Database programmer Casual

  • Waltham, MA, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Part-time

Company Description

EDC is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms.  EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives.

EDC has a commitment to promoting equity and access to high quality education and health services that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. EDC expresses its commitment to increasing equity through its strategies, services and products, which contribute to building capacity and transforming lives.

EDC is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Job Description

Strong Candidate Identified.

The STEM and Workforce Success Portfolio has an opening for a database programmer, reporting to the Project Director, in Waltham, MA.

The STEM and Workforce Success Portfolio develops programs that support the intellectual and career development of learners to prepare the next generation of leaders and the future workforce. We design authentic and rigorous STEM learning experiences in- and out-of-school that engage students, build their skills to explore options and make significant contributions to their communities. We conduct research and evaluation, develop curricula and conduct professional development for practitioners to strengthen STEM education and professional pathways. Embedded in all our work is a deep commitment to equity and access and to ensuring that all learners have access to and engage with the highest quality learning experiences. Two fundamental principles continue to drive our work – that equity and excellent are inseparable and diversity drives innovation.

EDC casual employees generally work as needed.  A casual position receives statutory benefits of Social Security contributions, Medicare contributions, unemployment insurance, worker’s compensation insurance and sick leave.  A casual position ends when work is complete.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The person in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. The job requires adherence to EDC policies & procedures.

The database programmer will:

  • integrate various school data sources into the district's school information system
  • create user interfaces that reduce user error when inputting data
  • create custom queries to be used for data visualizations

 

Qualifications

This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently and effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal & organizational skills. Specific requirements:

 

  • Degree required
    • Bachelors: Computer Science
  • Degree preferred
    • Masters: Computer Science         
  • Number of years of experience in specific field: 15 years
  • Skills (specify required or preferred):
    • Proficiency in SCL programming
    • Proficiency in relational databases
    • Proficiency in data integration
    • Proficiency in creating user interfaces that reduce user error

Additional Information

EDC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.