Database Developer


Full Time
No Travel Required



Job Details

*** Note: Only Arizona residents are being considered at this time ***

Our client is a rapidly growing educational service company that has long been an industry leader in providing educational, operational and technological support services to the post-secondary education sector. They put people first, drive innovation, and do good in the community that we live and work in.

What you will do:

  • Work with the infrastructure DBA to ensure the performance, availability, and security of the database.
  • Writes and understands Microsoft SQL. Writing SQL statements, stored procedures and views using industry best practices for security and efficiency.
  • Provides expert level support for reporting needs.
  • Provides user support associated with development activities.
  • Responsible for troubleshooting and problem solving of SQL development.
  • Assists infrastructure DBA with routine performance and availability testing on database servers to ensure scalability, resiliency, and capacity of all applications.
  • Provides expert level database administration support to 3rd party vendors, developers and others as needed.
  • Works with implementation team to build, customize and roll out new solutions to organization and with consultants to design and build database structure specific to business needs.
  • Remains competent and current through self directed professional reading and researching available tools and products, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as assigned by the Senior Database Analyst.
  • Contributes to the overall success of the IT Department by performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

What you will have:

  • Advanced knowledge of SQL databases and replica-sets gained through running critical systems.
  • Thorough understanding of Profiling, Performance Tuning and Optimization, using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools to resolve database problems.
  • In-depth knowledge of SQL Server Database Administration including clustering.
  • Strong proficiency of T-SQL coding, PowerShell coding and stored procedures.
  • Exceptional knowledge of SQL Monitoring tool - IDERA.
  • Implementation knowledge and ability with SQL Mirroring and log shipping.
  • Knowledge of indexes, index management and statistics.
  • Knowledge of MS SQL 2000/2005/2008 RDBMS on large systems helpful.
  • Workable knowledge and familiarity with storage, hardware and network components used in database clustering.
  • Knowledge of disaster recovery procedures.
  • Highly analytical and an excellent problem solver with the ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously with competing demands in an effective and productive manner, with a systematic approach to identifying issues.
  • Methodical and accurate while delivering to deadlines.
  • Good performance turning and troubleshooting skills critical..
  • Knowledge of SQL 2012 - Always On to implement HA and DR solutions.
  • Self motivated and self sufficient with ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Good communications skills with a good command of the English language.
  • Good interpersonal and customer service attitude with the ability to maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders; a good team player with the willingness to assist the team whenever necessary.
  • Willingness to work evenings, weekends, holidays as required to provide support and maintenance for systems, and to ensure 24/7 support and troubleshooting of business-critical database servers.
  • Knowledge of developing database objects for web and desktop applications.
  • Must be willing to work "on call" regularly.
  • Must be able to pass background investigations.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related technical discipline acquired through a regionally accredited institution is preferred.
  • Minimum of three years related experience in working with databases preferably in a high-availability production environment; experience in higher education with online services preferred, including:
  • Working knowledge of MS SQL Server databases installs
  • BI/Data warehousing experience on Microsoft tools is helpful.
  • Experience with Transactional SQL (T-SQL) and SSIS Packages.
  • Practical experience in managing the internal and external and MS SQL database security, maintenance plans and disaster recovery.

Why work for our client:

  • Exceptional workplace benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401K savings plan
  • Generous time off plan and 11 paid holidays
  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community
  • They also offer full-time employees, their spouses and dependent children an Education Tuition Discount Program