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Job Title: Database Developer
Location: Durham, NC, South United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Accounting/Finance/Asset Management
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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About Syngenta:Syngenta
is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by
enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through
world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90
countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from
degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

About this Job:
  • To support and optimize business critical enterprise data systems
  • To ensure the data quality throughout the product life cycle
    within the data pipeline
  • Create
    and deploy a high quality data solutions in accordance with requirements and
    acceptance criteria
  • To undertake the development of database solutions in accordance
    with agreed release plans and associated solution
  • To identify and address
    production issues/incidents related to data and data integrations
Essential Duties &

  • Collaborate with a team of technical and functional experts in
    delivering software solutions, product releases, and operational tasks
    including identification and repair of any data issues that spans across teams
  • Evaluate work processes and best practices and implement changes
    to optimize various database environments
  • Proactively and regularly make recommendations for system improvements and
    cost optimization approaches
  • Collate, prepare and present statistical
    information as requested
  • Define, implement and maintain
    production read only data strategy for business users
  • Solve database usage issues and any malfunctions
    and provide data management support to users
  • Design stable, reliable and effective databases based
    on business requirements and provide support to optimize and maintain
    in-life systems
  • Write/Review/Optimize query performance and optimizing
    SQL code
  • Work with application developers to create and support
    optimized queries
  • Create database triggers, table indexes and programming
    views, stored procedures, and functions
  • Research
    and suggest new database products, services and protocols for cost and
    performance optimization
  • Review and revise database designs and ensures that all
    technical and business requirements are met
  • Perform database testing to ensure performance is met
    and compare with expected results. Provide support during the system
    implementation and production
  • Suggest new features, coding techniques and reference
    material. Identify gaps in scripts and procedures


Education &

  • Bachelors Degree
    in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related field; equivalent
    work experience may be considered
  • At least 10+ years of experience
    with programming languages such as PL/SQL coding and strong SQL query
  • Strong hands on experience in
    administering, managing and tuning databases
  • Sound
    understanding of data and schema standards and concepts
  • Several years of experience with AWS Oracle RDS, Postgres and other open source
  • Experience
    and knowledge on Amazon Aurora is a plus
  • Experience with design and implementation of enterprise
    data systems and data architectures
  • Experience in managing and supporting production data
    systems with several terabytes size
  • Demonstrable
    directly-related experience of database design and development in a
    Scientific Research & Development environment
  • Strong team
    working skills applied to both internal development, supplier augmentation
    and third party supplier services
  • Detailed
    understanding of the technical architecture and software components that
    make up the applications
  • Sound
    understanding of the agile development lifecycle particularly continuous
    integration and delivery CI/CD
  • Strong understanding of
    testing methods and evidence of building solutions in way which allow them
    to be tested continuously as code is added or changed DevOps
  • ETL knowledge
    Informatica or Pentaho is an advantage
  • Additional Knowledge,
    Skills, Traits & Abilities:

  • Willingness to
    learn and work collaboratively in a high performing and agile based team
  • Self-organization,
    achieves tasks without constant monitoring
  • Strong
    organization, multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Strong communication
    skills written and oral - and the ability to present and advocate ideas
    to various audiences technical and non-technical
  • Delivery focus in
    a high velocity, high quality environment
  • Must be able to
    work in highly iterative development cycles
  • Ability to build a solid working relationship with developers,
    Analysts and testing team within and across the delivery teams and contribute
    to the success of the product delivery and support.
  • What We Offer:
    • Full Benefit Package
      Medical, Dental & Vision that starts your first day
    • 401k plan with company
      match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution
    • Paid Vacation, 12 Paid
      Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness
      Programs, Corporate Discounts among others
    • A culture that promotes
      work/life balance, celebrates diversity and offers numerous family oriented
      events throughout the year
    is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment,
    hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race,
    color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender
    identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected

    Contact Information: please contact the
    Service Desk

    and Medical Leave Act FMLA

    Employment Opportunity Commission's EEOC

    Polygraph Protection Act EPPA

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    Job Post Date: 04/16/19
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