What does a 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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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Database Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

€71,806 /yr
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Senior Database Engineer
10 Jul 2019

“Some really irrelevant people on projects who understand nothing about the project and are just fillers.”

Database Engineer
24 Mar 2021

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

Farm Credit Services of AmericaFarm Credit Services of America
Database Engineer
6 Sep 2019

“Good work life balance here”

Database Engineer
22 Jun 2020

“very good work life balance”

Database Engineer
24 May 2021

“job security is good in IBM”

Thomson ReutersThomson Reuters
Senior Database Engineer
6 Feb 2021

“Good Work life Balance”

Database Engineer
20 Jul 2021

“Good for career.”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Database Engineer
1 Jul 2020

“My manager was one of the best I have ever had.”

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