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Working As An ETL Developer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $84,000

    Average Salary

What Does An ETL Developer Do

Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

Duties

Software developers typically do the following:

  • Analyze users’ needs and then design, test, and develop software to meet those needs
  • Recommend software upgrades for customers’ existing programs and systems
  • Design each piece of an application or a system and plan how the pieces will work together
  • Create a variety of models and diagrams (such as flowcharts) that instruct programmers how to write software code
  • Ensure that a program continues to function normally through software maintenance and testing
  • Document every aspect of an application or a system as a reference for future maintenance and upgrades
  • Collaborate with other computer specialists to create optimum software

Software developers are in charge of the entire development process for a software program. They may begin by asking how the customer plans to use the software. They must identify the core functionality that users need from software programs. Software developers must also determine user requirements that are unrelated to the functionality of software, such as the level of security and performance needs. They design the program and then give instructions to programmers, who write computer code and test it.

If the program does not work as expected or if testers find it too difficult to use, software developers go back to the design process to fix the problems or improve the program. After the program is released to the customer, a developer may perform upgrades and maintenance.

Developers usually work closely with computer programmers. However, in some companies, developers write code themselves instead of giving instructions to the programmers.

Developers who supervise a software project from the planning stages through implementation sometimes are called information technology (IT) project managers. These workers monitor the project’s progress to ensure that it meets deadlines, standards, and cost targets. IT project managers who plan and direct an organization’s IT department or IT policies are included in the profile on computer and information systems managers.

The following are examples of types of software developers:

Applications software developers design computer applications, such as word processors and games, for consumers. They may create custom software for a specific customer or commercial software to be sold to the general public. Some applications software developers create complex databases for organizations. They also create programs that people use over the Internet and within a company’s intranet.

Systems software developers create the systems that keep computers functioning properly. These could be operating systems for computers that the general public buys or systems built specifically for an organization. Often, systems software developers also build the system’s interface, which is what allows users to interact with the computer. Systems software developers are creating the operating systems that control most of the consumer electronics in use today, including the systems in phones or cars.

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How To Become An ETL Developer

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree in computer science and strong computer programming skills.

Education

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree, typically in computer science, software engineering, or a related field. A degree in mathematics is also acceptable. Computer science degree programs are the most common, because they tend to cover a broad range of topics. Students should focus on classes related to building software in order to better prepare themselves for work in the occupation. For some positions, employers may prefer a master’s degree.

Although writing code is not their first priority, developers must have a strong background in computer programming. They usually gain this experience in school. Throughout their career, developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

Software developers also need skills related to the industry in which they work. Developers working in a bank, for example, should have knowledge of finance so that they can understand a bank’s computing needs.

Other Experience

Many students gain experience in software development by completing an internship at a software company while in college.

Some software developers first work as computer programmers and then are given more responsibility as they gain experience. Eventually, they become developers.

Advancement

Software developers can advance to become information technology (IT) project managers, also called computer and information systems managers, a position in which they oversee the software development process.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Developers must analyze users’ needs and then design software to meet those needs.

Communication skills. Developers must be able to give clear instructions to others working on a project. They must also explain to their customers how the software works and answer any questions that arise.

Computer skills. Developers must understand computer capabilities and programming languages in order to design effective software.

Creativity. Developers are the creative minds behind new computer software.

Detail oriented. Developers often work on many parts of an application or system at the same time and must therefore be able to concentrate and pay attention to detail.

Interpersonal skills. Software developers must be able to work well with others who contribute to designing, developing, and programming successful software.

Problem-solving skills. Because developers are in charge of software from beginning to end, they must be able to solve problems that arise throughout the design process.

