Performance Matters
  • 27-Sep-2017 to 26-Oct-2017 (MST)
  • Infrastructure
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life 401(k), EAP, PTO


Are you interested in joining a growing education software company working to make a difference in the lives of our nation's children? Performance Matters is the leading provider of online solutions and analytics to connect student achievement with educator growth. Performance Matters offers competitive salary, excellent work/life balance, 401k matching, life insurance, disability insurance, an Employee Assistance Program, and great health benefits for qualified full-time employees.  We are currenlty seeking a full-time SQL Database Adminstrator to work in our corporate HQ in Sandy, UT.

Position Summary:

In the role of Database Administrator you will be a key team member of the DevOps team and help in developing, building, and implementing the technology platforms for Performance Matters.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement database standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Deploy database tuning to maximize performance and reliability.
  • Deploy database server upgrades and patches.
  • Ensure all database servers are backed up in a way that meets the business's Recovery Point Objectives.
  • Test backups to ensure we can meet the business' Recovery Time Objectives.
  • Troubleshoot SQL Server service outages as they occur, including after-hours and weekends.
  • Share team responsibility for all aspects involved with maintaining a high level of uptime.
  • Work as part of a team to provide 24x7 support when needed, with on-call rotation.
  • Utilize monitoring tools to troubleshoot and resolve system issues, minimizing possible downtime.
  • Research and evaluate new technologies to help improve our business objectives.
  • Work with stakeholders to define business and system requirements.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to understand, write, and review SQL code.
  • Must have excellent communication, project management and decision making skills.
  • Must be able to take ownership and initiative on tasks and projects.
  • Learn quickly in a dynamic environment.
  • Must be methodical, risk-averse, and process oriented.
  • Must be a pragmatic problem solver with a passion of high availability and service delivery.
  • Must have a desire to implement and work within change controls.
  • Must have the ability to effectively document all systems.
  • Development and agile experience a plus.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred or eqivalent SQL Server experience.
  • Minimum 5+ year's direct MS SQL Server experience, preferably in DBA or database development role.
  • Experience with SSMS, SSIS, SSRS.
  • Experience with both Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Experience with Cloud technologies including AWS and Azure.
  • Experience in scripting utilizing Bash and Powershell; Python is a plus.
  • Proficient with all recent versions of MS SQL; experience with MySQL is a plus.
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