Developer Professional - Database

Freddie Mac
McLean, VA
Sep 12, 2019
Sep 17, 2019
Full Time
Freddie Mac is looking for a Development Professional (Database Integrator) to be part of Development Factory in Information Technology division. Development Factory is a centralized and self-sufficient group with technology experts from multiple area which undertakes complex migrations, rewrites and upgrades to support various business/IT initiatives. The Development Professional will be part of this exciting team to provide database integration / administration (DBA) support.

Your Work Falls into Four Primary Categories:


Provide seamless database integration support to Factory lines by coordinating database activities such as builds, refreshes, upgrades and migrations with Database engineers, operations support DBAs, System administrators and other Technology Services counterparts
Provide application / development DBA support to Factory on multiple database platforms
Troubleshoot issues, provide recommendations in areas pertaining to databases and database interfacing components to development and test teams
Perform analysis on existing databases and identify changes required for Database upgrades

SME Support:

Provide database SME support to Factory and help Line Managers and Tech Leads in database areas for project planning and scheduling
Suggest and implement new RDBMS features that can result in performance or security enhancements

Collaborate with other team members:

Work with Architects/Business/System Analyst Teams to understand Technical/Business requirements
Work with Integration team lead in establishing database standards and procedures for Factory and document them

Communicate with Technology and Vendor Partners:

Work with RDBMS vendor technical support teams on advanced technical issues
Participate in technical discussions and provide recommendations or solutions


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years of database administration experience in production or development environment.
  • At least 2 years of experience in supporting one of the RDBMS platforms - Oracle, Sybase, UDB (LUW) or Microsoft SQL Server
  • At least 2 years of experience with Unix/Shell scripting
  • Experience in database version upgrades and cross-platform migrations
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with DBMS specific tools for query/explain plans, database advisors, query snapshots, ability to understand them and troubleshoot the problems
  • Understanding of database interfacing technologies such as ODBC, JDBC and DBMS native clients.
  • Experience with job scheduling tools such as Autosys
  • Experience in supporting application teams in development/testing environments* Good trouble shooting skills, attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship building and team working skills

Key to success in this role
  • Good attitude
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Calm under pressure
  • Take things to completion
  • Work in a team environment
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work with and collaborate across the team and where silos exist
  • Ability to develop mutually beneficial relationships inside and outside of the division

Top 3 Personal Competencies to possess
  • Drive Execution - Be accountable for strong individual and team performance
  • Seek and Embrace Change - Continuously improve work processes rather than accepting the status quo
  • Growth and Development - Know or learn what is needed to deliver results and successfully compete

Preferred Skills

Preferred Skills
  • Multi-RDBMS platform experience
  • Experience / knowledge of middleware technologies such as WebLogic, WebMethods, Apache/Tomcat is a plus
  • Knowledge of / experience in programming languages such Java/C/C++/Perl
  • Certification in one or more RDBMSs

Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you'll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.