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Database Architects - 15-1199.06

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Data Administrator
  • Data Architect
  • Data Officer
  • Database Architect
  • Database Consultant
  • Information Architect
  • Information Modeling Engineer Specialist
  • Information Technology Architect (IT Architect)
  • System Engineer
  • Technical Operations Vice President

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

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  • Collaborate with system architects, software architects, design analysts, and others to understand business or industry requirements.
  • Create and enforce database development standards.
  • Demonstrate database technical functionality, such as performance, security and reliability.
  • 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.
  • Design databases to support business applications, ensuring system scalability, security, performance and reliability.
  • Develop and document database architectures.
  • Develop data models for applications, metadata tables, views or related database structures.
  • Develop database architectural strategies at the modeling, design and implementation stages to address business or industry requirements.
  • Develop load-balancing processes to eliminate down time for backup processes.
  • Develop or maintain archived procedures, procedural codes, or queries for applications.
  • Document and communicate database schemas, using accepted notations.
  • Identify and correct deviations from database development standards.
  • Identify, evaluate and recommend hardware or software technologies to achieve desired database performance.
  • Monitor and report systems resource consumption trends to assure production systems meet availability requirements and hardware enhancements are scheduled appropriately.
  • Plan and install upgrades of database management system software to enhance database performance.
  • Provide technical support to junior staff or clients.
  • Set up database clusters, backup, or recovery processes.
  • Test changes to database applications or systems.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assess database performance.
  • Collaborate with others to determine design specifications or details.
  • Communicate project information to others.
  • Create databases to store electronic data.
  • Create electronic data backup to prevent loss of information.
  • Design computer modeling or simulation programs.
  • Develop database parameters or specifications.
  • Develop models of information or communications systems.
  • Develop performance metrics or standards related to information technology.
  • Develop procedures for data management.
  • Document design or development procedures.
  • Document technical specifications or requirements.
  • Evaluate utility of software or hardware technologies.
  • Install computer software.
  • Monitor computer system performance to ensure proper operation.
  • Provide recommendations to others about computer hardware.
  • Provide technical support for software maintenance or use.
  • Resolve computer software problems.
  • Test computer system operations to ensure proper functioning.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Computer Systems Programming (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Computer Systems Programming Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Computer Systems Programming Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Computer Systems Programming Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Computer Systems Programming Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Data Base Design Analyst