Software Engineer 3 (SQL)

Software Engineer 3 (SQL)

  • Location RESTON, VA
  • Career Area Information Technology
  • Job Function Information Technology
  • Employment Type Full Time
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition 1219400BR

What you'll do at


  • Leads troubleshooting of database problems using well-developed troubleshooting techniques, modifying database structures and designs as appropriate. Consults with others as necessary to troubleshoot database, connectivity, and related problems. Assists in the training and development of staff troubleshooting and database development and design skills.
  • Monitors and tunes databases to ensure optimum performance. Makes modifications to database structures and processes to improve performance. Develops guides and processes to assist other staff in tuning database structures and processes.
  • Work with application development groups and system administrators to determine the best storage, access, and distribution methods for data.
  • Develops and refines user tools to enhance data input/upload and extraction/reporting capabilities. Instructs users in use and provides advice and counsel regarding user-developed tools.
  • Develops and implements data warehousing and Business Intelligence solutions enlisting others as necessary to develop solutions.
  • Develops and tests database backup and recovery plans and ensures an adequate level of protection in case of database problems or errors. Coordinates with appropriate staff to ensure backup and recovery operations fall in line with Company policy and practice. Makes recommendations for changes in database backup procedures to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Evaluates and makes recommendations for purchases of new hardware and software to improve database performance and reliability.
  • Documents database designs, structures, and processes. Ensures all modifications to database structures and processes are properly documented and annotated.
  • Oversee backup, clustering, mirroring, replication and failover.
  • After-hours support for application release and change management activities.
  • Participate in on-call rotation and respond to critical database incidents.
  • Strong knowledge of database administration and best practices

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science and 5 years' experience in software engineering OR Master of Science

Preferred Qualifications


  • 3+ years of MS SQL Server experience
  • 2+ years Business Intelligence
  • Cloud computing knowledge preferably with deploying and managing SQL Server in Azure
  • 2 years’ experience using SQL Server Integration Services for high performance ETL
  • 2 years’ experience using SQL Server Reporting Services, Tableau, PowerBI
  • 1 years’ experience developing and maintaining date warehouse/data marts

About Walmart Labs

Imagine working in an environment where one experiment can catapult an entire industry toward a smarter future. That’s what we do at Walmart Labs. We’re a team of 5,000+ software engineers, data scientists, designers and product managers within Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, delivering innovations that improve how our customers shop and our enterprise operates.

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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • 100% coverage for in network preventative care
  • Retirement Plan
  • Vision Plans
  • Dental Plans
  • Exclusive Discounts

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