Date Posted: 6/21/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

This hands-on position will report to our Business Intelligence Manager and be part of the team maintaining and operating the Data Warehouse and BI reports. This includes ETL activities using Microsoft SSIS/SQL, reporting (SSRS) and analytics (SSAS). This person will also be responsible for developing a working knowledge of Cottonwood’s business model and database structures for new solutions.  This position is based at our Corporate Office (HQ) in Irving (Las Colinas), Texas.

  • Annual salary of $102,000


  • Medical, dental, and vision

  • Voluntary life/ AD&D

  • Short-term & long-term disability

  • 401K with company match

  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time

  • Paid maternity, paternity, extended medical leave, and jury duty

  • Corporate discount program on personal cell phone accounts with select providers

  • Business casual work environment

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or related field

  • 6+ years of advanced experience in designing, developing BI solutions with Microsoft BI technology (SSRS/SSIS)

  • Experience with successfully implementing Kimball data warehousing methodology

  • Knowledge of Relational and Dimensional data modeling 

  • Proficient in the use of advanced level T-SQL for developing complex stored procedures, triggers, tables, functions, indexes, etc.

  • Knowledge of Database Administration for Microsoft SQL Server in an Enterprise environment

  • Local (Dallas/Fort Worth area) candidates only – no relocation

  • Must be currently authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship and not require sponsorship in the future


  • Experience with SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)

  • Experience developing and/or administering data visualization tools such as Tableau, QlikView or Power BI

  • Experience with Microsoft Office products: Office, Excel, Visio, etc.

  • Problem solver; can quickly assess a situation then develop and implement effective solutions 

  • Conduct requirements gathering sessions with business stakeholders and develop business / technical requirements

  • Proficient in developing and executing test plans including unit and regression testing

  • Able to quickly grasp both technology and business concepts in an ever-changing environment

  • Can troubleshoot BI Environment problems and tune for performance optimization

  • Ability to create technical documentation of infrastructure and processes

  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, verbal and written communication, and team collaboration skills

  • Exposure to BIML/Mist

  • Data science experience using Python machine learning, R statistical modeling, or Data Mining techniques is a plus

  • Solid knowledge and application of System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) 

  • Previous development experience using an Agile methodology

  • Financial or retail industry experience is a plus

  • Experience with cloud-based BI Solutions


Founded in 1996, Cottonwood Financial is one of the largest privately held retail consumer finance companies in the consumer finance industry.  We have zero debt, have been profitable every year since inception, and our growth is funded entirely through internally generated capital.  Headquartered in Irving (Las Colinas), Texas, we have company-owned locations, under our Cash Store brand, across the country.  Through this national brick-and-mortar footprint, we provide best-in-class customer service and offer an innovative mix of financial products and services to our customers.

We have been named several times to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies, as well as to the Dallas 100 list of the fastest-growing private companies in North Texas.