Database Operations Engineer

DEV/IT London, ON


Database Operations Engineer

CARFAX Canada is excited to announce the position of Database Operations Engineer, reporting to our Manager of Database Operations. If you have a passion for cloud-based software, experience managing production databases, ETL solutions and love a challenge, we want to hear from you!

Working Here

At CARFAX Canada, we’re more than just obsessed with cars. We’re obsessed with data and using it to help millions of Canadians buy, sell and maintain cars - but you can learn that on our website. Let’s talk about the sweet perks you’ll get when working here (i.e. what you actually want to know): Some days you’ll be taking in-house leadership training courses, other days you’ll be listening to our employee podcast while eating lunch paid for using an Uber Eats voucher. Grab a seat in the state-of-the-art office in 100 Kellogg Lane and collaborate the day away? What’s that, it’s the summer? Well, the 4-day work weeks have kicked in; enjoy those extra paid days off! Why not use one of your paid volunteer days to give back to your community? What else can we list? Competitive wages, amazing benefits, yearly performance-based bonuses, RRSP matching, health and wellness programs, a literal award-winning culture, parental leave top-ups and all kinds of social events. To top all of this off, every day you get to choose how you get to do meaningful work with incredible people. So, looks like we’re obsessed with a few things here – data and our people!

Job Details

Reporting to the Manager of Database Operations, the Database Operations Engineer will develop and deploy data structures supporting operational and analytical databases. You will work closely with our Database Administrators, to contribute to the design and implementation of data structures to facilitate the loading, transforming, and availability of data for analysis and product development. You will also support operational teams in maintaining and resolving data inconsistencies and compliance issues. You will be asked to lead, manage, assess, and implement structure, process, and monitoring of our database systems and ETL systems. Providing feedback to all teams will be key to your team’s continuous improvement. You will be required to learn, research, pilot and recommend new tools and technologies that can be leveraged to improve the way we work.

Position Responsibilities

  • Assist with investigating and implementing an ETL solution to improve the reliability of ingesting data into our databases
  • Administer our database infrastructure in the Azure public cloud (Virtual Machines, SQL Server, Azure SQL as a Service, and SQL Managed Instances)
  • Advise on, and implement, best practices for monitoring, logging, and alerting
  • Regularly review intensive queries and provide recommendations to the development team(s) to improve performance
  • Regularly review index performance
    • Delete indexes that aren’t being used, or being used infrequently
    • Defragment and/or reorganize indexes to ensure they continue to perform well
    • Create and combine indexes to improve performance
  • Support the finance team with monthly billing activities
  • Create, maintain, support, and deploy ETL packages for data source intake
  • Provide assistance to the data and development teams to utilize data from our providers
  • Assist the data team by providing recommendations and optimization techniques to their reports
  • Review, automate and deploy schema changes as well as document new and existing schema objects
  • Provision new services in Azure public cloud
  • Maintain compliance with our backup policies/strategies and help refine disaster recovery plans
  • Support and manage both production and non-production environments
  • Maintain database security to meet the needs of the business, without blocking progress
  • Tier 3 support for database/system issues


Education and Experience Required:

  • 4+ years of experience as a database administrator or engineer
  • Experience with Azure Data Factor, Azure Synapse or SISS Package Development
  • Experience with CI/CD preferred
  • Experience managing MS SQL database servers used by .NET applications
  • Proficiency with Azure SQL Services
  • Previous experience working in an Agile environment
  • These are some characteristics we are looking for in our new DB Operations Engineer, but we’re happy to work with the right candidate to develop specific areas


If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit our website. will be accepted until a suitable candidate is hired.


We’re committed to providing accommodations by request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. For a confidential inquiry or to request an accommodation, please contact your recruiter or email [email protected].

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

About Us

CARFAX’s mission is to help millions of people shop, buy, service and sell used cars with more confidence. As a leader in vehicle history and valuation, CARFAX provides impartial and comprehensive information for consumers and the automotive industry. CARFAX‘s Canadian headquarters in London, Ontario supports Canadian and U.S. markets, drawing on billions of data records from thousands of sources, enabling used vehicle buyers and sellers to make informed decisions. CARFAX is consistently recognized as a top employer and business. CARFAX is a part of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI). Find out more at and connect with CARFAX on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.