Senior Specialist Database Administrator
Waystar, Inc

Louisville, Kentucky

Posted in IT
12 days ago


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Right now, we are searching for an outstanding, brilliant, & driven Sr. Specialist Database Administrator (DBA) to join our DevOps team. In this role, the Sr. Specialist DBA will provide SQL Server administration, design, and development support in our diverse, fast-paced, & growing environment. The Sr. Specialist Database Administrator will also analyze system performance, database performance, system health checks, and collaborate with Application Engineering teams to tune new and existing database access interfaces. This role provides plenty of opportunity for personal growth and development, while interacting with a positive, open team that is supportive of continued knowledge sharing and team advancement.

What you'll be doing:

  • Performs system and application monitoring and alerting related to the SQL Server environment
  • Works with the Application Engineering teams in maintaining stored procedures, indexes, etc.
  • Automates Systems Management tasks
  • Conducts Performance Analysis and tuning, specifically in a .NET/MS SQL environment
  • Operationalizes new technologies introduced into the environment
  • Coaches team members, helping them develop into more senior/experienced resources
  • Reviews the work of team members in SQL interface/database design
  • Works with the Business Product Owners to identify priorities for Application Development and enhancements; acquires resources for projects to fit the current and future needs of the Business
  • Onboards new team members
  • Participates in an on-call response rotation (24x7 environment)
  • Additional duties as assigned

What we're looking for:
  • Ability to demonstrate creative thinking, advanced problem-solving, and troubleshooting
  • Experience administering MS SQL Server (versions 2008, 2012, 2014, & 2016)
  • Knowledge of High Availability solutions, such as Mirroring, Replication, Clustering, & Always On (Availability Groups)
  • Understanding of database security users and roles
  • Basic performance monitoring and analysis of SQL queries
  • Strong teamwork, interpersonal skills, integrity, and personal responsibility
  • Eager to learn new technologies & take personal responsibility/ownership for technical projects
  • Ability to review data scripts and communicate feedback to teams
  • Can effectively write performant SQL queries
  • Understanding of data recovery techniques from backup/restore
  • Can effectively monitor real-time transaction processing and identify issues
  • Solves complex technical problems with little oversight
  • Can design solutions with the overall product direction in mind
  • Reviews the work of team members
  • Able to plan and initiate a multi-sprint project
  • Experience with clustered database setup
  • Thorough understanding of database replication techniques, including Always On
  • Can effectively communicate and guide Application Engineering teams in SQL development
  • Deep knowledge of one or more internal SQL Server technologies
  • Highly-specialized knowledge in the given technical or product domain
  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent work experience

Waystar modernizes healthcare payment through innovative, cloud-based technology. We provide the highest-rated client experience to more than 450,000 providers, 22,000 healthcare organizations and 750 health systems and hospitals around the country. Together, our technology, data and client support streamline workflows and improve financials for our clients, so that they can focus on their patients. We are deeply committed to living out our organizational values: honesty; kindness; passion; curiosity; fanatical focus; best work, always; making it happen; and joyful, optimistic and fun.


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