FamilySearch Database Engineer 6 - Contractor

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Lehi, UT4.8

Full-timeEstimated: $110,000 - $140,000 a year
Posting Dates: 09/24/2019 - 01/18/2020

Job Family: Information Technology

Department: Family History Department


A Database Engineer 6 at FamilySearch is fully responsible for the systems and infrastructure which support a set of products. They give senior-level leadership to architectural and engineering efforts. This role directs and guides the design in a way that ensures compliance with technical and architectural standards. This position is deeply technical in the context of a category of technologies. They are an expert in the technologies they integrate with in addition to the technologies they are responsible for. They are capable of understanding and communicating the non-functional requirements which are necessary for successful product operation. While the solution runs in production, this person resolves any problems or issues that are escalated to them. They engage vendors in the resolution of incidents as necessary, and once an incident is resolved they are responsible to ensure all defects in the system or process are identified, tracked, and resolved. This person ensures that all proposed changes have been adequately planned and reviewed eliminating the possibility of unplanned service outages. The person in this role mentors all other engineers in their portfolio and has influence across the organization.

We create inspiring experiences that bring joy to all people as they discover, gather, and connect their family - past, present, and future.

Our Quality Standards: Inspiration, Trust, Kindness, Effectiveness, Simplicity

All workers at FamilySearch learn to find their ancestors and help others do the same.

This individual works with divine guidance to provide or support technology that furthers the mission of the Church and reflects the eternal impact of the gospel.


Configure and maintain the database software, including patches/updates

Create data structure, including optimization

Analyze and protect data, including troubleshooting, backups, security processes/configuration

Design and develop both data services and data integrations

Follow engineering best practices

Fulfill technical lead role for engineering solutions

Create standards and procedures for operations teams

Evaluate, recommend, purchase, install, test, upgrade, and maintain existing or proposed systems to structure and access database

Train support personnel and systems users

Creating standards and procedures for operations teams

Respond to escalated incidents and engage vendors as necessary.

Provide significant direction for strategic plans and product roadmaps.

Conduct general research and evaluate emerging trends


Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience. Master's degree preferred.

Work Experience:
12+ years relevant professional experience.

8+ years of experience supporting product development activities and be capable of guiding technology decisions.

Demonstrated Skills & Abilities:
Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of multiple fields of specialization to the completion of significant assignments.

Proven expertise in successful automation and deployment

Proven exceptional leadership skills

Experience working in a structured enterprise-scale operational environment. The user-base supported should reach into the thousands.

Experience with cange, incident, and problem management processes. Strong operational understanding and discipline.

Exceptional communicator; both written and verbal

Demonstrated experience evaluating vendors and their products, capable of identifying critical gaps in their offerings

Demonstrated ability to mentor and train peers

Strong understanding of the business processes being supported by the solution

Outstanding troubleshooter, with the ability to think under pressure and drive the hardest problems to resolution

Global/international engagement

This job operates in a professional office environment

To successfully perform the essential functions of the job there may be physical requirements which need to be met such as sitting for long periods of time and using computer monitors/equipment


Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.


Please Note: All positions are subject to close without notice.

Benefits provided by ESG.

Maximum contract: 2 years