Database Administrator

Schaumburg, IL, United States
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Delivering one-of-a-kind cloud technology, accompanied by award winning customer service, Paylocity is a software development company in a category of its own. We are a publicly traded company that offers an Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP) which enables employees to share in the long-term growth and future
success of the company.

Poised to revolutionize the world of human capital management for hundreds of thousands of small and medium sized businesses, we are seeking the best and the brightest to help us create the future of our talent solutions – enabling our customers to better develop their employees and supervisors.

Our lean development process enables our small product oriented teams to innovate, collaborate and bring amazing features to market.

Our talent anywhere philosophy nurtures a diverse and dynamic group of colleagues with a shared mission to make great products and have fun doing it.

The Database Administrator is responsible for maintaining our databases on Microsoft SQL Server. The DBA will additionally provide expertise in the areas of analysis, reporting, and performance tuning. In this role, you will also work with the technical teams from software development and implementation to ensure quality data models, data integrity and maintain outstanding database performance.

Are you the teammate we are looking for?
Who you are:
  • Enthusiastic about developing the best software available and providing the ultimate customer experience
  • Interested in staying current and proficient on existing emerging relevant SQL technology through self study and company/vendor provided training opportunities
  • Ability to work directly with software development groups to ensure that we delivery quality database solutions
  • Able to work independently on modules and complete tasks with high quality, but unafraid to seek out suggestions from other team members
  • Familiar with best practices and standard DBA tasks
  • How we work:
  • Small, self-sufficient product-oriented teams with an entrepreneurial spirit organized into categories
  • Dedicated Tech Operations experts committed to cutting-edge infrastructure and developer tools
  • We don’t add more folks to our teams, we add additional teams to scale
  • Casual, collaborative, agile environment which embraces and operates under our shared principles
  • Complete transparency with open, honest discussions about our progress
  • Close working relationship between executive stakeholders and product teams
  • What we offer:
  • Lean enabling process that focuses on putting our product teams in the best position to succeed
  • A commitment to investing in our products, hiring the best talent, and giving them the chance to meaningfully contribute to a vast market opportunity
  • A subscription to an Online Training Forum for all technology colleagues
  • Required Experience:
  • Proficient knowledge of stored procedures, triggers, and T-SQL
  • 6+ years of Microsoft SQL Server database experience
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft SQL 2008/2012/2014
  • Experience in Performance Tuning, Query Optimization, using Performance Monitor, SQL Profiler and other related monitoring and troubleshooting tools.
  • Experience with Microsoft Reporting Services
  • Experience with DTS and SSIS
  • Experience with SQL transactional replication and clustering a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • MCITP:DBA or equivalent a plus
  • Experience with other database technologies (Oracle, MySQL, etc) a plus
  • During the last three months, you would have:
  • Executed SQL server maintenance to ensure a consistent and reliable database environment
  • Developed and maintain logical and physical database models
  • Imported and exported data to and from multiple data sources
  • Wrote ad-hoc queries, stored procedures, jobs, and functions to support the SQL servers
  • Resolved data issues and facilitated data analysis
  • Provided input in database design, performance tuning, troubleshooting, error handling and hardware planning
  • Identified and assisted in resolution to all operational related issues ranging from the Web Server, SQL Server, Operating systems, and more
  • Paylocity's Awards:
  • Glassdoor's Employees Choice Award in 2014 and 2017
  • 9-time Winner on Chicago Area's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
  • Inc Magazine listed Paylocity as an Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Firm from 2007-2013
  • Ranked #13 on Built in Chicago Top 100 Digital Companies for 2016
  • Ranked #24 on Forbes 2013 List of Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago
  • Ranked #38 on Crain's Fast Fifty List of Chicago's Fastest Growing Companies in 2014
  • Ranked #334 on Deloitte's 2014 Technology Fast 500 List of Fastest Growing Companies in North America
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