Database Developer

Job Locations US-OR-Portland


Are you skilled at developing solutions to complex data problems? With your talent for extracting and transforming data, you’ll support pivotal projects for a purpose-driven company.


As the Database Developer at Precoa, you’ll assess data needs and dive into creating effective solutions. Working with both internal and external stakeholders, your delivery of sustainable architecture, ETL processing, and reporting will lead to actionable insights that improve our business, making it even more effective. 


About Precoa: Known for our fun, upbeat culture, Precoa is a leader in the preneed insurance industry, providing an innovative marketing, lead generation, and appointment-setting program known as ProActive Preneed®. Our core values of kindness, progression and craftsmanship have led us to be named one of The Oregonian’s Top Workplaces for nine consecutive years, and we support our external and internal partners with these core values in mind. Headquartered in Portland, OR since its founding in 2004, Precoa employs over 288 employees, plus a network of more than 600 independent preneed agents, all passionately focused on one thing: helping people plan today so their families can focus on connection when they need it the most.


  • Monitor and respond quickly to urgent issues related to data problems or needs that prevent employees or partners from using our web portal, CRM software, or any systems that connect to Precoa's databases
  • Work daily with the data team in an agile development environment. Attend team meetings, work through development assignments, and report on solution progress regularly
  • Participate with other employees in IT, Strategy and Analytics, Finance and other departments doing database development project work for the company
  • Develop automated, software solutions and determine which of many possible solutions will be most effective or appropriate for Precoa's business needs
  • Participate in the decisions that determine the structure and function of the database and its processes
  • Automating and improving operational processes vital to the business
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • Effective communicator
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment
  • Self-motivated with ability to develop solutions independently when needed
  • Desire and proven ability to work with challenging technical problems and solutions regarding databases, reporting, and ETL processes
  • Proven ability to develop solutions using Microsoft SQL Server software tools T-SQL, SSMS, SSIS, SSRS
  • Working knowledge of relational databases and database concepts
  • Create, update, and optimize database objects such as stored procedures, views, functions, triggers, and tables
  • Trouble shoot and debug code and technical solutions
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize and manage project tradeoffs while considering factors including time, priority, scope, sustainability, efficiency, simplicity, features, deadlines, urgency, and impact

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or at least 3 years of equivalent experience developing in a relational database environment
  • Sufficient knowledge, skills, and experience in developing database processes to demonstrate competency
  • Practical, working ability developing database solutions that efficiently create or improve systems/processes essential to a business
  • Proven ability with Microsoft's Database Management System (DBMS) including t-SQL, MS SQL Server, SSMS, SSIS, SSRS, Windows OS environment or equivalent technologies on other DBMS platforms


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