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Title:  Database Developer


Toronto, ON, CA, M3H 2V2

About Descartes: 

Descartes Unites the People and Technology that Move the World
The need for efficient, secure, and agile supply chains and logistics operations has become ever more critical and complex.  By combining innovative technology, powerful trade intelligence and the reach of our network, Descartes helps get goods, information, transportation assets, and people where they’re needed, when they’re needed. 

We’re one of the most broadly deployed logistics and supply chain technology companies in the world. More than 22,000 customers around the globe use our cloud-based solutions to transform the way they move inventory and information to enhance productivity, better serve customers, thrive competitively, keep pace with evolving regulations, and respond to rapidly changing market conditions. Descartes is publicly traded (Nasdaq:DSGX, TSX:DSG) with headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and offices and partners around the world. With record financial performance for more than 16 years, we lead the industry in innovation investment. Every day, logistics service providers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and other logistics-intensive businesses of all sizes rely on our scale, stability, and comprehensive solution footprint to move what’s most important to them. Learn more at

We’re growing fast and invite you to join our amazing team. 

The selected candidate possessing a solid database analysis, development, and deployment background will join our .NET development team. The candidate will support the development and deployment of our web-based and client-server multi-platform applications.


Duties include:
•    Analysis, design, and support databases in MS SQL database environment.
•    Develop and maintain methodologies for support of multiple database versions in development, QA, and production environments
•    Specific database development and change control activities as follows:
o    Development and maintenance of SQL and PL/SQL scripts
o    Development and maintenance of SSIS packages
o    Database backup/archiving/purging procedures
o    Database support through 3rd party database tools
o    Source-code control for database object creation
o    Updates to the logical and physical database designs
•    Provide consulting and support for front-end application developers in the following areas:
o    Effective utilization of data and database resources
o    Optimization of stored procedures and SSIS packages
o    Use of functions and triggers
o    Tuning data queries
o    Best practices for MS SQL
o    Report design and development
•    Providing input to management on specific technology/platform changes to be used in stetting new direction for the department
•    Create and maintain data dictionaries and ensure database documentation is current and complete
•    Troubleshoot database and SQL problems as required
•    Contact for all database issues (assisting the Technical Support department)


•    University degree or diploma in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related
•    Minimum 5 – 7 years relevant work experience in an SQL Server DB Developer role
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential
•    Strong interpersonal, analytical, and technical troubleshooting skills mandatory
•    Working knowledge of MS SQL Server tools, Enterprise Manager, SSIS, and Query Profiler
•    Strong TRANSACT – SQL and PL/SQL skills
•    Experience with .NET technologies and Crystal Reports would be assets
•    Experience in a commercial software development environment would be an asset


Location: This is a remote opportunity for applicants authorized to work in Canada

Join Us
As we scale, we’re looking for new doers, collaborators and innovators to join Descartes in uniting the people and technology that move the world as the Global Leader in Logistics and Supply Chain Technology. We’re entrepreneurial, hardworking, geeky-in-a-good way problem solvers. Guided by our values, we nurture a TEAM focused culture that invests in people and creates opportunities for advancement across a broad spectrum of career paths. We prioritize work-life balance and foster an environment with the space to take ownership, to be heard, and to carve a path for your individual accomplishments to help drive our success. At Descartes, everyone has a voice and the best argument wins, regardless of who makes it. We offer competitive compensation, great benefits, remote and flexible work hours, and the opportunity to join a company on an awesome mission with a great existing team and trajectory.

Descartes also has a deep sense of environmental responsibility. Learn more about how we helped our customers save over 552,000 metric tons of CO2 in 2020 by reducing fuel and paper consumption:  Join a team that’s committed to working with customers to conserve resources and enhance sustainability.

At Descartes, everyone has a voice and the best argument wins, regardless of who makes it. We offer competitive compensation, great benefits, remote and flexible work hours, and the opportunity to join a company on an awesome mission with a great existing team and trajectory. If you feel you have 70% of the qualifications we are looking for, and Descartes sounds like the team and the mission you want to be part of, apply now. We can't promise it will be a fit, but we do promise to consider your experience.


Due to COVID-19, we've implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video (Microsoft TEAMS) and are on-boarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we're all in this together.


We are an Equal Employment employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, or local law. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please review our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics at Descartes is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. Applicants in North America with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can email us at Provide your name and contact information along with the accommodation needed to assist you with the application process. Your request will be responded to as soon as possible. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

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