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Database Architects
District Of Columbia

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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.

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Currently Employed: 10,850

Projected Annual Job Openings: 170

Typical Hourly Wage: $43.41 - $61.31

Typical Annual Salary: $90,300 - $127,500

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Design databases to support business applications, ensuring system scalability, security, performance and reliability.
  • Develop database architectural strategies at the modeling, design and implementation stages to address business or industry requirements.
  • Develop data models for applications, metadata tables, views or related database structures.
  • Collaborate with system architects, software architects, design analysts, and others to understand business or industry requirements.
  • 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.

tools & technology

  • Laser fax machine
  • Personal computers
  • Photocopiers
  • Server load balancer

  • Data base management system software
  • Development environment software
  • Enterprise application integration software
  • Metadata management software
  • Operating system software

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