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Data Warehousing Specialists

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Design, model, or implement corporate data warehousing activities. Program and configure warehouses of database information and provide support to warehouse users.

    Work Activities
    • Verify the structure, accuracy, or quality of warehouse data.
    • Develop data warehouse process models, including sourcing, loading, transformation, and extraction.
    • Map data between source systems, data warehouses, and data marts.
    • Develop and implement data extraction procedures from other systems, such as administration, billing, or claims.
    • Design and implement warehouse database structures.
    • Develop or maintain standards, such as organization, structure, or nomenclature, for the design of data warehouse elements, such as data architectures, models, tools, and databases.
    • Write new programs or modify existing programs to meet customer requirements, using current programming languages and technologies.
    • Provide or coordinate troubleshooting support for data warehouses.
    • Design, implement, or operate comprehensive data warehouse systems to balance optimization of data access with batch loading and resource utilization factors, according to customer requirements.
    • Perform system analysis, data analysis or programming, using a variety of computer languages and procedures.
    • Create supporting documentation, such as metadata and diagrams of entity relationships, business processes, and process flow.
    • Create or implement metadata processes and frameworks.
    • Review designs, codes, test plans, or documentation to ensure quality.
    • Create plans, test files, and scripts for data warehouse testing, ranging from unit to integration testing.
    • Select methods, techniques, or criteria for data warehousing evaluative procedures.
    • Implement business rules via stored procedures, middleware, or other technologies.
    • Prepare functional or technical documentation for data warehouses.
    • Test software systems or applications for software enhancements or new products.
    Skills
    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • Programming

      Writing computer programs for various purposes.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • Information Ordering

      The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    Knowledge
    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $82,640/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $39.73/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 6,440
    • Yearly Projected Openings 490
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Investigative: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Attention to Detail
    • Initiative
    • Persistence
    • Cooperation
    • Dependability
    Tools
    • Special purpose telephones
    • Notebook computers
    • High end computer servers
    • Desktop computers
    • Computer servers
    Technology
    • Operating system software
    • Metadata management software
    • Development environment software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Data base management system software
    Tags
    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.