• Senior Database Developer

    Job Locations US-MN-Edina
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/20/2018 7:26 PM)
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Western National is in search of a Senior Database Developer to join our team!  This role offers a candidate the opportunity to further their knowledge and skill-set within our growing IT Department.


    This exciting opportunity will work with our Data Warehouse while also helping further our companies needs within multiple aspects of the Data world.


    The ideal candidate will have strong Database Development skills including strong experience with Tableau.


    • Works with stakeholders, developers, and analysts to understand high- and low-level requirements and constraints for the solution to be developed.
    • Produces and documents designs and code that cover project, solution, and organization-wide requirements.
    • Keeps up to date on new technologies to identify and recommend those that may improve the productivity, security, reliability, or capabilities of data and analytic solutions.
    • When needed, aids in various roles to keep projects on track.
    • Develop and implement data collection systems, ETL processes and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and data quality.
    • Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain databases/data systems.
    • Identify, analyze and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets.
    • Analyze data and interpret results.
    • Analyze, design, develop, test and implement standard complex databases.
    • Identify and define new process improvement opportunities.


    • 3-5 years of Database Development experience.
    • Previous experience with Tableau is preferred.
    • Technical expertise regarding the use of data models, database design, data warehouse development, data mining and segmentation techniques.
    • Proven aptitude for technical decision ownership and providing projects/teams direction.
    • Knowledge of supplemental tools to enhance data load processing into the data warehouse such as SSIS, SSAS and C#.
    • Ability to query and interact with DB2 databases and identify improvements in query structure.
    • Demonstrated organizational, time management and prioritization skills.
    • Seeks training and career development opportunities, participates in community user groups and seminars.
    • BS in Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Information Management or Statistics desired.


    Western National Insurance is a growing, A+ rated (A.M. Best) group of property-and-casualty insurance companies serving individuals, families, and businesses in 20 states across the Midwestern and Western U.S. plus Alaska. Currently ranked as the 57th largest private company by revenue in Minnesota (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal), Western National has consistently earned accolades as an employer of choice, including as a Star Tribune Top Workplace (2011 – 2016), and previously as a recipient of the Minnesota Business Ethics Award, as a Minnesota Business Magazine Top 100 Workplace, as a Principal Financial “10 Best” Company, and as a finalist for the Alfred P. Sloan “When Work Works” Award.


    Western National is known as “The Relationship Company®”, and caring for employees is a key part of that relationship commitment. Western National offers competitive pay, advancement opportunities, a generous benefits package, a robust wellbeing program, and a healthy work/life balance (including three weeks of paid time off, nine paid holidays, and eight hours of paid volunteer time as a starting point for new employees). These attributes are just some of the reasons why nearly half of our employees choose to stay on the Western National team for 10 years or more.

    Our benefits package includes:

    • 401(k) company match
    • Medical insurance – We offer affordable (thanks to a strong employer subsidy), above-average coverage and the choice of either a traditional Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) option OR a High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) option
    • Western Wellbeing program – Including on-site massage, yoga classes, salad and healthy snack days, sit/stand workstations, nutrition seminars, and more
    • 100% company-paid tuition reimbursement for approved, job-relevant coursework
    • Discounts on automobile and homeowner's insurance
    • Other standard employee benefits – Including dental insurance, vision benefits, life insurance, disability insurance, and more


    We could continue to list the things that we think make Western National a great place to work, but why not hear it instead from actual current and former employees? Here are some quotes that Western National employees have posted to the Glassdoor public review site:

    • “Excellent company which prioritizes customer service and community service.”
    • “Just a great place to come to work, and stay for a career. I love the personal touch from [the] executive suite on down. [The] CEO is on a first-name basis with everyone.”
    • “Above-average benefits, especially on the health insurance front.”
    • “I have felt welcomed here and I feel like the Senior Management cares.”


    (For more reviews from current and former Western National employees, you can visit the company’s Glassdoor page here: http://bit.ly/2qXtl4A .)


    ***Western National is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.***


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