Senior Database Engineer

Oakland, California, United States


  • Contract
  • 1
  • Never
  • 7-10 years
  • Green Card, US Citizen

Job Description


  • Design and maintain objects in large clinical 2-3 TB SQL Server Databases (tables, views, procedures, functions etc
  • Design and code a large number of SQL Queries and stored procedures
  • Tune complex SQL Server queries, drive to best performance possible.
  • Implement processes and procedures for the development and release of products/projects that facilitate high quality and rapid deployment
  • Provide solutions to promote data integrity in enterprise systems.
  • Participate in code reviews to validate effectiveness and quality of code.
  • Publish documentation and collaborative information using internal tools.
  • Research, discover, test and implement new solutions/tools.


  • Expertise in Database Architecture in an environment that handles large volume of data, excess of 500 million every day
  • Demonstrate expertise in performance tuning including both query and server optimization utilizing SQL tools and/or 3rd party solutions
  • Strong knowledge and experience in data modeling, database design, optimization for performance, SQL, stored procedures
  • Expertise in understanding complex business needs, analyzing, designing and developing solutions
  • Hands-on development experience in SQL Server 2008 or above using SSIS and SSRS
  • Experience in trouble shooting and resolving data issues
  • Eager to learn clinical data and systems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Nice to have:

  • Monitor and perform tuning on complex ETL jobs using meta-data/variables/parameters.
  • Performance tuning experience using 3rd party tools
  • Audit/development experience in highly regulated environment.
  • Experience using Jira & Confluence as part of development life cycle
  • Familiar with Continual Improvement processes
  • Familiar with Git


  • 8 years + relational database and SQL experience
  • Creativity, curiosity, initiative and self management are key attributes candidate embodies.
  • Solid experience (4 years +) in coding complex SQL queries and stored procedures.  The ability to explain the details of performance tuning internals of the database.
  • Strong understanding of database development methodologies (Source Control, Continual improvement, Release Management, Agile and Scrum)
  • Experience with Continuous Integration Tools (Jenkins, TeamCity, Bamboo) and Test Driven Development (TDD) a big plus 
  • Experience with Red Gate Tools a plus (SQL Source Control, SQL Compare, SQL Data Compare, DLM
  • Health care domain knowledge a big plus. 


  • BS or equivalent in engineering or related technical area
  • Masters degree preferred

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