Data warehouse managers are computer engineers who plan and build the data storage mechanisms within a company, and they are primarily responsible for developing a system that takes into account the needs and goals of the company so the data warehouse suits those needs.
Data warehouses store data so it can be easily accessed and used for analytical reports for various branches within a company. These managers must ensure that all security efforts are working at all times so no data will be breached, and also test these warehouses to ensure they are working optimally. Constant updates and changes must be applied to ensure their function, and it's also important to consider how easily end-users can submit data to the warehouse.
Teamwork skills are important in this position, as these developers generally work on teams with a common goal. They must be familiar with data warehouse techniques and software, as well as languages such as Java and C++. They must also be able to work across different brands and servers, such as Windows and Linux.
Data warehouse managers may also manage a team of workers, so management skills are highly beneficial. A bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field is generally required for this position, though some employers will accept applicants who have an associate's degree and adequate work experience. This is an advanced advanced computer engineering position, so many years of work experience may be required, and the work is usually carried out in an office environment during daytime business hours.
Data Warehouse Developer Tasks
Design, implement, test, and debug database stored procedures and complex queries to extract, calculate or manipulate information.
Write stored procedures and code to implement extract, transform, and load methodologies.
Design, implement, and test the structure and schemas of the data warehouse.