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Database Developer

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Catalysis is more than just a digital agency. We are a tight knit group of technically capable experts who share a passion for creativity and innovation within our digital world!  We enjoy a casual, dog-friendly culture, and are located in a unique historic building in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Smart, inventive co-workers are helping the company grow to national recognition and you could be part of it!  Visit


We are currently seeking a Database Developer responsible for building databases and applications that ensure optimal functionality of the server environment and contributes to accurate, timely delivery of client project data. 


Duties include:

  • Identifies/develops database schema, functions, and procedures
  • Develops demos/proofs of concept at the application and/or data persistence layer
  • Troubleshoots applications to provide strategic direction and implementation of solutions
  • Identifies weak/churning code deficiencies and works with team to improve vulnerable sections
  • Creates and debugs custom queries and stored procedures for disparate data sources
  • Automates and optimizes data transfer, online reports, and presentations for internal and external clients
  • Processes ad hoc data import and export requests
  • Contributes to work estimates, designs, policies, and documentation
  • Designs metric reports, strategy, and procedures for interpreting results/performance/security at an advanced level that spans data persistence layers
  • Designs and implements technical documentation and designs that span data persistence layers of solutions for all internal and client-facing projects
  • Develops methods of aggregating customer data to make it more actionable
  • Identifies and adopts new development methodologies, best practices, and tools


Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, and/or related field and 2+ years of experience as a combination of database administration and development in a live production environment in information technology, finance, analytics, and/or statistics, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions that demonstrate good judgment.
  • Ability to proactively manage workload and priorities with minimal supervision.


A high level of proficiency is required in the following areas:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or newer
  • Database modeling and design
  • Performance tuning & optimization
  • Unit testing principles
  • Data Encryption Fundamentals
  • Database Documentation, including data flows
  • Database stored procedures
  • Handling sensitive customer data
  • Experience processing large datasets (10 million+ records).


The following skills are preferred but not required:

  • Integrating with third-party systems
  • C#, Java, or other OO language
  • Advanced Security
  • Data warehousing
  • Cloud (Azure) Data Environments
  • Analysis Services
  • Omniture, WebTrends, Google Analytics
  • Powershell
  • .NET Framework
  • UML or similar