRoad Technology Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Paid day off to volunteer and office-based volunteer activities.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $10000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 16 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Flexible Time Off - SilkRoadies love the Flexible PTO policy. Flexible Work Environment - For most positions, you control where and how the work gets done.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
SilkRoad offers commuter spending accounts
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Occasional office lunches are provided.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
SilkRoad hosts lunch and learn meetings throughout the year.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Flexible Work Environment - For most positions, you control where and how the work gets done. Of course there are some jobs that do require more structure, particularly those that directly interface with our customers, but our overall philosophy is that you control your work dynamics and the results are what matter most.

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