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Working As A Database Specialist

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Processing Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $77,896

    Average Salary

What Does A Database Specialist Do At OCTO Consulting Group

* Provide installation, configuration, upgrade, and migration services for all database servers
* Coordinates the data administration technical function for both data warehouse development and maintenance.
* Facilitate change control, problem management, and communication among data architects, programmers, analysts, and engineers.
* Establish and enforc processes to ensure a consistent, well managed, and well-integrated data warehouse infrastructure.
* Analyze and identifiy data and metadata requirements.
* Defines user requirements and database design specifications.
* Designs, implements, and supports data warehousing requirements.
* Implements business rules via stored procedures, middleware, or other technologies
* Provides product support and maintenance of the databases.
* Performs database design and implementation.
* Prepares/implements data verification and testing methods for the databases.
* Provide Data Base Administrator (DBA) patch management support
* Implement Database security to ensure authentication, authorization, and auditing occur in accordance with DoD and federal policy requirements
* Provide Performance monitoring and tuning.
* Conduct Troubleshooting as needed to provide problem resolutio

What Does A Database Specialist Do At Exelon

* Perform advanced analysis including customer intelligence analyses operating performance improvement, campaign targeting/segmentation strategies, campaign response analyses, and analytic strategies for company research and customer relationship management initiatives.
* Analyze data using advanced data mining techniques in support of process improvement initiatives using tools such as SPSS or SAS.
* Advise, plan and collaborate with directors, managers, business specialists and analysts by accessing and analyzing strategic customer, operating, and marketing information.
* Advise, counsel and support the development of strategic business plans, marketing plans and product/program implementation plans.
* Plan and coordinate the development and utilization of Exelon Utilities Data Warehouses.
* Build, modify, monitor and maintain a CRM database system.
* Develop, implement and monitor predictive models for improved operational performance, new product/program penetration, account acquisition, segmentation, etc.
* Conduct complex modeling, forecasting, trending, variance analysis, business case development, and other financial and operational analysis (e. g. , operational effectiveness, budget, resource, workload, workforce and capacity utilization, competitor, etc. ).
* Provide expert analytical and operational support to the business unit.
* Minimum

What Does A Database Specialist Do At UPMC

* Analyzes technical and manual work alternatives for problem resolution, and presents recommendations to management.
* Assist/train end-users in creating reports and data extracts
* Develop procedures, technical documentation, training manuals and reports as well as database-training guidelines for end-users.
* Ensures the data flow activities, documentation, abstracting, coding, and interpretation yield quality output by creating and utilizing effective quality control procedures.
* Prepares data from various internal and external sources in order to import into existing database and will manually enter other data as required.
* Reviews data manually and electronically for accuracy and completeness.
* Serves as a resource person in areas of data management and reporting, performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
* Troubleshoot problems concerning database records and communicate with co-workers and end users of the system.
* Utilizes system utilities to troubleshoot faulty database information.
* Work with managers, end users and external vendor to develop/implement business rules and specifications/changes/updates for database functionality; Acts as liaison with vendor technical support

What Does A Database Specialist Do At Accenture

* Working with other teams to consolidate database instances and storage using capacity and performance analysis tools to identify underutilized instances, duplicate copies of data and identify associated server, network and storage resources that can be “right sized” in preparation for transition to new CoLo datacenter or hybrid cloud.
* Monitor the utilization of Exadata systems workloads to determine the strategy for use and migration moving forward.
* Some consolidation of Exadatas is expected as the existing workload moves to more cloud-friendly, lighter weight database platforms readily available in all major cloud service provider environments.
* Monitor the operations of OIT Database systems (Datacom/DB, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle) across the entire enterprise and with cloud service providers to support 24x7x365 availability.
* Maintain security hardened baseline configurations and deploy security (patches), software maintenance (patches) and new software releases and supporting products infrastructure as directed by the system owner, policy, or the Cybersecurity Directorate.
* Maintain up-to-date documentation of all procedures, infrastructure diagrams, system configuration and baseline standards, implementation plans, system back out plans, system recovery plans, maintenance plans, system upgrades, and all system changes.
* Provide leadership in monitoring process, management and resolution of all event, warning, alert, as well as alarm messages.
* Contractor shall design and implement automated responses to system issues (e.g., automatic failover, resource allocation adjustments

