VSP Global VSP Vision Care - Senior Database Engineer in Rancho Cordova, California

VSP Global is comprised of five complementary businesses that combine high-quality eye care insurance, high-fashion eyewear, customized lenses, ophthalmic technology and retail solutions, with employees in over 23 countries. No matter the role, we’re all focused on a singular mission: to help people see. Learn more by visiting https://vspglobal.com/cms/careers/

General Summary

The database engineer is responsible for the design, planning, , performance, modifications, and overall maintenance of database structures. Database Engineer is accountable for the full lifecycle of the Database Management System (DBMS).

Essential Functions

Maintain and modify existing databases meet the business needs

Manage database monitoring tools, examine performance metrics and functionality of databases, tune the database to ensure optimal business user experience.

Develop database strategies to maintain highest database quality and continuously meet necessary functionality for the business

Design and create database structure (logical design) partnering with development teams for business partner data and requirements analysis

Utilize the logical design to develop the physical database design, and creation of the highest performing, optimized database

Collaborate with developers post-implementation for quality control assurance; and to ensure developer understanding of data and access methods

Direct and/or execute physical database changes required by applications.

Maintain database schema’s and data descriptions in Data Dictionary

Establish, create, and maintain business continuity, and disaster recovery policies, procedures, and plans; create and facilitate test case scenario of all backup/recovery planing

Partner with users to determine, and develop data models for user reporting needs, and ad-hoc reporting based on queries; eradicate existing user data misuse or user data conflicts

Ensure data integrity and license compliance for all databases

Responsible for DBMS and other database related tools including end to end planning, management and execution of upgrades.

Plan and coordinate database security measures in order to maintain data integrity

Remain current on new technologies; introduce applicable technology in

alignment with VSP goals and for creative solutions

Drive constructive change and provide leadership

Job Specifications

Typically has the following skills or abilities:

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience

Eight years of related experience

Certified in one or more industry standard (recognized) databases

Experience in storage technology, memory management, disk arrays, and network management

Expert knowledge of SQL

Developed knowledge and professional application of database theory and design

Excellent analytical and problem - solving skills for even complex problems

Excellent organization and time management skills

Knowledgeable of technology best practices in order to optimize organizational best practices

Experience, preferably in healthcare industry, identifying and mitigating risks

Excellent written and verbal communication skills to employees of all levels

Demonstrated ability to direct others to optimal outcomes

Working Conditions / Physical Demands

The working environment is generally favorable lighting and temperature is adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust etc.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job grade.

The information above describes the general nature of the position and serves as a summary of the typical job functions. It's not a comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, or duties.

VSP Global is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.