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Great America Leasing Corporation Analytics - Senior Business Analytics Database Engineer (Cedar Rapids, IA) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Analytics - Senior Business Analytics Database Engineer (Cedar Rapids, IA)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are placing this role in an “on hold” status until we return to our building or as business operations normalize. However, we are seeking applications of qualified individuals who are interested in working with us. While currently we may not be actively hiring for this role, we are happy to review your application now and will communicate with you on whether your experience and skills qualify you for consideration when we do begin to actively hire for this role in the future.About GreatAmerica:

GreatAmerica is a national commercial equipment finance company dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime. While GreatAmerica has grown to more than 600 team members, our entrepreneurial spirit remains and endless opportunities lie ahead. We have experienced unparalleled year over year growth since our founding in 1992.

GreatAmerica is structured in cross functional teams that allow individuals to make informed decisions that benefit the company and our customers. There is no doubt in our minds we are building the greatest company of its kind, offering the finest products and services available anywhere. When you are part of the GreatAmerica team, you are part of the future, part of an opportunity to grow professionally and to reach your potential while enjoying your work.

Position Summary

The Senior Business Analytics Database Engineer will facilitate the design, documentation and delivery of a data platform in support of business analytics at GreatAmerica. The ideal candidate will have a passion for driving business value via data by making high quality data readily accessible for data champions throughout the enterprise for analytical purposes. This position will work closely with the information technology team in the development and implementation of data management strategies at the enterprise level that deliver consistent business definitions and data quality.

Essential Functions

  • Architect, implement and operate stable, scalable and highly performant data pipelines that cleanse, structure and integrate data sets from source systems and third party data structures available in a staging environment into a consumable and accessible format for end user analyses and reporting.

  • Migrate legacy reporting data structures to new data platform

  • Consult with information technology resources regarding source system data structures and changes to those structures to ensure consistent business definitions and data quality

  • Diagnose and resolve database access and performance issues

  • Support infrastructure related to analytic toolset such as Tableau

  • Promote the usage of data engineering and data management best practices across the enterprise

  • Mentor[CB2] and train team members on the appropriate usage of data marts and other data sources used in reporting and analytics.

  • Evolve processes and architecture by recommending new technologies.Knowledge of cloud technologies is a plus.

  • Promote a data driven culture throughout GreatAmerica via active participation in a data champion community utilized for knowledge and best practice sharing.

Position Qualifications


For all GreatAmerica team members: Honesty/Integrity, Customer Oriented, Accountability, Tenacious, Communication Skills (Oral & Written), Adaptability

For this position: Problem Solving, Systems Analysis, Self-Motivated, Technical Aptitude, Accuracy, Innovative, Detail Oriented

Education: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or related field

Experience: 4-8 years of database development experience with demonstrated experience planning, designing and delivering a pipeline for analytics. Experience working in an agile development environment a plus.

Skills and Abilities

Computer Skills:

  • Strong experience with Microsoft SQL and ability to write efficient code

  • Hands on experience supporting ETL processes. Familiarity with Informatica a plus.

  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau, QlikView, Power BI etc.

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to analyze existing tools and databases and provide recommendations

  • Experience with data warehousing design and implementation

  • Experience in methodologies and processes for managing databases on premise as well as cloud solutions

  • Experience ensuring data quality across multiple datasets used for analytical purposes

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please follow the online application process at Be sure to fully complete the form, including your resume, and complete the Predictive Index assessment.

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