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Database Administrator (DBA)

Engineering | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Watermark Insights is looking for an experienced Database Administrator (DBA) to join our team and deliver exceptional service to our customers.  The DBA is expected to collaborate with development teams in designing and delivering new features while ensuring the databases in production are efficient, highly available, and performing smoothly.  The DBA will also work closely with Dev Ops and Infrastructure engineers to create and maintain databases and backup processes.


Primary Responsibilities:

  •  Create, troubleshoot and optimize SQL queries and reports
  • Analyze execution plans for performance improvements

  • Contribute to architecting the data tier with other engineers for high availability and scalability

  • Respond effectively to customer impacting incidents

  • Recommend improvements in the reporting and batch processing code

  • Engage in agile ceremonies with other engineers

  • Collaborate with other software engineers to create optimized SQL code

  • Minimize database downtime associated with system maintenance and feature releases

  • Provide proactive and reactive data management support and training to users

  • Lead documentation of database policies, procedures and standards

  • Perform tests and evaluations to safeguard data security, privacy and integrity

  • Deploy and maintain database performance monitoring tools


 Desired Experience:

  • BS Degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related technical field
  • 6+ years of Database Administration experience with administering and supporting multiple relational databases in customer facing products with high performance and availability in both on prem and cloud environments

  • Thorough knowledge of data backup, recovery, security, encryption, and integrity

  • Familiarity with database design, documentation and coding

  • 3+ years experience with SQL Server required

  • Additional experience with systems such as PostgreSQL and MongoDB desired

  • Knowledge of scripting in languages such as JavaScript, Python

  • Experience with data ETL

  • Experience with API calls (JSON & REST)

  • Demonstrated skill and passion for operational excellence

  • Excellent communication skills, the ability to work well in a team, strong customer focus, and ownership

  • Able to create and collaborate with others on the creation and maintenance of technical documentation


  • Competitive salary

  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Paid Family Leave

  • Flexible Vacation 

  • 401(k) with match

  • Health club discounts, including up to a $400 annual fitness reimbursement

  • Flexible work options and paid Volunteer Day!

About Watermark

Watermark’s mission is to put better data into the hands of administrators, faculty, and students everywhere to empower them to connect information and gain insights into learning that will drive meaningful improvements. Through its innovative educational intelligence system, Watermark supports over 1,600 institutions around the world in developing an intentional approach to learning so that they can leverage data for a more holistic view of learning, faculty and staff impact, and institutional quality.


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Watermark is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against an individual based on the individual's race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic or activity.