Newgistics Inc.

  • Senior SQL Server DBA

    Location US-TX-Austin
    # Positions
  • Overview

    The position for a SQL Server DBA is responsible for the administration of relational and NoSQL databases and working with product teams to support key business systems. The ideal candidate will have strong database knowledge, understanding of data modeling and database design, excellent systems knowledge, and SQL skills. The candidate should be an independent, solution-oriented, high performing team player who is experienced managing high traffic and volume systems, who is innovative, has positive energy, great communication skills and experience working with ecommerce systems. The individual in this position will also provide on-call support as needed.


    • Design and build databases based on business requirements and architecture guidelines
    • Implement, test and maintain database application components as required for the business
    • Create technical specifications, interfaces, customizations, application extensions, workflows, and stored procedures as required
    • Operational DBA duties to include: database installation, configuration and maintenance, upgrades, patching, implementing backup/recovery, continuous monitoring, tuning, capacity planning, and site failover/switchover as necessary
    • Develop technical specification documentation and diagrams
    • Drive innovation into Newgistics’ data infrastructure to increase data reliability or to reduce support efforts
    • Interface with development, engineering, network, hardware and system teams to resolve problems with application/database systems
    • Design, develop, and test data conversion programs and processes to ensure accurate data migrations
    • Participate in 24x7 on-call rotation


    Supervisory Responsibilities: Y or N? (Describe)

    • No, but ability to lead projects / teams


    • Minimum 5+ years of Microsoft SQL Server DBA experience (including 3 years of applications DBA experience)
    • Experience with designing and administering MongoDB or other NoSQL database platforms a plus!
    • Previous experience with reporting tools such as SSIS, SSAS or SSRS is a plus
    • Understanding and experience Windows server environments including clustering, virtualization, and cloud deployments
    • Experience with Agile/SCRUM software development methodologies
    • Knowledge and understanding of DevOps, Continuous Deployment, and Continuous Integration processes and tools
    • Excellent communication skills - Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management both written and oral
    • A proactive, detail oriented, people person, that can foresee problems before they arise, and is able to communicate them with his/her team in an efficient manner
    • Highly motivated, self-starter with strong analytical and problem-solving skills with an attention to detail and who is schedule / deadline-oriented
    • Strong team player with the interpersonal skills to work effectively with co-workers
    • Extensive knowledge of database theory and applications
    • Ability to learn new technologies and software quickly without formal training, specifically as it relates to database administration and development
    • Creative problem solving skills. Ability to isolate and solve computer or application system problems 


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