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Senior Database Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Tysons, VA
  • Applications have closed


At MicroStrategy, we are passionate about creating powerful, disruptive technologies that transform how companies do business. Innovative products and ultimately our success are rooted in one driving force—our people. Our casual and flexible environment encourages creativity and collaboration, so you’ll have the opportunity to initiate and contribute to challenging projects, while pursuing your interests and developing, both professionally and personally. Bring us your passion, curiosity, and fresh ideas, and be a part of technology innovation at its best!
Job Description

This is an opportunity to join our exciting Information Systems team here at MicroStrategy headquarters!

Your role as a Sr. Database Engineer will be to design, implement, configure, administer, maintain and support an array of RDBMS in production, test and development environment that serve OLTP and Data Warehouse applications. The candidate of this position will also work on developing, implementing, and enforcing policies and procedures to ensure the security and integrity of corporate databases. You will provide guidance and lead complex projects regarding database infrastructure and management.

Your Focus:

Support enterprise database systems, including the support of advanced configurations such as clustering and replication
Enforce the company’s database policies and procedures
Maintain enterprise and database servers in production, test and development environments
Monitor database performance and tune database management system as necessary
Work closely with system administrators during software installation and upgrades
Ensure availability of databases in accordance with service level agreements
Correct problems in databases promptly and accurately
Review, validate, and deploy database update during applications rollout to production environment
Offer assistance to developers in tuning database queries under development
Support developers when they need to troubleshoot application issues that might be related to database backend
Lead projects in regarding database infrastructure changes and upgrades


You should also bring the following technical skills:


BS degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or a related field
5+ years of devoted experience with managing, configuring and maintaining various RDBMS, MySQL, Teradata or Redshift preferred.


Query performance tuning, backup restore, permission architecture and disaster recovery procedures.
Experience with complex database systems migration, consolidation, and integration
Hands-on SQL programming for extensive querying and data manipulation
Working knowledge and experience w/ Unix, especially Linux


Data warehousing methodologies and technologies
Programming experience with Java, Perl, and Python
Server hardware and network knowledge
Familiar with AWS, MPP, and Cloud-based Database Technology

You should also bring the following professional skills:

Excellent analytical skills
Adaptive to a dynamic work environment with strong teamwork abilities
Strong self-initiative and accountability
Excellent written and verbal communication