Database Engineer

On Site Full TimeBeacon, NY, United StatesZappian


  • Design, develop, and maintain database systems to ensure optimal performance, scalability, and reliability.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including software developers, data scientists, and system administrators, to understand their requirements and provide appropriate database solutions.
  • Develop database schemas, tables, and relationships based on business needs and best practices.
  • Write and optimize complex SQL queries for data retrieval, manipulation, and analysis.
  • Implement indexing strategies and query optimization techniques to improve database performance.
  • Ensure data integrity and consistency by designing and implementing appropriate data validation and cleansing processes.
  • Monitor and optimize database performance, including monitoring query execution, identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks, and optimizing database configurations.
  • Implement and maintain database security measures to protect sensitive data.
  • Develop and maintain database documentation, including data models, schema diagrams, and query performance analysis.
  • Stay up to date with the latest trends and advancements in database technologies, SQL, and related tools.
  • Collaborate with the operations team to plan and execute database backups, disaster recovery, and high availability strategies.
  • Troubleshoot database issues, perform root cause analysis and implement corrective actions.
  • Participate in database capacity planning and provide recommendations for hardware and infrastructure requirements.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field.
  • Proven work experience as a Database Engineer or similar role.
  • Strong proficiency in SQL and experience with relational database management systems (e.g., Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL).
  • Knowledge of database design principles, normalization, and data modeling.
  • Experience in performance tuning, query optimization, and troubleshooting database issues.
  • Familiarity with database security and data protection best practices.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of scripting languages (e.g., Python, Shell scripting) is a plus.
  • Familiarity with non-relational databases (e.g., MongoDB, Cassandra) and big data technologies (e.g., Hadoop, Spark) is a plus.
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., Oracle Certified Professional, Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate) are advantageous.

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