Bright Horizons Application Development Specialist in Watertown, Massachusetts

76307BRJob Title:Application Development SpecialistJob Description:

At Bright Horizons if you are not in direct support of our children, families, and services then you are in support of those who are. This is true across our organization but most specifically within our growing IT department. We are looking for our newest ETL Informatica Developer to help make an impact and drive growth.

As one of FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For”, we are committed to making the necessary investments to offer superior technology innovation, a better transactional system and a sturdy infrastructure.

ETL Informatica Developer for providing technical leadership in support of the ongoing improvement of business applications, ensuring that these applications are prepared to meet current and evolving business needs with a focus on ETL tools and processes.

What you will be doing:

Application Development Skills

  • Strong hands-on SQL programming experience including building queries

  • Strong experience with ETL development (ideally with Informatica Power Center)

  • Translate business requirements into ETL designs and mapping specifications

  • Experience with the Microsoft stack; SQL Server, .NET, SSIS, etc.

  • Strong experience in ETL performance tuning

  • Working experience in scheduling tools

  • Coordinate activities with data source application owners to ensure integration, data integrity and data quality

  • Actively participate and contribute to Bright Horizon’s Master Data Management program and data warehouse architectures

  • Provide technical and business knowledge support to the team

  • Collaborate with business owners, business analysts and other team members to define and document functional requirements for interfaces and system and changes

  • Ensure that application projects are prepared and organized to achieve the best possible return from development and project resources to ensure both efficiency and effectiveness of the development process

  • Ensure that project schedule and timeline is in alignment with business and implementation goals and requirements and make adjustments to meet business goals when necessary

  • Understand the application development life cycle and ability to apply it to existing and future application development initiatives

  • Review test scripts as part of all functional specifications to ensure that testing occurs to meet all business requirements including all process components as well as client, center and program configurations

  • Ensure that all changes to systems are tested according to change management policies and procedures to ensure compliance of software changes with business requirements and that audit documentation is complete and accurate

Technical Skills

  • Provide technical leadership for, and hands on delivery of design documents, code development, and test scripts.

  • Develop and use relevant industry standards and domain information models to satisfy functional and non-functional requirements and achieve compliance with corporate standards/guidelines.

  • Participate in proposing new technical architectures and solutions to improve and enhance existing architectures.

  • Determine scope and provide level of effort estimates for project tasks and related activities

  • Evaluate and test emerging technologies/tools

  • Conduct or facilitate collaborative data modeling activities among multiple stakeholders

  • Support the business development efforts where data architecture and analysis requirements are defined

  • Good Knowledge in Informatica Power Center administration

  • Knowledge of Informatica Data Quality

General Application Development and Support Skills

  • Day to day management and support of ETL applications according to Bright Horizons standards

  • Ensure support and maintenance activities related to ETLs, database administration and job monitoring and management are occurring as required

  • Exhibit excellent follow-up on the status and action plan of all application support requirements

  • Ensure application documentation is complete, current, and stored appropriately

  • Report on schedule and progress on weekly basis (or more frequently as required by management)

Experience in various SDLC methodologies like Waterfall, Agile, etc.,


  • Participate in regular status meetings with development and applications teams and effectively communicate relevant project information to management

  • Adjust communication strategy and approach to match the needs of specific business groups, individuals and development partners and ensure that all materials created for communicating and facilitating discussion of intended approach are carefully tailored to the intended audience to ensure that business owners are able to give complete and accurate feedback

  • Ensure that feedback from key business owners is fully acknowledged and incorporated into functional and technical specifications, process flow diagrams and project plans as appropriate

  • Serve as a technical liaison with third party development partners

  • Serve as a communication bridge between business leaders, applications team, developers and infrastructure team members to facilitate understanding of initial requirements, address questions and manage changes across the team

  • Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion

Req Number:76307BRState:Massachusetts Zip/Postal Code:02472City:WatertownJob Category:Information Technology Posting Title:ETL Informatica DeveloperFT/PT:Full-Time Job Type:RegularJob Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering, Computer Science or related field

  • Minimum 3+ years of application development and application development management

  • Strong technical capabilities with knowledge of Microsoft technologies and development practices, including SQL, C#, .Net, MVC, TFS and coding standards

  • Minimum 5+ years hands on development experience with Informatica PowerCenter

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment and react to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently on a day to day basis

  • Excellent analytical skills required

  • Experience managing all phases of the project life cycle, including running project prioritization meetings, post-installation project post-mortem meetings and a proven track record of multi-tasking, meeting deadlines and delivering projects on budget

  • Self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills

Additional Information:

Bright Horizons is dedicated to creating a workforce that promotes and supports diversity and inclusion. We provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals without discrimination. Bright Horizons complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO IS THE LAW.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the recruitment helpdesk at 855-877-6866 or Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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