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SQL Server Developer (Boston)

As a SQL Server Developer you will be collaborating with application software engineers, architects, product analysts, and third party clients to design and develop the database schema, stored procedures, and processes for a large scale web application.

You will possess strong attention to detail, excellent relationship management skills, and the ability to effectively participate and lead design and implementation of software systems with developers. You must be business minded and possess the ability to weigh business decisions against technical ones. You should be comfortable in working in a time-sensitive environment and meeting critical deadlines. 

Ideally, you will have at least five years of enterprise level software development experience, including three years of experience in developing or administering a very large database application. You will have comprehensive experience of using Microsoft SQL Server technologies for a .NET web application and a passion for new emerging technologies. Ideal candidates will have past experience with political/non-profit data in a technology, field organizing, or fundraising.   


  • Support new product development by creating new database architectures and stored procedures
  • Work with clients to understand data needs and fulfill complex custom data transfers and exports
  • Implement advanced ETL processes to acquire and load large datasets and improve efficiency of existing ETL processes
  • Assist in developing scripts and protocols for large scale database migrations
  • Work closely with Application Developers to ensure proper design and implementation of database systems
  • Develop, troubleshoot and tune T-SQL scripts

Essential Skills

  • Experience with large scale database design and development on the Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008/2012 platform
  • Understanding of advanced SQL Server features such as replication, service broker, and high-availability clusters 
  • Proficiency with dynamic SQL
  • Experience developing custom and/or dynamic schemas
  • Experience with working in a highly sharded environment requiring significant cross-server data flows
  • Must possess strong organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills with ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Must be able to work in an agile time-critical environment and be decisive when faced with complex problems 
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback and the capability to be self-motivated and work independently with initiative
  • Ability to quickly understand new concepts/processes 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

Desired Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience with enterprise level software development, with at least 3 years recent experience developing or administering SQL Server applications
  • Prior experience working with very large datasets or data warehouse technology highly desirable
  • Experience with complex query optimization and performance benchmarking is a plus
  • Experience with campaign/volunteer management or fundraising applications is desirable
  • Exposure to cloud based database technologies is helpful

About Us

NGP VAN is a technology company whose team members do exciting and meaningful work that has a significant impact on promoting civil rights, social justice, and environmental responsibility.

Employees enjoy an unusually generous set of benefits, including 12 weeks paid parental leave, profit sharing, 100% premium-paid health/dental, and an ongoing education allowance.  NGP VAN is one of only a handful of companies to be recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in America by Inc. Magazine for nine years in a row.

Last year we were named one of the Coolest Companies of 2016 by DC Inno. We've also been named one of the top 50 fastest growing companies in the DC area by the Washington Business Journal and SmartCEO. The Wall Street Journal wrote “NGP VAN is something of a secret weapon for the Democratic Party and the labor unions and progressive groups that use it.” We have also won the AAPC award for Best Use of New Technology, and the Campaigns & Elections Award for Most Innovative Product.

Join our team and work alongside about 200 smart, passionate, and innovative co-workers, many of whom are industry recognized as experts in their fields.

NGP VAN believes a diverse, inclusive staff makes us a stronger company and better partner for our clients.  We’re committed to hiring people of all races, ethnicities, ages, sex, genders, sexual orientation or gender identities, marital status, religions, and disabilities.  Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other minority or marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.

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