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Database Administrator

Company: Carvana
Location: Tempe
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Job Description:

ABOUT CARVANA---

At Carvana, we're tackling one of the largest, yet-to-be-disrupted markets in the world - the $1T per year U.S. car market (yes, that's $Trillion with a "T"). We provide a seamless, 100% online car buying experience for consumers from end-to-end: acquiring, inspecting, and certifying high quality cars, providing 360-- high-res photography inside and out of the vehicle, generating real-time financing and warranty options, and delivering the car to our customers' doors in as little as 24 hours with a 7 day money back guarantee. With no dealerships or commissioned sales people, we save thousands of dollars per car in expenses that we pass on to our customers.

Recently named Forbes' 5th Most Promising Company in the U.S., we offer the excitement, culture, and opportunity of a start-up, with the capitalization and infrastructure of a much more established business. For more information on Carvana, take a look at our company introduction video.

As a Database Administrator, you can expect to---

Be the connection between our systems and our data. You will have the opportunity to learn and grow, working alongside a highly skilled and supportive team on exciting projects that will help shape Carvana.

Additionally, you will:


  • Support the Engineering organization in the architecture, development and deployment of SQL Server and NoSQL data platform technologies
  • Maintain and support SQL Server and NoSQL data platform technologies, infrastructure and applications
  • Provide technical expertise and hands-on support in consolidation and migration of databases to/from alternative platforms
  • Provide data platform performance analysis, monitoring, troubleshooting and resolution of issues
  • Participate in the evaluation, selection and implementation of data platform and application performance monitoring, alerting, tuning and problem resolution tooling
  • Work closely with engineering infrastructure , architecture, product development, business operations, and support teams to ensure delivery of database services within target service levels
  • Perform analysis and planning activities related to database performance and capacity, system utilization, and pricing/costs to predict future platform resource requirements and support needs
  • Establish architectural guidelines, policies and data protections and ensure adherence and compliance

  • Take part in cross-functional project teams with data scientists, data analysts, engineering and product development teams, among others
  • Work with leaders and users to define data analytics and reporting needs and translate them to functional requirements to the technical team
  • Become familiar with the multitude of ways data flows through our various systems in order to contribute creative problem-solving solutions
  • Communicate regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security
  • Participate in team lunch and learns, design sessions, and code reviews

    Enough about us---.


    • You hold (or have the equivalent experience to) a degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, etc.
    • You have at least 5 years of professional work experience with relational and non-relational databases
    • Strong knowledge and extensive experience with the following: Azure SQL Databases, Cosmos DB and MongoDB
    • You know what a query plan is and how to review one
    • You know the purpose of primary, foreign, and unique keys
    • You know the difference between DML and DDL
    • You are familiar with the concepts of normalization and referential integrity
    • You understand basic indexing concepts, like the difference between clustered/non-clustered.
    • You are familiar with the concepts of partitioning and partitioning keys in a NoSQL environment.
    • Proficiency in writing automation scripts, functions and packages for administration and application support
    • Experience installing, cloning, patching and upgrading NoSQL databases and the underlying technology stack
    • Demonstrated ability to solve complex system and database environment issues
    • Should have strong Windows/Linux platform skills and understanding of network, storage, tiered application environments and security
    • Nice to have is working experience with the following data orchestration tools: SSIS, Azure Data Factory and Databricks
    • You have an interest in learning industry best practices, and implementing processes accordingly
    • You're a forward thinker; you will predict how future company evolution will affect processes implemented today
    • You are fearless of being un-knowledgeable about a particular subject area/technology; you yearn to learn and ask questions, with a strong desire to grow through challenging work and new technologies
    • You practice excellent written and verbal communication
    • Your attitude rocks



      What you can expect in return---.


      • A full-time, salaried position
      • Medical (employee medical fully paid by Carvana), Dental, and Vision benefits
      • A 401K with company match
      • Company cell phone
      • All the perks your heart desires (gym, iced coffee on tap, snacks, daily food truck)
      • Access to opportunities to expand your skill set and share your knowledge with others across the organization

        Carvana is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Keywords: Carvana, Tempe , Database Administrator, IT / Software / Systems , Tempe, Arizona

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