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Database Engineer / SQL Developer in Birmingham, AL at Mspark

Date Posted: 9/24/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Mspark, a leading print and digital media distribution company delivering results by connecting businesses to consumers in rural America seeks an experienced Database Engineer/SQL Developer to join our IT Team located at our Helena, AL Corporate office.

The Database Engineer/SQL Developer is a deeply technical engineer responsible for implementing and maintaining multiple databases throughout the organization. Collaborates with development and BI team members to ensure data accuracy, availability and speed of delivery through heavy use of T-SQL, views, ETLs and SSIS/SSMS.


  • Implementation of highly-available database systems with tools such as replication
  • Work with BI team to design and implement data warehousing systems for business intelligence needs
  • Model and document existing and new databases
  • Design, implement and troubleshoot data processes using ETLs, views and SSIS/SSMS
  • Design and maintain testing procedures
  • Troubleshoot database-related system problems, including performance, exceptions and other business logic failures related to the data structure
  • Maintain data flow between CRM, ERP, accounting and BI systems
  • Write and troubleshoot T-SQL code and design (stored procedures, views, indexes, etc.)
  • Partner with development team to review, test and deploy database modifications
  • Work with system administrators to manage database servers – user and application security levels, disk space, etc.
  • Contributes to establishing database development standards, policies and procedure documentation
  • Implement and contribute to version control systems (TFS) and procedures for database objects
  • Work with BI Team members to deliver real-time reports with quick load speeds. Coach team members on proper SQL Query setup to ensure quick load speeds
  • Implement proper database design structure based on best practices and relational concepts

Here is what we have to offer you:

  • Casual work environment – shorts on Fridays!
  • A small, cohesive and experienced IT team.
  • A fun team environment
  • One of the best places to work in Birmingham - #10 out of 200 large companies in the 2017 Birmingham Business Journal’s Best Places to Work Survey

Mspark offers competitive compensation and benefits and a team-oriented work environment.  EOE.

Ignite Your Career with Mspark!

Experience and Skills:

Key Competencies and Attributes

  • College degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or equivalent technical degree.
  • Expert understanding of T-SQL, SIS and TFS
  • At least 5 years database administration experience with MS SQL Server 2012 and above 
  • Verbal Communication, Requirements Gathering, Software Development Fundamentals, Software Debugging,
  • Technical Leadership, Written Communication
  • Ability to identify gained efficiencies through programming. This speaks to someone that can work smarter and not just harder.
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team
  • Current knowledge of industry software and hardware technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Able to solve complex business problems with generic and reusable solutions
  • A mindset for a disciplined, detail-oriented approach to change.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.