Database architects are responsible for designing, implementing, and testing database features for their organization. They are in charge of developing innovative database solutions that increase company productivity and minimize downtime. Their main responsibilities include maintaining database and automated processes and interacting with other information technology specialists, sharing important information related to database concerns and constrains. Other tasks performed by database architects include developing database solutions for performance and scalability, training and mentoring junior database developers on proprietary software and scripts, and optimizing database performance with tuning tasks, and query optimization
Database architects also keep database backup plans to avoid data loss and conduct regular performance and integrity tests, as well as write detailed reports based on the results. Database architects recommend quality changes to existing database designs based on their observations. They use a personal computer to create databases, modify existing database designs, and verify the correct functioning and integrity of database values.
A bachelor's degree in database design, computer science, information technology, or a similar field is required for this position. In addition, previous experience in a database-handling capacity - as well as industry certifications - are often required or preferred. Database architects should be proficient with database programming languages to create scripts. They must be organized individuals that can work in a fast-paced environment and multitask on several projects at the same time. Additionally, these professionals must work well in a team environment with other database architects to implement features and achieve all company objectives in a timely manner. They should also work effectively by themselves with minimal supervision.
Database Architect Tasks
Collaborate with the business and other IT organizations to plan a data strategy.
Produce all project data architecture deliverables.
Create and maintain a corporate repository of all data architecture artifacts.
Create data architecture strategies for each subject area of the enterprise data model.
Communicate plans, status and issues to higher management levels.