Database Developer

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Regular Full-Time
Information Technology
Travel Required
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At POET, it is our mission to be good stewards of the Earth by converting renewable resources to energy and other valuable goods as effectively as humanly possible. For over thirty years, our drive and passion to change the world has enabled us to become the largest producer and marketer of bioethanol in the world and a leader in sustainable products.




As a POET Biofuels Database Developer, you will work in a database DevOps type capacity, performing tasks applicable to both a database developer and a database administrator. You will be deeply involved in many aspects our business and help manage and maintain some of our most critical systems.


This is an on-site role located in Wichita, KS.



  • Monitor, optimize, and maintain database systems and performance
  • Modify databases according to requests and perform tests
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot database errors
  • Collaborate with developers to improve applications and establish best practices
  • Develop technical and training materials
  • Manage database access and provide data management support to users
  • Research and suggest new database technologies, services and protocols
  • Create and manage database reports, visualizations, and dashboards
  • Create automation for repetitive database tasks
  • Address issues escalated from our internal or external customers or our support team



  • 3+ years of experience with database development and administration
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study
  • 1+ year of experience with Microsoft SQL Server, including SSMS, SSRS, and SSIS
  • Microsoft PowerBI Report Server experience nice-to-have
  • Experience with Windows Server environments and Active Directory managed permissions
  • Familiarity with source code management concepts
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills as well as the ability to embrace change
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite


  • High level of personal integrity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and impeccable attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Sense of urgency which drives results
  • Interpersonal skills – ability to effectively interact with individuals at all levels within/outside the organization
  • Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to embrace and promote change
  • Innovative mindset
  • Ability to think objectively
  • Self-awareness in the face of uncertainty
  • Ability to work in a team environment


  • Culture is king at POET. We’re all on the same team. We always communicate. And we park our egos at the door. These aren’t just slogans on our walls. It’s the way we do things at POET.
  • We provide an environment for team members to maintain a healthy work-life balance. It’s the best way to optimize health, wellness, and productivity in a sustainable way.  
  • We work hard. We play hard. We have frequent team events, volunteer efforts, and we know how to celebrate wins! 
  • POET Biofuels is proud to be the 2023 Runner up of Wichita Business Journal's Best Places to Work Extra Large Company Category!
  • We have an open work environment, with no offices fostering direct communication and collaboration.



  • At POET we encourage internal development and growth by allowing team members to carve their own path to success. Leaders support team members with the necessary resources to develop their skills, achieve goals, and create the most value.
  • We believe in developing our team members to their highest potential and recognizing contributions that add value to the organization. Each new team member’s position and compensation are carefully determined by considering their unique qualifications and skillset.


  • Comprehensive benefits package; Individual and family plans for health, dental, & vision insurance, including a generous employer Health Savings Account contribution
  • Quarterly Profit-Sharing Bonuses, and Bi-Annual Incentive Bonuses
  • Competitive pay, including shift premium pay for qualifying positions
  • 401K with company match
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Attractive Relocation Assistance and Bonus Programs for qualifying positions and/or locations


  • A multifaceted wellness program encompassing the whole person – mentally, physically, and spiritually
  • 'Family-first' culture
  • Onsite fitness centers or fitness reimbursements
  • Safety and cold weather gear reimbursements
  • Discounted home and auto insurance


POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). POET complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding hiring and employment. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.


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