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Rock Family of Companies AWS 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

  • 3 years of experience developing database solutions on open-source databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.)

  • 1 year of experience working with non-relational (NoSQL) database technologies

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

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS Certified Database – Specialty or equivalent experience

  • Familiarity with deploying infrastructure using Terraform

  • Experience with Git/Github

  • Ability to understand large data models quickly

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

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the .NET platform

  • Knowledge of services-oriented architecture

  • Experience migrating data from MS SQL Server to open-source cloud databases

  • Experience building solutions on and/or supporting SQL Server databases

Job Summary

An AWS Database Engineer (DBE) is responsible for building scalable, secure and performant database solutions in the AWS cloud. The DBE helps application teams choose the best database technology to support the needs for their service. The DBE also needs to quickly diagnose and resolve issues on the AWS platform. They work closely with application and architecture teams to provide optimal 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 a DBE. The primary focus of the DBE is enforcing our database design best practices, protecting our data and supporting the production environment.


  • Assist in migrating data from on-premises to the cloud B

  • Build and maintain Infrastructure as Code (IAC) templates

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • Participate 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 - 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.