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Senior Database Administrator (Remote) Houston, Texas

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Progressive Leasing is a leading provider of in-store and e-commerce lease-to-own solutions. As an almost 20+ year old FinTech company that has gone from start-up to industry leader, we know how to innovate, simplify, and value all people. We are a company founded on our grit and we are constantly looking to the future. As an ever-evolving group of entrepreneurs and technologists, we strive to do the right thing period in all aspects of our work. We are a subsidiary of PROG Holdings (NYSE:PRG), an exciting FinTech holding company, with three business segments including Progressive, Vive Financial, and Four, a Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) platform.

We are currently hiring a Senior Database Administrator to help grow our company and ensure our mission is achieved!

This role is a work from home position and can be performed remotely anywhere in the continental US or in one of our corporate locations in Utah or Arizona.

WE ARE: Prog Tech – Data Platforms embodies the modernity and transformational vision that is core to our business evolution. As passionate and hungry technical experts, we progress through technology. We take pride in our engineering, daily progress, and bringing others along as we improve. We experiment, fail fast, and drive to delivery.

YOU ARE: A self-starter mindset to proactively take ownership and execute work without daily oversight and excited to develop your data administration & data DevOps skills. We have a great team of engineers building Progressive’s next-generation data platforms. You are motivated by challenges and thrive with continuous innovation.

YOUR DAY-TO-DAY:

  • Coach and develop fellow team members
  • Working in an agile-scrum development environment
  • Work with engineers and leaders to promote a shared vision of our data platform & architecture
  • Track operating metrics for our data platforms, driving improvements and making trade-offs among competing constraints. We use MS SQL Server, AWS RDS, Redis, Rabbit MQ, AWS managed messaging/eventing system to name a few of our platforms.
  • Be a strategic player in designing enterprise-wide data infrastructure
  • Builds robust systems with an eye on the long-term maintenance and support of the application
  • Discover automation opportunities to replace manual processes
  • Build out frameworks for data administration /data deployment /monitoring where needed
  • Leverage reusable code modules to solve problems across the team and organization
  • Create and maintain automated pipelines to deploy changes
  • Proactive and reactive performance analysis, monitoring, troubleshooting and resolution of escalated issues
  • Participate in the team on-call rotations

YOU’LL BRING:

  • Used multiple data platforms and can define which is optimal for a given scenario (such as document databases, RDBMS, caching, eventing, etc. On-prem or cloud)
  • An engineering mindset when developing a solution using PowerShell / Python or SQL. In depth knowledge and use of tools such as dbatools and other modules is a plus
  • Understand how to fully automate systems using infrastructure/configuration as code technologies (we use Terraform, CloudFormation, Ansible, SaltStack)
  • Experience working with CI/CD pipeline and tools preferably Octopus and CircleCI
  • Proven ability to mentor and coach engineers
  • Thrive on a high level of autonomy and responsibility, while having the ability to dig into technical details to inform decisions
  • Advanced Sql Server Knowledge and experience in performance analysis and tuning skills such as tracing and profiling and Dynamic Management Views and Functions (DMVs), and other third-party tools like SQL sentry to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security
  • Experience with enterprise features of SQL Server: Always on Availability Groups, clustering, Disaster Recovery
  • Contribute to the management and reliability of database HA/DR processes

YOU MIGHT ALSO HAVE:

  • Ability to clearly articulate complex subjects to leadership and others not familiar with this space
  • Experience with code-based data development
  • A self-starter mindset to proactively take ownership and execute work without daily oversight
  • Experience in AWS cloud-based solutions

WE OFFER:    

  • Competitive Compensation; Eligible for STI + LTI
  • Full Health Benefits; Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance + Paid Parental Leave
  • Company Matched 401k
  • Paid Time Off + Paid Holidays + Paid Volunteer Hours
  • Employee Resource Groups (Black Inclusion Group, Women in Leadership, PRIDE, Adelante)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Charitable Gift Matching
  • Job required equipment and services

Progressive Leasing welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws where Progressive Leasing does business.

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