Database Architects

What they do:

Design strategies for enterprise database systems and set standards for operations, programming, and security. Design and construct large relational databases. Integrate new systems with existing warehouse structure and refine system performance and functionality.

On the job, you would:

  • Test changes to database applications or systems.
  • Provide technical support to junior staff or clients.
  • Set up database clusters, backup, or recovery processes.
  • Identify, evaluate and recommend hardware or software technologies to achieve desired database performance.
  • Plan and install upgrades of database management system software to enhance database performance.
  • Monitor and report systems resource consumption trends to assure production systems meet availability requirements and hardware enhancements are scheduled appropriately.
  • Identify and correct deviations from database development standards.
  • Document and communicate database schemas, using accepted notations.
  • Develop or maintain archived procedures, procedural codes, or queries for applications.
  • Develop load-balancing processes to eliminate down time for backup processes.

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