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1928 Financial Data Systems Developer - Durham, NC

The Organization:

Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution headquartered in Durham, NC. Since 1980, Self-Help has provided $8.5 billion in financing to 159,000 families, individuals and businesses. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by providing responsible financial services; lending to individuals, small businesses and nonprofits; developing real estate; and promoting fair financial practices across the nation. The Self-Help family of nonprofit organizations includes Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 150,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago, Florida and South Carolina. Learn more at, and


Position Description:

Self-Help is seeking a Financial Data Systems Developer to join our team in Durham, NC.  Under the direction of the Supervisor, Database Developer, the Financial Data Systems Developer will design, implement, and support internal software systems using C#, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS),, SQL Server, and modern REST APIs.


The Financial Data Systems Developer will be joining a small internal software development team which builds custom software across the organization.  Initial projects, and ongoing support will be with the Accounting/Finance and Home Mortgage Origination teams.


Essential Responsibilities:


  • Lead the development, enhancement, and support of in-house software applications, data pipelines, and enhancements to 3rd party accounting and mortgage origination systems including:
  • Building data pipelines for the financial reconciliation processes, using SSIS or C# as appropriate.
  • Automating manual business processes which currently rely on Excel and Access databases.
  • Customizing the home mortgage origination system, Encompass, using the C# SDK.
  • Designing and maintaining SQL Server databases to store and share data across the organization.
  • Creating a data warehouse for external vendor relationships to support our Supplier Diversity initiative.
  • Implement database and application design required by the Supervisor, Database Developer.
  • Perform other duties as may be deemed necessary by Supervisor, Database Developer

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent related experience.
  • Professional experience with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), or other ETL management software.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ professional experience with C#.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ professional experience with SQL and SQL Server.
  • Professional experience using JavaScript and web APIs.
  • Strong commitment to our mission – creating economic opportunity for traditionally underserved communities.
  • Preference for working in organizations that place priority on teamwork and collaboration
  • Commitment to social and economic justice.
  • Sensitivity to issues of low-wealth communities and a desire to work in culturally and socially diverse organization that strongly values collaboration.
  • Willingness and ability to learn basic lending and financial services concepts.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain productive relationships throughout organization.
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime as needed.


    Desired Qualifications:


  • Development and administration experience in ASP.NET MVC on IIS, or significant experience in another web development platform (Ruby on Rails, Django, PHP on LAMP) preferred.
  • Exposure to basic accounting principles and financial applications preferred.
  • Exposure to Encompass mortgage origination software a plus.


Physical Requirements:


Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.  Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 40 pounds.




Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package.




To apply, send resume and cover letter, describing why you are a fit for this position, to Please include the position title as the subject.  Application must be received by May 15, 2019 to ensure consideration.  Applications received after this date may or may not be considered, depending on the applicant pool.  The position will remain posted until filled.


Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.