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Database Engineer
Chicago, IL

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Job Description

Position Purpose The Database Engineer contributes to the design and management of Echo's large scale database systems while supporting the strategic architectural vision of quality, scalability, performance and function. Essential Position Functions

Principal Accountability | Technical Planning

* Contribute to design and development of extensible/sustainable/quality database solutions based on an understanding of business and customer requirements and needs
* Contributes to technical design including high-level conceptual diagrams, updates to data dictionary, creation of standards
* Commands a broad awareness of related projects

Principal Accountability | Database Engineering

* Active member of a data team that solves complex challenges and builds working database solutions
* Collaborates with the team to develop database structures that fit into the overall architecture of the systems under development
* Exhibits sound, methodical engineering judgment, and effectively manages trade-offs among data volumes, number of users logical and physical distribution, response times, retention rules, security and domain controls
* Codes, installs, optimizes, and debugs database queries and stored procedures using appropriate tools or editors
* Performs code reviews, providing feedback in a timely manner.
* Promotes collective code ownership so that everyone has visibility into the feature codebase
* Addresses technical debt
* Provides development expertise to team members through education and review
* Presents technical ideas and concepts in business -friendly language

Principal Accountability | Database Operations

* Proactively monitors database trends and acts to improve database systems and processes
* Identifies tactical risks and raises/resolves issues effectively
* Provides recommendations for and analysis and evaluation of systems improvements, optimization, development and/or maintenance efforts including, but not limited to capacity planning
* Develops ad-hoc scripts, including clean-up scripts when needed
* Identifies and correct performance bottlenecks related to SQL code.
* Contributes to selection and design of tools required for management of the database and transaction processing environments
* Supports and is accountable for timely production releases and adherence to release activities
* Contributes to development of database maintenance plans and data retention strategy

Principal Accountability | Team Member

* Open to new ideas and encourages innovative practices amongst peers
* Practices positive interactions - leans on encouragement in place of judgment.
* Impresses responsibility on others by displaying ownership in tasks.
* Acts in the interest of the overall team
* Actively works on broadening or adding a skill
* Asks for assistance when problems become challenging
* Balances best practice decisions with delivering high business value (right vs right now)
* Contributes to the success of the team
* Able to multi-task in a fast paced, fluid work environment

Position Requirements

* Master's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent years of experience
* 5 to 7 years managing commercial-grade database systems leveraging the following:
* Microsoft SQL Server
* MS SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
* adept at creating stored procedures, views, user-defined functions, table functions

* 5 to 7 years developing solutions or contributing to development leveraging:
* Object-Oriented programming techniques (.Net)
* Software Development Lifecycles
* Unit Test Techniques
* Debugging/Analytical Techniques

* Proven track record (3 to 5 years) working in fast-paced, time-sensitive project that requires:
* Clear and timely communication of key information deemed critical to project success
* Managing design risk
* Balancing priorities
* Going above and beyond the requirement of the role
* Articulating technical information to a non-technical audience
* Understanding of Scrum/Agile methodologies is preferred
* Leading without authority

* All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or Vietnam era or other protected veteran.

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