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Database Engineer

Information Technology | Remote | Full Time

Job Description

Are you a catalyst for change?  A driver to new destinations?  A steward for sustainability? If those are some of the attributes that describe you, then read on. We are looking for ambitious bring-it-on-problem-solvers who are dedicated to doing what’s right for the planet. Join our team and help make the circular economy a reality.

From product packaging to music, government documents to e-books, Digimarc enhances nearly any form of media with a digital identity that is reliably and easily scanned. The Digimarc Platform provides shipping boxes, auto parts, audio files and even plastic bottles with individual identities to help solve pressing challenges. Our teams are curious and courageous. We are dedicated risk takers, yet our decision making is always grounded in our core values. We believe our Platform can address some of the planet’s most challenging issues, such as plastic waste in our oceans, the impact of climate change and the threat to consumer safety posed by counterfeit products in our supply chains. We believe the talent of every employee can make a difference. Come join us and help contribute to a better future.


Digimarc is seeking a database engineering role with specialization in a Microsoft SQL Server database technology and knowledge of cloud DB technologies and database types, such as transactional databases, data warehouses, etc.  Deep experience in Microsoft SQL Server database administration required and major cloud environments (Azure & AWS) hands-on experience preferred. The applicant should have at least 5 to 10+ years of experience as a hands-on database engineer / administrator and act as a “leader with vision” with respect to database management, capable of self-directed execution against broader aligned plans.


  • Ensure database security and integrity. Performs audit reviews including authorization check, cross-database dependency checks, review initialization parameters, connect permissions, server security settings etc.
  • Establish baseline performance metrics for existing production databases.
  • Create and maintain existing backup and maintenance plans.
  • Maintains database performance by identifying and resolving production and application development problems; calculating optimum values for parameters; evaluating, integrating, and installing new releases; completing maintenance; answering user questions.
  • Install database management systems (DBMS) and provide input for modification of procedures and documentation used for problem resolution and day-to-day maintenance. Independently perform administration for a particular application portfolio as needed.
  • Own database engineering, enhancements, and improvements for reliability, security, scalability, manageability, and performance across a wide variety of network, storage, and compute technologies.
  • Perform tasks such as loading data, monitoring database health, tuning, and other administration task.
  • Serve as overall domain expert on all database technologies (SQL Server, MySQL, NoSQL, etc.) and market capabilities/trends.
  • Collaborate with internal parties to transform high-level technical objectives into comprehensive technical requirements.
  • Collaborate with internal parties to ensure database implementations are maintainable and adhering to current standards and practices.
  • Formulate detailed design specifications for stable and secure database computing operations.
  • Explore, identify, plan, and embrace emerging cloud database and storage technologies, features, and capabilities.
  • Define database reference architectures and migration approaches to help transform and migrate on-premise databases into public clouds.
  • Provide operational support for data feeds, system performance and availability events.
  • Configure and manage database environments, including database physical structure and functional capabilities, security, test case planning, back-up, and recovery specifications.
  • Design, maintain, and enhance design data dictionaries, physical and logical database models, maintain a central repository of database information.
  • Ensure software compliance and usage to regulatory and licensing constraints.
  • Create debugging procedures and other database objects as appropriate for problem investigation and resolution.
  • Develop capacity plans, forecast capacity growth, and build changes needed to scale database infrastructure to meet business demand while balancing cost with performance.
  • Experience in automating routine administrative tasks
  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills (English) with both technical and non-technical colleagues from geographically distributed teams on all organizational levels.
  • Deep understanding of database logging, replication options including CDC (Change Data Capture)


  • SQL Server DBA (or equivalent) with 5+ years of experience as a DBA
  • Bachelor's Degree in an IT related field
  • Create debugging procedures and other database objects as appropriate for problem investigation and resolution.
  • Knowledge of database monitoring and alerting tools, both cloud-native and third-party.
  • Experienced in administration of DBMS systems with working knowledge of administration, disk configuration, and network configuration.
  • Experienced in SQL Server replication methodologies such as Transactional, Berge and Bidirectional replication.
  • Understand table partitioning with experience in implementing, updating and modifying table partition schemes.
  • Understand interaction between database and non-database components with expertise in SQL and database programming languages (TSQL, PL/SQL, etc.)
  • Independently led database administration and engineering for multiple projects.


Digimarc is seeking diverse applicants. We are an equal opportunity employer who considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected factor. We want the best people who share our values.  


This job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.