Sr. Database Administrator at Vertafore

| Greater Denver Area
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Senior Database Administrator


As a SQL Server DBA, you will design, implement and administrator highly available systems in a 24/7 data center environment. Our DBAs are responsible for the health, care and feeding of all databases used by Vertafore. You will work with fast-paced, skilled team of engineers and developers across multiple high-profile projects. You will also participate in IT projects from inception of the project up and through the daily maintenance phase of a project. If you are a top-notch DBA and looking for the next challenge, apply now!


As a Database Administrator, you will:

  • Create, maintain, and administer SQL Server databases;
  • Ensure the databases are highly secure, available, and recoverable;
  • Proactively monitor and tune the databases for maximum performance;
  • Install, configure, and patch database software and complete database migrations and upgrades;
  • Support web application development, with a focus on helping the team interact with the database in the most efficient and productive way possible;
  • Troubleshoot and solve database and application coding problems; and
  • Deploy the database components for new versions of our web applications to test and production environments.

Professional Competencies

  • Possesses good oral and written communication skills;
  • Contributes to a positive team environment;
  • Enjoys finding and implementing solutions to new challenges;
  • Sets goals and focuses on results;
  • Proactively asks questions and learns about our products;
  • Effectively multi-tasks and adapts to change;
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting abilities;
  • Ability to work productively on various projects simultaneously.

Experience and Technical Competencies:

  • At least 8 years of experience in SQL Server database administration
  • Strong performance tuning skills in a very large database environment
  • Ability to run trace reports and analyze results, then to recommend options for problem resolution
  • Proficient with Transact-SQL (T-SQL)
  • Familiarity with SQL Server DTS/SQL Server SSIS packages
  • Expertise in running very large clusters in a SAN environment
  • Deep understanding of database installation and configuration
  • Experience with database encryption and backup/recovery methodologies
  • Familiarity with SQL Server Mirroring in a Geo-redundant data center mode
  • Strong experience in SQL Server 2017 is a plus
  • Demonstrated desire and ability to learn technologies quickly


Experience that would set you apart:


· A background in software development


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases

Location

Great location in the heart of downtown Denver just a block away from the RTD lightrail.

What are Vertafore Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Vertafore offers employees 1 paid day to volunteer at the non-profit of their choice.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Vertafore offers opportunities to join several committees, including Women of Vertafore, LGBTQ+, etc.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Vertafore employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary for up to 90 days of disability.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $1500 of expenses per person.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $175 for glasses or contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Vertafore offers three different health plans to meet the needs of our employees.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
We offer a Pet Insurance plan through Nationwide.
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Vertafore's team fitness initiatives include in-office yoga, a partnership with Planet Fitness, and other recreational team sports.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Vertafore provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match up to 50% of contributions up to 3% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vertafore provides up to 6 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to $2,500 for eligible adoption expenses and 6 weeks of paid leave.
Company sponsored family events
Vertafore sponsors family oriented events semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Vertafore hosts company outings annually.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
In various areas of the office, Vertafore provides weekly fresh fruit services, bagels and donuts on specified days, as well as snacks and drinks.
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Mondays and Fridays.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Vertafore sponsors recreational clubs that include sports, board games, video games, book clubs, etc.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5,250.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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