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Sr. Database Developer
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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Applied on September 25, 2020
Job Id #43093 Posted August 28, 2020


  • We are seeking a Sr. Database Developer to build out database schema, support existing databases, monitor performance, and deploy schema changes between our environments for our development team.
  • We also require the need to delivery data to our customers using feeds and reports.
  • Identify sql performance problems, propose new solutions and implement changes to resolve these issues.
  • In this role, you will be responsible for working with Developers, Architect & BA to develop and resolve current issues; working with DevOps, Project Managers & management to provide necessary reports as requested; and monitor, update, and create data feeds for other IT customers.
  • You will also gain exposure to the many other products/platforms that our team develops and/or users

Ideal Background:

  • This is a purely technical area, so the background is much more around the case of database knowledge, great communication skills (verbal and written), and a data analysis aptitude to identify where there could be data issues quickly


  • While the main req is for Microsoft SQL Server, knowledge within MySQL and Oracle will also be a bonus, the team this person would help uses all 3 database platforms

Top Requirements:

  • SQL Server Database Performance Tuning, Relational Database Modeling, Stored Procedure database development

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work very closely with developers to provide schema structure ahead of their development efforts
  • Participate in an Agile/Scrum methodology to deliver high-quality software releases every 2 weeks through Sprints
  • Design and develop innovative solutions to meet the needs of the business
  • Monitor and Support existing product and custom developed databases
  • Monitor and Support existing SSIS packages and follow a consistent process
  • Understand critical data and be able to provide information based on that data
  • Review schema and provide feedback relative to best practices and improving performance
  • Troubleshoot production support issues post-deployment and come up with solutions as required

Required Qualifications:

  • 6+ years' experience in Microsoft SQL Server (2005, 2008, 2012, 2014, or 2016)
  • 4+ years' experience in Data analysis
  • 4+ year experience optimizing code for performance tuning
  • 2+ years' experience in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) package development
  • 2+ years' experience in SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • Excellent trouble-shooting skills
  • Excellent communication/collaboration skills
  • Highly accountable and self-motivated

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SQL Data architect
  • SQL Schema design and normalization
  • SQL Performance tuning
  • Scrum or other Agile development experience
  • Documentation Skills

Interview Process:

  • a. How many rounds? 2 round, 1 with me only more for a personal fit, and a second technical round with multiple members.
  • b. Video vs. phone? Phone more than likely.
  • c. How technical will the interviews be? Second interview would be very technical.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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