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ETL Developer Career Paths

ETL Developer
Informatica Developer Informatica ETL Developer
Senior ETL Developer
5 Yearsyrs
Informatica Developer Senior ETL Developer
ETL Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Developer Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Developer Analyst Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
5 Yearsyrs
Developer Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Data Warehouse Developer Informatica Developer
Informatica Consultant
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Project Manager Development Manager
Senior Development Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Enterprise Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Project Leader Information Technology Project Manager
Technical Delivery Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Consultant Senior Programmer Analyst
Application Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Development Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Obiee Developer
Senior Obiee Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Functional Consultant Oracle Consultant
Oracle Senior Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Lead Technician Project Manager Delivery Manager
Senior Delivery Manager
12 Yearsyrs
SQL BI Developer SQL Database Administrator
Senior Database Developer
8 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Manager Applications Development Application Development Director
Vice President Of Application Development
11 Yearsyrs
SQL BI Developer SQL Database Administrator Senior Database Developer
Senior Pl-Sql Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Analyst Senior Business Analyst Implementation Manager
Integration Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Analyst Senior Systems Analyst Senior Technical Consultant
Vice President, Technology
11 Yearsyrs
Data Architect Information Architect User Experience Designer
Product Lead
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Oracle Developer 2.3 years
ETL Tester 2.2 years
Developer 2.2 years
ETL Architect 2.2 years
ETL Lead 2.2 years
SQL BI Developer 2.1 years
Database Developer 2.1 years
BI Developer 2.0 years
ETL Developer 2.0 years
SQL Developer 1.9 years
Reports Developer 1.7 years
Ssrs Developer 1.7 years
ETL Consultant 1.6 years
Ssis Developer 1.5 years
Top Careers Before ETL Developer
Developer 9.6%
Consultant 1.8%
Top Careers After ETL Developer
ETL Lead 7.8%
Developer 5.5%
Consultant 2.0%

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ETL Developer Demographics

Gender

Male

56.9%

Female

30.0%

Unknown

13.1%
Ethnicity

White

42.5%

Asian

32.3%

Hispanic or Latino

10.0%

Black or African American

9.1%

Unknown

6.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

33.3%

French

20.0%

Russian

13.3%

Danish

6.7%

Dakota

6.7%

Carrier

6.7%

Tamil

6.7%

Italian

6.7%
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ETL Developer Education

Schools

More Tech Institute

19.1%

State University of New York Buffalo

7.6%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

5.6%

Fairleigh Dickinson University

5.3%

University of Texas at Dallas

5.3%

Illinois Institute of Technology

4.9%

University of Central Missouri

4.6%

University of Texas at Arlington

4.6%

University of Bridgeport

4.6%

University of Houston

4.6%

New York University

3.9%

Texas A&M University

3.9%

Maharishi University of Management

3.6%

Lamar University

3.6%

Stratford University

3.3%

University of Phoenix

3.3%

Northern Illinois University

3.3%

University of the West

3.3%

Stevens Institute of Technology

3.0%

National University

2.6%
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Majors

Computer Science

30.5%

Electrical Engineering

12.2%

Computer Applications

9.9%

Information Technology

9.2%

Computer Engineering

9.1%

Engineering

8.2%

Business

4.3%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.2%

Information Systems

2.3%

Computer Information Systems

2.1%

Management Information Systems

2.0%

Finance

1.2%

Mechanical Engineering

1.1%

Management

1.0%

Mathematics

0.8%

Computer Networking

0.7%

Management Science

0.7%

Education

0.5%

Information Sciences

0.5%

Accounting

0.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

57.4%

Masters

31.8%

Other

8.0%

Diploma

1.3%

Certificate

0.7%

Associate

0.5%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Average Yearly Salary
$84,000
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$65,000
Min 10%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
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Median 50%
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Best Paying Company
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Highest Paying City
San Jose, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Avg Experience Level
2.1 years
How much does an ETL Developer make at top companies?
The national average salary for an ETL Developer in the United States is $84,188 per year or $40 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $65,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $108,000.

Real ETL Developer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
ETL Developer III Automotive Rentals, Inc. Ashburn, VA May 16, 2016 $122,000 -
$132,000
ETL Developer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Mar 21, 2019 $100,000
ETL Developer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 16, 2018 $96,000
Etl/Data Developer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 16, 2018 $96,000
ETL Developer GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 09, 2019 $94,000
ETL Developer International Cloud Business Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 19, 2018 $92,500
ETL Developer Multivision Inc. Ashburn, VA Jun 14, 2010 $75,000
SQL ETL Developer GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 09, 2019 $74,000
Data Integrator/Etl Developer Client Focus LLC Ashburn, VA Jul 14, 2015 $71,614
ETL Developer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 18, 2017 $70,000
ETL Developer GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 18, 2017 $70,000
Data Integrator/Etl Developer Client Focus LLC Ashburn, VA Aug 28, 2016 $69,638

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Top Skills for An ETL Developer

  1. Informatica
  2. Load Data
  3. Target Database
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  • Involved in creating Mortgage applications and handled application named Letters using Informatica.
  • Developed work flows and work lets for mappings using Work flow Manager to load data from source to target tables.
  • Performed tuning by eliminating source and target database bottlenecks, mapping bottlenecks and fine-tuned the pipeline logic and transformation settings.
  • Developed Shell scripts to automate file manipulation and data loading procedures.
  • Coordinated with counter parts end-to-end design and development of assigned Enterprise Data Warehouse solutions and subject areas.

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