Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a database architect.

A Database Architect has the primary responsibility of designing, testing and implementing database features for the company. They are in most cases tasked with developing innovative solutions that will help the company improve its productivity and efficiency. He or she determines structural needs and requirements for the database systems.

Other than designing the database, additional duties that are assigned to them include; maintaining databases, developing database solutions that will improve on performance, optimizing database performance, undertake query optimization, conduct user training, install and configure database systems, perform troubleshooting procedures on the database systems and developing and implementing database security, backup and recovery procedures.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Show willingness to learn from other speakers and the new ways of doing public speaking.

Practice talking in a very clear and concise way so that the audience can understand.

[employee comments goal]

Develop a strategic approach to solving problems and following through with the strategy to the end.

Show more assertiveness and decisiveness when dealing with problems and coming up with solutions.

[employee comments goal]

Focus on the attitude as the first impression you give everyone

Learn how to work together with others without causing conflict

[employee comments goal]

Spend time with loved ones, talk to them and enjoy their company

Learn to monitor physical response such as breathing slow and consciously relaxing body areas that are intense

[employee comments goal]

Learn to be clear and accurate while providing information, ask good questions and listen carefully

Brainstorm solutions or alternatives to disappointments/frustrations rather than acting out or complaining

[employee comments goal]

Create a system where one has a list of everything that needs to be accomplished to avoid losing track of what one's goals are

Fix one's mind on the desired end result and then direct efforts and every action towards that result

[employee comments goal]

Lead by example; show others how to be open, thoughtful, and nonjudgmental in all situations

Take the time to learn and understand others before one decides what one thinks about someone

[employee comments goal]

Volunteer in community activities within the community that supports the venture

Survey customers and prospects and put more effort in offering them personalized attention

[employee comments goal]

Learn how to backup computer data and learn more about the best and most recent data backup techniques

Learn how to install and update different types of computer operating systems

[employee comments goal]

Demonstrate more willingness to learn how to use cross-platform programming languages

Learn how to check for errors when a program fails to work as expected

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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