What does a Database Architect do?

Database architects help companies looking to grow and expand into new marketplaces. They create and manage large and expensive electronic databases that store and organize vast amounts of data. Working closely with software designers and analysts, they create comprehensive databases that may ultimately be used by hundreds and thousands of people. Database architects study the employer’s needs and assess the current data infrastructure by discussing usage and needs with employees and users to determine what changes in the database need to be made.

Database architects prepare and map out how the electronic database should look and function. They oversee and partake in the creation of the database using coding skills to write code and create the database. When completed they troubleshoot for problems and locate and correct bugs or oversights. Throughout the process, they keep in close contact with employees at the company to ensure ease of use and it meets expectations. Database architects have a bachelor's degree in computer science or information technology, or another related field.

What responsibilities are common for Database Architect jobs?
  • Deliver on-site technical engagements with partners and customers.
  • Identify customer business and strategic needs, concerns, and desires for the value delivery capabilities of the product.
  • Hands on analysis where required to support solution analysts/data modelers.
  • Research and incrementally improve and optimize solutions to data flow across the company.
  • Plan production deployments coordinating with all the teams involved in the process.
  • Work with different project teams to ensure the data collection meets the data standards.
  • Investigate new technologies to improve and optimize standard reporting.
  • Lead the evaluation, proof of concepts, negotiations and selection of products and tools to support data strategy.
  • Develop conceptual network design and framework for engineering team to build on.
  • Develop best practices and frameworks for unit, functional and integration tests around data pipelines.
  • Responsible for solutions and pricing of proposals and supporting the sales process.
  • Translate complex business and technical challenges into logical data models.
What are the typical qualifications for Database Architect jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in computer science, information systems, or information technology.
  • Proficiency in cloud, SQL, ETL, NoSQL, Python, and SQL server.
  • Fluency in machine learning and relational databases.
  • Collaboration with other team members.
  • Fluent in a variety of programs and software.
  • Prior consulting experience.
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“liberty to work and great salary”

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“personal and career development programs”

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“Nice place to work and learn new technologies based on project.”

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“Good learning and chance to work with the best of colleagues and clients.”

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“Work Culture is good and I like it.”

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