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Sr Database Engineer

Location:Dresher, PA
Level:Full Time
Category: Information Technology


Section 1: Position Summary

The Senior Database Engineer provides the highest level of support for the maintenance and performance of the companies multiple Back End Database Systems.  Offer low level supervision in assisting the Associate and Database Engineer’s with daily tasks and projects.

Section 2: Job Functions, Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs complex Database Administration & design work
  • Identifies & facilitates resolution of data issues across multiple computing environments
  • Participates in developing corporate Database Architecture and Data Standards
  • Provides system analysis on production systems
  • Participates on teams to help set future IT direction.
  • Works with development and Helpdesk staff to assist with code direction
  • Reviews Code prior to implementation to QA
  • Implements Database Code on multiple servers
  • Provides system analysis on all systems environments
  • Participates in the planning and execution of bi-yearly disaster recovery drills
  • Writes detailed documentation for DBA related tasks and procedures
  • Contributes on various database projects
  • Will participate in on call rotation
  • Responsible for protecting and securing all client data held by Ascensus to ensure against unauthorized access to and/or improper transmission of information that could result in harm to a client.
  • Our I-Client service philosophy and our Core Values of People Matter, Quality First and Integrity Always® should be visible in your actions on a day to day basis showing your support of our organizational culture.


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Section 3:  Experience, Skills, Knowledge Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Math, Computer Science or a related discipline
  • A minimum 6  years’ experience in Database Administration of Oracle, SQL Server and/or Sybase
  • SQL Server Performance tuning skills
  • Working knowledge of Sybase (SAP) ASE and Sybase (SAP) Replication Server a big plus
  • Have a basic understanding of business functions
  • Working knowledge of Database Administration design and techniques
  • Must have the ability to troubleshoot and resolve database issues
  • Ability to function both independently and in a team environment, be able to multi-task, prioritize tasks, and successfully work against fixed implementation dates
  • Knowledge of Development Life Cycle
  • A strong understanding of Data Modeling, Relational Concepts and Data Warehouse
  • Working knowledge of SQL
  • Experience implementing and supporting a SQL Server Data Warehouse environment
  • Good analytical and communication skills
  • The ability to work effectively with vendors, management and staff
  • Must be very detail oriented
  • Strong problem solving skills, demonstrating sound judgment
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work within established standards
  • Ability to work well under pressure with multiple priorities
  • Able to work weekends/off hours when necessary

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

Ascensus is a place to have a career, not just a job. As the largest US independent retirement and college savings services provider, we put our focus on people.  Our culture is guided by sound principles, is committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversity. When you join our team, you get to go to work every day knowing that you help over 6 million Americans save for retirement and college.


Ascensus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, citizenship, sex, marital or veteran status, disability or handicap, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Ascensus also takes affirmative action to employ, and advance in employment, qualified women, minorities, and covered veterans. Ascensus also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state laws


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What makes any career at Ascensus so rewarding?

  • Collaborative, idea-sharing environment
  • Professional development
    • In-house training
    • Tuition reimbursement
  • Generous reward programs
  • Paid time off (additional purchase plan)
  • Medical, dental & vision benefits
  • Health savings account (employer contribution up to $1,100)
  • 401(k) & 529 match programs
  • Volunteer/charitable-giving programs
  • Business casual dress
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