1+ months

Principal Database/Data Warehouse Engineer

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Surescripts is looking to build our network of potentially interested candidates with a Data Warehousing and Oracle DBA background and invite you to share your information with us. Let us know if you would be interested in working on a team that’s hungry to make a difference to the healthcare system, by focusing intently on our customers. While most companies merely talk the talk, we walk the walk—we truly put our customers at the core of everything we do, and each of us embodies this “customer-first” mindset in our own way.


We would like to collect your information and learn more about your background. If there is a potential match, we may contact you and share further information about exploring upcoming opportunities at Surescripts.


For more information about Surescripts and to view all our open positions, visit http://surescripts.com/our-story/careers.


Please note that this invitation is NOT an active opening/posting. Submitting an application constitutes an expression of interest in future similar active openings at Surescripts. A recruiter will review your qualifications and, if an active opening becomes available in the future that meets your skill set, you may be contacted.


Job Summary

The Principal Database Engineer has superior knowledge of the technical concepts available in the database industry and deployed at Surescripts and will use that knowledge to define the technical approach and design of products and major features. The Principal Database Engineer also has superior knowledge of the applications across the enterprise and will use that knowledge to help define technical objectives and goals, and will assist the team of database engineers in meeting objectives which are set by the Manager, Database Engineering and the VP of Information Management & Performance Engineering.  Besides managing against objectives, the Principal Database Engineer will take the lead role in conceptualizing new database designs and database system architectures, and in investigating database related production failures.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience with developing, installing, configuring, tuning, and supporting large database environments
  • 3+ years of experience with developing, installing, configuring, tuning, and supporting large data warehouse environments
  • Minimum of one project dedicated to building a data warehouse
  • 2+ years of experience dedicated Oracle database administration
  • 3+ years of experience with PL/SQL or other database development languages
  • Healthcare industry experience, e-prescription or eHR preferred
  • Hands-on experience with business requirements gathering and analysis
  • In-depth technical knowledge of network and operating systems, including Linux and Windows
  • Experience or interest in Big Data initiatives
  • Experience with NoSQL databases such as Hadoop, and Cassandra
  • Experience with database design applications, including SQL Developer, DB Visualizer, and Embarcadero ER Studio
  • Experience with Exadata
  • Good knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws
  • Working experience with developing, installing, configuring and supporting database environments
  • ETL Experience



  • Define hardware or software technical approach and design of product or major feature; Implements complex portions of product design.
  • Anticipates, identifies, and solves a wide array of database and system problems where information is available and data analysis is required.
  • Provide database design direction and work as a design leader of a large, complex project.  Plans and organizes project assignments of substantial variety and complexity
  • Participate in the definition and implementation of database-related goals, objectives, policies and priorities; Recommend and implement resulting policies and procedures.
  • Ensure adherence to database best practices, coding standards, and quality assurance policies and procedures. Promote data management methodologies and standards
  • Identify opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; Identify resource needs; Review with appropriate management staff to implement improvements
  • Stay abreast of new database trends, technologies and innovations;  Define long-term strategic goals for Surescripts’ database environments, including architecture vision and standards
  • Define short-term tactical solutions to achieve long-term objectives and an overall database technology roadmap
  • Create strategies and plans for data security, backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, archiving, and performance
  • Ensure that data strategies and architectures are in regulatory compliance
  • Identify and evaluate the appropriate tools, software, applications, and systems to support data technology goals. Liaise with vendors and service providers to select the products or services that best meet company goals
  • Collaborate with project managers and business unit leaders for all projects involving enterprise data
  • Participate in the development of others by facilitating training and providing feedback and guidance



Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in computer science, information systems or computer engineering or related field or equivalent experience
  • 8 years of experience as a database developer, database administrator and database systems architect
  • 6 + years of work experience across a breadth of applications and relational database systems, including Oracle RAC, Oracle GoldenGate and Oracle DataGuard.
  • Experience and strong understanding of the emerging database technologies with Hadoop and Cassandra
  • Experience with data architecting, data mining, large-scale data modeling, and business requirements gathering/analysis
  • Direct experience implementing enterprise data management and deployment processes and procedures.
  • Strong familiarity with metadata management and associated processes. Experience with enterprise repository tools, data modeling tools, data mapping tools, and data profiling tools.
  • Demonstrated expertise with repository creation and data and information system life cycle methodologies.
  • Experience with business requirements analysis, entity relationship planning, database design, reporting structures; excellent client/user interaction skills to determine application and system requirements.
  • Experience with current database programming languages, including SQL, PLSQL, Linux shell scripting, Python, Hive, Cloudera Impala




Surescripts is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.


Posted: 2020-04-06 Expires: 2020-06-05

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