SQL Database Engineer

Position Purpose 

The Database Engineer contributes to the design and management of Echo’s large scale database systems while supporting the strategic architectural vision of quality, scalability, performance and function.

Essential Position Functions

Principal Accountability | Technical Planning

  • Contribute to design and development of extensible/sustainable/quality database solutions based on an understanding of business and customer requirements and needs
  • Contributes to technical design including high-level conceptual diagrams, updates to data dictionary, creation of standards
  • Commands a broad awareness of related projects

Principal Accountability | Database Engineering

  • Active member of a data team that solves complex challenges and builds working database solutions
  • Collaborates with the team to develop database structures that fit into the overall architecture of the systems under development
  • Exhibits sound, methodical engineering judgment, and effectively manages trade-offs among data volumes, number of users logical and physical distribution, response times, retention rules, security and domain controls
  • Codes, installs, optimizes, and debugs database queries and stored procedures using appropriate tools or editors
  • Performs code reviews, providing feedback in a timely manner. 
  • Promotes collective code ownership so that everyone has visibility into the feature codebase
  • Addresses technical debt
  • Provides development expertise to team members through education and review
  • Presents technical ideas and concepts in business -friendly language

Principal Accountability | Database Operations

  • Proactively monitors database trends and acts to improve database systems and processes
  • Identifies tactical risks and raises/resolves issues effectively
  • Provides recommendations for and analysis and evaluation of systems improvements, optimization, development and/or maintenance efforts including, but not limited to capacity planning
  • Develops ad-hoc scripts, including clean-up scripts when needed
  • Identifies and correct performance bottlenecks related to SQL code.
  • Contributes to selection and design of tools required for management of the database and transaction processing environments
  • Supports and is accountable for timely production releases and adherence to release activities
  • Contributes to development of database maintenance plans and data retention strategy

Principal Accountability | Team Member

  • Open to new ideas and encourages innovative practices amongst peers
  • Practices positive interactions - leans on encouragement in place of judgment.
  • Impresses responsibility on others by displaying ownership in tasks.
  • Acts in the interest of the overall team
  • Actively works on broadening or adding a skill
  • Asks for assistance when problems become challenging
  • Balances best practice decisions with delivering high business value (right vs right now)
  • Contributes to the success of the team
  • Able to multi-task in a fast paced, fluid work environment

Position Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent years of experience
  • 5 to 7 years managing commercial-grade database systems leveraging the following:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • T-SQL
    • MS SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
    • adept at creating stored procedures, views, user-defined functions, table functions
    • T-SQL
  • 5 to 7 years developing solutions or contributing to development leveraging:
    • Object-Oriented programming techniques (.Net)
    • Software Development Lifecycles
    • Unit Test Techniques
    • Debugging/Analytical Techniques
  • Proven track record (3 to 5 years) working in fast-paced, time-sensitive project that requires:
    • Clear and timely communication of key information deemed critical to project success
    • Managing design risk
    • Balancing priorities
    • Going above and beyond the requirement of the role
    • Articulating technical information to a non-technical audience
    • Understanding of Scrum/Agile methodologies is preferred
    • Leading without authority

ll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or Vietnam era or other protected veteran.

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Location

Located in River North overlooking the River! Easily accessible and close to various train and bus stops, including a shuttle from Union Station.

An Insider's view of Echo Global Logistics

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Managers at Echo get to know you by having one on one meetings, so they understand your personal life. Echo is flexible with when you arrive and leave from work, so that it fits with your schedule. Echo understands that life happens, so leaving early isn’t a problem as long as you make it up later. I feel that Echo respects my personal time.

Erin

Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

I am most excited around a project designed to transform and re-build our API architecture. This project is not only very beneficial to our clients but also allows members of my team to work on and be exposed to a high visibility design that will have a positive impact on the client experience when integrating with Echo.

Rob

Integration Operations TL

How does the company support your career growth?

Echo has a start-up feel but has an infrastructure that supports training, learning, and development, which in-turn allows for growth potential. At Echo you will be challenged in honing your skills in a constantly evolving industry and company. This can allow for each person to set themselves up for overall career growth.

Trisha

Business Architect

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Echo structures itself into small teams that focus on key initiatives. We spend time planning, executing, and delivering technology to simplify the complex demands of transportation.

Miles

Chief Information Officer

What are Echo Global Logistics Perks + Benefits

Echo Global Logistics Benefits Overview

401k with company matching
Medical insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending Account
Parental leave
Paid time off
Commuter benefits
Divvy discount code
Employee training programs
Volunteer time off
Casual dress code
Pet insurance
Gym membership discounts
Mobile carrier discounts
Employee assistance program

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
River North Gym is in the building
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Echo has it's own Softball league in the spring/summer!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fast-paced. People-focused. Career-growth-centric. At Echo we work hard and carry the load together, but we also know how to have fun. Walking onto the sales floor of our 225,000-square-foot Chicago headquarters, you can feel the energy created by more than 700 sales representatives hustling to move over 14,000 shipments every day. When the last load is booked, you might find co-workers gearing up for summer softball, talking shop at our weekly “Beer Friday,” or competing in a game of foosball, ping-pong, or pop-a-shot.

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