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Job Category: Information Technology
Job Class: Full time
Area of Town for the Job: Houston, Texas (West Belt I10 Area)
Position Title: Senior Database Engineer

Job Description

SoftSmiths, a leading provider of enterprise-wide software solutions for the energy industry, seeks a detail-oriented, enthusiastic, energetic team player to serve as a Senior Database Engineer, responsible for analyzing, developing, and maintaining database applications. Your duties will include interpreting application requirements, designing and implementing database applications to meet those requirements, delivering the applications to our deployment team, and providing ongoing enhancement, maintenance, and support of the applications. You will be expected to be able to work both independently and as a team member with critical-path responsibilities.

The successful candidate must have 5 years direct experience in Oracle database application development, with a strong background in PL/SQL and Oracle replication technologies. A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Technical Engineering, and proven experience developing and deploying business applications are required. Experience developing power/gas trading, scheduling/ISO, and/or risk management software is a big plus.

Key Skills

Prior experience developing, deploying, and maintaining n-tier applications utilizing the technologies mentioned below is a key. The successful candidate will have experience with the following technologies and applications:

  • Oracle RDBMS (8i or higher), including development of stored procedures using PL/SQL,
  • Oracle replication technologies, with multi-master replication experience a big plus,
  • web application development, including practical work experience in Java, XML, JSP, Javascript, HTML, and ActiveX controls,
  • Source Code Management (ClearCase is a big plus).
  • Windows NT/2000/XP and Sun Solaris operating environments,
  • experience developing trading, risk, and scheduling applications is a big plus,
  • C++ (especially Borland C++ Builder experience) is a plus,
  • Network communications, including a thorough understanding of TCP/IP sockets, is a plus,
  • experience with Apache, TIBCO, On-line Transaction Processing and Data Warehousing is a plus.

We offer a business-casual work environment, competitive salary levels, a health care plan, a profit-sharing plan, a 401(k) plan, 12 days of vacation each year, a stock option plan, and excellent opportunity for growth. Qualified candidates should send a resume including salary requirements to employment@softsmiths.com. Submissions that do not include salary requirements and salary history will not be considered.

Contact Information
SoftSmiths, Inc.
10696 Haddington, Suite 102
Houston, TX 77043-2847

Contact Fax: 713.626.0186
Contact Email: employment@softsmiths.com

Web Site: www.softsmiths.com

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