Database Developer

Common Ground New York, NY
ABOUT US: - We believe that everyone deserves a home!

Breaking Ground is a nonprofit social services organization in New York City. Our goal is to create high-quality permanent and transitional housing for the homeless.

Since 1990, we have been providing permanent affordable housing for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Beginning with a single building, we are now New York City’s largest provider of supportive housing. We own and/or operate 19 properties with a total of 3,530 transitional and permanent apartments in New York City and beyond. We also run the City’s around-the-clock street outreach efforts in all of Brooklyn and Queens, along with nearly one-third of Manhattan.

Our work has enabled more than 13,000 people to overcome or avoid homelessness since 1990, and we increase that number every single day. As of 2017, we have more than 1,500 units of housing in various stages of development in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, and are expanding our outreach and transitional housing programs so that we can offer help to every single homeless person we meet.

Database Developer @ our Midtown Manhattan location

This position is the primary point person for maintaining functionality and improving the user experience of web-based database applications. The developer will be involved in converting access applications to web-based applications. This position is part of a small (but mighty!) Data Services team, which works closely to increase meaningful use of data at Breaking Ground.


Serve as internal point person for database related issues and questions

Monitor web applications and Access databases including troubleshooting and end user support

Develop new web-based applications

Oversee table and field configuration, data system changes, API implementations

Assist data team with query optimization

Manage data conversion portion of data modernization

Run regular reports of data to check for quality

Contributes to data services efforts and initiatives

Work with external database consultants when needed


Experience building and maintaining web applications. Experience with enterprise Access database development and maintenance.

"Proficiency in C# (for web applications), JavaScript (for frontend), Python, SQL, SQL Server, ASP.NET MVC Web Framework, Git Version Control required

Visual Basic for Applications a plus (for older access applications)

A problem solver, comfortable working in under-resourced settings, with diversity of tasks; team player