MDM Developer (Remote)

| Chicago | Remote

Location - Remote, North America


About Our Team:

KAR Global Data-as-a-Service team (DAAS) is looking to expand our data team as we continue to grow our data platform in support of a mission of digital transformation in automotive wholesale markets.  The data engineering team is responsible for the ingestion and persistence of data supporting an array of data products supporting KAR Global’s automotive wholesale business.


As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will work the full spectrum of Master Data Management (MDM). This is a high impact, high visibility team and is responsible for ensuring all master data is accurate, complete and consistent across the entire enterprise. This team supports current new product development projects and performs ongoing guidance throughout the master data lifecycle.


About Our Candidate:


This candidate should be a self-starter who is interested in learning new systems/environments and passionate about developing quality supportable data service solutions for internal and external customers. We highly value natural curiosity about data and technology that drives results through quality, repeatable, and long-term sustainable database and code development. The candidate should be highly dynamic and excited by opportunities to learn many different products and data domains and how they drive business outcomes and value for our customers.


What You Will Be Doing:


Members of the data engineering team participate daily in ceremonies of Agile sprint to help design, plan, build, test, develop, and support KAR Global MDM data products and platforms consisting of Pythion ETL pipelines, Informatica applications and Postgres, Redshift, Dynamo DB, Oracle, and Snowflake databases. Our team works in a shared services delivery model supporting seven lines of business including front-end customer facing products, B2B portals, mobile applications, business analytics, and data science initiatives.


About our Candidate:

  • The Ideal Candidate will be a self-starter who is interested in learning new systems/environments and passionate about developing quality supportable data service solutions for internal and external customers.

  • Design Build and Deliver Enterprise Data / MDM solutions utilizing AWS Data Platform.

  • Demonstrate abilities to quickly earn the trust of key internal and external stakeholders.

  • Understand the architecture and explore possibilities for technological maturity.

  • A problem solver who will help us identify problems, develop ideas, and propose solutions.

  • Lead and inspire teams


Responsibilities include:


  • Ensure master data integrity, quality, compliance, and consistency across the systems and shared folders (public shared drives and/or SharePoint)

  • Guide client business and technology teams to envision, design and develop strategies for Master Data Management implementation, governance, roll outs etc.

  • Actively managing master data governance activities such as daily maintenance requests and data clean-up efforts

  • Coordinate master data setup, validations and maintenance in accordance with business practices

  • Ensure metadata is consistently defined across all work streams with no redundancy, and clarity for use

  • Develop strategies and initiatives to improve overall data quality, improve processing times and anticipate future needs

  • Work with product, data science, analytics, and engineering teams to learn project data needs and define project scope.

  • Drive data life cycle management and monitor related master data usage and activities

  • Collaborates with source systems data stewards, Data owners and technical personnel for data governance and resolves any data quality or technical issues related to data ingestion.


What You Need to Be Successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Computer Science, Management Information Systems.

  • Data Engineering or a related experience is a must.

  • Can distinguish between  Master Data Management, Data Quality, Data Governance and Data Integration and the needs for each in a mature data environment.

  • Experience with Informatica MDM Hub configurations - Data modeling & Data Mappings (Landing, staging and Base Objects), Data validation, Match and Merge rules, Active VOS, SIF Framework, and MDM User Exits is a Plus

  • Proven success with Java development

  • keeping up to date with the latest tools and technologies.

  • Must have the ability to build or interpret detailed project specifications to develop program logic and code.

  • Working knowledge of Informatica in an AWS Cloud environment is a plus

  • Experience using Github / Jenkins (CI/CD) or comparable delivery stacks (required).

  • Experience planning and designing maintainable data schemas (required).

  • Experience with AWS Redshift, MPP, or Dynamo DB (preferred).

  • Experience with Kinesis/Kafka (preferred).

  • Experience working with large enterprise data lakes (preferred).


Who We Are:

KAR Global powers the world’s most trusted automotive marketplaces through innovation, technology and people. Our end-to-end platform serves the remarketing needs of the world’s largest OEMs, dealers, fleet operators, rental companies and financial institutions.

  • We’re a technology company delivering next generation tools to accelerate and simplify remarketing.

  • We’re an analytics company leveraging data to inform and empower our customers with clear, actionable insights.

  • And we’re an auction company powering the world’s most advanced and integrated mobile, digital and physical auction marketplaces.


We want you to be well and thrive. Our benefits package includes:

  • Competitive compensation

  • Insurance coverage that includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance

  • Flexible spending account

  • Wellness program

  • 401(k) with employer match

  • Employee stock purchase program

  • Paid holidays and generous paid time off

  • Paid parental leave

  • Learning and development resources

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Our Chicago office is located in River West on the North Branch of the Chicago River. We have free shuttles to major train stations and CTA lines.

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What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

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What does your typical day look like?

We start the day with a 15-minute huddle to talk about progress from the day before, the day’s plan and barriers to success that need to be addressed. This gives us a clear understanding of our priorities for the day. Our teams are dynamic, so every member of our project team works together each day to discuss design approaches and share ideas.


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What are KAR Global Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
KAR Auction Services gives every full-time employee a day with pay to volunteer with your favorite cause.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have both a local culture and company-wide wellness committee.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Health Savings Account (HSA) also available for employees enrolled in KAR medical plan. Both individual and dependent FSA's available to everyone.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
The annual employer contribution to HSAs is $750 for employee only coverage and $1,500 for family coverage. Contributions are prorated based on hire date.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Offering free weekly virtual workouts courtesy of River North Gym that are also available on demand after they take place.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 4 weeks of parental leave pay (full wage replacement) for employees within 6 months of the birth, adoption, or placement of a foster child.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
We partner with River North Gym to provide employees complimentary physical fitness options (virtual and onsite), as well as several sessions of 1:1 training with a health coach.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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