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Database Engineer
Secaucus, NJ

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Job Description

At the NBA, we're passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the amazing athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans around the world.

As a global sports and media business, the NBA is so much more. While Basketball Operations runs the league's on-court activities, other departments manage relationships with television and digital media partners, develop marketing partnerships with some of the world's most recognizable companies, oversee the licensing of NBA merchandise, and handle a wide range of responsibilities that drive the NBA's success.

You will be responsible for providing the administration, availability, and performance management of a distributed multi-platform database and data warehousing environment. The responsibilities include providing architectural design, capacity planning, system monitoring, ETL, SQL tuning, data delivery, extension of data services from on premises to the cloud, and implementation of new technologies. The Database Administrator will work within a team to provide support for all database technology spanning the New Jersey, New York, Regional Office, and cloud data center locations.


* Conduct system administration tasks for project implementations which may include multiple simultaneous activities.
* Perform off-hours on-call duties as part of a rotating schedule.
* Run both routine and non-routine systems tasks for daily operations of the NBA production environment.
* Plan, coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard information in databases against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification, or disclosure.
* Perform relational database server/cluster maintenance in conjunction with software upgrades and system patching.
* Assist with in-house SQL development tuning, Data Warehouse ETL development, optimization and production system rollouts.
* Develop and maintain a cross platform production data replication environment in support of real time data delivery for live in-game systems
* Implement, maintain and support the production AWS and Azure MySQL/Relational Database Services and SQL instances.
* Develop and implement technical documentation and operational procedures to support day-to-day operations

Required Experience

* Minimum of 4 years' experience servicing an end user community encompassing 1000+ users and database and data warehouse experience in a production support and operational role required.
* RDBMS technologies: SQL Server 2008/2012/2014/2016, Server cluster experience, Server Replication, Oracle 12c, MySQL, Amazon Relational Database Service and Aurora required.
* Windows batch, PowerShell or Linux shell scripting required.
* SQL Server SSIS and Analysis Service administration and development skills are required.
* Experience with cloud based database services including either RDS or Azure SQL database
* R, Python, and no SQL database platforms such as MongoDB, DynamoDB, and Cassandra are helpful
* Demonstrated capability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of responsibility and authority with a strong, consistent service orientation.
* Ability to work concurrently on multiple tasks and projects
* Understanding of a broad range of IS issues, including firewalls, user authentication, access controls, auditing processes, cryptography, Internet protocols, physical security, and security management.
* Experience in Server Consolidation, Backup and Recovery, automated system monitoring tools and associated standard methodologies for implementation.


* BA or BS degree preferred
* MCSA / MCSE: SQL server certification is a plus

We Consider Applicants For All Positions On The Basis Of Merit, Qualifications And Business Needs, And Without Regard To Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Alienage Or Citizenship Status, Ancestry, Marital Status, Creed, Genetic Predisposition Or Carrier Status, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Familial Status, Status As A Victim Of Domestic Violence Or Any Other Status Or Characteristic Protected By Applicable Federal, State, Or Local Law.

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