Lead DBA

Job ID 2023-4972

Technology Portland, Oregon


Position at WebMD

  • Responsible for all aspects of database administration for SQL Server including implementation efforts for large and/or complex projects

  • Provide operational excellence as well as efforts for continuous improvement of database related processes and procedures

  • Work with SQL Server maintenance routines, such as backups, index and statistic maintenance, performance monitoring, etc.

  • Responsible for ensuring high levels of data availability and database performance.

  • Tunes and optimizes SQL Statements, Instance Parameters, and Data Storage, including the identification of performance related issues

  • Work in a complex environment with very large, highly secured datasets

  • Responsible for quality control and auditing of databases to ensure accurate and appropriate use of data

  • Work with multiple teams to deliver top quality solutions

  • Work with PowerShell to prepare and deploy database updates (internally developed processes)

  • Create and maintain PowerShell tooling.

  • Participation in on-call rotation


  • Minimum of 8 years of SQL Server database administration experience

  • Thorough understanding of T-SQL

  • Experience with some form of HA/DR (replication, mirroring, AG, log shipping, etc.)

  • Experience with query tuning / performance tuning

  • SQL Server 2016 - 2019 experience

  • Experience with SQL backups and other maintenance tasks

  • Experience writing and modifying PowerShell automation scripts (dbatools.io, SMO, etc.)

  • SQL Security knowledge

  • A sense of ownership and a desire to make an impact

  • Good interpersonal skills while working with other teams

  • A willingness to create and update department relevant documentation

  • Ability to plan and lead a project