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Working As A Senior Database Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $99,124

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Database Engineer Do At Ultimate Software

* Collaborates with software team in designing, planning and implementing relational and non-relational data-driven features and functionality based on project requirements.
* Develops and optimizes stored procedures, complex queries, scripts and database programming for enterprise systems.
* Assists in identifying and implementing process improvements for database performance, reliability and stability.
* Researches, reviews, and analyzes the effectiveness and efficiency of existing database architecture.
* Consults with various business groups in the organization to facilitate implementation of new or improved database processes

What Does A Senior Database Engineer Do At Aecom

* Participate in the requirements, definition, design, development, testing, and documentation of computer software.
* Analyze program output, code, and documentation for correctness and consistency and provide recommendations for improvements.
* Minimum Requirements
* MUST have an active SECRET DoD Clearance.
* Must have a Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field and at least 10 years of job-related experience.
* Must have excellent communication and analytical skills.
* Must work closely with the Software Development Team to coordinate the database with the software application.
* Must be proficient at Data Normalization.
* Must be proficient in Sequel programming and querying skills.
* Must be proficient in TFS, Visual Studios, SSDT, MS Sequel Service Manager, and MS Excel.
* Must demonstrate a command of database technologies (i.e., SQL, Oracle, MySQL, etc.).
* Must be proficient in Object Oriented Programming, and well versed in one of these programming languages: C#, C++, or Java).
* Acuity for investigating, troubleshooting, and designing solutions to problems in the operational database

What Does A Senior Database Engineer Do At CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc.

* Adapts business requirements, developed by modeling/ development staff and systems engineers, and develops the data, database specifications, and table and element attributes for an application.
* Documents and communicates database design.
* Evaluates and installs database management systems.
* Codes complex programs and derives logical processes on technical platforms,
* Builds windows, screens, and reports.
* Assists in designing user interface and business application prototypes.
* Participates in quality assurance and develops test application code in client server environment.
* Provides expertise in devising, negotiating, and defending the tables and fields provided in the database.
* At more experienced levels, helps to develop an understanding of client's original data and storage mechanisms.
* Determines appropriateness of data for storage and optimal storage organization.
* Determines how tables relate to each other and how fields interact within the tables for a relational model.
* Required qualifications to be successful in this role:
* Master’s Degree is required plus 3
* years of relevant experience
* Experience making certain that security policies, privacy policies are complied with and that data is protected, available to only authorized users and complies with all applicable laws and regulations.
* Knowledgeable of federal laws and regulations, directives, instructions, policy, standards, and guidance, so that requirements support security and privacy compliance.
* Knowledgeable of FedRAMP requirements and guidance.
* Experienced at advanced level in database management and data administration support for large data systems across multiple platforms.
* Advises on best practices and provides database management and administration tasks such as standardizing data names, definitions, usage, and structures.
* Experienced in supporting an installed mainframe environment both in a data center and in a hybrid cloud environment and/or retooling a mainframe-oriented infrastructure environment to a Platform-as-a-service environment.
* Leads and directs database specialists to manage databases, manage database projects, and provide database administration functions.
* Leads and manages large database projects including the design, installation, configuration, backup and maintenance of data integrity.
* Performs or oversees data administration tasks and tuning of full-featured databases to maximize efficiency and availability.
* Experience designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining data repository systems.
* Provides design and development of interface capabilities between database systems and other management systems to support access and usage of programmatic data.
* Experience with development of databases including logical and physical designs.
* Can manage and oversee full SDLC phases of projects.
* Makes recommendations on improvements in design, configuration and data administration.
* Leads, advises or oversees the critical database usage standards, procedures, and conventions.
* Advises on new technologies and best practices in this area such as Data Lakes, data warehouses, big data platforms.
* Presents technical briefings on designs, recommendations, project progress, status, issues, and solutions on data administration and database development projects.
* Excellent Oral and written communications

What Does A Senior Database Engineer Do At SAIC

* Designing and maintaining multiple databases, on diverse platforms, of diverse test data including images and video
* Automating frequent database functions with scripting
* Monitoring and optimizing database performance during data collection and analytic events
* Developing data warehousing strategies and migrating legacy data
* Facilitating data analyses performed by the scientific team
* Researching, Identifying and implementing novel database technologies to scale database operations
* Communicating and documenting database status and procedures to technical and program management
* This position is based in Upper Marlboro, MD.
* Up to 20% travel is expected within the continental US

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How To Become A Senior Database Engineer

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree in computer science and strong computer programming skills.

Education

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree, typically in computer science, software engineering, or a related field. A degree in mathematics is also acceptable. Computer science degree programs are the most common, because they tend to cover a broad range of topics. Students should focus on classes related to building software in order to better prepare themselves for work in the occupation. For some positions, employers may prefer a master’s degree.

Although writing code is not their first priority, developers must have a strong background in computer programming. They usually gain this experience in school. Throughout their career, developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

Software developers also need skills related to the industry in which they work. Developers working in a bank, for example, should have knowledge of finance so that they can understand a bank’s computing needs.

Other Experience

Many students gain experience in software development by completing an internship at a software company while in college.

Some software developers first work as computer programmers and then are given more responsibility as they gain experience. Eventually, they become developers.

Advancement

Software developers can advance to become information technology (IT) project managers, also called computer and information systems managers, a position in which they oversee the software development process.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Developers must analyze users’ needs and then design software to meet those needs.

Communication skills. Developers must be able to give clear instructions to others working on a project. They must also explain to their customers how the software works and answer any questions that arise.

Computer skills. Developers must understand computer capabilities and programming languages in order to design effective software.

