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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Database Engineer
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LendingTree, LLC. | Chicago, IL
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Job Description


At CompareCards, by LendingTree, our mission is to help people make smarter, more informed, healthier financial decisions based on deeper knowledge of financial offers. CompareCards provides easy-to-use, objective tools and educational resources that help consumers do everything from making credit card comparisons and managing their credit health to helping children in primary, middle, and high school learn how to make wise financial decisions.

A sample of what you might be doing:

* Efficiently write complex queries on large datasets gathering valuable insights to drive the business forward
* Integrate data from different systems via direct connections, APIs, etc.
* Develop reports to deliver helpful analytics to the business
* Automate/improve manual tasks and decisions with a data driven approach
* Use expertise with data to work hand-in-hand with the business on the best ways to solve problems
* Troubleshoot and debug complex logic/code
* Rapidly design and develop features to deliver essential analytics


* 5+ years of experience in database development
* Expert understanding of SQL and writing complex, but efficient queries
* Experience with various ETL processes, especially involving web APIs
* Experience with an object-oriented language (preferably php, C#, etc.)
* Familiarity with various features of SQL Server. Examples include querying JSON/XML, table-valued functions, SQL Server Agent, window/analytical functions, SQL CLR integration, linked servers, etc.
* Open and enthusiastic to learning and exploring new technologies (and respectful of the elder technologies)
* Strong communication and documentation skills
* Able to work independently with minimal guidance and produce high quality results

Nice to haves

* Experience with a reporting platform such as Tableau, SQL Server Reporting Services, etc.
* Understanding of web development concepts (HTTP requests/responses, cookies, etc.)
* Experience querying very large databases
* Experience with designing/implementing/utilizing data warehouses
* Understanding of a few DBA-type topics such as index tuning/optimizations, backups, etc.
* Experience with other database platforms/technologies (Hive, MongoDB, etc.)
* Familiarity with data science/machine learning concepts
* Experience with git or similar version control system
* Experience in the financial and/or marketing industries

Why LendingTree?

* Chance to work with top Software Engineers with a focus for all things tech - Our DevOps team includes a member who literally wrote the book on Ansible and IT Automation and our staff also includes a resident IoT expert with IMDB credit to his name.
* Unique entrepreneurial environment. We're a start-up company in a publicly traded suit Read: we have a lot of fun and can afford the grown-up toys.
* We're making a real difference in the financial lives of millions of consumers. The work we do here matters.
* Dress code - we don't have one. (Flip flops, shorts, jeans… whatever.)
* We don't even keep track of how many paid vacation days you take! (of course your manager's approval is needed before you take off on that family vacation.)

A Little About Us:

LendingTree was founded in 1996 by CEO Doug Lebda to help people comparison shop and get a great deal on the single biggest transaction of their lives: their mortgage. Since then, we've facilitated over 65 million loan requests, while becoming a household name and today we do much more than mortgages. We are the #1 online marketplace in the US for consumers to comparison shop for mortgages, personal loans, credit cards, student loans, auto loans and insurance.

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina and with offices in the Bay Area, Chicago, New York City, and Charleston -we're looking for talented individuals that will continue making great products and increase our technology footprint.

About LendingTree, LLC.

LendingTree, LLC is the nation's number one online lending exchange, providing a marketplace that connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business. Since inception, LendingTree has facilitated more than 20 million loan requests and $ 152 billion in closed loan transactions.