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Sr. Database Administrator

Company: Advance America
Location: Spartanburg
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Job Description:

Address : 135 N Church Street , Spartanburg , South Carolina , United States - 29306

Since 1997, Advance America has helped millions of hardworking people with a variety of personalized financial solutions. We are a nationally recognized, fully licensed financial services company with over 1,900 locations and online lending services.

We are currently seeking highly-skilled, career-oriented individuals ready to be part of a growing company!

We offer:

  • Competitive Wages
  • Uncapped Bonus Potential
  • Life/Health Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Educational Assistance
  • Paid Vacation/Holidays
  • Great Schedules
  • Comprehensive Training

    To learn more about Advance America visit Advance America Website

    This position reports to Database Administration Manager and, is responsible for and oversees aspects of database system design, implementation, troubleshooting and administration. Manages and leads team to provide Tier 2 and Tier 3 support for all enterprise database systems and services to achieve service level agreements. Develops, installs, maintains and monitors enterprise databases in a high performance/high availability environment. Supports enterprise projects.

    Database expertise to include support for application development; batch processing, reporting, security, warehouse and technical services. Ability to work in PostgreSQL, EnterpriseDB (EDB) Advanced Server and Oracle RAC environments for Enterprise POS applications and Enterprise Warehouse supporting the entire corporation - CSS and inclusive of Field Operations, Online, and Contact Center channels.


    • Manage daily operations of Tier 2 and Tier 3 database support team responsible for all enterprise database services
    • Propose new initiatives, develop plans, and lead projects to support business needs or gain efficiencies
    • Lead efforts to develop and improve procedures for automated monitoring and proactive intervention, reducing any need for downtime
    • Provide general database design, implementation, and administration to assure highest reliability and performance.
    • Advanced knowledge of database analysis, manipulation, mapping cleansing; data structures; exporting data; data processes/flow; database performance tuning/optimizing; scripting; creating databases and using data analysis tools
    • Develop database scripts, code, and packages to support enterprise application development within best practices and standards
    • Oversee database architecture, service reliability, and perform root cause analysis of software/process failure
    • Maintain database backup/recovery procedures and disaster recovery database environment
    • Develop and support procedures for database security
    • Conduct database capacity planning, record archival, and performance tuning regularly
    • Implement and support database software upgrade and patch management procedures
    • Document database specifications, licensing, configuration, and infrastructure
    • Develop processes, procedures and guidelines for troubleshooting database events and performing sustaining tasks - support application development
    • Coach, mentor, and develop technical team members
    • Understand, adhere to and enforce all corporate policies including, but not limited to, Code of Ethics and Information Security Policies


      Equivalent Education Level Required: Minimum 4 year university BS/BA degree; Computer Science or Business major preferred. Technical certifications desired.

      Experience Required: Minimum of 4 years of experience working in a PostgreSQLenterprise database capacity. SQLServer or Oracle is a plus.

      Knowledge Required: Competencies demonstrated within an enterprise database environment..

      EnterpriseDB/PostgreSQL databases 9.x/10.x UNIX/Linux-based environment and clusters system architecture including connection poolers (pgPool and pgBouncer) , EnterpriseDB Replication, BART, EDB Migration Tool Kit, pg_dump, PEM, pgAdmin, pdbadger, pgdash, sharding, regular maintenance on databases (e.g., Vacuum, Reindexing, Archiving), PL/SQL development and tuning required; exposure to OLTP, Warehouse design.

      Excellent written and verbal communications skills as would be needed to communicate in person, by phone, and through email; adaptability and flexibility to changing environment; and comfortable working in a dynamic, high volume, fast-paced environment. Ability to read, write, evaluate, and apply information. Ability to interact professionally and exhibit appropriate social skills. Ability to understand and ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and laws governing our industry/business and products. Ability to develop and maintain business relationships.

      Physical Requirements: Use of office equipment to include computers; ability to travel to, be physically present at, and complete the physical requirements of the position at any assigned location.

      Sitting for long periods of time; standing occasionally; walking; bending; squatting; kneeling; pushing/pulling; reaching; twisting; frequent lifting of less than 10 lbs., occasional lifting of up to 20 lbs.; typing; data entry; grasping; transferring items between hands and/or to another person or receptacle; use of office equipment to include computers; ability to travel to, be physically present at, and complete the physical requirements of the position at any assigned location.

      Travel: As required. Expected travel 5% to 30%.

      Attire: Business Casual

      Other: Must be eligible to work in the USA and maintain a valid passport.


      All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

      Requisition ID: 1701

Keywords: Advance America, Spartanburg , Sr. Database Administrator, IT / Software / Systems , Spartanburg, South Carolina

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