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Database Programmer (SAP IV)

AD: 21485

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The database programmer is a key member of the team that supports the relational databases at SCHARP. The database programmer is responsible for developing, implementing and tuning data models based on SCHARP's business requirements and writing code to allow easy access to this data. S/he is also responsible for developing strategies for data synchronization, integrity and standardization, and for serving as a backup database administrator.

Major Duties:

  • Analyze and translate business requirements into data models.
  • Design, implement, test and document programs that interface with the relational database.
  • Develop and ensure proper usage of data modeling, naming & description standards.
  • Develop and apply strategies for data synchronization, update, and integrity.
  • Guide development teams in system database design.
  • Review and tuning of data model for performance improvement.
  • Serve as a third member of the database administration team. Responsibilities in this arena include tasks such as creating users and maintaining access control, checking backup scripts, and monitoring database functionality.
  • Other duties as required

The ideal candidate will poses the following qualifications:
  • Two years experience data modeling.
  • Three years experience with relational databases. Postgres and/or MS SqlServer preferred.
  • Experience with at least one of the following programming languages: perl, java, VBA, php
  • Experience analyzing the technical needs of an individual or group and researching and recommending solutions.
  • Self motivated learner.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize daily tasks and projects.

For more information about the position and to apply, please visit the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center website at and search for Job# AD-21485.

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance are equal opportunity employers, committed to workforce diversity.

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