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Database Architects

Also called: Database Analyst, Database Architect, Database Developer, Information Technology Architect (IT Architect)

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What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Design databases to support business applications, ensuring system scalability, security, performance and reliability.
  • Develop database architectural strategies at the modeling, design and implementation stages to address business or industry requirements.
  • Collaborate with system architects, software architects, design analysts, and others to understand business or industry requirements.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • notice when problems happen

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Innovation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base management system software
  • Apache Cassandra Hot Technology
  • Oracle PL/SQL Hot Technology
Web platform development software
  • Hypertext markup language HTML Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Active Server Pages ASP Hot Technology
Development environment software
  • Common business oriented language COBOL Hot Technology
  • Ruby Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$93,750
$51,800
$148,060
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