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Administrator, Database, Senior

Administrator, Database, Senior

Administrator, Database, Senior

Carrington Mortgage Holdings, LLC
Phoenix, AZ 85027

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The Sr. Database Administrator is responsible for all activities related to the deployment, implementation, and administration of databases including control, maintenance, and support of all database environments and related applications. Databases for Carrington are both on premise, and in the cloud using Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS) and Platform As A Service (PaaS).


  • Implement and administer MS SQL Server 2008-2019 databases in support of in-house developed and vendor applications.
  • Develop, implement and execute maintenance plans to maximize availability, performance, and reliability of databases.
  • Develop and implement measures of availability, performance, and reliability of databases.
  • Develop, implement and execute a backup / disaster recovery plan for all databases via various technologies (log shipping, database mirroring, SAN replication, etc.).
  • Performs strategic database planning as appropriate.
  • Review, plan, test, and implement database upgrades while adhering to all change management policies and procedures.
  • Work in conjunction with program owners in the review, planning, testing, and implementation of program upgrades dependent on database technology.
  • Advise, educate and make recommendations to system analysts and other staff on administration policies and procedures and technical methods.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve database connectivity and performance problems.
  • Collects and presents relevant application and database performance statistics including server performance and trend analysis.
  • Performs in-depth analysis of application security, performance and health at system and network level; makes relevant recommendations to improve system availability and reliability based on this analysis and coordinates the implementation of approved changes.
  • Coordinates configuration, installation, and setup of application and database servers as required
  • Troubleshoots and resolves problems with production systems; escalates issues and facilitates resolution.
  • Represents Server engineering team at meetings with other teams and business partners.
  • Guides development of technical documentation for production applications.
  • Documents business applications architecture and process flow using MS Visio or other modeling tool.
  • Identifies requirements and makes technical recommendations based on industry best-practices according to identified requirements.
  • Develops technical subject matter expertise on business application systems.
  • Assists in mentoring other team members.
  • Exhibits excellent communication skills with all team members.
  • Works independently and as a technical team member.


  • Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizing and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
  • Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings. Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.
  • Design - Generates creative solutions; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft SQL 2000, 2005, and 2008 database principles and utilities including database performance tuning.


  • B.A./B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5+ years experience in a MS SQL Server Database Administrator role
  • Development experience with front-end database interfaces (.NET preferred)
  • Experience with Microsoft Access and/or other databases
  • SQL 2019 experience a plus
  • Oracle experience a plus


FOUNDED IN 2003, Carrington has evolved from a mortgage credit asset manager into a vertically-integrated financial services company that covers virtually every aspect of the single family residential real estate transaction, including investment in U.S. real estate and mortgage markets, loan origination and servicing, asset management and property preservation, real estate sales and rental, and title and escrow services. Carrington has built the infrastructure necessary to maximize value during any market cycle.

1534 W. Knudsen Drive, Phoenix, AZ, 85027, US

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