I'm a database programmer (Oracle, PL/SQL), Sql Server 2008 R2 / VS 2010, with recent SSIS ETL experience.
Need a couple of tips for job searching - the job title and online options.
ETL is primarily the programming component, using Microsoft SSIS, connecting to both Oracle and Sql Server.
I'm also very experienced with Oracle / PL Sql, custom ETL.
So primarily a database programmer, good with Oracle, intermediate+ with SSIS / Sql Server, also decent in Unix scripting.
so looking how to best search online (what keywords ?), and where ? so far I'm looking at careerbuilder, Indeed, and Dice. "Database programmer" is often not listed - it's usually DBA or "Developer / Software Engineer"
I am also looking to work remotely, is this something that's common in these job searches ?
- totally agree, I gave that up long ago ! Best as I can tell, I'm a "database programmer", with Oracle skills and Sql Server Skills, including Visual Studio 2008 and ETL tool SSIS. I suppose the better term is "ETL Developer with SSIS skills"
>>That said, what do you see when you query the big job boards, and/or LinkedIn, for SSIS or ETL?
- just getting started, I did see "Database development" on DICE, will check more tonight.
>>3. Do you have corporate or user group contacts with whom you might simply ask for their professional opinions?
- yep, working that angle too . . .
>>4. Remote work is difficult to generalize. There are opportunities that are designed as remote, but in my opinion they are few and far between -- particularly for a junior/mid level with no track record of handling that responsibility.
- I'm actually senior level with a good track record
>>Case in point: if I were hiring such a person, I might ask him or her to allow their sessions to be monitored and recorded.
- good point, but my goal is to put in a full day's work for a full day's pay, not to scam someone by "[not] working remotely"