Application Developer, Wharton Research Data Services

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Application Developer, Wharton Research Data Services

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The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title
Application Developer, Wharton Research Data Services

Job Profile Title
Application Developer C

Job Description Summary
Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is looking for an enthusiastic, talented, and self-motivated IT professional to join our Data Team. We have a great work environment and expect you to bring not only your amazing skills but your positive attitude to the table. Your educational/work background is important, but we've all come from humble beginnings and know that certain skills can be learned. If you'd like to join us, be prepared to know (or ready to learn) data ETL skills at an advanced level, SAS (a huge plus if you have the experience already), Python, relational databases (Postgres is a plus), and all-around how to make big data dance at your whim. If you're ready to join a fun-loving team that just gets things done, please apply below!

Job Description

Responsibilities include:

  • Design, develop, maintain, and document programs to populate SAS datasets from a variety of data sources, and manage/query those databases
  • Learn, understand, and support a set of diverse financial, healthcare, and general business databases
  • Devise ways to improve workflows to support an ever-increasing number of databases and data update frequency
  • Work with the WRDS research and web teams to develop analytics and extract files for statistical analysis
  • Determine functional requirements for client business processes and may organize, plan, and manage projects
  • Perform technical and functional analysis of information, processing, and management systems
  • Ensure adherence to departmental technical, quality assurance, and security standards
  • Provide first/second-tier data and technical support to external WRDS users

    Senior Application Developer's responsibilities will also include:
  • Develop or modify procedures to solve complex problems, taking into consideration computer equipment capacity and limitations
  • Review the work of colleagues and provide feedback on efficiency, security, and other best practices
  • Oversee project goals, timelines, and create specifications to assure that projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Coordinate multiple projects while meeting deadlines

    Junior Qualifications (C Position):

    BA/BS in MIS, Data Science, Computer Science, Economics, Statistics, Finance, Mathematics, or another closely related discipline with 2 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Excellent problem-solving skills. Must have the ability to work independently or as a member of a team and meet deadlines. SAS programming (or willingness to learn), database design, and experience working in a UNIX environment are required. A preferred candidate will also have several of the following skills/experience: Python, Postgres, MS SQL Server, knowledge of big data issues, finance and/or financial databases, research methods, and web development.

    Senior Qualifications (D Position):

    BA/BS in MIS, Data Science, Computer Science, Economics, Statistics, Finance, Mathematics, or another closely related discipline with 3 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Excellent problem-solving skills. Must have the ability to work independently or as a member of a team and meet deadlines. SAS programming (or willingness to learn), advanced database design, and experience working in a UNIX environment are required. A candidate for the senior level must have all of the above-required skills/experiences, in addition to intermediate/advanced experience with an RDBMS, experience with a scripting language such as Python, and version control (Git is a plus). Must be able to manage multiple priorities and evaluate the work of team members. A preferred candidate will also have several of the following skills: Python, Postgres, MS SQL Server, R, Matlab, knowledge of big data issues, finance and/or financial databases, research methods, experience with JSON, and web development.

    Job Location - City, State
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Department / School
    Wharton School

    Pay Range
    $50,684.00 - $138,391.00

    Affirmative Action Statement
    Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

    Special Requirements
    Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.


    To apply, visit https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/St-Leonards-Complex/Application-Developer--Wharton-Research-Data-Services_JR00027166





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    Posted: 12/18/2020
    Application Due: 2/16/2021
    Work Type: Full Time
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