Career Opportunities

Database Programmer

FLSA: Exempt
Department: Information Technology
Primary Worksite: 6 West Colony Place, Durham, NC
Reports to: VP, Information Technology

Occupational Summary: Customize, maintain and develop data solutions to meet the company needs, and work on building our proprietary software built on the .Net/MS SQL framework. You will be required to understand the functionality of all existing data structure as well as independently develop new features and integrations into the existing platform.

Duties/Responsibilities
  • Recommend data solutions by defining database physical structure and functional capabilities, database security, data back-up, and recovery specifications
  • Install revised or new database systems by proposing specifications; recommend ideal access techniques; coordinate installation requirements
  • Design, implement, and maintain high-availability databases in accordance with end project's needs and views
  • Define users, and enable data distribution to the right user, in appropriate format and in a timely manner
  • Maintain database performance by calculating optimum values for database parameters; implement new releases; complete maintenance requirements; evaluate computer operating systems and hardware products
  • Use high-speed transaction recovery techniques and backup data
  • Minimize database downtime, and manage parameters to provide fast query responses
  • Provide proactive and reactive data management support and training to users
  • Determine, enforce and document database policies, procedures and standards
  • Perform tests and evaluations regularly to ensure data security, privacy and integrity
  • Monitor database performance, implement changes, and apply new patches and versions when required
  • Develop reports based on end users' needs

  • Qualifications/Skills
  • Proven working experience as a MSSQL 2000 and higher database administrator
  • Excellent knowledge with relational database design, documentation and coding
  • Excellent knowledge of data backup, recovery, security, integrity and SQL
  • Previous experience with DBA case tools (frontend/backend) and third-party tools
  • Familiarity with programming SSRS
  • Knowledge of Crystal Reports
  • Knowledge of MS Dynamics a plus
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to think algorithmically
  • BS degree in a computer discipline or relevant certification
  • Minimum 2+ years database administration in enterprise environments
  • Relevant IT qualifications (bachelor's degree preferred)
  • Technical qualifications (MCSA SQL Server Preferred)
  • Dependable attendance record

  • Desired Qualifications
  • Knowledge of scuba diving industry and/or be a certified diver

  • Posted 5-5-17


    Programmer

    FLSA: Exempt
    Department: Information Technology
    Primary Worksite: 6 West Colony Place, Durham, NC
    Reports to: VP, Information Technology

    Occupational Summary: Customize, maintain and develop solutions to meet the company needs, and work on building our proprietary software built on the .Net/MS SQL framework. Understand the functionality of all existing program structure as well as independently develop new features and integrations into the existing platform.

    Duties/Responsibilities
  • Translate storyboards, and use cases into functional web-based applications
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable code
  • Integrate data storage solutions
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of web applications
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to mitigate and address these issues
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automatization

  • Qualifications/Skills
  • Strong knowledge of .NET web framework 2.0 and higher
  • Highly proficient in C# and VB.NET
  • Strong knowledge of Object Oriented Programming (OOP), UML and Design Patterns
  • Skilled at writing reusable libraries
  • Familiar with various design and architectural patterns, and understanding of fundamental design principles for building a scalable application
  • Highly proficient with relational database design that represents and supports business processes, and experience with MSSQL 2000-2012
  • Experience with popular web application client-side frameworks such as JQuery, Angular, Bootstrap
  • Experience implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Proficient is using Visual Studio 2015, and Visual Studio Team Services or TFS for code versioning
  • 4+ years of demonstrated ability in design, development and implementation of Internet, multitier client/server applications and intranet applications using .Net framework and its components including Asp.Net, C#, VB, MVC, Web forms and AJAX
  • Results oriented and committed to meeting goals
  • Must have experience in working with tight schedules and meeting deadlines
  • Excellent work ethics, self-motivated, quick learner and team oriented
  • Ability to produce code using approved coding libraries, practices, standards and disciplines

  • Desired Qualifications
  • Knowledge of scuba diving industry and/or be a certified diver

