Database Administrator at Toastmasters International

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Summary 
What makes Toastmasters International a great fit for you? At Toastmasters International, we help our members to a better life. Our story started nearly a hundred years ago when Ralph Smedley our founder started Toastmasters at the basement of YMCA. His idea was to guide a few young men to a better life through effective communication. Today we are in 145 countries with more than 370,000 members worldwide who are seeking a better life for themselves and others. There is nothing more fulfilling to know that your work has significance in people's lives worldwide. We make this possible with a team of 150 inspired and sincere staff at the World Headquarters located in the Denver Technology Center. 

The Database Administrator will provide technical leadership in the implementation of data systems and be responsible for performance, quality assurance, security, and integrity of Toastmasters’ databases, data warehouse applications and BI solutions. You will work with architects, system developers and analysts to contribute to the development of new cloud-based systems while enhancing and maintaining existing databases to better serve the business needs. 
 
Description 

  • Collaborate with development teams to design, develop, maintain, and deploy SQL database systems, Azure SQL, and Power BI
  • Contribute to data migration efforts from existing systems, other databases, and business applications 
  • Manage data uploads as needed 
  • Perform root-cause analysis, troubleshoot, fix database issues and provide production support
  • Monitor system performance and fine tune performance to ensure data efficiency 
  • Perform database backup and restore as needed  
  • Establish accounts, permissions, and security access 
  • Analyze data storage requirements to correctly configure database infrastructure  
  • Contribute to database deployment automation 
  • Assist in planning and managing the deployment of solutions to QA, staging and production environments 
  • Collaborate and plan project tasks within an agile development environment 
  • Working and collaborating with business partners to maintain and develop new solutions

Knowledge and Skills 

  • Must have In-depth hands-on experience with Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL
  • Must have experience in implementation and delivery of cloud database solutions 
  • Advanced knowledge of database design best practices 
  • In-depth hands-on experience with SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 
  • Experience with Azure database services  
  • Competency in writing and reviewing complex stored procedures 
  • Experience with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) for data migration and integration between applications and Dynamics 365. 
  • Experience with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Proven experience with Power BI and Power Query
  • Experience in Data Warehouse solutions
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with database backup and restore procedures 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Self-starter and able to work independently with minimal supervision 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to systematically troubleshoot problems in complex systems

Minimum Requirements 

  • 6 years’ experience in database administration  
  • 6 years’ experience in implementation of SQL database solutions 
  • 2 years’ experience with cloud-based solutions (Azure cloud is preferred) 
  • 6 years’ experience in data analysis and writing SQL queries and stored procedure 
  • 6 years’ experience with SSMS, SSIS, and SSRS 
  • 3 years’ experience with Power BI and Power Query
  • Experience with DB tuning would be a plus 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Information Technology or similar background
  • Certification in Microsoft SQL database administration, SQL database development or Azure SQL is a plus 

This position pays $110,000/year. This position is exempt.

This role will be working full-time in our office located at 9127 S. Jamaica St. Englewood, CO 80112. You will be working from home while the office is closed due to COVID-19. Permanent work authorization required.

Join Toastmasters!

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package which offers: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance, 401(k) and Pension Plan, along with 10 days paid Vacation, 9 paid sick days, and 11 paid Holidays.

close-knit culture and steady work/life balance are tantamount to success at Toastmasters International. The educational nonprofit strives to cultivate an upbeat, prolific workforce through valued perks, such as complimentary coffee and tea bar, free access to bikes in the business park, employee-focused events/lunches and prize-winning contests. The company-wide camaraderie can be felt in the sleek breakrooms and wide-open workspace that faces large windows and lets in a lot of light and positive energy in a LEED-certified building. Holidays are a big deal here: in addition to 11 paid holidays per year, the company encourages monthly potlucks, costumes on Halloween, department decorations and making merry at year’s end. Smart casual is the dress code, which means you can wear jeans with a nice shirt and shoes. Toastmasters employees are welcome to become Toastmasters members with free membership and an on-site company club. Wellness is a big focal point with health, dental and vision benefits; the company was awarded for being one of the Healthiest Companies in America by Interactive Health 2015-2019. Come on board with 10 paid vacation days, 9 paid sick days, life insurance, disability, retirement options and more. Find out how Toastmasters incites a sense of community and why co-workers say they feel like family.

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Location

Our company is in a business park including offices, residences, hotels, restaurants, a golf course, and open space with a view of the Rockies.

An Insider's view of Toastmasters International

What are some social events your company does?

We have an event every day to give employees an opportunity to build relationships across teams. Hot wing eating contest, ping pong tournament, costume contest, a magician, food trucks, completing a 5K together, sporting event ticket giveaways, supporting other local nonprofits, diversity pot luck and even a singing telegram are a few examples.

Chyanne

Talent Acquisition and Retention Specialist

What projects are you most excited about?

I am most excited about translating more marketing and promotional materials. These will allow members to advertise more effectively in their native language, making it easier for them to expand their club membership. This in turn will lead to more successful non-English speaking clubs and more opportunities for non-English speakers overall.

Catherine

Translations Project Coordinator

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our team is very collaborative. While each person might have a specific discipline, we all know how to rely on each other's strengths and support each other's deficiencies. We encourage our team to improve, learn, and take ownership. Someone that is confident and competent in their field with a desire to improve would thrive on our team.

Gerhard

Digital Marketing Manager

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I make myself available by having one to one meetings, daily question sessions, and checking in with the team regularly. I also answer employee questions about the Board and processes. This helps our teams stay connected.

Mona

Executive Services Manager

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

We have an open-door policy. In addition to regular meetings to discuss status and issues with the entire team, I have weekly one-on-ones with every team member. We actively use Microsoft Teams to communicate and resolve real-time issues. Any team member can bring to attention any issue at any time and does not have to wait for formal meetings.

Jimmy

Applications Developer Lead

What are Toastmasters International Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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