What does a Senior Database Engineer do?

Database engineers are the managers of the flow of information at a company. They design and maintain databases that provide informative and relevant data to employees throughout an organization. They work as either applications or system software developers and are generally employed by computer systems companies to design and monitor complex databases. They insure a database is fully operational and provides valid and relevant data. They must implement and maintain computer databases.

Database engineers ensure the database is kept available, secure, and stable. They constantly test its data to ensure it is not corrupted and perform regular updates to keep up with ever-changing computer technologies. They integrate new products and software into a working and current system and see that the data produced is accurate and train employees about how to make the best use of its content. Database engineers need a bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or related fields.

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Senior Database Engineer Salaries

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$131,826 /yr
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“Some really irrelevant people on projects who understand nothing about the project and are just fillers.”

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Mar 24, 2021

“Amazing coworkers and I genuinely enjoyed coming to work every day”

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Sep 6, 2019

“Good work life balance here”

CashEdgeCashEdge
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Jun 22, 2020

“very good work life balance”

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May 24, 2021

“job security is good in IBM”

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May 23, 2019

“Good pay for juniors”

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Feb 6, 2021

“Good Work life Balance”

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Jul 20, 2021

“Good for career.”

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