Senior SQL Database Administrator

Job Overview

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)
  • Snowflake
  • AWS
  • Solarwinds, Database Performance Analyzer(DPA)


Job ID# 26097
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Interest: Corporate
Type: Regular Full-Time
Post Date: 5/21/2019

A Day in the Life of a Senior SQL Database Administrator

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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Meet the DriveTime Crew!

We’re a team of innovators and engineers, movers and shakers, morning people and night owls, dreamers and believers, techies and talkers. But most of all we are a family. At DriveTime we’re fueled by the success of our employees as much as we are by the loyalty of our customers.

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DriveTime provides everyone an opportunity to get involved in business impacting projects, regardless of their level. Employees are held responsible for their work in every aspect, including delivery and presentation to senior management when applicable. DriveTime continuously fosters relationships between all levels of employees, which helps to encourage the collaboration that occurs each and every day.

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