The Bradford Hammacher Group

Data and Analytics Development Lead

Job Locations US-IL-Niles
Full-time Position
FLSA Status


Do you want to be part of a dynamic IT team? 

We are hiring a Data & Analytics Development Lead for our IT Team!

The Bradford Exchange is a global direct to consumer product marketing organization.


The Data & Analytics Development Lead will help drive the design, development, and implementation of BI solutions and systems, including: business process analysis, database design, core data architecture, and report design/development.  We are looking for an individual that will take responsibility for project work from requirements to implementation, and be able to guide, support, and measure team activities towards completion of project goals.  Must be comfortable working in autonomous roles, and providing quality/consistent communications with team members and senior management.



This role will have extensive interaction with business unit team members and leadership, will be tasked with analysis of business data and analytics requirements, and the transformation of those requirements into analytics solutions.

This includes: requirements analysis, design, development, and rolling out business intelligence solutions which can be leveraged by report developers and end-users. This role will be a significant resource for internal reporting and analysis systems within the organization.  An ideal candidate will be someone with a background which includes:  1) data architecture & analytics (big data, reports/dashboards, data warehouse); 2) recent SSIS/SSRS & T-SQL hands-on development experience or development lead experience, and 3) recent experience working in a project management, database architect, or development lead role on data/analytics related projects.

  • Development leadership
  • Data modeling and database design
  • SQL Server BI-stack architecture and development
  • Query and performance analysis


Required Qualifications

Education, Licensing, Certification, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree Computer Science, MIS, or related
  • 10+ years experience with data/analytics development and architecture
  • 5+ years experience development lead & mentoring

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • SQL Server Technologies: T-SQL, SSIS, SSRS
  • Database Analysis and Design: Architect new transactional and analytics data structures
  • Experience designing SQL Server databases, including physical storage and data architecture concepts
  • Design, implement, and support enterprise-level BI tools
  • Experience acting in a lead, senior-level developer, and/or mentoring role
  • Experience working with vendors/partners implementing inter-organization data integrations/interfaces
  • Dimensional modeling and design, including slowly changing dimensions of various types
  • Big data and/or enterprise data warehouse (cloud analytics preferred)
  • Evaluate and document organizational needs around data analysis and current data scenarios
  • Comprehensive understanding of relational database design principles
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate technical issues to non-technical people
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects at one time
  • Create and maintain reports summarizing data to be used by Management and Executives
  • Experience documenting complex data architectures and data systems

Preferred Qualifications

Education, Licensing, Certification, and Experience

·       Microsoft MCP (BI-relevant) Certification(s)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • SAP Experience (desired – not required)
    • SAP HANA system & data integration experience
    • SAP CP Integration Enterprise Edition
  • Tableau Platform architecture & development
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must for this role
  • Experience working in a senior developer or lead capacity (preferred)
  • Experience working on large, enterprise-scale projects, with diverse project teams
  • Willingness to work non-business hours related to support and project requirements

What you can expect:

  • A competitive compensation plan and great benefits. 
  • Our company is wholly owned by our employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) that allows you to not only derive the benefits of working as an employee at The Bradford Group, but also gain the benefits of being an owner.
  • We also offer: A Business Casual Work Environment, Comprehensive Health Benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO) Program, Employee Referral Bonus, 401(k), Profit Sharing, Tuition Reimbursement and Professional Development Programs, Subsidized Cafeteria, On-site Fitness Center, Product Discounts and more!

         The Bradford Exchange is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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