Core Responsibilities: • Assess and cultivate long-term strategic goals for database development in conjunction with end users, managers, clients, and other stakeholders. • Develop database architectures, coding standards, and quality assurance policies and procedures. • Analyze user requirements and, based on findings, design functional specifications for client/server databases and database applications. • Create models for new database development and/or changes to existing ones. • Install and configure relevant network components to ensure database access as well as database consistency and integrity. • Develop automated database applications, where necessary, using the applicable database packages. • Identify data entry, retrieval, change, and delete issues, and work to ensure a high level of data availability. • Work with project managers to ensure that data entry, retrieval, change and delete functions meet business requirements for project completion. • Plan and implement capacity and resource expansion to ensure scalability of company databases. • Identify inefficiencies in current databases and leverage solutions.
Skills • University degree in the field of computer science, information systems, or computer engineering and 10 years equivalent work experience. • Certifications in Microsoft SQL and other database certification is a plus. • Working technical experience with developing, installing, configuring and supporting multi-terabyte database environments. • Experience with database platforms, including MS SQL and PL SQL. • Experience with database design applications. • Strong understanding of relational database structures, theories, principles, and practices. • Hands-on experience with business requirements gathering/analysis. • Familiarity with in-house data-intensive applications. • In-depth technical knowledge of network, PC, and platform operating systems. • Working technical knowledge of current database software, protocols, and standards. • Experience with data processing flowcharting techniques. • Proven project management experience. • Exceptional analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities. • Strong understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives. • Good knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws. • Strong written and oral communication skills. • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills. • Ability to conduct research into database issues, standards and products. • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language. • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment. • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment