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IT Database Senior Lead Engineer

at The Boston Consulting Group

Posted: 3/13/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 416422

Job Description

The Sr. Database Engineer will play a critical role in driving next generational development of these software products, likely collaborating in successful multi-million dollar, multi-year investments. Under general guidance from the IT Database Hosting Manager, this role will be at the center of database design, build, maintain, and run efforts. Key activities will include: collaborate with development teams and vendors to influence database infrastructure & architecture design (ensuring security, flexibility, scalability, and performance); implement, operate, and optimize database infrastructure and (when required) code to meet service level agreements (SLAs); as well as communicate database infrastructure choices and standards to the rest of the engineering team.

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The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. Our customized approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organization. This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organizations, and secure lasting results. Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with offices in more than 90 cities in 50 countries. For more information, please visit


  • BS/BA degree in computer science or related field; or business administration or mathematics with experience in database architecture, data analysis, and database maintenance and support
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the database engineering field
    • Deep understanding of relational database theory
    • Proficient in all aspects of Database Management and Maintenance
      • Installation, Patching, Tuning (index strategies), Backup and Restore, etc.
    • Proficient in cloud deployments (AWS, Google, or Azure)
    • Proficient in ANSI SQL and statement tuning, MS T-SQL, and PowerShell scripting
  • Experience in the following fields, technologies and tools:
    • Relational database design and data security
    • AWS, Google, or Azure data platform offerings
    • MS SQL Server (2012 and above) and T-SQL  (reporting, integration, and analysis services)
    • Reporting, Integration, Analysis Services (SSRS & SSIS), Power BI
  • Desirable (but not required):
    • Microsoft Certified
    • Microsoft replication knowledge & experience
    • Linux shell bash/ korn shell scripting
    • Quest Litespeed
    •  MySQL, Hierarchical, NoSQL databases, Big data (Hadoop, Spark)
Problem solving, analytical skills and decision making
  • Effectively handle difficult, stressful situations with poise, tact and patience; demonstrating a sense of urgency
  • Anticipate, identify, and solve critical problems proactively; make decisions with strong business sense
  •  Identify long lead time elements of work and plan accordingly
  • Flexible, self-motivated, and proactive out-of-the-box and critical thinker
Communication, interpersonal and teaming skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Fluent written and spoken English (other languages are desirable)
  • Ability and willingness to give and receive honest, balanced feedback
Work management, organization and planning
  •  Excellent organizational skills; strong attention to detail, efficient time management, effectively prioritize work
  • Independently and proactively communicates issues, priorities, and objectives
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, demanding environment
Customer and business focus
  • Strong collaborative skills and able to adjust approach to effectively interact with customers at all organizational and technical levels
  • Focus on excellent customer service and user needs
Values and ethics
  • Demonstrates competence and character that inspires trust.
  •  Ability to respect all BCG and client information as personal and confidential

Full time


Work Environment

  • Must be able to perform successfully in a fast-paced, intellectually intense, service-oriented environment and to interpret rules and guidelines flexibly to enhance the business and in keeping with BCG’s values and culture.
  • Experience working successfully within a complex matrix structured organization is essential.
  • It is necessary to have the ability to understand and manage complex reporting relationships and incorporate multiple labor laws and cultures.

The Boston Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law, where applicable, and those with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with applicable state and local laws. In addition, as a federal government contractor, BCG maintains an affirmative action program which furthers its commitment and complies with recordkeeping and reporting requirements under certain federal civil rights laws and regulations. BCG is an E-Verify Employer. Click here for more information on E-Verify. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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  • Viewed as subject matter expert to stakeholders; possesses in-depth knowledge of complex topics.
  •  Leads segments of work or small sub-functional teams; participates in setting direction for areas of expertise.
  • Work with stakeholders (technical or end users) to identify and understand business requirements and propose database solutions, employing creativity to resolve diverse problems.
  • Perform research for viable technical and/or non-technical solutions, evaluating new technology and systems that could be used to fulfill business needs.  Advocate, influence, and build consensus for innovations.
  • Provide general insight/input into budget of areas of responsibility.
  • Develop internal network with senior leaders within own function and key stakeholders.
  • Identifies risks and proposes risk mitigation strategies associated with the technical choices.
  • Deliver expertise in the support and management of our mission critical Microsoft SQL Server database platform environment. 
  • Drive architecture for IaaS and PaaS database solutions.  Evolve standards, ensure design best practices are up-to-date.Enforce compliance to standards.  Manage inventory.
  • Develop strategies for data integration, backup and recovery, and implementation of databases cloud environments (AWS/Google/Azure).
  • Perform system analysis on databases, resolve server performance, poor performing queries, capacity issues, backup and recovery issues and data integration issues as necessary.
  • When confronted with technical challenges, must find creative, economical, and elegant engineering solutions.
  • Perform/automate database installs, upgrades and patches.
  • Work with third-part vendors to orchestrate database operations and project work.
  • Write and maintain documentation.
  • Mentors and directs other more junior members of the team
  • Performs other projects and duties as assigned or required
  • Moderate amount of traveling – dependent on project requirements and team activities

IT Database Senior Lead Engineer