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Jacobs Database Developer in Chicago, Illinois

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Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we’re transforming intangible ideas into innovative solutions designing the future-today. As a Database Developer in Chicago, you will too.

The CTR Joint Venture provides program management, engineering, construction management, and IT implementation services to the Chicago Departments of Water Management (CDWM), Transportation (CDOT), and Assets, Information, and Services (AIS) in Chicago, Illinois. As part of the CTR Program team supporting the City’s IT initiatives, CTR leads IT implementations in a suite of existing systems utilized by the three departments.

The primary responsibility of the Database Developer will include the effective design and development of enterprise wide database systems with specific attention on implementing inventory and work order management systems for the City of Chicago. This position will leverage Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server platforms, related data systems and management tools, and will be responsible for identifying innovative approaches and solutions in a rapid application development environment. The candidate should be able to provide high quality support for the production, test, and development environments by implementing, managing, monitoring, and maintaining multiple database servers and databases.

Typical responsibilities will include:

Design stable, reliable, and effective database objects and procedures based on customer requirements.

Translate technical database issues, requirements, limitations, and parameters for management and staff, and understand business work processes and business impact.

Modify database objects according to requests and perform tests.

Ensure data quality and integrity in database development techniques.

Liaise with system analysts and business owners to improve applications and establish best practices.

Prepare design specifications and functional documentation for assigned database projects.

Provide data management support to users.

Participate in all stages of the development life cycle, from concept planning to build, testing, delivery debugging, and documentation.

Work closely with stakeholders and other developers to dynamically link the backend databases to the web interfaces.

Write, debug, and unit test complex stored procedures and triggers.

Review, develop, and design data models using standard diagramming techniques, in conjunction with application development teams

Create logical data models and translate into physical database structures that integrate with existing or proposed database structures.

Gather user requirements and identify new features.

Develop technical and training manuals.

Respond to occasional requests for Production to resolve any database related customer issue.

Provide technical support for enterprise (on-premise) systems, middleware, and administration tools.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • B.S. in the field of Computer Science or relevant field of study

  • At least 3 years of related experience

  • MS SQL Server, SQL Management Studio (SSMS), SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), and/or SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

  • Oracle 11g or 12c and Oracle SQL Developer

  • Aptitude to work on multiple assignments simultaneously including working under pressure to meet project and task deadlines

  • Ability to write complex queries for ad-hoc requests and data analysis, developing stored procedure, triggers, and functions across varied platforms with PL-SQL and T-SQL

  • Understanding of troubleshooting, root-cause analysis, application design, solution development, human factors/usability design, and implementation of medium sized projects

  • Ability to effectively troubleshoot system problems by identifying and implementing software or process changes that allow business applications to operate with minimal risk

  • Problem-solving skills combined with analytical skills to analyze data, perform research, and diagnose and solve problems

  • Capability to work independently and as part of cross-functional teams, including with analysts and subject matter experts

  • Knowledge of software development and user interface web applications

  • Ability to understand front-end users’ requirements and problem-solving attitude

  • Oral communication skills to effectively explain technical concepts

  • Ability to perform and develop ETL processes in the context of multiple integrations systems

  • Experience with business process implementation in the design and implementation of systems and using database management systems and their integration

  • Experience and ability to quickly learn new IT systems

Ideally You'll Also Have:

  • Enterprise asset management systems such as Infor EAM or IBM Maximo

  • Business intelligence and reporting platforms such as PowerBI or SAP Business Objects

  • Visual Studio solution deployment utilizing Team Explorer / Team Foundation Server (TFS)


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At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.