Senior SQL Server Database Administrator

Stampscom   •  

El Segundo, CA

Industry: Retail / Diversified


5 - 7 years

Posted 396 days ago


The Senior SQL Server Database Administrator is a recognized expert in the design and administration of database systems. The position provides technical support in the development of major database components and subsystems and is responsible for database administration and engineering. is the leading provider of Internet-based mailing and shipping solutions.’s PC Postage service enables small businesses, shippers, enterprises and consumers to print U.S. Postal Service-approved postage right from their home or office with just a PC, printer and Internet connection. The Company currently has PC Postage partnerships with Avery Dennison, Microsoft, HP, the U.S. Postal Service and others. also sells PhotoStamps which enables customers to create fully customizable and valid PhotoStamps postage that contains their own digital photograph or business.


  • Creates technically superior system designs that meet requirements while accommodating future needs without sacrificing ease of implementation
    • Designs are balanced in pragmatism and elegance
  • Originate and own innovative solutions to complex technical problems
    • Work shows commitment to the seriousness for which you associate with your work, and the discretion used in dealing with problems and issues
  • Coach and mentor other team members
  • Act as lead for complex problem resolution
  • Provide highly responsive engagement for 24 x 7 support on premi and while in rotating on-callschedules
  • Deliver quality project support and consultation to other teams
  • Ensure that system design complies with policies, standards, and principals
  • Identifies and leads the setting and exercising of data management standards and procedures for effective DBMSutilization and security
  • Identify and recommend solutions for opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness through understanding internal processes and procedures
  • Maintain top quality technical skills in a broad range of DBMSs, products, utilities, protocols, and techniques
  • Fulfills ad hoc query and report requests from other departments
  • Monitors systems and subsystems in all environments, and proactively addresses issues
  • Effectively and professionaly communicates with supervisor and other team memebers
  • Work closely with team members to formalize great ideas and assist each other


Experience & Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or computer science is preferred
  • Six or more (6+) years of or RDBMS logical and physical system design using contemporary versions of Microsoft SQL Server
  • Six or more (6+) years of database performance tuning, including using DMVs, indexing, query optimization, Perfmon, etc.
  • Six or more (6+) years of SQL and related scripting
  • Six or more (6+) years of DBMS hardware knowledge with good understanding of memory, CPU, SAN, RAID, I/O, SSD, and other capacity related components
  • Three or more (3+) years of Database Mirroring, Log Shipping, FCI clusters, AlwaysOn, and Transactional/Peer-to-Peer Replication on SQL Server 2008 or later
  • Two or more (2+) years of SSIS development
  • Broad experience with all elements of databaseconstruction in a web environment including server environments, back-end integration, and end-user constraints
  • Direct experience with other elements of database development such as requirements gathering, scripting, testing and documentation
  • Experience architecting and building highly available, scalable, high volume, large scale, data-intensive, distributed systems

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Vast knowledge of SQL Server internals
  • Excellent visual, written, and verbal communicator and the ability to intuitively put ideas into tangible form
  • Excellent systems architect and design skills
  • Excellent understanding of the Windows operating system and Microsoft Clustering
  • Ability to create or review architecture and specification documents ensuring databasesecurity, integrity, and performance
  • Entrenched skill in designing highly effective databases and developing highly optimized code and processes
  • Possess the ability to learn how applications work by analyzing schema, querying data, and reviewing SQL code
  • Demonstrated ability in supporting a software/database product through the entire development life cycle
  • Must have an intuitive ability to quickly analyze third party products
  • Accountable team player with efficiency and professional attitude to accomplish projects and tasks
  • Ability to become the expert on a specific domain of technology and provide technical consultation to other team members
  • Must be able to maintain professionalism and be graceful in the handling of work in a very fast-paced, dynamic environment where priorities and tasks constantly change
  • Exposure to developing server side software in large teams

Optional Skills & Knowledge:

  • Client/Server, multi-tier, and cloud architecture and design
  • SQL Server InMemory OLTP
  • PowerShell, Windows Command Line
  • NoSQL
  • Perforce, Jira, Confluence