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Systems Programmer

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Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Veterans.


At BBVA, we are working to make banking better for everyone. That is where you come in. We are looking for smart, team oriented people who want to be part of a first-class workforce that gives people the tools they need to meet their financial goals, all while delivering an outstanding client experience. Learn more below.


This position is responsible for defining, developing, testing, analyzing, and maintaining Database / Software applications in support of the achievement of business requirements.  The incumbent will work closely with the development team to address a variety of business needs.  The incumbent will also lead the group in researching, application design, documentation, and any modifications to application data marts and/or reports specifications throughout the production life cycle.  Additional responsibilities include project involvement of application upgrades while ensuring that company standards and policies are adhered to as well as the ability to identify risk.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Provide leadership for the development of a robust infrastructure that will supply the information necessary to satisfy the data analysis and reporting requirements of users throughout the organization.
  • Work cross functionally with various client groups to address business needs.
  • Oversee production support activities related to database and warehouse architecture. Respond to end user inquiries related to data marts and warehouse problems and issues.
  • Work with business stakeholders to develop business requirements for necessary reporting efforts.
  • Participate in and contribute to technical requirements, operational support documentation, and collaborative design discussions to convert business requirements into technical solution.
  • Collaborate with clients, programmers, and designers for the development of database / software programs and applications.
  • Lead in the defining, development, and documentation of software’s business requirements, objectives, deliverables, and specifications.
  • Design, run and monitor software performance tests on new and existing applications for the purposes of correcting errors, isolating areas for improvement, and general debugging.
  • Support the execution of daily and End of Month processes.
  • Provide and oversee after-hours support when necessary.


  • BS dedgree in Computer Science or Management Information Systems or equivalent work experience, typically six or more years of solid, diverse work experience in IT design and delivery
  • Proficiency in designing, developing and tuning complex SQL queries and PL/SQL scripts.
  • Familiarity with designing, developing and tuning ETL workflows.
  • Vast knowledge of working in relational databases like Oracle, SQL Server, etc.
  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to teach and mentor less experienced professionals on basic coding methods/building blocks and best practices.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively and clearly with both technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Experience with data modeling concepts, including Star and Snowflake schemas and ROLAP.
  • Experience with data file conversions, UNIX or Linux scripting, Tools like Microsoft VISIO, Data Modeling tool.
  • Knowledge of the financial services industry
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously with strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills with the ability work effectively with peers and business partner
  • A critical thinker with strong problem solving and decision making skills
  • Able to integrate company goals and objectives into department goals and activities
  • Detailed oriented, excellent ability to multi-task: addressing critical daily issues as well as keeping focus on strategic tasks
  • Process oriented with the ability to efficiently identify root cause to establish repeatable/sustainable processes
  • Flexible with the ability to adapt to changing organizations, changing business needs, etc.


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