Sr. Database Engineer at Vertafore

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Vertafore is a leading technology company whose innovative software solution are advancing the insurance industry. Our suite of products provides solutions to our customers that help them better manage their business, boost their productivity and efficiencies, and lower costs while strengthening relationships.

Our mission is to move InsurTech forward by putting people at the heart of the industry. We are leading the way with product innovation, technology partnerships, and focusing on customer success.

Our fast-paced and collaborative environment inspires us to create, think, and challenge each other in ways that make our solutions and our teams better.

We are headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with offices across the U.S., Canada, and India.


As a Lead Database Engineer, you will be responsible for database administration, design, development, and support applications available systems. You will be responsible for continuously enhancing the automation process of the database and should have an interest in DevOps to help us improve our software engineering practices. You will be required to work closely with multiple stakeholders in order to understand their database needs. After understanding their needs, you will make recommendations and provide self-services offerings that will allow stakeholders to deploy, monitor, and maintain the correct databases for their business.

You will work with fast-paced, skilled team of engineers and developers across multiple high-profile projects. You will also participate in IT projects from inception of the project up and through the daily maintenance phase of a project. You should have good understanding of cloud concepts. If you are a top-notch Database Engineer and looking for the next challenge, apply now!

Core Requirements and Responsibilities:

Essential job functions included but are not limited to the following:

Primary Skill - SQL Server: Secondary Skill – PostgreSQL, MongoDB

· Required: Experience with AWS database administration, deployments, ideally EC2 and RDS SQL Server.

· Resolve complex problems by investigating and devising solutions for database operations. May include installations, configuration, tuning, identifying/resolving complex query bottlenecks and maintenance of database management

· Partner with multiple product teams to ensure appropriate integration of functions to meet goals as well as identify and define necessary system enhancements to deploy new products and process improvements

  • Hands-on end-to-end Database Development encompassing Database Design and Development working with cross-functional teams.
  • Should be able to debug application code written in PL SQL and T SQL for different applications.

· Develop automation frameworks (Infrastructure as code, CI/CD pipelines) and tooling that will be consumed by the entire engineering organization.

  • Understand the business priorities and requirements; architect/develop solutions to meet the business need and lead execution.
  • Work as an individual contributor and collaborate with multiple teams/vendors/consultants in an effective manner.
  • Advanced knowledge in Transactional Replication, Clustering, SQL Always-on
  • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server
  • Experience in infrastructure automation through Powershell, Terraform, Chef, Ansible, Puppet or other automation tool is highly advantageous

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 4+ years of expert knowledge and experience in SQL Server administration, PL/SQL development and other DB type (MongoDB, PostgreSQL)
  • 3+ Years Prior Database Administration Experience Preferred
  • 2+ years of AWS cloud experience preferred
  • 2+ years of DevOps experience preferred
  • RDS/Aurora Postgres, MongoDB or Oracle administration experience desirable
  • Enhance automated functions including monitoring, backing up, recovering, increasing availability, user management, access to controls and logging audits.
  • MS SQL Server, Integration Services (SSIS) experience required.
  • Strong T-SQL scripting abilities and understanding of complex stored procedures, views, data aggregation/manipulation through table joins/queries, database design, normalization and de-normalization techniques.
  • Knowledge of SQL, data warehousing and data management concepts.
  • Familiarity with standard tools and platforms that enable continuous delivery such as GitLab, Octopus Deploy, Kubernetes and ServiceNow.
  • Demonstrated detailed knowledge of BI areas including ETL and ELT design, analytics and reporting, warehouse staging, data mart creation.
  • Analysis Services (SSAS), AWS Quick Sights experience a plus.
  • Nice to have experience with multi-tenant systems
  • Demonstrated desire and ability to learn technologies quickly
  • Possesses good oral and written communication skills.
  • Contributes to a positive team environment.
  • Enjoys finding and implementing solutions to new challenges.
  • Proactively asks questions and learns about our products.
  • Effectively multi-tasks and adapts to change.
  • Coordinates workloads of senior DBE staff
  • Mentors Production Operation DBEs on database technologies and methodologies
  • Provide guidance and support to the enterprise, act as single point of contact for database related issues
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting abilities.
  • Participate in On Call rotation schedule as part of 24x7 service requirement
  • Ability to generate concise and efficient documentation around various DBE activities

Additional Requirements and Details:

  • Travel required up to 10% of the time. 

  • Located and working from an office location. 

  • Occasional lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds.

  • Frequent repetitive hand and arm movements required to operate a computer.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (working on a computer, etc.). 

  • Frequent sitting and/or standing.

*We are currently working remotely due to COVID19.


The Vertafore Way

Insurance is about relationships, and technology should make those relationships stronger. That's why, at Vertafore, it's our mission to transform the way the industry operates by putting people at the heart of insurance technology. By focusing on our customers, becoming better every day, and delivering results you can see, we provide the level of trust and security that insurance is all about.

· Bias to Action: We're united by an innate drive to take action and make a difference in the technology and insurance spaces.

· Win Together: We work together as one team, showing empathy and respect along the way.

· Show Up Curious: We work to challenge one another to push boundaries and think beyond the box.

· Say It, Do It: We honor every one of our commitments because integrity is important to us.

· Customer Success is Our Success: We cultivate authentic relationships and follow up by actively listening to their needs.

· We Love Insurance: We appreciate the impact insurance has on the world.

Is this role not an exact fit for you? Keep an eye on our Careers Page for other positions!

Vertafore is a drug free workplace and conducts preemployment drug and background screenings.

The selected candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the job responsibilities, duties, skill, or working conditions. In addition, this document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.

Vertafore strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

We do not accept resumes from agencies, headhunters, or other suppliers who have not signed a formal agreement with us.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
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    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
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    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases

What are Vertafore Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Vertafore offers employees 1 paid day to volunteer at the non-profit of their choice.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Vertafore offers opportunities to join several committees, including Women of Vertafore, LGBTQ+, etc.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Vertafore employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary for up to 90 days of disability.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $1500 of expenses per person.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $175 for glasses or contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Vertafore offers three different health plans to meet the needs of our employees.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
We offer a Pet Insurance plan through Nationwide.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Vertafore's team fitness initiatives include in-office yoga, a partnership with Planet Fitness, and other recreational team sports.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Vertafore provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match up to 50% of contributions up to 3% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to $2,500 for eligible adoption expenses and 6 weeks of paid leave.
Company sponsored family events
Vertafore sponsors family oriented events semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Vertafore hosts company outings annually.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
In various areas of the office, Vertafore provides weekly fresh fruit services, bagels and donuts on specified days, as well as snacks and drinks.
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Mondays and Fridays.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Vertafore sponsors recreational clubs that include sports, board games, video games, book clubs, etc.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5,250.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Vertafore's mentorship framework is an independently led experience between a mentee and a mentor. Resources are ongoingly provided to start this relationship and keep it successful & valuable.
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

We felt like the stretch of no three day weekends from Feb - May was too long, so we added our own holiday! We celebrate Vertafore Rest and Recharge day in April, and the whole company has a long weekend.

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