Database Engineer III

Business Unit
United Wholesale Mortgage


At United Wholesale Mortgage, finding a better way is something we do every day. As a Database Engineer (DBE), you’ll be a key resource in providing technical leadership and support on all the stages of Database Administration and architecture implementation. We operate in an agile environment with rapid changes and improvements deployed to our systems every day. Collaboration is a huge part of this role and we are looking for an enthusiastic team member to engage and collaborate with leaders and team members from teams across our enterprise (including Server, Infrastructure, dozens of Development teams, and more), as we continue our transformation from a platform-based to a solution-based shop. As a DBE, you’ll help us design and execute on those improvements, so we can take our whole organization to the next level. You will have an impactful voice in shaping our Database Administration direction, strategy, and execution at the most innovative and disruptive company in the fintech space.


  • Implement and manage HA and DR solutions for all databases
  • Capacity planning for large and dynamic highly transactional databases
  • Drive and oversee workload analysis, performance benchmarking, and troubleshooting performance issues
  • Design, implement and maintain database security and data encryption polices to meet company’s regulatory standards
  • Sharing your expertise of Data Management philosophies and applying them to enhance existing and to-be architectures
  • Implement and maintain monitoring, automation, data management and data governance
  • Install and configure new databases instances, participate in SQL upgrades, and patching to keep systems to current standards


Must Have Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in database administration/database engineer roles in a clustered/high-availability environment
  • SQL Server 2017 or above Database Administration and Management
  • Proven track record building infrastructure and managing multiple database instances in on-prem and cloud (Azure, etc.) environments
  • Experience with implementing SQL Server High Availability technologies 
  • An understanding and working knowledge of SQL Server Availability groups and Windows Failover clustering


Nice to Have Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in a Computer Science or related degree
  • MCDBA or Cloud certification
  • SSAS, SSRS, and data warehouse administration experience
  • Experience in managing Windows servers
  • Experience with utilizing database snapshots as a backup / restore strategy
  • Familiarity with data encryption technologies and methods
  • Knowledge of data governance and big data concepts (Hadoop, Hive, Synapse, etc.)
  • Familiarity with MongoDB, Kafka, Redis or other NoSQL technologies
  • Code automation and Source control experience



Ready to join thousands of talented team members who are making the dream of home ownership possible for more Americans? It’s all happening on UWM’s campus, where our award-winning workplace packs plenty of perks and amenities that keep the atmosphere buzzing with energy and excitement.


It’s no wonder that out of our six pillars, People Are Our Greatest Asset is number one. It’s at the very heart of how we treat each other, our clients and our community. Whether it’s providing elite client service or continuously striving to improve, our pillars provide a pathway to a more successful personal and professional life.


From the team member that holds a door open to the one that helps guide your career, you’ll feel the encouragement and support on day one. No matter your race, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation and ethnicity, you’ll be welcomed here. Accepted here. And empowered to Be You Here.


More reasons you’ll love working here include:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) after just 30 days
  • Additional parental and maternity leave benefits after 12 months
  • Adoption reimbursement program
  • Paid volunteer hours
  • Paid training and career development
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • 401k with employer match
  • Mortgage discount and area business discounts
  • Free membership to our large, state-of-the-art fitness center, including exercise classes such as yoga and Zumba, various sports leagues and a full-size basketball court
  • Wellness area, including an in-house primary-care physician’s office, full-time massage therapist and hair salon 
  • Gourmet cafeteria featuring homemade breakfast and lunch
  • Convenience store featuring healthy grab-and-go snacks
  • In-house Starbucks and Dunkin
  • Indoor/outdoor café with Wi-Fi



All the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation and change. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. Team members may be required to perform other or different job-related duties as requested by their team lead, subject to reasonable accommodation. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Employment with UWM is "at-will." UWM is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By selecting “Apply for this job online” you provide consent to UWM to record phone call conversations between you and UWM to be used for quality control purposes.


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