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Information Technology

Database Developer

Apply now Job no: 494161 Work type: Regular Full-Time Location: Chicago – 55 East Monroe Street, IL Capability Area: Application Development


NORC at the University of Chicago is seeking a motivated Database Developer to design, implement, and support database applications used by our staff and clients.

We’re looking for engineers with natural product intuition who can work harder, faster, and smarter without sacrificing technical excellence. Given our unique organizational structure working with a variety of internal stakeholders and clients across industries, you should be comfortable in uncharted territory. Do you get excited about working with new technologies and adapting new platforms such as Cloud Computing, Mobile Device Development and developing innovative and groundbreaking survey technologies? We want to hear from you.
At NORC, we understand that solutions are rarely one size fits all. Qualified candidates will thrive on learning new technologies and thinking through innovative approaches to solving the complex problems we face every day across sophisticated platforms.


Given the critical role technology plays in our day-to-day lives, we are committed to providing professional, high-quality solutions to further our collective goal of advancing social science research. NORC IT produces high quality, processing intensive software designed to improve project efficiency and accuracy while at the same time providing a cost savings benefit. We have experts on staff in all industry recognized platforms, development environments, and data management systems.


• Communicate and collaborate effectively with both business and technical team members
• Design, develop, and test DB code such as stored procedures, and DML/DDL scripts for NS (case management system/workflow)
• Design, develop, and test ETL solutions for sample management
• Adhere to and improve upon development standards, procedures, and code management best practices


• B.S. in Information Technology or related field
• 3 years of experience
• MS SQL Server 2008/2012 and above
• MS SQL Server Management Studio 2008/2012
• MS Visual Studio
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Experience with SDLC, including requirements, design, implementation, and production support


• MS SQL Server SSIS
• Redgate tools (e.g. SQL Compare, SQL Generator, SQL Source Code)
• Software development methodologies; Scrum/Agile, Lean, Kanban
• Erwin
• PostgreSQL DB
• Familiarity with Survey or Market Research


NORC at the University of Chicago is an objective, non-partisan research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions. Since 1941, NORC has conducted groundbreaking studies, created and applied innovative methods and tools, and advanced principles of scientific integrity and collaboration. Today, government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world partner with NORC to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge.

NORC conducts research in five main areas: Economics, Markets, and the Workforce; Education, Training, and Learning; Global Development; Health and Well-Being; and Society, Media, and Public Affairs.

We provide comprehensive and integrated services that span the research cycle, and offer solutions that anticipate and address critical needs in research and data science. We approach all work with deep technical expertise, a spirit of collaboration, and a commitment to scientific integrity.  


As one of the oldest not-for-profit, academic research organizations in the United States, and through its affiliation with the University of Chicago, NORC maintains the highest standard of professional excellence and scientific rigor, and is committed to broad dissemination of its findings.


NORC’s subject matter experts and survey professionals develop and employ innovative study designs, research methods, and technical applications to derive meaningful and accurate results.


NORC cultivates an interdisciplinary culture of achievement in which senior investigators from diverse fields and professional backgrounds collaborate with the next generation of researchers in an open, collegial environment.


NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. NORC evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally- protected characteristics.


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