Database Engineer Job Description

database engineer job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Database Engineer Job Description

A database engineer is an engineer who designs, develops, and maintains databases.

Database engineers also create and maintain databases by deciding how database information will be organized, stored, and accessed, as well as designing database management systems.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a skilled Database Engineer to join our team. You will be responsible for developing and managing our databases, as well as ensuring their performance and security. If you have a passion for data and a desire to work with a growing company, we want to hear from you!

Database Engineer Duties:

  • -Maintain existing and develop new database systems
  • -Implement and maintain data tracking and report programs
  • -Create new database objects and programs, and issue recommendations to users
  • -Manage and oversee changes to information systems
  • -Maintain user access permissions and requirements
  • Preparation of training materials for new users
  • Proactively investigate and resolve system issues
  • Maintain and oversee installation, monitoring, and configuration of network equipment, firewalls, and related software
  • Research, integrate, and test new applications/solutions as requested by management
  • Experience with database/database-related programming languages such as:
  • SQL
  • MaxDB
  • Oracle
  • Access
  • SQL Server
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft .NET
  • Java
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Microsoft .NET 3

Database Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Implement and maintain database and SQL servers, administer database applications and access, and work with database administrators to design and administer data warehousing systems
  • Design and implement database architectures for mission-critical applications
  • Design and implement database testing procedures, including performance tuning, security and backup
  • Maintain database software, update systems, and improve database performance
  • Develop and enhance database query engine and data modeling tools
  • Develop database integration strategies and solutions
  • Identify upgrades, enhancements, and new technologies to databases
  • Develop, review, and update data dictionary, data models, and data flows
  • Monitor and maintain data security and integrity
  • Review and test code for database interfaces, data flow, and data modeling
  • Develop enhancement plans and proposals for database related projects
  • Troubleshoot database performance issues and document performance parameters
  • Create data conversion specifications

Requirements And Skills:

  • Proven experience in a development role
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills
  • Strong working knowledge of SQL
  • Knowledge of database design, data modeling, normalization, and ETL (extract, transform, load)
  • Knowledge of relational database tools

The company is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. All races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages are encouraged to apply, as well as veterans and individuals.

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