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A data modeler is a computer systems engineer who organizes raw data to make it easier to understand and process. This helps data analysts understand trends, opportunities, and solutions to technical problems. This is typically accomplished through the use of modeling language or specific software. Data modelers are typically responsible for ensuring that their data is both structured and modeled effectively so that it can be used and understood. 

Below, we will cover a sample job description, exploring the daily responsibilities and necessary qualifications for a data modeler. 

The Job Overview

We are seeking a data modeler to join our team of data scientists. You will work with data architects to design and implement our data infrastructure for our new headquarters. You will be responsible for creating and maintaining data models for our databases, developing scripts for data cleansing, and developing tools to automate data entry. This will be an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about our company and our industry.


Below are some of the responsibilities a data modeler is expected to assume:  

  • Work with the business intelligence team to gather requirements for the database design and model
  • Understand the data needs of the company or client
  • Collaborate with the development team to design and build the database model
  • Engage the development team to implement the database
  • Determine the business needs for data reporting requirements
  • Adjust access to the data and the reports as needed
  • Work closely with the development team to implement data warehouse and reporting
  • Understand the company’s data migration needs
  • Work with the development team to implement the migration
  • Work with data scientists to determine metadata querying requirements
  • Help to implement the querying
  • Help determine and manage data cleaning requirements
  • Help determine data security needs and implement security solutions
Job Qualifications and Skill Sets

Below are the qualifications expected of a data modeler:

  • Knowledge of relational databases and data architecture computer systems, including SQL
  • Familiarity with or a bachelor’s degree in computer science, data science, information technology, or data modeling
  • Knowledge of ER modeling, big data, enterprise data, and physical data models
  • Familiarity with data modeling software such as SAP PowerDesigner, Microsoft Visio, or erwin Data Modeler
  • Excellent presentation, communication, and organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
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  • $45 hourly
    Adnan K.
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    • 4.7
    • (82 jobs)
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  • $50 hourly
    Besiki D.
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    • 5.0
    • (4 jobs)
    Tbilisi, T'BILISI
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    Microsoft Power BI
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    I have 3+ years of experience in working Business Intelligence field as a Power BI Developer. My job has included building reports from scratch and creating data models for them, as well as working on existing reports, optimizing DAX, Data Model and SQL queries behind the tables. During this time I've gained strong knowledge in Power BI concepts, DAX and Power Query. I have a big experience with working with relational databases, using SQL language to get data in the most effective way. My strengths are: • Creating reports/dashboards in Power BI • DAX • Data Modeling • Power Query • Optimization • SQL I am fluent in Georgian (Mother language) and English. Also, I have an intermediate knowledge of Russian. I am open to new and exciting projects, so feel free to contact me.
  • $40 hourly
    Ross C.
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    • 5.0
    • (2 jobs)
    Durants, CHRIST CHURCH
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    Experienced professional with a focus on deep-dive data analysis, I provide a range of data-driven insights to support the growth of startup businesses, as well as the sustainability of medium to large operations. My job as a data analyst revolves around product analytics, data mining and evaluation, data analytics, and other valuable tools that propel business success. By utilizing complex datasets—and developing that data into user-friendly reports and high-level dashboards—I’m able to give my clients the tools they need to optimize their business strategies and fine-tune their performance measures. Here are a few of my custom-tailored analyst offerings: • Descriptive Analytics • Predictive Analytics (Linear Regression) • Hypothesis Testing • Data Cleaning • Data modelling • Data Visualization • Dashboard Creation (Power Bi) • And More (Reach Out for Details) If you’re looking for a true data analytics professional who is also an expert in Excel and Power Bi, and capable of fluently navigating SQL, R, and Tableau, give me the opportunity to earn your business and support your short- and long-term growth efforts.
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