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Database Developer

Location: Cambridge , Massachusetts
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Cambridge, MA

Duration: 6+ Months


  • Assist with design, architecture, security & performance tuning for Databases
  • Write technical specifications to guide the selection of and integration with different Database systems.
  • Design, implement, and test the structure and schemas of data warehouse.
  • Write stored procedures and code to implement extract, transform, and load methodologies.
  • Design, implement, test, and debug database stored procedures and complex queries to extract, calculate or manipulate information.
  • Participate in development of strategy, processes, skills, and operational practices for the support Database integration and development.
  • Develop applications and enhancements from requirements high-level concept meetings Strong understanding of data models and the data dictionary without IDE assistance.
  • Collaborate with developers, business analysts, and business users in development of new functionality within applications.
  • Develop ad-hoc queries and reports on demand with short turnaround times as determined by business priorities.
  • Design applications and support Oracle APEX web application development platform.
  • Assist in the development of BI/DW architectures coordinated with Harvard Medical School



  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent professional experience.
  • 10+ years of experience developing relational database driven online applications
  • 5+ years of Oracle/PL/SQL (Oracle10/11/12) experience
  • 2+ years of SQL Server experience
  • Proven track record successfully developing Oracle database driven online applications that exceed expectations
  • Enjoy working in a highly collaborative, Agile-based software development environment
  • Very good understanding of database design, architecture, security & performance tuning
  • Ability to develop applications and enhancements from requirements defined not only in functional specifications but also in high level concept meetings Strong understanding of data models and the data dictionary without IDE assistance.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment cross-organizationally with and without direct supervision.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve technical & performance issues in production environment.
  • Ability to Develop ad-hoc queries and reports on demand with short turnaround times as determined by business priorities.
  • Advance level skills in PowerShell scripting.
  • Experience in HTML, JavaScript, XML, XSL, AJAX, JSP, Web-services, VB/VBA and JAVA a plus.
  • Experience in Oracle APEX (web application development platform) a plus.
  • Technical understanding and development experience of BI/DW architectures
  • This individual will possess: the ability to work individually, within a team, and with other groups; strong written and verbal communication skills; a commitment to customer service; ability to work in a demanding, fast paced environment; record of keeping abreast of industry trends and changes in technologies; a concern for accuracy, details and quality; strong interpersonal skills; proven analytical and problem-solving abilities; highly self-motivated and self-directed.


  • Project management experience.
  • Higher education experience preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies.



  • This position will have a high impact  Database integration, decisions, planning, and support will have a high impact for various research, education, business units




Job Responsibility Breakdown

% of Time   

Maintain and support existing Dtabase structures and integration


Research, test, plan and document new database structures and schemas


Troubleshoot  Application and system integration issues and provide escalation support for dataflow’s


Work Data Architect to help design and built new databse structures and technologies recommendations to management team for future state.


Work with application owners and vendors to evaluate new technologies for data integration .





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