3551 - Database Chief Architect

Do you want to revolutionize how database services are provided in the cloud? Learn more about our Database Chief Architect role.

Database Chief Architect

$ 100k/Year  ($ 50/Hour for 40 hours of productive work per week)  Remote Position   Long-term

Want to learn how to guide a talented pool of database architects and engineers to come up with new ideas to continuously improve our cloud-based SaaS systems?

Interested in utilizing your years of Database Architect to help improving database management systems architecture? Are you inspired to enhance our database administration, optimization and also the service levels of our database products?

Do you have the ambition to grow your Database Chief Architect skills and make decisions based on metrics? If you are open to new ideas and concepts, then this role is for you.

“I've grown professionally more than expected since I joined Crossover. I started as an Architect, then was promoted to Chief Architect and after a year became SEM. It all went so fast! I escalated the ladder and got the opportunity to face challenges I never imagined before.”
-Carlos R, Chief Architect
Crossover recruits and builds world class high performing teams to power the fastest growing portfolio of software products in the world. No other company provides the training and the opportunities to test yourself on the depth and diversity of projects that we do. All roles are location independent so you are guaranteed to work with the best in the world. Challenge yourself. Be part of the change.

Our factory is designed to deliver excellent quality at a high pace. In every team that you work in, you will be expected to deliver work to a high level of quality.

Your work quality is measured through the First Time Acceptance Rate, which means passing the quality bar set by your leadership team.

As Database Chief Architect ($100k/year), you will conduct tech reviews, proactively plan, implement and maintain DB operational services, backup, and recovery. We expect you to support design and execute capacity planning activities, and oversee all database software patches and upgrades.

This leadership position will support the database application programming activities of engineering or professional services staff as needed. It also demands proficiency of hands-on professionals with a robust Cloud background, who are comfortable with aggressive weekly targets.


A hiring event is a scheduled online event where all our relevant testing relating to a role is conducted on the same day. Submissions received during the event are graded the following week, and successful candidates notified if they have progressed to the next round which is an online interview with a Hiring Manager.


Create solutions architecture and algorithms that scale to the customer's enterprise/global requirements

Analyze processing issues and data anomalies to identify solutions

Ensure availability and performance of all databases

Work with infrastructure staff to make sure that needed system resources are allocated to the databases and to ensure high availability and optimal performance

Proactively monitor the database systems to ensure secure services with minimum downtime

Installation of database software and related products. Managing the patching process for the servers and database software

Provide daily production support and troubleshooting as needed to resolve issues as quickly as possible

Responsible for problem escalation to the development team, vendors or third party service providers as appropriate

Leading a small team of Database Engineers to apply engineering practices and implement automation across all elements of solution delivery

Manage accountability of team members, with a pinpoint focus on quality; however personally accountable for resolution of the most technically challenging issues

Work a standard 40-hr week and mostly Monday to Friday


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering.

3+ years of hands-on experience with AWS Aurora Services for both MySQL and PostgreSQL.

3+ years of hands-on experience with MSSQL on AWS.

3+ years of experience in an architect or similar role in the last 5 years.

Practical experience in monitoring and tuning databases to provide high availability service.

Good proficiency in the English language

Nice to Have:
  • Experience with AWS cost optimization and service management
  • Hands-on experience with Oracle Database
  • Experience with database backup and recovery
  • Experience with configuring and maintaining virtual servers


We believe in continuous growth and strive for continuous improvement.  We also have an obsessive focus on improving the quality of teams, and you will learn how to do this as part of your work in our continuous journey towards improving the quality of products.  

As Database Chief Architect, you will learn how innovation and experimentation with technology can help drive database management productivity improvements and how to guide your team to design and implement new database architecture and algorithms solutions.

You will also learn how to operate in our metrics-driven culture, which is the foundation of our success in measuring and improving every engineering process and product we deliver. This also ties into the use of WorkSmart Pro, where you can learn how to improve your efficiency during your standard working day. You will learn how our centralized software factory model benefits an organization and gains from an economy of scale; the more we grow, the more efficient we become.


Work Examples

Every job creates excellent work. We want to show you the types of things you will learn, using real work examples of the processes, training examples, playbooks, projects you will build on the job.

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Feature Project Delivery Framework

Relevant Files and Links

External resources relevant to this role

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Here is a link to a blog done by and for Database Architects, where you can find useful articles on database performance, architectural principles and datasets in the Cloud.


and Answers

  • What are the key things I need to do to ensure I am successful as a Database Chief Architect?

    Besides the apparent technical knowledge required to do the role, we expect you to understand different BDMS and keep yourself up to date with the latest technology updates. You should also have a comfortable and quiet environment to work from. You might set a good calendar for your week which is repeatable and which allows you to dedicate long blocks of time towards your work with Crossover.

  • How can a Database Chief Architect get promoted to new roles?

    To move across roles you need to apply through our crossover portal. From a Database Chief Architect, you may apply for one of our Software Engineering Manager roles or take the path to become a Data Scientist. You should be ensuring that your manager is always knowledgeable about any active applications you may have.

  • As a Database Chief Architect, what are the opportunities to learn and work with new technologies?

    The learning responsibilities belong to you. However, we are here to provide support and adequate content to help you on your learning journey. To be able to work with new technologies, you will need to re-apply and take the specific tests on the desired technology stream.

  • How do you measure the productivity of a Database Architects team?

    Every team in Crossover has a metric which they deliver against. By default, every person within the team is measured by the same metric on a weekly basis. For example, the metric for our software maintenance team is “number of bugs fixed.” The cost per unit of the maintenance team on a weekly basis is the total headcount cost of the team for a week divided by the number of bugs fixed during the same week.

  • How do you drive a team of Database Architects, located in different cities and time-zones, to be productive and deliver quality testing services?

    One of our differentiators is that we know how to bring talented people together, from different cultures and time-zones. We have developed an online productivity tool that helps remote workers manage their time more efficiently and receive a fair working environment.