Database Admin / Engineer (Remote)

Shift Technology
April 30, 2024
Offerd Salary:$100,000—$120,000
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The future of insurance starts with AI. To date, Shift Technology's AI-powered products have benefitted more than 300 million policyholders globally by reducing underwriting risk, identifying more fraud, and automating critical tasks throughout the claims process. Shift harnesses the power of AI to enable the world's leading insurance organizations to make better decisions. Our products help insurers improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, and deliver superior customer experiences to their policyholders. Our culture is built on innovation, trust, and a drive to transform the insurance industry by imagining and innovating solutions that impact insurers and their customers - like you! We come from more than 50 different countries and cultures and together we are creating the future of insurance.

Position Overview:

Shift Technology is expanding its Infrastructure team by seeking an Intermediate Database Administrator. This role is designed for a professional with foundational experience in database administration, keen to develop their skills further in a dynamic, data-driven environment. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to manage SQL Server database instances, contribute to the migration and management of data solutions in Azure, and gain experience with ElasticSearch and Azure Databricks under the mentorship of our senior DBAs. This position requires a proactive, learning-oriented individual eager to contribute to our database management and optimization efforts.Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the administration of SQL Server instances and participate in the management of ElasticSearch servers and instances.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of T-SQL scripts for database management.
  • Utilize PowerShell and Python for routine database operations.
  • Support the migration of database infrastructure to cloud-based solutions, with a focus on Microsoft Azure.
  • Collaborate with senior DBAs and cross-functional teams to enhance system performance, reliability, and scalability.
  • Support the formulation and execution of backup, recovery, and archiving strategies.
  • Monitor database performance and assist in resolving any issues under the guidance of senior DBAs.
  • Participate in SQL and NoSQL projects, with an opportunity to learn and contribute to ElasticSearch and Azure Databricks initiatives.
  • Assist in the implementation of technical standards for servers, instances, and databases.
  • Document database architecture and contribute to the knowledge base.
  • Provide technical support for database and application incidents.
  • Work with the development team to optimize query performance and data modeling.
  • Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in database administration, with hands- on experience managing SQL Server instances.
  • Exposure to writing T-SQL scripts and interest in developing these skills further.
  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of PowerShell and Python scripting.
  • Familiarity with cloud technologies, especially Microsoft Azure. Experience with ElasticSearch, Azure Databricks and/or CosmosDB is a plus.
  • A foundational understanding of database structures, principles, theories, and practices.
  • Eager to learn, grow, and take on new challenges in a supportive environment.
  • Good team collaboration skills and the ability to work effectively across departments.
  • Strong communication skills in English.
  • A genuine interest in advancing database administration and engineering skills, particularly in Azure environments.
  • The range listed is for base compensation. Your actual base salary will vary based on factors including location and individual qualifications objectively assessed during the interview process.

    In addition to base salary, your total rewards package will include additional components such as incentive pay, equity, and benefits. If you're interviewing for this role, speak with your Talent Acquisition Partner to learn more about the specific details for this position.

    US Base Salary Pay Range

    $100,000—$120,000 USD

    To support our permanent, full time employees at every stage of their careers and lives, we provide a competitive total rewards and benefits package. Here are the global benefits we'd like to highlight:

  • Flexible remote and hybrid working options
  • Competitive Salary and a variable component tied to personal and company performance
  • Company equity
  • Focus Fridays, a half-day each month to focus on learning and personal growth
  • Generous PTO and paid holidays
  • Mental health benefits
  • 2 MAD Days per year (Make A Difference Days for paid volunteering)
  • Additional benefits may be offered by country - ask your recruiter for more information. Intern and Apprentice position are eligible for some of these benefits - ask your recruiter for more details.

    At Shift we strive to be a diverse and inclusive workforce. We hire and trust people without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other non-merit criteria.

    Shift Technology is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our application and employment process. Should you require accommodation, please email accommodation@shift- and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

    Shift Technology does not accept unsolicited CVs from recruiters or employment agencies in response to the Shift Technology Careers page or a Shift Technology social media post. Any unsolicited CVs, including those submitted directly to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Shift Technology.

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