Senior Database Adminstrator

Database Administrator in Phoenix, AZ

Posted 2019-02-18


A Day in the Life of an Senior Database Administrator

Who we need

Do you enjoy critical thinking and helping achieve your organization's most impactful goals? We are looking for a Senior Database Administrator with a focus in SQL Server and a drive to always be pushing the limits with the industry's latest technologies. Core responsibilities around implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance tuning of critical SQL Server systems is just the beginning and will ensure the availability and consistent performance of our corporate applications.

You will be part of exciting new business initiatives helping to solve problems no matter how big or small, SQL or NoSQL, Cloud or On-Premise. Working on business-critical projects built around cutting-edge technologies, and convey strategy and accuracy to our top-level decision makers.

Here at DriveTime your voice matters! Our team plays a bigger role than just SQL Server Backups and Restores… We always have special projects that fall outside the normal realm of the DBA so if this sounds like something that excites you then we can't wait to meet you.

Technology Stack

SQL Server 2012-2017, and eagerly awaiting 2019
SQL Server Analysis Services 2016 (SSAS Multi-Dimensional and Tabular)
ETL – (Informatica, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS))
Tableau, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Power BI, Sharepoint
Azure (SQL Data Warehouse, Cosmos, Mongo)
Solarwinds, Database Performance Analyzer(DPA)

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If you join us your day will consist of

Manage SQL Server databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems.
Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability and security.
Apply techniques to ensure development and implementation support efforts meet integration and performance expectations.
Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end.
Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes.
Assist developers with complex query tuning and schema refinement.
Participate in OnCall rotation to provide 24x7 uptime of production systems.
Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours.
Share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other peers and team members.
Participate with the business to identify the most impactful opportunities.



An ideal candidate has most of these skills

3+ years MS SQL Server Administration experience required
Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization, using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools
Experience with backups, restores and recovery models
Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server
Experience working with Windows server
Excellent written and verbal communication
Flexible, team player, “get-it-done” personality
Ability to organize and plan work independently
Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
Ability to multi-task and context-switch effectively between different activities and teams
Ability to participate in on-call rotation with the team
No SQL experience a plus
MTA, MCSA and/or MCSE certifications a plus

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Company summary

Based in Tempe, Arizona, DriveTime was founded in 2002, operates 145 dealerships in 27 states and is the nation's second largest vehicle retailer focused solely on used vehicles.


Tuition reimbursement program; technical training; company outings (golfing, spring training game, and Habitat for Humanity); AMAZING, fun, progressive work environment featuring a gym, pool table, foosball, horse shoes, electronic gaming, virtual reality room, large outdoor turf for tossing frisbees and footballs, gas BBQs, etc.

Tech Stack

C#, RESTful services, Angular 2/4, TypeScript, Node, Azure

Interview process

Phone interview with recruiter; phone or Skype interview with hiring manager; onsite panel interview. Average time to hire varies based on candidate and hiring manager availability.

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