Database Architect

Database Architect (Full Time)

Do you want to utilize your extensive skills in database architecture to work with a team developing cutting-edge web applications? New Target, one of the Washington DC and Los Angeles areas' leading data integration and web development companies, is looking to add a Database Architect to our team. Our new Database Architect will have experience in supporting the development process throughout the entire software development lifecycle—with advanced specialization in database architecture and integration in a LAMP environment. This individual will have an enthusiastic team spirit, excellent programming skills, problem-solving abilities, and a strong work ethic.

Key Responsibilities
  • Designs database solutions; ensuring system scalability, security, performance, and reliability
  • Documents database designs using applicable modeling tools
  • Reviews and tunes complex SQL statements
  • Defines physical architecture, backup, and recovery specifications
  • Maintains database performance by identifying and resolving production and application development problems; calculating optimum values for parameters; evaluating, integrating, and installing new releases; completing maintenance; answering user questions
  • Installs database systems by developing flowcharts; applying optimum access techniques; coordinating installation actions; documents actions
Required Technical Skills & Experience:
  • Skilled with open source technologies
  • Experience designing database solutions while ensuring system scalability, security, performance, and reliability
  • Proficiency using a variety of modeling tools
  • Experience working with complex SQL statements
  • History of problem-solving by calculating optimum values for parameters
  • Familiarity with evaluating, integrating, and installing new releases as well as completing maintenance
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills to be able to work with users to resolve issues and answer questions
  • Knowledge of security best practices; design and implement data security, including encryption methods
  • Bachelors degree in computer science or related field preferred
  • 5+ years of experience 
  • Familiarity with Drupal a plus. 

If you think this is the right opportunity for you, please send your resume to

About Us
  • Located in historic Alexandria, Virginia and sunny Irvine, California

  • @newtargetinc on Twitter and @newtargetinc on Facebook

  • Strong and steady growth every year since our founding in 1998

  • Fast-paced, flexible, and positive atmosphere

  • 401(k) plan with company matching at 4%

  • CareFirst health insurance (HSA POS, HSA PPO, and POS options)

  • Dental, vision, long-term, and short-term disability insurance

  • Medical, dental, and vision premiums covered by the company at above-market rates for the Washington metro area

  • Sabbatical leave of one month after 10 years of continual employment

  • Professional development opportunities for employees, including sponsorship to attend industry events like Dreamforce, DrupalCon, WordCamp

  • USA, and An Event Apart

  • Diverse client base brings new work and new challenges to the team

  • Monthly staff lunches, quarterly team outings, and celebratory company events!


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