SQL Developer

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA), the private fundraising entity for the UW-Madison, is recruiting for a SQL Developer to join our Data Solutions team. The focus for this position will be on database query development, management reporting and data warehouse development.

Essential Functions:

Key Functions/Responsibilities

  • Develop, maintain and enhance reports, queries and data exports.
  • Develop and test stored procedures, views and functions.
  • Perform quality checks on reports and exports to ensure exceptional quality.
  • Provide business users the data required for metrics and analysis.
  • Design and develop SQL databases and write applications to interface with SQL databases.
  • Develop and maintain SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages to meet business needs.
  • Create and maintain documentation for all projects.

Support a service-oriented atmosphere in accordance with WFAA mission, values and philosophy:

  • Strategic beliefs
    • The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a transforming impact on students, alumni, and society;
    • Authentic, lifelong relationships and engagement with alumni, donors and friends are fundamental to sustaining the reputation and continued success of the University;
    • Philanthropy has an essential and growing importance on the future progress of UW-Madison;
    • The highest level of stewardship and fiduciary responsibility in financial, investment, data and gift administration is vital to maintaining trust with our stakeholders;
    • Diverse views, experiences and perspectives strengthen WFAA and the university community.
  • Organizational values
    • We are serious about delivering results;
    • We work together and with our campus partners as a team;
    • We are committed to alumni, donors, volunteers and others;
    • We are open-minded;
    • We create a positive work environment.


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Four year degree, or equivalent work experience
  • 2 or more years of experience as either a Database Programmer or an Application Developer.
  • Experience with SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), TSQL and Stored Procedures
  • Experience producing reports, data exports and other data related tasks.
  • Experience working with non-technical users.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Dedicated to completing assigned tasks on time
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong decision making skills

Other Desirable Experience and Skills:

  • Experience working with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • Experience with relational and dimensional data modeling principles and techniques
  • Experience with data exploration and visualization tools like Tableau or Qlik
  • Experience with XML, XSLT, and schema files
  • Experience in creation of automated unit test cases
  • Experience in automated builds
  • Familiarity in a fundraising or not for profit environment
  • Experience with CRM, ERP and/or Financial Reporting systems
  • Experience with the Agile Project methodology

This is a full time, exempt position reporting to the Senior Managing Director, Data Solutions.  We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefit program.

To be considered, please submit cover letter and resume in a single attachment.

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Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions at hr@supportuw.org. Application deadline: November 15.