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Empowered Sr Database Administrator

The Company:  Empowered Benefits, LLC
The Location: 

Charlotte, NC, US, 28202

The Division:  U.S. Innovation
Job Id:  1664

Job Duties / Senior Database Administrator

FLSA: Exempt

Department: Infrastructure

As a Senior Database Administrator you will have the opportunity to leverage your technical skills in database delivery, administration, engineering and tuning to manage our structured and unstructured database environments. Working directly with application development teams you will be accountable for setting up and maintaining the database structures, preform performance tuning and ensuring database resources are optimized for performance and cost. Additionally, you will work with the team to move towards automation opportunities

Primary responsibilities

  1. Responsible for the application lifecycle development database environment support and production deployments
  2. Setup and maintain database structures required by applications
  3. Troubleshoot and tune application database code
  4. Create and maintain database standards, solution designs, documentation and engineering
  5. Work on the automation of database tasks and administrative functions
  6. Design and manage backup and recovery solutions
  7. Optimize database resources for optimum configuration, database performance and cost
  8. Evaluate and implement technology and process improvement initiatives
  9. Serves as SME in all aspects of data management and database design
  10. Ensure company and regulatory policies and procedures compliance in related tasks
  11. Troubleshoot and resolving complex database integrity issues, performance issues, blocking and deadlocking issues, replication issues, log shipping issues, connectivity issues, security issues etc.
  12. Provide 24x7 system database administration support for all of production and remote site systems
  13. Manage third party relationship with MySQL support contracts


  1. Database performance tuning.  Database Security
  2. Promoting process improvement and problem solving. Presenting technical information
  3. Quality Focus. Database management. Data Maintenance. Operating systems
  4. Information Security policies
  5. MySQL
  6. Data base retention, archival and purging
  7. Data replication across databases
  8. Attention to detail


  1. BA/BS within an IT or related field or equivalent experience
  2. 5+ years working within Linux/Unix is preferred
  3. MySQL 5.1, 5.6, cloud systems or virtual environment experience.
  4. Data modeling experience is data warehouse a plus.
  5. Scripting experience preferably in Perl

Core organizational and functional competencies

Action oriented: Enjoys working hard. Is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging. Is not fearful of acting with minimal planning. Seizes more opportunity than others

Customer focus: Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Drives to resolve customer issues. Acts with customers in mind

Adaptability: Effectively copes with change. Shifts gears comfortably

Listening: Attentive and active listening with colleagues and customers

Ethics and values: Consistently adheres to appropriate and effective core set of values and beliefs

Integrity and trust: Widely trusted. Accepts mistakes. Truthful. Avoids misrepresentation

Decision quality: Makes good decisions based upon analysis, wisdom, experience and judgement. Sought out by others for advice and solutions

Drive for results: Counted on to achieve goals successfully. Is constantly and consistently one of the top performers. Very bottom-line oriented. Steadfastly pushes self and others for results

Functional/Technical: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to be highly accomplished at the job

Problem solving: Uses rigorous and logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions. Probes all fruitful sources for answers. Looks beyond the obvious

Working conditions

  1. Normal office environment
  2. Some travel may be required


The statements above describe the general nature and level of the work and are not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities, duties and skills required. 

Sr DBA created 6.2018

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte