Hybrid SQL/C# Developer

Information Technology Oak Brook, Illinois United States


Description

If you love books and want to play an active role in the continued expansion of one of the book industry’s most important and fastest growing organizations, then you must be part of the ReaderLink Distribution Service’s dynamic team. ReaderLink sells one of every three trade print books sold in the United States to a blue-chip customer base including the biggest names across multiple retail channels. 

In the past few years, ReaderLink has become the #1 book distributor in the U.S. by doubling its annual sales to over $1 billion through the distribution of 300 million books per year to over 70,000 store locations nationwide.  ReaderLink ships via its extensive logistics network of 6 national distribution facilities totaling 50 acres of building capacity. ReaderLink also publishes under the name Printers Row Publishing Group (PRPG) with four unique imprints: Canterbury Classics, Portable Press, Silver Dolphin Books, Thunder Bay Press and Dreamtivity. The diversity of these imprints allows PRPG to develop and expand on book industry trends in both the juvenile and adult book genres. ReaderLink headquarters is in Oak Brook, Illinois with its publishing headquarters in San Diego, California. We are currently seeking a Data Engineer. 

The Data Engineer position will be a member of the ReaderLink Data Administration and Integration Team.  The opportunities for the team and this position include new development and enhancement of existing business applications for future growth and implementation of industry best practices.


What You Will Be Doing: 

  • Work closely and effectively with database administrators, business analysts, subject matter experts, and other team members to determine data extraction and transformation requirements.
  • Develop and support new/updated data flows between internal applications and 3rd party solutions, ensuring data meets business needs.
  • Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Tune and optimize performance of processes, while ensuring the highest security standards.
  • Create, document, and execute test plans, including white-box testing, black-box testing, positive and negative testing.
  • Maintain systems in accordance with best practices to improve security, reliability and resilience of the systems in production.
  • Be a champion of data security and a steward of data quality.
  • Provide post-implementation support by performing problem analysis and resolution as needed.
  • Work using an Agile/Waterfall hybrid development life cycle methodology using version control (TFS).
  • Document, review and ensure that all quality and change control standards are met.
  • Take ownership and support of assigned deliverables, and adjust well to changes in priority.
  • Develop accurate estimates of effort and timelines, ensuring that all assignments are completed accurately and within approved delivery schedules.
  • Ensure efficient and effective IT Department operations by providing back-up support to department personnel in performing daily tasks as needed.
  • Provide after-hours support as needed.
  • Be flexible to manage other tasks as assigned. 

What You Will Need: 
  • Possess high-level skills with SQL Server 2008 R2 or higher.
  • .NET skills with C#, Windows Services and Web Services
  • Object-oriented programming and XML
  • Willingness and commitment to learn
  • Consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve. 
  • Strong teamwork and customer service skills
  • Good verbal and written English communications skills.
  • Be able to effectively present technical concepts and technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Prepare concise, yet detailed written communication (e.g. status reports and meeting notes) that may be shared and understood by a cross-functional audience (i.e. technical and non-technical)
  • Bachelor’s degree (Information Technology or related field) or equivalent development experience required
  • Competency in using Microsoft Office tools (i.e., Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, and Project) is required
Nice-to-Haves:
  • Logic Apps
  • Oracle PL/SQL
  • MS Azure Cloud
  • PowerShell

ReaderLink is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability. EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

ReaderLink is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability. EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.