What Does A Database Specialist Do At Raytheon

* Supervises development of databases, database parser software, and database loading software. · Coordinates development of database structures that fit into the overall architecture of the system under development. · Assesses requirement recommendations from a project’s inception to its conclusion for a particular Business and IT subject matter area (i.e. simple to complex systems) Required Education · Six (6) or more years of database engineering experience required. [A Master’s degree in a related discipline may substitute for two (2) years of experience] · Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics OR related field [Eight (8) years of experience (for a total of fourteen (14) or more years) may be substituted for a degree.] · Master’s degree preferred.
* Certifications: · DODI 8570

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How To Become A Database Specialist

Database administrators (DBAs) usually have a bachelor’s degree in an information- or computer-related subject such as computer science. Before becoming an administrator, these workers typically get work experience in a related field.


Most database administrators have a bachelor’s degree in management information systems (MIS) or a computer-related field. Firms with large databases may prefer applicants who have a master’s degree focusing on data or database management, typically either in computer science, information systems, or information technology.

Database administrators need an understanding of database languages, the most common of which is Structured Query Language, commonly called SQL. Most database systems use some variation of SQL, and a DBA will need to become familiar with whichever programming language the firm uses.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification is generally offered directly from software vendors or from vendor-neutral certification providers. Certification validates the knowledge and best practices required from DBAs. Companies may require their database administrators to be certified in the products they use.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Most do not begin their careers as database administrators. Many first work as database developers or data analysts. A database developer is a type of software developer who specializes in creating databases. The job of a data analyst is to interpret the information stored in a database in a way the firm can use. Depending on their specialty, data analysts can have different job titles, including financial analyst, market research analyst, and operations research analyst. After mastering one of these fields, they may become a database administrator. For more information, see the profiles on software developers, financial analysts, market research analysts, and operations research analysts.


Database administrators can advance to become computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. DBAs must be able to monitor a database system’s performance to determine when action is needed. They must be able to evaluate complex information that comes from a variety of sources.

Communication skills. Most database administrators work on teams and must be able to communicate effectively with developers, managers, and other workers.

Detail oriented. Working with databases requires an understanding of complex systems, in which a minor error can cause major problems. For example, mixing up customers’ credit card information can cause someone to be charged for a purchase he or she didn’t make.

Logical thinking. Database administrators must make sense of data and organize it in a meaningful pattern so that it is easily retrievable.

Problem-solving skills. When problems with a database arise, administrators must be able to troubleshoot and correct the problems.

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Database Specialist Career Paths

Database Specialist
Oracle Database Administrator Senior Technician Specialist Program Manager
Chief Information Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Manager Business Analyst/Project Manager Business Systems Manager
Director Of Business Systems
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Database Administrator Data Architect Enterprise Architect
Director Of Enterprise Architecture
14 Yearsyrs
Senior Database Administrator Principal Consultant Senior Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Database Developer Senior Software Engineer Information Technology Manager
Director Of Infrastructure Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Product Manager Sales Manager
Director Of Sales
10 Yearsyrs
Database Analyst Business Analyst Information Technology Manager
Director, Applications
13 Yearsyrs
Oracle Database Administrator Senior Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Consultant Senior Consultant
Information Technology Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Database Manager Database Administrator Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Database Analyst Database Administrator Information Technology Manager
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Data Analyst Business Analyst Product Manager
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager Marketing Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Database Administrator Senior Software Engineer Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Systems Analyst Systems Administrator Director Of Information
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
13 Yearsyrs
Data Analyst Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Database Administrator Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Systems Analyst Information Technology Manager Director Of Information
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Program Manager Business Developer
Vice President, Business Development
13 Yearsyrs
Database Manager Data Analyst Assistant Vice President
Vice President, Technology
11 Yearsyrs
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Database Specialist Demographics


