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.
Related Job Titles: System Engineer; Data Administrator; Data Architect; Data Officer; Database Architect; Database Consultant; Information Architect; Information Modeling Engineer Specialist; Information Technology Architect (IT Architect); Technical Operations Vice President
Develop database architectural strategies at the modeling, design and implementation stages to address business or industry requirements.
Collaborate with system architects, software architects, design analysts, and others to understand business or industry requirements.
Develop data models for applications, metadata tables, views or related database structures.
Set up database clusters, backup, or recovery processes.
Create and enforce database development standards.
Develop and document database architectures.
Design database applications, such as interfaces, data transfer mechanisms, global temporary tables, data partitions, and function-based indexes to enable efficient access of the generic database structure.
Monitor and report systems resource consumption trends to assure production systems meet availability requirements and hardware enhancements are scheduled appropriately.
Document and communicate database schemas, using accepted notations.
Identify, evaluate and recommend hardware or software technologies to achieve desired database performance.
Demonstrate database technical functionality, such as performance, security and reliability.
Develop or maintain archived procedures, procedural codes, or queries for applications.
Test changes to database applications or systems.
Develop load-balancing processes to eliminate down time for backup processes.
Provide technical support to junior staff or clients.
Identify and correct deviations from database development standards.
Plan and install upgrades of database management system software to enhance database performance.