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Sr. Database Engineer
Dallas, TX

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Job Description

Match Affinity brands is looking for a Senior Database Engineer!

What's my day-to-day?

* Architecting solutions, designing databases and tables, writing effective T-SQL stored procedures, and optimizing existing structures and code to ensure our users have the best, fastest experience possible
* Advising, guiding, and providing input on a variety of business and technical challenges (we build and maintain complex algorithms that are heavily database driven)

What do I need to land this role?

* Eagerness to write T-SQL code that will perform in a highly-transactional, 24/7/365 environment
* A good understanding of SQL Server internals (and why that's important)
* Comfort with an agile, fast-paced environment
* The ability to creatively solve problems and overcome unique challenges with minimal supervision or hand-holding
* Curiosity to better understand things like "how the optimizer works" and to learn the "why" that drives implementation choices
* The desire to maintain open, consistent communication with peers, business teams, and management
* BS in Computer Science (or equivalent experience)

What technical skills must I have?

* Design: create structures and code to solve complex problems in the best way
* T-SQL: create tables, indexes, stored procedures, functions from scratch
* SQL Server fundamentals: possess a strong grasp of how SQL Server works
* Performance tuning: use instrumentation and DMVs to troubleshoot and optimize

Bonus Points:

* Well-versed in high-volume, highly-transactional systems
* Working knowledge of DBA tasks (helps in design and performance tuning)
* Experience with version control and deploying changes to QA and production

What's the team like?

We're a small team within a bigger company. We like variety in our work and value performant code. We work fast, meet tight deadlines, and still manage to write code the right way. We have technical debates openly and make big decisions as a team.

We build Match's Affinity brands: around 30 niche web & mobile products like OurTime, BlackPeopleMeet, SingleParentMeet, BLK, and Chispa. We help millions of people find friendship, relationship, love, intimacy - whatever it is they're looking for.

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