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Database Administrator

Company: Sentry
Location: Stevens Point
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

OVERVIEW

What sets a Sentry Database Administrator apart is an intellectual curiosity to develop solutions that make a difference for the organization:
•    If it's repeatable, how do we automate it?  
•    If it's cumbersome for our customers, how to we fix it and remove roadblocks?
•    If there is a database design or performance issue, how do we solve it to make the data tier better, faster, and more resilient? 
We innovate without compromising the security, reliability, and durability of our data platforms.  We also understand DevOps, Infrastructure as Code, Desired State Configuration, and how we can apply these software engineering disciplines to databases.  

If you want to be a part of a team that emphasizes technical depth and innovation in a way that is challenging and rewarding, let's have a conversation.  This position can be filled as an Associate Database Administrator, Database Administrator or a Senior Database Administrator based on the selected candidate’s experience and qualifications.
 

WHAT YOU'LL DO

As a DBA at Sentry, you will be able to work with SQL Server, MongoDB and other database platforms and will play a role in shaping our cloud and colocation strategies in the future.  Additionally, you will:

  • Partner with Infrastructure, Applications Development, Application Platform Services, Architecture, and Data Services to provide solutions as part of Technology and Infrastructure Services. 
  • Administer and support the database platforms utilized by application systems.
  • Perform installations of database software in required environments, perform systems maintenance of the database platform, including upgrades and service packs, as well as complete customizations to the platform required for Sentry standards or application requirements.
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance to Applications Development in the design and debugging of databases.
  • Investigate potential system performance problems, implement emergency recovery procedures for application databases as well as manages the physical storage of data.
  • Research, evaluate, and recommend database educational material to peers and management.
WHAT IT TAKES

•    Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience.  Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or another technical discipline preferred.
•    2+ years of related work experience working with database design, programming or administration.  Specific job experience as a DBA is helpful, but not strictly required.
•    AWS experience is a plus
•    Linux experience is a plus
•    SQL Server administration is preferred
•    Programming or scripting experience is beneficial.  Knowledge of and experience with DevOps concepts as they apply to database management is beneficial
•    Demonstrated ability to work as part of a technical team and the willingness to work as part of an on-call rotation
•    Good written and oral communication skills

WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE

We take great pride in making Forbes’ list of America’s Best Midsize Employers since 2017. A lot of different factors go into that honor, many of which contribute to your job satisfaction.  At Sentry, your total rewards go beyond competitive compensation.  Below are some benefits and perks that you’ll receive.

  • Generous Paid-Time Off plan for you to enjoy time out of the office.
  • 401(K) plan with a dollar for dollar match on your first eight percent, plus immediate vesting to help strengthen your financial future.
  • Group Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
  • Pretax Dependent Care and Health Expense Reimbursement Accounts to ease taxes on health spending.
  • Extensive Work-Life Resources to lend a helping hand.
  • Sentry Foundation gift matching program to encourage charitable giving.
  • Continue your education and career development through Sentry University (SentryU).
HOW YOU’LL APPLY

If you are interested in joining Sentry’s team, select the one position that you are most interested in being considered for and complete your online application details. If you have applied with us before, you will only need to provide your email address and password. If this is your first time applying, you’ll need to create an account. Please complete your application and upload your resume online.

ABOUT SENTRY

All of us at Sentry—more than 4,000 associates—have various talents, skills, and backgrounds. We work together to deliver on our promises to our policyholders every day. We’re proud to offer a full line of property, casualty, and life insurance products to help protect businesses, cars, homes, lives, and retirement income.

 

Our headquarters is in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, with claims and service offices located throughout the United States. From sales to claims, and information technology to marketing, we enjoy a rewarding and challenging work environment with opportunities for ongoing professional development and growth.

 

Our bright future is built on a long track record of success. We got our start in 1904 and have been helping businesses succeed and protect their futures ever since. Because of the trust placed in us, we’re one of the largest and financially strongest mutual insurance companies in the United States. We’re rated A+ by A.M. Best, the industry's leading rating authority.

 

Get ready to own your future at Sentry. Opportunities await.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

It is our policy that there be no discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, or sexual orientation.

TALENT ACQUISITION SPECIALIST

Thank you for your interest in Sentry!

Zach Wierzba
zach.wierzba@sentry.com

Keywords: Sentry, Green Bay , Database Administrator, Other , Stevens Point, Wisconsin

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