Database Administrator

Technology - Cloud Engineering & Operations Pleasanton, California


As a member of the database team, you will be involved in the planning, development, and maintenance of the database, including troubleshooting issues, security and access controls, and collaborating with other teams to define and build new features, optimize existing features, and collaborate in order to drive growth, improve controls and processes, and reduce overhead and complexity.

In this role, we are looking for people who are team players, passionate about their areas of expertise, and constantly striving to learn and improve, not just in the sense of their own skills, but also in growing with peers whom they work with day-to-day. If you are someone who strives for excellence in all that they do, including helping those in your team, and someone who wants to ultimately deliver the best value and success you can, then we want to talk to you.


  • Manage Databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, including development, research, and mission-critical production systems
  • Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring, system health, and performance in order to ensure high performance, availability, and security
  • Independently, or in conjunction with peers as beneficial, analyze, solve, and correct issues in real-time, proving end-to-end problem-solving
  • Assist and support development staff with tuning complex queries, generally supporting the delivery of high quality value and features to BlackLine’s customers
  • Refine, automate, and advocate for automation, standardized processes, issue tracking, and change management
  • Proactively identify issues, bottlenecks, gaps, or other areas of concern or opportunity and work to either directly affect change, or advocate for that change by working with peers and leadership to build consensus and take action
  • Perform critical scheduled maintenance, deployment, and release support activities
  • Participate in various projects requiring Database Administrator expertise
  • Provide off-hours support for critical production systems

  • 3 or more years MS SQL Server Administration experience required
  • 2 or more years implementing operational automation via scripting (i.e., PowerShell) is required
  • 3 or more years successfully working in both Physical and Virtual environments are required
  • 1 or more years working in high-transaction environments is required
  • Advanced working knowledge of T-SQL is required
  • Strong experience working with and maintaining backup and recovery strategies
  • Experience with performance tuning and optimization, using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools and techniques, including complex queries as well as procedure and indexing strategies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Adaptable team-player with a focus on results and value delivery
  • Able to organize and plan work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • SSIS/SSRS experience is a strong plus
  • SQL Server 2016/2017 is a plus
  • NoSQL is a plus
  • Experience working with Public or Hybrid Cloud is a plus
  • MCTS, MCITP, and/or MVP certifications are a plus