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AWS Database Engineer

  • Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
  • FullTime
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RKT Holdings is a centralized hub that delivers thoughtful and innovative solutions for Rocket Companies®. We are the center of operations, technology, marketing, HR, legal, strategy and more that propels our companies forward. Here, we’ll give you the opportunity to launch your career and work with various companies, spanning multiple industries from fintech, to auto and real estate. We offer you the tools you’ll need to succeed, no matter what stage you’re at in your career. You’ll be able to master your craft here by working on complex problems in a collaborative culture and challenging yourself to make a real impact.

As a Technology team member, you’re empowered to make an impact, employ your entrepreneurial spirit and build a career customized by you because at Rocket, you can. We are creating digital products that solve life’s most complex moments. You’ll get the chance to shape the future of tech, have your voice heard, get ahead in your career and develop your skills. With a tech career here, there's no limit to what you can achieve.

Apply today to see all that Rocket Companies has to offer!

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS Degree in Computer Science or concentration in a technical field, or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of experience in developing relational database applications and query optimization
  • 3-5 years of experience with database design/architecture in a relational database environment
  • 3-5 years of experience with basic database administration
  • 3-5 years of Experience with stored procedures, functions, scripting etc.
  • 3-5 years of experience creating ETL packages for data integration
  • Experience with Git/Github
  • 1-3 years of experience with AWS services (Amazon RDS, Amazon Aurora)
  • Scripting skills (Python, PowerShell, or similar)
  • 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
  • SQL Server experience
  • PostgreSQL experience
  • MySQL experience
  • DynamoDB experience
  • MongoDB experience
  • Terraform experience

Job Summary

As a Database Engineer, you'll be a database specialist focused on enabling application development and ensuring our databases are secure, scalable and highly-performant to meet the demands of our rapidly growing and ever-changing environment. Your expertise in SQL Server, AWS database technologies and automation will drive efficiency and reliability.


  • Ensure quality data creation, presentation, and data flow across systems
  • Maintain and enhance the performance of existing database programs.
  • Assist application teams with on-premises and cloud database solutions. Ensure database solutions align with enterprise standards and requirements.
  • Design and implement scalable solutions using AWS services (such as Amazon RDS, Amazon Aurora, or DynamoDB etc.).
  • Work closely with the database administrators with forecasting storage, disaster recovery and archiving needs.
  • Monitor databases and related systems to ensure optimal performance.
  • Implement performance enhancements, including query optimization and indexing.
  • Build automation tools (CI/CD, Unit Testing, IAC etc.) to streamline database processes.
  • Ensure data security and compliance. Safeguard sensitive information.
  • Document database designs, configurations, and best practices.
  • Research and evaluate new database technologies and third-party tools to increase database efficiency for on-premise and cloud.
  • Participates in regular on-call rotation
  • Champion the company culture

Benefits and Perks

Our team members fuel our strategy, innovation and growth, so we ensure the health and well-being of not just you, but your family, too! We go above and beyond to give you the support you need on an individual level and offer all sorts of ways to help you live your best life. We are proud to offer eligible team members perks and health benefits that will help you have peace of mind. Simply put: We’ve got your back. Check out our full list of Benefits and Perks.

Who We Are

Rocket Companies® is a Detroit-based company made up of businesses that provide simple, fast and trusted digital solutions for complex transactions. The name comes from our flagship business, now known as Rocket Mortgage®, which was founded in 1985. Today, we’re a publicly traded company involved in many different industries, including mortgages, fintech, real estate and more. We’re insistently different in how we look at the world and are committed to an inclusive workplace where every voice is heard. We’re passionate about the work we do, and it shows. We’ve been ranked #1 for Fortune’s Best Large Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance List in 2022, named #5 on People Magazine’s Companies That Care List in 2022 and recognized as #7 on Fortune’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2022.


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.

We are proud equal opportunity employers and committed to providing an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all candidates and team members. Employment decisions, including hiring decisions, are not based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. We also provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law.

Rocket Mortgage, backed by Rocket Companies®, means more opportunities for you to carve your own career path forward. From our desire to revolutionize the way people get mortgages to addressing challenges big or small with outside-the-box solutions, we’re not your typical employer. We’ll provide you with everything you need to make sure you’re successful here. 

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