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Marnie Gordon
Thinker. Problem Solver. Data Nerd.

Boise, ID USA

About Me

Senior Data Engineer with deep experience in MSSQL Server and Elastic stack. Background in application development and systems analysis. Senior Data Analyst with advanced SQL experience. Experience in data modeling and schema design for custom application development, data warehousing, and analysis. Observability Engineer, with experience designing and developing an observability program in support of software development and data services teams.

My happy place is in the ‘thinking’ parts of the job: the problem solving, the solution design, the strategic thinking, the troubleshooting. I have excellent communication skills, and great people skills. I'm a good listener, and I hear both what you're saying and what you mean. I understand both what you asked for, and what you really need.


Secure a remote or hybrid position where my creativity and unique skills and experience will be respected and put to use identifying and solving problems and helping others do the same; where I can be part of an organization and with people I respect on a mission I believe in.


BestDay HR

Consulting Advisor :: 2019 - present

  • Consult on data solution design and architecture for custom-developed software

City of Boise

Senior Data Engineer :: 2017 - present

  • Technical lead for a small Data Services team
  • 10 years experience in Elastic and Microsoft SQL
  • 15 years experience in advanced SQL, data schema design, data modeling
  • Data design and implementation for custom development, data extraction, and analysis
  • Experience designing and developing an observability program in support of software development and data services teams
  • Elasticsearch/ ELK stack engineer, DBA, and analyst for two small on-prem Elastic clusters

Programmer/Analyst/BI Developer :: 2011 - 2017

  • End-to-end design and development of dashboards and data solutions
  • Data extraction and schema modeling, ETL pipeline development
  • Custom line-of-business application and website development
  • Managed large website portfolio CMS platform migration, ongoing support and user training

Accelerate Yourself, LLC

Business analysis and website development :: 2006 - 2011

  • Supported small business and nonprofit organizations to support growth and maturity
  • Developed content, selected and implemented CMS, implemented website, then trained and supported small business owners for ongoing maintenance

Micron Technology, Inc

Software engineer :: 2001 - 2006

  • Designed and built custom applications in support of a network of worldwide quality engineering labs


My educational background is long and varied because I've always been interested in a lot of things. It means I know a lot about some things, a little about a lot of things, and can see things from a variety of perspectives.

That makes for better solutions.

Boise State University

B.A., Computer Information Systems :: 1999 - 2002

ITT Technical Institute

Criminal Justice Program :: 1996 - 1997

University of Idaho

Interior Design and English/Communication Programs :: 1991 - 1994

Other Interesting Things


  • Elasticsearch Logstash, Kibana
  • Elastic Beats agents
  • Powershell, Python
  • Microsoft SQL (SSMS, SSIS)
  • Azure Data Studio
  • PowerBI, Advanced Excel
  • GitHub, BitBucket, SourceTree
  • Custom-developed ETL tooling
  • Umbraco, Wordpress, Hugo
  • HTML, CSS, Javascript, Bootstrap
  • C#, .Net, Telerik, IIS


  • Advanced SQL
  • Problem solving
  • Solution design
  • Data schema design
  • Data modeling
  • Communication
  • Word nerd


  • Elastic cluster ecosystem
  • Application log analysis program
  • Employee engagement application
  • Data academy program
  • Utility service admin application

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