CDI Engineer

Location: Irving, TX
Department: Technology



The Data Analyst is responsible for supporting the creation and execution of marketing, reporting and analytics processes as defined by client. He/she is a subject matter expert on client's data sources and become intimately familiar with database, email and preference data including understanding key business rules that drive data outputs.  



  • Technically able to understand and create complex ETL processes.
  • Work hand-in-hand with client
  • Effectively utilizes programming tools and applications (SQL, Informatica, and Oracle).  
  • Plays a role in thought leadership and uses strong consultative skills.
  • Monitors quality control on deliverables prior to client distribution. Ensures the client team is following quality control procedures as applicable
  • Based on business requirements, contributes to detailed technical requirements and specifications; identifies missing details in the business requirements and engages the appropriate resource(s) for clarification.
  • Become an internal expert in ETL, CDI and complex Datamart Build services for campaign, reporting and analytics processes.
  • Develops mapping and data processing procedures to import data from various data sources and populate the client database.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the data model and the data, to provide insights and recommendations.
  • Develops data extracts and procedures to support internal and client (external) business analytics.
  • Actively involved in troubleshooting data / data process anomalies and works with the team to efficiently identify solutions.
  • Coordinates with cross-competency teams to ensure quality deliverables.
  • Consistently follow best practices and standards defined by the team / organization.
  • Contributes to the project estimation process.
  • Multitasks through project execution and prioritizes accordingly, ensuring project deadlines are met and deliverables are completed in a timely fashion.
  • Assists with the transition from project completion to ongoing production and production support
  • Communicates requirements and status with other teams and competencies, as required on an ongoing basis.




  1. Quality and overall impact of deliverables: Strives to achieve executional excellence. Ensures work is completed on time, within the allotted hours, and meets the business requirements. Creates documents in a professional manner. Fulfills all client and project leader needs and requests.
  2. Team and/or client feedback and satisfaction: Develops strong working relationships with other engineers, QA team members, project leaders, and other Targetbase teams. Team members provide praise for work done.
  3. Commitment to vision and guiding principles of agency and competency: Number one focus is on client’s business. Respect for the individual is at the core of all team interactions. Focuses on solutions versus challenges.
  4. Organizational and/or technical knowledge: Has appropriate knowledge of his/her core competency and Targetbase’s integrated service offerings. Has working knowledge of other competencies. Understands the value of Targetbase technology services and its impact on client business.




  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or other technology subject or equivalent industry experience. Master's Degree a plus
  • 2 years technical experience in a data management role


  • Consultative approach to data management and able to make CDI recommendations to the client.
  • Knowledge of direct mail and email marketing
  • Marketing and business knowledge – not just technical view
  • Knowledge of marketing Database structures
  • Primary point-of-contact for problem escalation and resolution for data management functions
  • Development Tools/Platforms
    • Proficiency with Informatica, or similar enterprise ETL tool experience
    • Strong SQL, PL/SQL skills
    • Knowledge of UNIX/LINUX experience
    • Shell scripting experience (KSH, Bash, Perl, Python, etc.) is a plus
  • Databases
    • Exposure to enterprise databases required
    • Oracle
    • SQL Server 2005/2008 is a plus
  • Methodologies
    • Demonstrates the ability to follow a consultative approach to data management
    • Demonstrates the ability to work within various methodologies, like Waterfall, Lean, or Agile, is a plus
  • Demonstrates the ability and desire to learn new technical skills and tools



  • On-site in Dallas
  • Overtime as necessary
  • Minimal travel may be required

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