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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Italian

  • Russian

  • French

  • German

  • Swahili

  • Portuguese

  • Hindi

  • Chinese

  • Hebrew

  • Japanese

  • Urdu

  • Arabic

  • Finnish

  • Norwegian

  • Greek

  • Carrier

  • Bengali

  • Hmong

  • Yiddish

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Real Database Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Specialist Database Sapient Corporation NJ Jun 01, 2012 $147,805
Technical Database Specialist Thomson Reuters (Markets) LLC San Francisco, CA Jan 20, 2014 $134,633
Database Specialist 1 IMS Health, Inc. Chester, NJ Feb 07, 2016 $134,550
Database Specialist Journeyman Five 9 Group, Inc. Suitland, MD Sep 04, 2015 $117,000
Database Specialist Trusted Mission Solutions Inc. Washington, DC Oct 15, 2014 $115,000
Database Specialist Journeyman Five 9 Group, Inc. Suitland, MD Mar 11, 2016 $114,296 -
Specialist, Database Sapient Corporation Boston, MA Oct 01, 2012 $110,000
Analytics Database Specialist Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, CA Oct 17, 2016 $110,000
Lead Database Specialist The TJX Companies, Inc. Framingham, MA May 23, 2011 $105,000
Lead Database Specialist The TJX Companies, Inc. Framingham, MA May 19, 2013 $104,601
SR. Database Specialist Ing North America Insurance Corporation Atlanta, GA Jul 28, 2014 $104,480
Csis Database Specialist Kern County Superintendent of Schools Sacramento, CA Apr 15, 2016 $102,648 -
Database Specialist American Girl Brands LLC Middleton, WI Oct 06, 2014 $101,694
Database Specialist Oracle IBM India Private Limited Roseland, NJ Sep 05, 2016 $89,901
Database Specialist IBM India Private Limited Roseland, NJ Jan 06, 2016 $89,901
Database Warehousing Specialist ITC Infotech USA Inc. Paramus, NJ Apr 30, 2015 $86,500
Database Specialist Amdocs, Inc. Richardson, TX Sep 02, 2015 $86,445
Oracle Database Performance Specialist (SR. System Administr Samurai Infotech LLC Cumming, GA Jan 09, 2016 $85,000
Senior Database Specialist Justice Systems, Inc. Albuquerque, NM Feb 22, 2016 $84,240 -
Database Specialist ELAN Technologies, Inc. Irving, TX Aug 30, 2016 $82,000
Csis Database Specialist Kern County Superintendent of Schools Bakersfield, CA Jan 12, 2012 $81,910 -
Database Specialist Tekdynamics, Inc. Irving, TX Feb 10, 2015 $70,000
Database & BI Specialist Red Cedar Consultancy, LLC Leesburg, VA Apr 23, 2015 $70,000
Database & BI Specialist Red Cedar Consultancy, LLC Leesburg, VA Aug 11, 2015 $70,000
Database Specialist ELAN Technologies, Inc. Irving, TX Jul 14, 2015 $70,000
Database Specialist Consultant CSC Consulting, Inc. Blue Ash, OH Oct 01, 2012 $68,640
Database Specialist Tekdynamics, Inc. Irving, TX Sep 10, 2015 $66,000
Database Specialist ELAN Technologies, Inc. Mendota Heights, MN Feb 26, 2014 $65,000
Database Specialist ELAN Technologies, Inc. Alpharetta, GA Dec 17, 2013 $65,000

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Top Skills for A Database Specialist


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Top Database Specialist Skills

  1. Access Database
  2. Pl/Sql
  3. Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted in setting up Access Databases and maintained the data.
  • Provided mentoring to team members on PL/SQL coding.
  • Train college work-study students and volunteers to do office procedures.
  • Used Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Access to query NTR information for monthly and yearly metric reports that management needed.
  • Performed Supervision of data entry technicians; Established LAN and WAN connectivity to TAS.

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