• Sr. SQL DBA

    Job Locations US-TX-Corp - Westlake
    FLSA Status
    Exempt
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Mission

    Sr. SQL DBA

     

    Who We Are

    Founded and continuously led by inventor and entrepreneur Tony Aquila, Solera is a global leader in digital technologies that connect and secure life's most important assets: our cars, homes and identities. Since its inception in 2005 as a garage-based startup, Solera has grown aggressively with over 50 acquisitions across its platforms. The company's current product solutions include Audatex, Autodata, AutoPoint, CAP/HPI, Colimbra, Digidentity, Enservio, Explore Data, Hollander, Identifix, Inpart, LYNX and TitleTec, as well as the company's flagship Digital Garage application. Today, Solera processes over 300 million transactions annually for approximately 235,000 partners and customers in over 80 countries. Unified by a strong culture that values uncommon entrepreneurial thinking and continuous "do-it-different" innovation, Solera's global workforce of 6,700+ associates come from diverse forward-thinking industries that include automotive technology, artificial intelligence, software development, data sciences, cybersecurity, cognitive design, and digital identity protection. For more information, please visit solera.com.

     

    The Solera Way

    Solera’s uncommon culture is based on three simple principles: Think 80/20 (Focus), Act 30/30 (Efficiency), and Live 90/10 (Accountability).  We define our mindset using Our 3H’s: Humility, a Hunger to succeed, and a desire to Hunt for opportunities to win. We train our volunteers to engage with each other modulating between their intellect (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ) using our 3Fs: Facts, Finesse, and Force. Solera has become a global technology leader that is constantly growing in the double digits.  The principles, drills, and values associated with the Solera Way have been fundamental to Solera’s success and our ability to grow, continuously change, and innovate.

     

    Are You Uncommon?

    We’re on the hunt for an experienced Sr. Open Source DBA who ranks in the top quartile among their peers. Someone who has a highly competitive and entrepreneurial mindset that is wired with a team-first attitude, has no problem rolling up their sleeves to execute their missions, and can modulate between leading and following as needed.  You will serve as the Sr. Open Source DBA.

    The Senior Database Administrator is a highly responsible, technical and administrative database position to manage a large-scale environment, supporting all environment builds, capacity planning, installations, configurations, cluster setup, performance tuning and ongoing monitoring.  Work also involves providing consulting to multiple development teams on analysis, design, development, and performance tuning issues in a proactive manner - driving improvements in reliability and optimization to the database and application services. This position will support Microsoft SQL environments, but MongoDB, MySQL and/or PostgreSQL experience would also be a plus.

    Position 80s

    What You’ll Be Doing

    At Solera, we believe in providing clarity and focus to what our volunteers are responsible for – their mission.  The 80’s, as we call them at Solera, are the employee’s priorities associated with their role or mission.  The mission 80’s for this role, are:

    1. Administer MongoDB, PostgreSQL and/or MySQL Database environments
    2. Provide support and direction to development and infrastructure teams as it pertains to database configuration and usage.
    3. Train other DBAs in the use and administration of Open Source Databases

    Additional responsibilities of the role include:

    • Install, configure, upgrade and patch databases.
    • Coordinate the allocation of system storage and plans future storage requirements for the database.
    • Coordinate, modify and maintain database and schema structures.
    • Analyze, implement & maintain database system and data security.
    • Develop & implement processes and procedures to monitor and tune databases.
    • Plan, develop and implement processes and procedures to backup and recover the database information.
    • Plan, develop and implement processes and procedures to maintain archived data on appropriate storage devices.
    • Analyze, document and present database hardware and technology requirements.
    • Continually improve database administration standards, guidelines, and procedures. Plan, develop and implement processes and procedures to maintain archived data on appropriate storage devices.
    • Review database development activities to assure conformance with design specifications.
    • Participate in and integrate database design with data access development and implementation.
    • Provide comprehensive database trouble shooting.
    • Assist application developers with SQL tuning.
    • Communicate and coordinate between development teams on project implementations affecting major shared data objects.
    • Maintain high customer satisfaction.
    • Participate and collaborate in a strong team of established DBAs.
    • Flexible work schedule available.
    • Participate in an on-call rotation.
    • Strong emphasis on training around technical and personal skill development.

    Qualifications

    Are You Qualified?

    • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or a related field is required.
    • Seven to ten years of experience in Microsoft SQL Database Administration, Database High Availability and Disaster Recovery, TSQL, advanced database and SQL tuning and support of application design and development.
    • Three to five years of hands on experience with Windows, Windows Core, and/or UNIX (preferably Linux) operating systems.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with physical database modeling, information engineering, Always On, SQL Replication and/or Log Shipping, multi-tier design and development, and open systems.
    • Experience with automation and scripting tools including PowerShell.
    • Exposure to MongoDB, MySQL and/or PostgreSQL a plus.
    • Strong ability to ascertain, interpret, design and document requirements.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, customer service and team orientation.
    • Effective listening, oral, presentation, and written communication skills.
    • High level of motivation and commitment.
    • Strong time management and organizational skills.
    • Exhibit the following traits: Self Confidence; Curiosity; Tenacity; Tactful; Self-starter; Detail oriented

     

    Our Space

    We believe that offices should be destinations where people want to be… places where people want to work, play and, collaborate. That is why we spend a lot of time on enhancing our workspaces. Solera’s work environments are intersections of the old and the new… of the past, present, and future. They are spaces designed to stimulate creative thinking, innovation, and cross-functional collaboration.

     

    We also embrace wellness. Whether it is our onsite or offsite workout centers, nutritional meals and beverages, or endless snacks for focus and energy.  This wellness plan is our commitment to healthy living, which spans across our office environments.

     

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