Database Developer

This is an incredible opportunity for a Database Developer to join a team focused on being the best database developers in clearing. Apex is recognized for disrupting the financial services industry, enabling fintech standouts like Stash, Robinhood and Betterment. Have you been waiting on the opportunity to join a winning technical team? Now’s your chance.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Is passionate. You have a genuine passion for technology. You love using technology differently to maximize opportunity and impact for customers and you have a way of bringing out that same fire in the people you work with
  • Is motivated. You’re driven to be the best – whether that’s decreasing system down time or making an innovative change to “how it’s always been done” resulting in a more efficient way of supporting the customer. You challenge yourself by setting goals and exceeding them
  • Is collaborative. You’re excited to work with fellow engineers and big thinkers. You know how to collaborate not only within the department, but also across the organization
  • Wants to make an impact. You’re looking to do amazing work. You value preventing problems from occurring over being caught in the chaos zone putting out fires and looking for the “hero” spotlight
  • Strives for frictionless IT – You understand the importance of building great partnerships.  You promote a seamless, smooth, user friendly and reliable environment.

What you’ll do all day:

  • Be a data wizard. Create, manipulate, access, and deliver data in the most efficient ways possible to business users, end-customers, 3rd-party vendors, and application developers
  • Work the data.  Create processes to load, transform, and deliver data to business users, end-customers, 3rd party vendors, and application developers.
  • Learn the data. Utilize excellent analytical and problem solving techniques to understand our complex data structures and put the data to work. Participate in all phases of the development process.
  • See the data. Build reports, analytics and visualizations to help meet business initiatives and make decisions.
  • Make us better. Identify, advocate for, and implement solutions to improve performance and efficiencies across systems, APIs, and overnight batch processing.  Develop quality code that is maintainable and avoids problems. Promote a culture for effective documentation and lessons-learned.
  • Be a great team member. Work as a member of an agile software development team to rapidly produce software. Balance both project-based and day-to-day support tasks. 
  • Show off your work. Embrace transparency and share metrics around our levels of service with the rest of the company and our customers.
  • Live our culture.  Embrace Apex’s values as our differentiator and be an example of them every day.

 A few reasons why you might love us:

  • We’re a leader in the space. Apex is recognized for disrupting the financial services industry, enabling fintech standouts like Stash, Robinhood and Betterment. We’ve got an amazing track record of success and we foster ongoing innovation. So you get all the benefits of a proven, growing company, while enjoying a very entrepreneurial culture
  • We see tech differently. You’ll work with people who are leaders in the tech industry. We are passionate engineers dedicated to finding new and different ways to use technology to solve our customers’ problems.
  • Your work will have immediate impact. You’ll be able to see your direct impact on our tech department, our business, and with our clients. You won’t be just another talented engineer.

And a few reasons why you may not like working for us:

  • You don’t like change. This is not a job for someone who likes “predictable.” The job is based on the unknown which inevitably means change. If you like to know what you’re going to do every day, you may not like working on this team. You have to go with the flow here.
  • You’re not the collaborative type. We work together to ensure the best possible solutions for our customers. We think two brains are better than one so we do most of our work together. Team work makes the dream work on this team.
  • You’re a tech snob. We deal with all technology – Linux and Windows; .NET, Java, and Python; SQL and noSQL (mongoDB); RabbitMQ and other open source tools and libraries. We love technology and want to work with all of it. If you’re wed to a particular tech, you may not like working for us.

The skills you’ll need to succeed:   

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a similar field
  • 2+ years of Microsoft SQL Development Experience
  • 2+ years of experience in data warehousing and ETL processes
  • 1+ years of experience with Python
  • Advanced problem-solving, debugging, and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent client support skills
  • Proficient with version control systems, ideally GitHub
  • Ability and willingness to learn new things (languages, tools, frameworks) quickly
  • Experience with the Microsoft BI Stack (SSIS, SSAS, SSRS) preferred
  • Experience with NoSQL technologies preferred
  • Financial services background preferred
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