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Database Administrator II United States Database Administrator II



United States
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024


The Database Administrator will work directly with the database team, software architecture, development, and product teams to design and implement product, process solutions, and improve application performance and stability.
Role and Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with stakeholders from across the organization to set priorities and drive toward implementation
  • Ensure database systems meet all requirements of performance, availability, scalability, quality, and security to produce world class products.
  • Delivering high-quality work-products; champion quality standards, performance, and scalability.
  • Research innovative technologies and stay ahead of the industry.
  • Design and implement resilient and performant database processes and solutions.
  • Develop custom stored procedures, views, or user-defined functions.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Debug and tune/optimize SQL code either directly or indirectly from application.
  • Support Tier2 development team with database requests as needed (including bug fixes, production data manipulation and feature testing).
  • Debug and tune/optimize SQL code either directly or indirectly from application.
  • On-call duty may be required, responding to critical DB alerts, and escalating if needed.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in administering either MySQL, MariaDB or PostgreSQL.
  • Support and encourage data engineering practices supporting a multi-source data ecosystem.
  • Intrinsic self-starter and problem solver.
  • Experience with performance tuning and a broad knowledge base of indexing strategies, In-Memory OLTP technologies, and best practice SQL standards.
  • Hands on experience with replication, performance tuning and maintenance plans.
  • Hands on experience building processes for OLTP and OLAP processing.
  • Ability to collaborate with SQL developers and solve problems.
  • Experience working in a microservice architecture with separate data sources per microservice.
  • Familiarity with one or more industry standard source control solutions (Git preferred - experience with DACPAC a plus).
  • Agile experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Desire to work in a fast paced, evolving, growing, and dynamic environment.
  • Curiosity to explore innovative ideas and passion to make them happen.
  • Bachelors in computer science, Engineering, Information Technology, other relevant degree, or comparable work experience
Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience with designing and implementing large scale database systems at enterprise and/or Internet scale.
  • Experience designing and building Distributed Database ecosystems.
  • Understanding of data analytics and reporting solution concepts and strategies.
  • Experience with SQL Server 2012 and above.
  • Experience with PostgreSQL v9 and above.
  • Understanding and experience with NoSQL databases.
  • Understanding of Event Streaming Platforms such as Apache Kafka.
  • Experience with administration and configuration of sharded, multi-tenant databases.
  • Experience with Database Encryption Strategies (Encryption per Client, PIP encryption).
  • Experience with scaling databases on Cloud platforms (preferably Azure).
  • AWS/Azure/Azure SQL.
  • Elasticsearch.
  • Data visualization and analytic software tools such as Tableau.
In the spirit of pay transparency, we are excited to share the base salary range for this position is $112,000 - $168,000, exclusive of fringe benefits or potential bonuses. This position is also eligible for an annual corporate bonus of 8%. If you are hired at Payscale, your final base salary compensation will be determined based on factors such as skills, education, and/or experience. In addition to those factors – we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider any internal equity of our current team members as a part of any final offer. Please keep in mind that the range mentioned above is the full base salary range for the role. Hiring at the maximum of the range would not be typical in order to allow for future & continued salary growth. We also offer a generous compensation and benefits package (more information on benefits listed below).

Company Description

Payscale gives employers and employees confidence to know the what and why behind pay. With our leading data, technology, and experience we make it easier for you to connect compensation to goals.

As the industry leader in compensation management, Payscale is on a mission to help job seekers, employees, and businesses get pay right and to make sustainable fair pay a reality. Empowering more than 50 percent of the Fortune 500 in 198 countries, Payscale provides a combination of diverse and dynamic data sources, experienced compensation services, and scalable software to enable organizations such as Angel City Football Club, Target, United Healthcare, Gainsight, eBay, and The Washington Post to make fair and appropriate pay decisions. To learn more, visit www.payscale.com


Payscale has an employee centric remote-first model that providesyou the flexibility to do your best work in a space that supports you,whilealso finding time to collaborate in person for the moments that matter.

In our remote-first model, employees can work from the location that works best for them. We do not have centralized corporate offices.Employees can choose to work from home, in company-paid co-working spaces, or any combination of the two that best suits their unique needs.

When it matters (usually no more than a few times a year) we take the time to gather for in-person events.

Payscale has employees across the US, Canada, and the UK, however we are currently unable to hire in the Quebec Province, Northern Ireland, and Hawaii.

Benefits and Perks

All around awesome culture where together we strive to live our 5 values:

  • Respect every individual, work as a team
  • Be Customer first, customer centric
  • Have a Bias towards action
  • Commit to excellence (we give our best everyday)
  • Make Data driven decisions

An open and inclusiveenvironment where you’ll learn and grow through programs and resources like:

  • Monthly company All Hands meetings
  • Regular opportunities for executive leadership exposure through things like AMAs
  • Access to continued learning & development opportunities
  • Our commitment to a continuous feedback culture which allows us to drive performance and career growth
  • A growing network of Employee Resource Groups
  • Company sponsored volunteer hours
  • And more!

Our more standard benefits

  • Flex Paid Time Off, giving you flexibility to rest, relax and recharge away from work
  • 15 Paid Company Holidays, including an extended Fourth of July break, World Mental Health Day, and Juneteenth
  • A comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, vision, disability, and life insurance covered up to 100% by Payscale
  • 401(k) retirement program with a fully vested immediate company match
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave for birthing or non-birthing parents
  • Unlimited infertility coverage benefits through our medical plans
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) options and company contribution each pay period
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options for pre-tax employee allocations

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We embrace equal employment opportunity. Payscale is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. It is our policy that employees will not be subjected to unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, and any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to: recruitment, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, discipline, termination, compensation and benefits, performance appraisals, education, and social and recreational programs.

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