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Hiring a Sr. Database Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

October 6th, 2015

Our cutting edge client is a leader in the E-Commerce world and puts an emphasis on hiring passionate engineers and surrounding them with all of the tools and resources needed to be successful including engagement with regular hackathons and engineering meet-ups.  If you are a highly skilled Java developer interested in working on critical enterprise and web applications, and/or infrastructure – then we need to hear from you.

The Senior Database Engineer must be capable of translating Business need into technical action. The Engineer must be able to work closely with Developers, Architects, and Business Individuals to ensure that the best business and technical practices (for the circumstance) are being employed. The Senior Database Engineer will encounter difficult decisions regarding best practices that will require analytic thinking to determine when deviations from standards may be necessary, and able to develop plans to correct deviations and technical debt in the future.

Job Responsibilities

  • Physical database design and tuning
  • Bulk loading of source data and source data conditioning
  • Database security and diagnostic maintenance
  • Logical-to-physical data model engineering, including Advanced Dataguard, GoldenGate, etc
  • Configuration management of application software to database structure
  • Capacity planning of database and needs assessment
  • Distributed database management and control
  • Database user security and permissions
  • Evaluation and utilization of software products to assist in the management of data
  • Planning, installation, and maintenance of DBMS software
  • Primary interface to DBMS vendor
  • Diagnosis of problems and resolution for application software
  • Measurement of DBMS performance and tuning; diagnosis of problems
  • Modification of system-level configuration to optimize performance
  • Interface with SQL developers for performance and data access requirements
  • Development of standards and procedures for the DBMS environment
  • Consultation with system administrator regarding O/S – DBMS requirements
  • Maintenance of physical integrity of all production databases
  • Regularly scheduled verification procedures and error correction
  • Monitoring errors and work with Oracle Support
  • Train other team members in emerging technologies
  • Act as advisors to Architect teams
  • Understand strengths and weaknesses of systems alternative to Oracle, OLTP, RDBMS, etc
  • Be able to make recommendations on these technologies
  • Aid in application design and tuning with regard to the database
  • Assist in guiding the technical directon of the database team
  • Make difficult/mission-critical “last-call” decisions
  • Understand programing languages with enough proficiency to aid developers in translating code to PL/SQL
  • Adapt to changes in job requirements, learning and applying new skills as needed to ensure the company’s success
  • Fulfill all other requests/needs determined by management

They are located in Salt Lake City, UT, and offer great insurance benefits, free concerts, discounted ski passes and many career advancement opportunities.  Additional details are included below, we look forward to hearing from you!

Job Requirements

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to perform comfortably in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment
  • Provide 24/7 support for Technical Operations
  • Minimum of 5+ years experience in Relational Database Administration in a production environment
  • Highly Proficient in SQL and PL/SQL
  • Advanced knowledge SQL and PL/SQL optimization techniques
  • Highly proficient in instance level tuning
  • Well versed in storage management and storage tuning
  • Expertise in Information Lifecycle Management
  • Knowledge of dimensional modeling, star schema, analytics, and other warehousing skills
  • Expert with backup and recovery solutions including planning, implementing and periodic evaluation of backup/recovery (offline/online) strategies, RMAN, recovery catalog and fast recovery strategies
  • Understanding of capacity planning and traffic modeling
  • Excellent scripting in both bash & perl
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Experience working in a team environment


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience required Certifications

Certifications in Oracle database technology are desired
Physical Requirements

This position requires the incumbent to sit, stand and perform general office functions. The incumbent may also be required to lift up to 25 pounds occasionally. Bending, stooping and reaching are also frequently required.

Please send resume to mahe@parallelhr.com

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