Senior Database Engineer (Microsoft SQL) - GP

Gorilla Logic provides nearshore Agile teams to Fortune 500 and SMB companies, bringing unparalleled expertise in the delivery of full-stack web, mobile, and enterprise applications. Our highly collaborative Agile Gorillas are uniquely qualified to implement complex software initiatives. With offices in the United States, Costa Rica, Colombia and Mexico, Gorilla Logic helps clients gain competitive advantages to achieve results faster.

Senior Database Engineer (Microsoft SQL)

Gorilla Logic is looking for a senior database engineer, who will work with a team of engineers developing our client’s system. This is a unique and highly technical role, requiring strong development experience in delivering leading-edge solutions. Our environment will require you to work effectively with your teammates, of course. But your real success will be measured by how well you couple critical thinking with self-motivation, enthusiasm, and determination.


*Design, develop, and maintain database solutions using Microsoft SQL Server

*Collaborate with stakeholders to understand data requirements and translate them into efficient and scalable database designs.

*Develop complex T-SQL queries, stored procedures, functions, and triggers to support data retrieval, manipulation, and analysis.

*Analyze and optimized SQL queries, stored procedures, and database schema to improve performance and minimize resource consumption.

*Monitor database performance, conduct proactive analysis, and optimize query execution plans and indexing strategies.

*Implement and manage Microsoft SQL Server instances, including configuration, monitoring, security, and performance tuning for optimal operation.

*Document database schemas, configurations, procedures, best practices and methodologies for effective knowledge sharing, development, and maintenance.

Technical Requirements

*Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, engineering, or equivalent experience.

*5+ years of experience as a database engineer with expertise in Microsoft SQL Server.

*Strong proficiency in Microsoft SQL Server, T-SQL, and database administration.

*Experience developing complex queries, stored procedures, functions, triggers, and database management tasks.

*Experience in query optimization, performance tuning, and indexing techniques.

*Familiar with .NET/C# to collaborate effectively with front-end developers and incorporate efficient query practices.

*Solid understanding of database design principles, normalization, and relational database concepts.

*Ability to implement indexing strategies and query tuning techniques to optimize query execution plans and eliminate unnecessary database round trips and improve query response time.

*Experience with monitoring tools and techniques to identify and resolve database performance issues.

*Strong problem-solving skills and ability to analyze query execution plans and identify performance bottlenecks.

*Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively within cross-functional teams.

Bonus Skills

*Knowledge of cost optimization strategies in Microsoft SQL Server to reduce database related expenses.

*Prior experience with Azure SQL database and other Azure data services