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Employer: NWEA

Position Summary
The Data Systems Administrator III works with stakeholders to understand their work and processes, gather requirements, and translate their needs into productive, cost-effective technology improvements for NWEA. Combines strong customer service and technical expertise in a platform enablement role.


  • Design, implement, administer, and support solutions using Snowflake and Informatica products such as Test Data Management, Data Privacy Management, and Intelligent Cloud Integration Platform
  • Manage logs, domain objects, user permissions, and domain reports. Generate and upload node diagnostics. Monitor Data Integration Service jobs and applications. Domain objects include application services, nodes, grids, folders, database connections, operating system profiles, and licenses
  • Hands-on experience with installation, configuration, and support of Informatica Power center, Informatica data Quality, Informatica Cloud secure agent
  • Identify, recommend, and implement ETL/ELT, application integrations, event pipelines and general architecture improvements
  • Expert level knowledge supporting integrations against SQL2016, Postgres, Mongo, and Snowflake
  • Hands on experience on Cloud Computing such as Amazon Web Services, Azure, GCP.
  • Knowledge on scheduling tools like Active Batch, Autosys, etc.
  • Coordinating with the Support teams, project teams, DBA, infrastructure team and application vendor to plan/implement maintenance outages and upgrades.
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise in Informatica MDM, PowerCenter, Power Exchange, IICS, IDQ, EDC
  • Be able to proactively monitor the overall system (executing daily health check reports – job execution stats, volume processed, execution times, IO times taken etc.)
  • Proficient in working with Active Directory, Azure AD, and LDAP configuration and user management
  • Develop disaster recovery and failover strategies for the data integration environment

Skills and abilities

  • Thorough understanding of ITIL and IT Service Management concepts
  • 5+ years of experience data engineering and integration development including Informatica TDM, Informatica DPM, Informatica Intelligent Cloud Hub, and Snowflake
  • 5+ years hands on experience with installation and configuration of software applications
  • 5+ years’ experience in implementation and support of Data Systems including Informatica TDM, Informatica DPM, and Snowflake.
  • Understanding of infrastructure/server administration required to support and trouble-shoot application issues
  • Experience administering Cloud-hosted Data Systems
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in the use and administration of Informatica TDM, Informatica TPM, and Snowflake platforms
  • Troubleshooting experience in working with product vendor and customers
  • Experience with integrating other systems with Informatica and Snowflake
  • Research and analytical skills to translate user’s stated business need into meaningful solutions
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience
  • Ability to apply problem solving and troubleshooting skills to resolve support issues
  • Demonstrated experience developing ideas or identifying opportunities that result in continuous improvement
  • Able to handle confidential information with a high level of discretion
  • Proven experience in interacting with senior management
  • Ability to perform the physical and intellectual requirements of the role, with or without accommodation


  • Customer Focus- Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Drives Results- Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
  • Instills trust- Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Business Insight- Applying knowledge of business and marketplace to advance the organization’s goals.
  • Action Oriented- Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency and high energy.
  • Optimizes Work Processes- Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field; equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Eight or more years of experience in complex information system and software analysis, design, development, implementation, and maintenance across multiple hardware and software platforms
  • Specific experience provisioning, supporting and administering Informatica and Snowflake products
  • Preferred Certifications:
  • Informatica Cloud Data and Application Integration R34
  • Informatica PowerCenter Administrator Certified Professional
  • Informatica Data Engineering – Developer / Administrator
  • Snowflake SnowPro Core
  • Snowflake SnowPro Advanced: Data Engineer