Database Engineer (SQL Server / Azure)

Nielsen   •  

Bentonville, AR

Less than 5 years

Posted 238 days ago

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The Nielsen account team servicing Walmart is looking for a Database Engineer to develop ETL solutions, design databases, and productize data flows via automation/scheduling software.  This is your opportunity to work with world-class data assets and delivery value at a massive scale.


Working under the guidance of a Technical Solutions Team Lead, the Database Engineer will contribute to the overall client satisfaction, team success, and technical platform capabilities. A strong candidate will proactively manage database content, build Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) processes, and/or ensure data quality based on the assigned role.


Job Responsibilities


  • Work cross-functionally with external Clients and teams responsible for databases and reporting applications such as Microstrategy or Tableau
  • Design database schemas and diagrams for SQL Server and/or Microsoft Azure databases
  • Develop and monitor time-sensitive ETL processes to assure accurate and on-time delivery
  • Utilize development and scripting languages such as Java, Python, or Perl for solution optimization
  • Create and implement automated processes that ensure quality and eliminate unnecessarily manual processes
  • Proactively identify issues and work to resolve in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate proficiency in technology platforms to develop knowledge necessary to support Client delivery
  • Be a positive influence for change management; lead by example
  • Build knowledge across all categories to become the key information resource for internal and external clients
  • Must display sense of urgency and commitment to excellence
  • Maintains documentation on all critical processes
  • Develops standard specifications to ensure consistent and accurate processes
  • Take ownership and accountability of internal projects and assigned workload




  • Undergraduate Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Business, or other technical field
  • 2 years of experience with SQL required
  • 2 years of experience with RDBMS (e.g. Microsoft SQL Server) required
  • Prior experience with cloud solutions (e.g. Microsoft Azure) a plus
  • Prior experience designing database schemas and diagrams required
  • Proficiency in at least one traditional scripting or OOP language (e.g. Perl, Java/Python)
  • Experience with cron scheduling (eg. VisualCron) a plus
  • Prior experience with business intelligence software (e.g. MicroStrategy, Tableau) a plus
  • Prior experience with Retail Link a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Ability to function in a team environment
  • Self-starter with ability to manage priorities and deliver against established timelines
  • Logical thinking and problem solving focusing on a high level of detail
  • Demonstrated strength in analytics through project work and/or internship experience


Leadership & Development


  • Identifies opportunities for efficiency and helps others understand how they can automate effectively
  • Contributes to and use online knowledge repositories to promote a culture of efficiency and sharing
  • Acts as a role model for the Nielsen Values of Open, Connected, Personal and Useful
  • Contributes to the creation of an environment team members are proud to be a part of and others want to join
  • Champions a culture of strategic collaboration across the Nielsen organization