Creativity. Developers are the creative minds behind new computer software.

Detail oriented. Developers often work on many parts of an application or system at the same time and must therefore be able to concentrate and pay attention to detail.

Interpersonal skills. Software developers must be able to work well with others who contribute to designing, developing, and programming successful software.

Problem-solving skills. Because developers are in charge of software from beginning to end, they must be able to solve problems that arise throughout the design process.

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Senior Database Engineer Career Paths

Senior Database Engineer
Data Architect Solutions Architect Program Manager
Chief Information Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Database Administrator Data Architect Architect
Chief Technology Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Database Architect Data Architect Enterprise Architect
Director Of Enterprise Architecture
14 Yearsyrs
Senior Database Administrator Principal Consultant Senior Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Database Architect Database Administrator Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Oracle Database Administrator Senior Database Administrator Principal Consultant
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Database Architect Database Administrator Business Analyst
Information Technology Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Database Administrator Senior Oracle Database Administrator
Senior Database Administrator
9 Yearsyrs
Data Warehouse Architect Business Intelligence Architect Solutions Architect
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Database Administrator Oracle Database Administrator
Senior Oracle Database Administrator
7 Yearsyrs
Data Architect Project Manager Consultant
Senior Software Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Oracle Database Administrator Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Senior Technical Program Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Database Architect Senior Database Administrator Information Technology Manager
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
Data Warehouse Architect Solutions Architect Senior Project Manager
Vice President, Technology
11 Yearsyrs
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Senior Database Engineer Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    80.8%
  • Female

    14.7%
  • Unknown

    4.4%

Ethnicity

  • White

    68.7%
  • Asian

    20.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    7.3%
  • Unknown

    2.1%
  • Black or African American

    1.2%
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Languages Spoken

  • German

    50.0%
  • Spanish

    50.0%

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Real Senior Database Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Database Platform Engineer Netflix Los Gatos, CA Nov 19, 2015 $250,000
SR. Database Engineer Ciber, Inc. Seattle, WA Nov 14, 2016 $180,960
Senior Database Engineer Elastica, Inc. San Jose, CA Mar 09, 2015 $180,000
Senior MTS, Database Engineer EBAY Inc. San Jose, CA May 04, 2015 $174,000
Senior Database Engineer Linkedin Corporation Sunnyvale, CA May 04, 2016 $168,147 -
$183,000
Senior Database Platform Engineer Netflix, Inc. Los Gatos, CA Aug 08, 2016 $164,382
Senior Database Engineer BDNA Corporation Mountain View, CA Oct 31, 2016 $164,382
Senior Software/Database Engineer Matrix Precise, Inc. Los Altos, CA Jul 20, 2016 $164,382
Senior Database Engineer Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA May 23, 2016 $158,000
Senior Database Engineer Salesforce.Com San Francisco, CA Oct 25, 2016 $155,000
Senior Database Engineer Salesforce.Com Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 21, 2015 $155,000
SR. Database Engineer GREE International, Inc. San Francisco, CA Oct 01, 2015 $150,000 -
$165,000
Senior Database Engineer-GEC Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Dec 16, 2016 $145,000
Senior Cloud Database Engineer Risk Management Solutions, Inc. Newark, CA Jan 20, 2016 $145,000
Senior Database Engineer Homeaway, Inc. Austin, TX Jun 10, 2015 $114,650
SR. SQL Database Engineer Healthhelp, LLC Houston, TX Mar 10, 2016 $113,464
Senior Principal Database Engineer Manhattan Associates, Inc. Atlanta, GA Sep 15, 2016 $113,395
Senior Database Engineer Homeaway, Inc. Austin, TX Apr 21, 2016 $113,069
Senior Database Engineer Thomson Reuters Applications, Inc. Eagan, MN Apr 16, 2016 $112,584
Senior Database Engineer Monster Worldwide, Inc. Maynard, MA Jan 06, 2015 $112,174
Senior Database Engineer Zenith Insurance Company Los Angeles, CA Jun 20, 2016 $112,000
SR. Software/Database Engineer Eclinicalworks, LLC Westborough, MA Jan 07, 2016 $112,000
Senior Database Engineer MacHine Zone, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Sep 26, 2016 $95,306 -
$170,000
SR Software Database Engineer Praaneel LLC Glendale, CA Aug 15, 2016 $95,000
Senior Database Engineer Morningstar, Inc. Chicago, IL Jul 27, 2015 $95,000
Senior Database Engineer Capital IQ, Inc. South Brunswick, NJ Oct 01, 2015 $95,000 -
$105,000
Senior Microsoft SQL Server Database Engineer West Publishing Corporation Eagan, MN Jun 29, 2015 $95,000
Senior Database Engineer Morningstar, Inc. Chicago, IL Jul 20, 2015 $95,000
Senior Database Engineer Transcore, LP Nashville, TN Apr 14, 2016 $95,000

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Top Skills for A Senior Database Engineer

Pl/SqlProceduresMicrosoftSQLServerDatabaseBackupETLDatabaseArchitectureWindowsDataWarehouseDBAWebSsisLinuxHighAvailabilityDataModelsRACDisasterRecoveryUnixCapacityPlanningRmanSolaris

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Top Senior Database Engineer Skills

  1. Pl/Sql
  2. Procedures
  3. Microsoft SQL Server
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Develop PL/SQL bulk loading programs to reduce data migration time by 4000%.
  • Designed table structures and developed procedures, functions, views, etc.
  • Function as the Microsoft SQL Server subject matter expert for Tier 4 support.
  • Developed plans for data strategy, data migration, data quality and database backup/recovery.
  • Author stored procedures, views, functions, triggers for ETL data loads.

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