  • Posted 5-5-17


    Research Director

    FLSA: Exempt
    Department: Research
    Primary Worksite: 6 West Colony Place, Durham, NC
    Reports to: VP, Mission

    Occupational Summary: Work with DAN Scientific Advisory Board to define DAN's research priorities and be responsible for managing DAN's research programs to address those priorities with the main goals of
  • improving the dive safety of recreational divers
  • increasing diver-centricity of diving science research and promoting personalized dive safety strategies

  • Duties/Responsibilities
  • Work with Scientific Advisory Board to identify outstanding issues in dive science
  • Develop annual research plans and budget consistent with the established priorities
  • Design and develop new research projects
  • Provide plan and documentation for project implementation
  • Monitor project progress, and compile annual reports
  • Plan data protection and data tracking
  • Prepare periodic reports and scientific papers
  • Conduct data analysis, and write chapters for diving report
  • Publish in scientific journals
  • Give public presentations in scientific conferences
  • Translate and disseminate scientific findings to diving communities
  • Make educational presentations for the diving public

  • Qualifications/Skills
  • Doctoral-level education with an appropriate research background in diving physiology, diving medicine or other related life sciences
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects in parallel
  • Excellent relationship management skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective partnerships and earn the trust and cooperation of researchers
  • Working knowledge of dive physiology and medicine research
  • Outstanding ability to communicate scientific concepts verbally and in writing for a variety of audiences, including fellow scientists, funders and the public
  • High ethical standards
  • Training in diving physiology or related life science
  • A strong track record of research publications focused on dive safety or the study of human structure and function in diving.

  • Desired Qualifications
  • We seek those candidates with relevant expertise in areas such as physiology of decompression stress, immersion and extreme exposure; primary decompression model development; optimization of decompression procedures; evaluation of decompression models implementation; comparative dive computer effectiveness studies; mechanisms of decompression illness and sources of variability of decompression outcomes. Preference will be given to a candidate with demonstrated leadership and extensive experience in underwater diving science.

  • Posted 4-7-17


    Staff Accountant

    FLSA: Full Time
    Department: Finance
    Primary Worksite: 6 West Colony Place, Durham, NC
    Supervisory Responsibilities: None
    Reports to: Controller

    Occupational Summary:
    Responsible for daily bank deposits, iMIS batch integration, sales invoicing, accounts receivable processing and reconciliation, credit card chargeback responses and purchase order receiving and accrued purchases reconciliation.

    Work Performed
  • Prepare daily bank deposits and cash and general ledger journal entries
  • Reconcile and post iMIS batches and integrate into Dynamics
  • Physically take deposits to bank daily
  • Convert orders to invoices and mail to members with balances due or route internally for payment
  • Process Alert Diver, royalty and miscellaneous invoices as needed
  • Collect accounts receivable and research and initiate processing to clear miscellaneous balances and reconcile all accounts receivable accounts
  • Issue biweekly refunds to members , coordinating check processing and correspondence and researching and clearing miscellaneous balances
  • Investigate credit card chargebacks and file responses
  • Research NSF checks and communicate with members and membership department as needed
  • Reconcile credit card terminal receipts to iMIS processing
  • Process purchase order receiving and manage RNI and INR documents as well as reconciling accrued purchases.
  • Perform other duties as assigned incidental to the work described herein

  • Physical Demands: None

    Qualifications
  • Associate or bachelors degree in accounting
  • Ability to critically analyze accounting processes and transactions
  • Experience with Dynamics Great Plains Accounting software a plus
  • Good communication skills and willingness to be a team player
  • Scuba industry, nonproift or insurance agency experience a plus

  • Posted 4-5-17


    Submit Your Résumé

    If you enjoy working with people and share a passion for scuba diving, we would like to hear from you. To submit a résumé for consideration, please do one of the following:

  • Email it: jobs@dan.org
  • Fax it: +1-919-493-3456, Attn: HR/Personnel Department.
  • Mail it: HR Department, Divers Alert Network, 6 West Colony Place, Durham, NC 27705 USA

  • DAN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.