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Data Integration Specialist with Houston Astros in Houston · TX

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Data Integration Specialist
Department:                      Information Technology 
Supervisor:                         Director, Applications and Data, Information Technology
Classification:                   Full-time (Exempt)
The Houston Astros are seeking a Data Integration Specialist to join the business applications group.  This person will work closely with business and IT stakeholders to build the data pipelines that will enable faster, better, data-informed decision-making. They will help develop data integration strategies and implement specific data modeling and integration projects, and will oversee the overall data health of the organization.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for unleashing the potential inherent in an organization’s data and will be driven to discover, drive, and unlock insight through the usage of data integration tools.  They will be familiar with ETL toolsets and have experience creating the integrations that pull together disparate data sources from to form a consolidated picture of company assets.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Build data integrations between systems and data environments
  • Develop and populate data warehousing models for reporting based on business needs
  • Utilize data integration toolsets to automate business processes and connect data between business systems
  • Maintain and monitor data integrations as changes occur in upstream and downstream systems, or as business needs dictate
  • Provide daily support on production data integrations
  • Process, cleanse, and verify the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Triage incidents, determining root causes, and executing on plans to eliminate future issues

Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, or equivalent experience
  • 1-5 years of experience utilizing ETL toolsets (Informatica, SSIS, Boomi, etc.) to develop integrations across a broad set of underlying systems and data types
  • Experience supporting data warehouses
  • Experiencing writing complex SQL statements on top of both SQL server and Oracle databases
  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal, formal and informal) and proven track record in collaborating with internal and external stakeholders

  • Experience with iPaaS solutions (e.g., Informatica Cloud)
  • Experience with Azure environment/toolsets (e.g., blob storage, SQL DW)
  • Experience executing an ELT model for cloud data warehousing
  • Familiarity with utilizing data from REST APIs and Amazon S3
  • Experience with visualization toolsets (e.g., PowerBI, Spotfire, Tableau)

Work Environment
This job operates in an office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This is a largely sedentary role. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and focused vision. 

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Rare travel may be expected in this role.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


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