Senior Database Architect



Job Description


Job Title: Senior Database Architect

Location: Alpharetta, GA, Woodridge, IL, or Costa Rica - must be office based


Aptean is changing. Our ERP solutions are transforming a huge range of global businesses, from food producers to manufacturers. In a world of generic enterprise software, we provide targeted solutions that bring together the very best technology and drive greater results. With over 3,500 employees, 60 different products and a global client base, there’s no better time to advance your career at Aptean.


Are you ready for what’s next, now? We are! If being part of a dynamic, high growth organization excites you and you are a Database Architect and eager to learn and grow, then this opportunity is for you! Our fast-paced environment and dynamic global team is eager for a mover and shaker to step into this role and become an integral part of our team. 


About the role

The Database Architect role will manage system storage, establish and maintain policies and procedures and develop database solutions with other teams. This role will perform trouble shooting, being able to assess a situation and develop a solution.


  1. Allocates and optimizes system storage for the database system. Conducts capacity planning. Plans future storage requirements and advises management on long-term capacity plans and growth of the database system.
  2. Effectively manages system storage. Understands disk hardware architecture, RAID implementation, cache controllers, and disk load balancing.
  3. Designs, implements and maintain database security protocol. Plans and coordinates security measures alongside network administrators. Identifies and rolls out best practices for security, user and password management.
  4. Establishes and maintains sound backup and recovery policies and procedures. Defines Data Archive/Purge Standards. Monitors and maintains backups and recovery operations for database systems.
  5. Monitors and optimizes the performance of the database. Performs accurate application tuning and performance monitoring. Ensures availability of the database. Uses non-disruptive administration tactics. Calculates optimum values for parameters.
  6. Manages and enforces database policies, procedures and standards. Performs tests and evaluations regularly to ensure data security, privacy and integrity.
  7. Identifies, evaluates and recommends hardware or software technologies to achieve desired database performance.
  8. Collaborates with the Applications team to develop database solutions by designing the proposed system; defining database physical structure, security, back-up, and recovery specifications.
  9. Perform general technical trouble shooting and gives consultation to development teams. Can quickly assess a situation and develop or implement a solution. Works with business managers to identify user needs. Provides a strategic database direction for the organization.
  10. Documents database policies, procedures and standards.
  11. Identifies and builds various database reports needed to give visibility into critical database and server parameters.


About you


Typically requires a minimum of 8-10 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 8 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 6 years' experience; or equivalent experience. Typical range is 10-13 years.



  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Azure
  • 5+ years' experience working with Microsoft Dynamics NAV and/or Business Central, both for implementation and maintenance activities, as well as performance tuning and troubleshooting
  • Experience with database systems including but not limited to Oracle, MS-SQL, PostgreSQL, MySQL
  • Understanding of database systems and administration concepts
  • Basic understanding of firewall rules and concepts
  • Understanding of security scanning and general best practices for databases
  • Understanding of coding practices and SQL creation for applications


Skills and Abilities

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good personal computer and business solutions software skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


If you share our mindset, you can share in our success. To find out more about joining Aptean, get in touch today.

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