Sr Application Administrator-DBA


  • Operations
  • Capacity management
  • Configuration Management
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Database
  • Software deployment
  • Mentorship
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Management
  • Data

Job Description


Here at Discount Tire, we celebrate the spirit of our people with extraordinary pride and enthusiasm. Our business has been growing for more than 60 years and now is the best time in our history to join us. We are opening more locations every year and we are always looking for qualified individuals to join us in our growth. We are a company that promotes from within, both in our retail and corporate operations.

Under minimal supervision, the Senior Application Administrator - DBA performs complex database and application administration duties, including but not limited to automation, system installs, patches, software installation, configuration, development, upgrades, security, clustering, scripting and backup/recovery.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Perform day to day database tasks, including designing, implementing, and maintaining new databases, backup/recovery, configuration management, capacity management, and break/fix
  • Ensure performance, security, and availability of databases
  • Prepare documentations and specifications
  • Writing queries, stored procedures, scheduled jobs
  • Perform complex patch testing, deployment and maintenance activities; ensures patch testing is completed accurately and timely
  • Ensure disaster recovery testing for applications is completed accurately and timely; lead implementation of disaster recovery plan
  • Ensure updates, status and completion information is communicated to stakeholders accurately and timely
  • Troubleshoot complex and escalated application and/or customer issues created as a result of problem resolution in databases, applications, or web specialty areas
  • Ensure system activity is monitored and system parameter tuning for optimum performance are maintained
  • Ensure technical assistance is being provided to all members of the IT organization; addresses escalated technical issues
  • Mentor and train Application Administrator (DBA) I & II
  • Research and recommend tools and procedures for increased Infrastructure performance
  • Design primary application system to meet stakeholder requirements using accepted engineering standards
  • Stay current on the latest industry technologies, trends and strategies
  • Assist employees, vendors or other customers by answering questions related to application procedures and services
  • Complete work in a timely and accurate manner while providing exceptional customer service
  • Other duties as assigned

  • This position requires a minimum of five years experience with specific skills and knowledge of AWS, Enterprise databases, clustering, application servers, and associated and/or dependent systems
  • Strong proficiency in an AWS Environment with Relational Database Service (RDS)
  • Strong proficiency in MySQL and MS SQL database management
  • Advanced knowledge of the following: server operating systems, server topologies, server hardware, and security is required
  • Understand SAN based storage and related technologies, specifically as applicable and useful to MS SQL Server installations
  • Ability to identify complex problems, review information to develop and evaluate options, then implement solutions is essential.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office, including skills with Word and Excel is necessary
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with a positive demeanor, generating innovative solutions to complex challenges.
  • Retail (IT) experience preferred
  • Proven ability to meet established service levels, availability, performance, data privacy, and security guidelines is necessary
  • This position requires good verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to work efficiently under pressure, accurately meet deadlines and present a professional demeanor is essential.
  • Proven ability to work independently and in a team, multi-task, and manage multiple projects to meet various deadlines simultaneously is required.
  • Customer service skills, including the ability to manage and respond to different customer situations while maintaining a positive and friendly attitude are essential.
  • Maintaining confidentiality, treating others with respect and upholding Company values are key attributes.
  • In addition, organizational and problem-solving skills, a can-do attitude, and the ability to adjust to changing requirements are essential.

Education Requirements
  • This position requires an associate degree in Computer Information Systems or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Certifications in relative technology is required

Discount Tire provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.