A.C. Coy

  • Database Architect

    Job Locations US-PA-Pittsburgh
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Our Client, an industry-leading global technology manufacturer, is currently seeking candidates for a Database Architect role, to lead activities related to database management, architecture, administration, and data integrations. This individual will also act as senior database thought leader with a focus on next generation database technologies that support “big data” and Machine-2-Machine (M2M) capabilities.


    Located just West of Pittsburgh, the company offers an outstanding salary and benefits package, with bonuses, as well as an employee-friendly, positive work environment.


    • Create database technology roadmaps that ensure long term reliability and scalability given projected growth and demand.
    • Work closely with Software Development, IT Security, and global IT Operations teams to define database requirements and design appropriate database architectures.
    • Collaborate with Software Quality Assurance (SQA) to develop robust database testing capabilities and test plans.
    • Ensure that all databases, when appropriate, are architected for high availability and disaster recovery.
    • Ensure databases are performing at optimal levels per application requirements.
    • Willingness and ability to perform “hands-on” DBA work and SQL query writing when necessary.
    • Manage the vendor relationship of all database related 3rd party providers.
    • Direct the work of 3rd party database administration team and extended team members.
    • Develop and implement enterprise information strategies and supporting data models that enable robust reporting capabilities.
    • Support technology efforts in data mining and analytics
    • Establish data architecture roadmaps and diagrams to ensure that data is understood and leveraged effectively throughout the enterprise including the relationship and dependencies between data and business processes.


    • Minimum of 5 years of combined experience in database management, administration, data integration, data quality and reporting.
    • Proven track record of leading and managing database teams responsible for supporting critical 24x7 systems in a large-scale enterprise where databases are one of the most valuable assets.
    • Experience in managing MS SQL Server and MySQL or equivalent database platforms.
    • Experience with AWS RDS
    • Proven ability to transfer logical data models into physical database design.
    • Strong DBA, database performance and tuning background and proficiency with DBMS tools such as Toad, Erwin, SQL Developer, etc.
    • Must have worked with multi-Terabyte production databases.
    • Experience with database replication and recovery.
    • Experience defining and enforcing enterprise database standards and processes.
    • Demonstrable experience in designing new database solutions, working across multiple teams, dealing with multiple 3rd parties.
    • Demonstrable experience in incident management, dealing efficiently with business communications while providing technical guidance to impacted teams.


    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business administration or a technology-related field, or equivalent work or education related experience.



    • Master’s degree in related field preferred
    • Experience with AWS and related database technologies – DynamoDB, Aurora, Red Shift
    • Experience with creating and managing data warehouses.
    • Experience with “Big Data” – ie: unstructured data, MongoDB, Cassandra, Hadoop, etc.
    • Experience with SQL Server BI and data warehouses


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