Senior Staff Database Engineer

W Sacramento Corporate Office
500 West Capitol Ave
Support Team
Information Technology
Zip Code


Who We Are

The Raley’s Companies is a private, family-owned, and purpose-driven retail company headquartered in West Sacramento, CA. Since our founding in 1935, our store operations have grown to include more than 235 locations across four states and four Tribal Nations under eight well-known banners: Raley’s, Bel Air, Nob Hill Foods, Raley’s O-N-E Market, Bashas’, Food City, AJ’s Fine Foods and Bashas’ Diné Market. In addition, The Raley’s Companies bridges the divide between the physical and digital retail experiences through the operation of Apium Logistics, Fieldera and FieldTRUE. Built on a higher purpose, the organization and our over 21,000 employees are committed to quality offerings, exceptional service and doing right by our team members, communities, and planet. 

Today, the Raley’s, Bel Air Markets, Nob Hill Foods and Raley’s O-N-E Market banners carry on Tom’s legacy of innovation by serving as more than grocery stores. Our purpose of changing the way the world eats, one plate at a time, has made Raley’s a trusted source for nutrition and wellness. We strive to enhance transparency and education in the food system to help customers make more informed, healthy food choices. We also serve as the destination for the best fresh products, affordable offerings, and personalized service.


Perks & Benefits


This position will be based out of either our offices in West Sacramento, CA or Chandler, AZ.  The details below can and will vary depending on if you are hired in California or Arizona. 

  • Competitive compensation, paid weekly
  • Eligible for annual incentive bonus
  • Flexible work environment based on the needs of the business (must reside in CA, NV, AZ or NM)
  • Retirement Savings Plan - 401(k) including company contributions and matching funds
  • Tuition Reimbursement for qualified courses
  • Scholarship opportunities for continued education
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance for yourself and eligible dependents
  • Paid time off
  • Family leave and time off
  • Life insurance
  • Wellness Programs (Raley’s Healthy Lifestyles)
  • Flexible Spending Account (pre-tax - commuter, childcare, and medical expenses)
  • Health Savings Account
  • Corporate store and discount programs (10% off groceries, free items)
  • Discounts to amusement parks, gym memberships, mobile phone plans, etc. 
  • Employee Assistance Program (free financial, legal, and mental health services)
  • Charitable contribution opportunity and volunteer time off and community events
  • Daily team member meal discounts
  • Pop up grocery market (in Corporate Office)
  • All you can eat fruit bar (in Corporate Office)
  • Laptop and mobile device (Mac is an option!)



The range displayed reflects the range the company reasonably expects to pay for the position. The actual compensation offered to the selected individual(s) will depend on their relevant education, training, or experience, among other bona fide factors.

Expected Minimum Pay Rate

USD $111,200.00/Yr.

Expected Maximum Pay Rate

USD $152,885.00/Yr.


What You Will Do


As a Senior Staff Database Engineer with Raley's, you will design, maintain and control the company’s databases and distributed systems software. You will apply your DB expertise to analyze information requirements of new or modified systems and develop database specifications. You will create and assign descriptors to elements needed for data organization, access and control, and will also be responsible for maintaining the organization data element library. Your advanced technical knowledge in database development methodologies, design and implementation will add value through your involvement and leadership in projects of large size in scope and of high complexity. 


How You will Make a Difference

  • You will evaluate, design, maintain database applications.
    • Perform advanced design, implementation and maintenance of a single-product module or on lower level issues of multiple platforms.
    • Organize the data requirements and effects of inter-active system.
    • Establish and maintain database dictionaries.
    • Establish and maintain databases used for testing and production on various hardware platforms.
    • Create and maintain descriptors for data, users and resources.
  • You will develop, document, and maintain procedural naming standards.
    • Develop and document naming conventions to ensure company uniformity.
    • Maintain naming convention database and continually updates as new tables and projects are created.
  • You will collaborate with project managers, operations supervisors and other systems programmers on multi-faceted projects.
    • Coordinate with other systems programmers regarding software requirements.
    • Partner with programmers and other IT technical staff on special projects.
    • Participate in project planning, project definition, requirements definition, analysis, design, testing and system documentation.
    • Perform system debugging and problem resolution as needed. Assume lead responsibilities for technical problem determination.




Who You Are


You are committed to a culture of respect and inclusion, valuing others for who they are and the unique contributions they make.

You like to work in a fast-paced environment

You take initiative 

You are detail-oriented and value accuracy

You demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills

You have the ability to gain alignment across a diverse stakeholder group around priorities and plans in support of key business objectives

You have a strong technical background in information systems


How you align with our FAMILY values:

  • Fearless: You’re not afraid to share creative and bold ideas!
  • Accountable: You value responsiveness and accuracy.
  • Memorable: You desire to make a positive and lasting impression on others.
  • Inspiring: You’re positive and adaptable.
  • Learning: You value learning and aim to engage others to do the same. 
  • YOU: You make a difference by engaging with people and have an innate desire to help.


Must Haves

  • BA, BS or MA/MS in Computer Science or related subject.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Able to apply an advanced knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of database administration to the completion of difficult to complex assignments. Ability to design advanced databases.
  • Able to exercise appreciable latitude to make decisions, usually requiring originality and ingenuity.
  • Advanced knowledge of data administration including: DB2, Oracle, SQL Server.
  • Advanced knowledge of operating systems and system architecture including: AIX, Linux and Windows.
  • Advanced knowledge of automation tools and operating and database system scripting languages like: BASH, PowerShell, Python, PL/SQL etc.
  • Demonstrates self-initiative, a sense of urgency and innovation/ creativity.
  • Ability to lead, train and guide other project team database engineers.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.


Physical Demands  - Employees may occasionally experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:  

  • Sitting  
  • Keyboarding  
  • View computer monitor  


Permanent residency in California, Nevada, Arizona or New Mexcio is a condition of employment for this position. This means a job offer may be denied or rescinded and, if employed, employment may be terminated if an applicant/team member ceases to reside in California or Nevada.


Internal Applicants:
• No disciplinary action during the past 6 months.
• Your current leader must recommend that you apply for this position and provide endorsement upon request from HR.
• You must upload a resume and answer all application questions.



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