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15-1199.07 - Data Warehousing Specialists

Design, model, or implement corporate data warehousing activities. Program and configure warehouses of database information and provide support to warehouse users.

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Tasks

  • Design, implement, or operate comprehensive data warehouse systems to balance optimization of data access with batch loading and resource utilization factors, according to customer requirements. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop data warehouse process models, including sourcing, loading, transformation, and extraction. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Create or implement metadata processes and frameworks. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Create plans, test files, and scripts for data warehouse testing, ranging from unit to integration testing. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Create supporting documentation, such as metadata and diagrams of entity relationships, business processes, and process flow. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Design and implement warehouse database structures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop and implement data extraction procedures from other systems, such as administration, billing, or claims. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop or maintain standards, such as organization, structure, or nomenclature, for the design of data warehouse elements, such as data architectures, models, tools, and databases. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Implement business rules via stored procedures, middleware, or other technologies. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Map data between source systems, data warehouses, and data marts. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform system analysis, data analysis or programming, using a variety of computer languages and procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Select methods, techniques, or criteria for data warehousing evaluative procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Verify the structure, accuracy, or quality of warehouse data. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Write new programs or modify existing programs to meet customer requirements, using current programming languages and technologies. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare functional or technical documentation for data warehouses. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide or coordinate troubleshooting support for data warehouses. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Review designs, codes, test plans, or documentation to ensure quality. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Test software systems or applications for software enhancements or new products. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Computer servers — Storage servers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • High end computer servers — Data warehouse appliances See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mainframe computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Analytical or scientific software — SAS software; SPSS software; TIBCO Spotfire See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Business intelligence and data analysis software — IBM Cognos Business Intelligence See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Charting software — Microsoft Office Visio See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Clustering software — Aster Data nCluster See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base management system software — Microsoft SQL Server; Oracle software; SAP Sybase IQ; Talendforge * (see all 12 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base reporting software — IBM Netezza TwinFin; Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer; Oracle Hyperion; SAP BusinessObjects software (see all 6 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Microsoft Access; Structured query language SQL; Teradata BTEQ; Transact SQL (see all 6 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data mining software — Rapid-I RapidMiner *; SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse; Teradata Parallel Transporter; Teradata Tpump (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Development environment software — Adeptia ETL Suite; C; CloverETL * See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Document management software — Teradata FastExport See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Enterprise application integration software — IBM InfoSphere DataStage; Jitterbit; SMSi Twister Data Integrator; Talend Open Studio * See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software — IBM Clarity Systems Clarity See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Metadata management software — Altova MapForce; Apatar *; Oracle Warehouse Builder; SAS Data Integration Server (see all 15 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Network conferencing software — Microsoft SharePoint See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Object or component oriented development software — C++; Python See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Operating system software — Apple Macintosh OS; Linux; Microsoft Windows; UNIX See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — Microsoft Project See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Requirements analysis and system architecture software — Unified modeling language UML See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

* Software developed by a government agency and/or distributed as freeware or shareware.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze data to identify trends or relationships among variables. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop testing routines or procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop procedures for data management. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop performance metrics or standards related to information technology. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Create databases to store electronic data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Modify software programs to improve performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate data quality. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Test software performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Design software applications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Troubleshoot issues with computer applications or systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop models of information or communications systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Write computer programming code. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate project designs to determine adequacy or feasibility. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Document operational procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop diagrams or flow charts of system operation. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: IC

  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Values

  • Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from Computer Occupations, All Other.
Employment data collected from Computer Occupations, All Other.
Industry data collected from Computer Occupations, All Other.

Median wages (2014) $40.10 hourly, $83,410 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 206,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 40,200
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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