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Rock Family of Companies Database Engineer in Detroit, Michigan

The Rock Family of Companies is made up of nearly 100 separate businesses spanning fintech, sports, entertainment, real estate, startups and more. We’re united by our culture – a drive to find a better way that fuels our commitment to our clients, our community and our team members. We believe in and build inclusive workplaces, where every voice is heard and diverse perspectives are welcomed. Working for a company in the Family is about more than just a job – it’s about having the opportunity to become the best version of yourself.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or concentration in a technical field, or equivalent experience

  • 3 years of experience in developing Microsoft SQL database applications

  • 3 years of experience with database design/architecture in a Microsoft SQL Server environment

  • 3 years of experience with basic database administration operations experience in a Microsoft SQL Server environment

  • 3 years of experience with data modeling, query design and optimization

  • 3 years of experience with stored procedures, functions, scripting, etc.

  • 3 years of experience creating SSIS packages for data integration

  • 3 years of experience working with Transact SQL

  • Experience with Git/Github

  • 1 years of experience in working in the AWS environment

  • Knowledge related to computer hardware, including networks and storage devices (SANS)

  • Ability to understand large data models quickly

  • Strong ability to work with and provide technical leadership to other team members

  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Outlook

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the .NET platform

  • Knowledge of services-oriented architecture

  • Knowledge of NoSQL technology

  • MySQL experience

  • DynamoDB experience

  • PostgreSQL experience

  • MongoDB experience

  • Terraform experience

Job Summary

The Database Engineer (DBE) is responsible for building database systems that are secure, scalable and highly performant to meet the demands of our rapidly growing and ever-changing environment. This includes all database development from data modeling and query writing to performance tuning in our production environments. The DBE works closely with the application and architecture teams to create physical database designs. They also work closely with the operations team during production performance tuning to ensure a smooth experience. They are also responsible for writing and maintaining ETL processes using SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).

The DBE is essential in building the data integrations across the dozens of mission critical applications. The DBE is expected to provide support for our internal software development teams by either providing database solutions, improving and maintaining existing solutions, or assisting software engineers as they develop solutions. Being able to interact with many different teams as the resident “data person” and being able to adapt to their workflow is essential for the DBE. The primary focus of the DBE is enforcing our database design best practices, protecting our data and supporting the production environment.


  • Ensure quality data creation, presentation and data flow across systems

  • Create and maintain logical and physical database design

  • Create and maintain stored procedures of varying levels of complexity

  • Participate in code and design review

  • Perform proactive performance tuning on queries and procedures

  • Create and maintain data integration solutions across systems

  • Enforce database best practices and data security

  • Work with application teams and provide guidance on choosing database technologies and patterns that are optimal for the application and business needs

  • Assist development teams with on-premises and cloud database solutions

  • Work closely with the database administrators with forecasting storage, disaster recovery and archiving needs

  • Solve production support issues with a sense of urgency and ownership while maintaining a high level of calm communication

  • Research and evaluate new database technologies and third-party tools to increase database efficiency for on-premises and cloud

  • Create automation tools (CI/CD, unit testing, IAC, etc.), processes and best practices for database technologies

  • Participates in regular on-call rotation

  • Champion the company culture

  • Collaborate and communicate with team members daily

Who We Are

We're America's largest mortgage lender, closing loans in all 50 states. J.D. Power ranked Quicken Loans "Highest in Customer Satisfaction in Primary Mortgage Origination" for the past 11 consecutive years, 2010 - 2020. The company was also ranked highest in the nation for client satisfaction among mortgage servicers by J.D. Power for 7 consecutive years, 2014 through 2020, each year the company was eligible. There's a simple reason we've been so successful: We care about the people we work with.

If you're tired of stuffy, bureaucratic workplaces, then you'll be delighted to find something different here. We strive to make a creative, fun and collaborative environment you simply won't find anywhere else. Quicken Loans was once again named to FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list in 2019 and has been included in the magazine's top one-third of companies named to the list for the past 16 consecutive years. In addition, Essence Magazine named Quicken Loans the "#1 Place to Work in the Country for African Americans."


This is an outline of the primary responsibilities of this position. As with everything in life, things change. The tasks and responsibilities can be changed, added to, removed, amended, deleted and modified at any time by the leadership group.

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. The Company provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team, The Pulse, at 1-800-411-JOBS.

The Rock Family of Companies uses world-class recruiting and talent management teams to help each member organization recruit the best and brightest. If you’re looking for the next step in your career, you’ve come to the right place.