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Sr. Database Administrator


Vertafore | SaaS Operations | Denver, CO

As a Senior SQL Database Administrator, you will design, implement and administrator highly available systems in a 24/7 data center environment. Our DBA's 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.
Skills & Requirements

Experience and Technical Competencies:

  • At least 6 years of experience in SQL Server database administration and development
  • 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 centaer mode
  • Strong experience in SQL Server 2017 is a plus
  • Demonstrated desire and ability to learn technologies quickly