Utah Retirement Systems

Database Developer I

Location UT-Salt Lake City
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/22/2023 5:40 PM)
Job ID
Minimum Starting Wage
USD $78,655.00/Yr.

About The Company

Utah Retirement Systems (URS) provides benefits for state and other Utah public employees. It has two divisions. The Retirement Office administers pension and retirement savings plans. PEHP specializes in medical, dental, life, and other benefits.

Job Description


Support SQL databases and processes used for interfacing with Public Employees Health Program (PEHP) applications. This involves implementing and automating data feeds, monitoring data quality, troubleshooting data quality issues, and creating efficient SQL queries and stored procedures. Become an expert on the database schemas and structure to assist business users with ad-hoc and other reports. Participate in the testing and quality assurance processes.



Works under the direct supervision of the Applications Development Manager.



  1. Develops SQL queries and stored procedures to support software applications.
  2. Assists with the migration process for monthly data conversions. This will involve creating, maintaining, and automating any changes in the conversion scripts and process and its accompanying data quality reports.
  3. Develops and maintains various ad-hoc and routine reports.
  4. Assists with troubleshooting and optimizing SQL code.
  5. Documents key work functions.
  6. Participates in the quality assurance and testing of database interfaces and application processes.
  7. Works closely with our business users and Project Management team to troubleshoot, understand, anticipate, and address evolving needs on data issues.
  8. Works independently.
  9. Maintains strict confidentiality.
  10. Performs other related duties as required.

Required Experience

Education and Experience

Associate degree or comparable relevant accredited certificate(s) and two (2) years of experience with enterprise level software development practices in a structured Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), must include experience with MS SQL Server 2010 or higher, including T-SQL and stored procedures, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Knowledge of Health Insurance is preferred.


Certificate in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related discipline is preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

This list contains knowledge, skills, and abilities that are typically associated with the job. It is not all-inclusive and may vary from position to position:


Required technical skills include advance knowledge and ability of:

  • SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).
  • Visual Studio database projects.
  • Source Control Tools (Azure DevOps/Git Lab).
  • Importing and exporting large datasets to and from various sources.
  • Data warehouse creation and maintenance.
  • Diagnosing and resolving system, software, and data problems quickly and accurately.


Required mathematical skills include working knowledge and ability of:

  • Work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
  • Apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distributions and determination of test reliability and validity.
  • Mathematical transformations and calculations during data conversion and data cleansing.


Must possess excellent communication skills:

  • Read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or regulations.
  • Write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Present at weekly department database meetings.


Must have the ability to:

  • Follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Prioritize work.
  • Perform within deadlines.
  • Work well in a team environment as well as independently.
  • Multi-task by handling a variety of duties in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Follow through with assignments.
  • Deal effectively with stress caused by workload and time deadlines.


The incumbent must always demonstrate judgment, high integrity, and personal values consistent with the values of URS.


Work Environment

Incumbent performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls. Tasks require a variety of physical activities which do not generally involve muscular strain, but do require activities related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, and seeing. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required to perform essential functions.



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