Employer: KinderCare

Job Summary:

As part of our IT Operations team, you are an experienced and highly skilled SQL DBA who maintains, improves, and supports our mission-critical application and reporting databases across the enterprise systems suite. These application and business intelligence DBs are integral to several rapidly growing lines of business as we undertake a roadmap of technical and digital transformation including migration to the Cloud.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage SQL Server databases supporting critical business applications across multiple application stacks
  • Configure and maintain database servers and processes
  • Monitor system’s health and performance
  • Ensure high levels of performance, availability, sustainability, and security
  • Analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time
  • Provide suggestions for solutions to deadlocks, performance issues, index optimization, etc
  • Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes
  • Assist developers with query tuning and schema refinement
  • Participate in on-call rotation for critical production system support
  • Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours


Key desired skills and experience:

  • 3 years of experience as a SQL Server DBA or similar role
  • 3 years of experience with MY SQL Server Administration experience (required)
  • 3 years of experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO)
  • 3 years of experience with backups, restores and recovery models
  • 3 years of experience of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server
  • Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on company’s success
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills\
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to achieve results within tight deadlines.
  • Positive, results-driven, rational, logical, team player.
  • Experience working with remote teams is desirable.
  • MCTS, MCITP, and/or MVP certifications a plus