• Senior Data Modeler

    Job Locations US-IA-Iowa City
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/20/2018 6:02 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology (Development)
    Up to 25% Travel
  • Overview

    ACT is a nonprofit organization helping people achieve educational and workplace success.  Our programs are designed to boost lifelong learning in schools and workplaces around the world. Whether it's guiding students along their learning paths, enabling companies to develop their workforce, fostering parent, teacher, and counselor understanding of student progress, guiding job seekers toward career success, or informing policymakers about education and workforce issues. ACT is passionate about making a difference in all we do.


    Learn more about working at ACT at act.org!


    The Senior Data Modeler will design, develop, implement and maintain the data models and data mappings for the enterprise using the Toad Data Modeling platform.   This role will participate in the Agile process and ensure product quality, robustness, scalability, and consistency.


    Typical work-related activities include:

    • Understand the data requirements of the systems, to ensure robust, performant database designs
    • Design XML/JSON formats through API consumption.
    • Working hand in hand with technical leads on designs and mappings that enable data driven, scalable systems that support ACT’s growth objectives.
    • Ensure that data transformations are well documented and understood by business users and developers
    • Collaborate with data architects, technical analysts, scrum masters, developers and DBAs
    • Ensure naming convention standards are followed, data proliferation is minimized and data governance processes are followed.
    • Translate data use into data warehouse, data marts or through streaming architectures as required.



    Bachelor’s degree in a related area required; preferably in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or Information Systems; Or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.


    • A minimum of 5 years of related experience, including experience in contemporary data warehousing, DevOps, Data Integration and Analytics
    • Experience in assessment delivery preferred
    • Proven data modeling, designing and mapping experience across a wide range of use cases.
    • Experience with data modeler tools required, with TOAD experience preferred
    • Experience with database platforms required, preferably with Mongo, Hortonworks, Oracle, MySQL
    • Understands IMS standards is preferred
    • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a high performing team and influence others within the development organization
    • Ability to develop and implement fresh approaches and innovative solutions
    • Flexible and able to successfully navigate ambiguity and succeed in a rapidly changing, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with multiple priorities
    • Results oriented with focus on delivering consistently high-quality work
    • Ability to stay up on emerging technologies and assist others in their skill development


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