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Senior Database Architect

Job Description

At SilkRoad we're passionate about creating a vision of success for talent management and human resource professionals and their organizations. Every day we strive to 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.

Take a look. http://www.silkroad.com/company/

The Job

    • High visibility, hands-on role working on an offering that is on the critical path for our success
    • Work with developers and product managers to build our cloud-based analytics data warehouse
    • Analyze analytics requirements and convert those into data warehouses and data structures
    • Build best in class analytics that tell the stories that our customers will love

You Are

  • An architect by nature, you like building things.
  • An expert in large-scale data warehouse solutions.
  • A critical thinker and lifetime learner.
  • An extremely good communicator.

Required Skills

  • Problem-solver at heart.
  • We're creating something entirely new. Curiosity drives your open mind.
  • You find comfort in spinning multiple plates.
  • Fear of Failure. Failure not an option in your mind.
  • You don't need to be told what to do. Set the goals and step aside please.
  • Your natural tendency is to work with others in order to solve the bigger problems.

Required Experience

  • Minimum of 8 years designing and developing relational databases.
  • Minimum of 5 years designing, developing and supporting data warehouses and business intelligence systems.
  • Advanced knowledge of ETL development and tools like Informatica and custom-built ETL based procedural SQL and scripts.
  • Expert level SQL skills.
  • Proven experience with MS SQL Server (preferable) or others major relational databases like Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL.
  • Expertise in database performance tuning.
  • Strong knowledge of cloud technologies like Azure (preferable) or AWS.
  • Familiarity with reporting and analytics tools like Power BI, Tableau, etc.
  • Ability to learn existing systems quickly and start enhancing them immediately.
  • Bachelor's degree in math, statistics, computer science or related field.
  • Familiarity with JIRA and Agile Development methodologies
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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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