ETL Developer

Gilt Groupe is seeking an experienced, ETL Developer who is passionate about data and understanding data relationships.  The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a deep understanding of the practical application of data relationships and will be able to use the data for information delivery and business analytics.
  • Utilize her/his programming skills and knowledge to put ETL/ELT designs into use.
  • Apply knowledge of database architecture and tuning to ensure maximum performance of the ELT/ETL process and Data Warehouse systems.
  • Draw on written and verbal communication skills as well as software development experience to cohesively implement and enforce data quality management practices within the company, providing technical guidance where necessary.
  • Have a strong desire to formulate new and creative ways of building data relationships in a fast-paced environment with a high rate of change.
  • Reflect the needs of the business in ELT/ETL design and implementation decisions.


  • Design and implement ETL/ELT systems ensuring proper database architectures, coding standards, and quality assurance policies and procedures.
  • Ensure data standards are reused and enforced across all data-driven initiatives
  • Identify and analyze data discrepancies and data quality issues and works to ensure data consistency and integrity
  • Identify, evaluate, recommend, and implement new tools and methodologies to optimize ETL/ELT process
  • Create integration strategies and methods which improve system performance, monitoring, and future scalability and high availability.
  • Interface with the business to describe the data and its relationships


  • Expert knowledge and familiarity with Open Source ETL tools like Talend or Pentaho Kettle
  • Strong database query and performance tuning abilities.
  • Must possess advanced SQL programming skills .
  • Expert database knowledge (i.e., Aster/Postgre experience)
  • 5+ Years Experience with Data Warehouse Systems
  • A demonstrated ability to learn and acquire new technologies as needed.
  • Good experience in analyzing and validating large volumes of data from different systems.
  • Experience in a variety of software development practices using Java, Ruby, Perl
  • Experience/familiarity with reporting tools such as Cognos and Spotfire
  • Experience in online retail marketing/finance
  • Understanding of hardware performance
  • Familiarity with Map Reduce
  • Familiarity with Linux/Solaris systems
  • Excellent strategic & business thinking skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • CS Degree preferred
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