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Database Architects - 15-1243.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Design strategies for enterprise databases, data warehouse systems, and multidimensional networks. Set standards for database operations, programming, query processes, and security. Model, design, and construct large relational databases or data warehouses. Create and optimize data models for warehouse infrastructure and workflow. Integrate new systems with existing warehouse structure and refine system performance and functionality.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Data Officer
  • Database Analyst
  • Database Architect
  • Database Consultant
  • Database Developer
  • Database Programmer
  • Information Architect
  • Information Modeling Engineer Specialist
  • Information Technology Architect (IT Architect)
  • System Engineer

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 model describing data elements and how they are used, following procedures and using pen, template or computer software.
  • 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 methods for integrating different products so they work properly together such as customizing commercial databases to fit specific needs.
  • Develop or maintain archived procedures, procedural codes, or queries for applications.
  • Document and communicate database schemas, using accepted notations.
  • Establish and calculate optimum values for database parameters, using manuals and calculator.
  • Identify and correct deviations from database development standards.
  • Identify and evaluate industry trends in database systems to serve as a source of information and advice for upper management.
  • Identify, evaluate and recommend hardware or software technologies to achieve desired database performance.
  • Plan and install upgrades of database management system software to enhance database performance.
  • Provide technical support to junior staff or clients.
  • Review project requests describing database user needs to estimate time and cost required to accomplish project.
  • Set up database clusters, backup, or recovery processes.
  • Test programs or databases, correct errors, and make necessary modifications.
  • Train users and answer questions.
  • Work as part of a project team to coordinate database development and determine project scope and limitations.
  • Write and code logical and physical database descriptions and specify identifiers of database to management system or direct others in coding descriptions.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze data to identify trends or relationships among variables.
  • Analyze market or customer related data.
  • Assess database performance.
  • Collaborate with others to determine design specifications or details.
  • Communicate project information to others.
  • Coordinate project activities with other personnel or departments.
  • 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 guidelines for system implementation.
  • 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.
  • Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects.
  • Evaluate utility of software or hardware technologies.
  • Install computer software.
  • Modify software programs to improve performance.
  • Provide recommendations to others about computer hardware.
  • Provide technical support for software maintenance or use.
  • Resolve computer software problems.
  • Train others in computer interface or software use.
  • Write computer programming code.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • All Source Intelligence Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Applications Developer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • 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)
  • Cyber Systems Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Systems Operations Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Systems Operations Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Systems Operations Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Systems Operations Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Data Systems Administrator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Data Systems Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Data Systems Engineering Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Data Systems Specialist (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Electronics Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Human Intelligence Collector (Army - Enlisted)
  • Information Systems Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Intelligence Data Engineer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Intelligence Technology and Data Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Management, Data Systems Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Network Systems Engineering (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Technical Information Operations Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Data Base Administrator
  • Data Base Design Analyst