Database Administrator I (Jr. SQL DBA Contract to Hire)

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Legal

The Opportunity

CO-OP Financial Services is bringing digital transformation to the credit union movement. We’re creating innovative technology solutions that help not-for-profit credit unions best serve their members and compete with the big banks. As a result, our world-class team is growing faster than ever! If you’re passionate about technology and want to be part of a purpose-driven organization, this is an exciting opportunity to provide real value and help shape the future of human-centered financial services.

We are seeking a talented  Database Administrator I  to develop, test, maintain, and support company databases. This position helps ensure databases are secure, scalable, and optimized for end-user performance. In addition, the Database Administrator I analyzes and troubleshoots database related issues and provides solutions.

What You Can Look Forward to

  • Develops and maintains new and existing database systems.
  • Proactively pursues development opportunities, learns existing environment and processes and exhibits progress on learning plan.
  • Builds strong internal and external partnerships.
  • Actively supports strategic future, culture and leadership practices.
  • Creates and maintains basic to moderately complex database systems for the benefit of internal and external customers. 
  • Assists in the development of technical database design documents.
  • Provides initial unit testing of all database development and enhancements with the goal of providing a stable production environment while optimized for end-user performance.
  • Utilizes change management software and follow all change management processes.
  • Builds and maintains database systems in such a way that exceeds regulatory requirements. Security is a critical design requirement and data, systems, and applications must be protected at all points of the development lifecycle.
  • Learns key processes that support the database environment. Shadows team members to learn existing processes; uses tools necessary to learn and document those processes with the goal of being able to play a role in a production support rotation.
  • Identifies development opportunities and works with manager to establish learning focus and learning plan.
  • Manages learning plan and reports on progress during one-on-ones with supervisor. 
  • Provides after-hours and weekend support as required.
  • Responsible for reporting risks that are identified to the appropriate team and/or management. Additionally, responsible for managing, monitoring and reporting risks within the scope of your work area, to include, but not limited to Information Security risks.
  • Actively supports our CO-OP culture and embraces our core values of Work as Partners, Communicate Openly and Honestly, Demonstrate Excellence and Champion Change in all interactions.
  • What You’ll Need to Succeed

  • BS in Computer Science / Computer Information Systems or equivalent training and/or experience.
  • 1+ years of experience working with SQL, T-SQL, SSIS, SSRS, database design and development.
  • Preferred 1+ year’s previous data analysis/development experience.
  • Knowledge of finance and credit card systems is preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of Modern OS architecture concepts and communications protocols.
  • Basic knowledge of SSRS, SSIS, T-SQL, MS SQL Server 2008 R2 – 2016, networking concepts, and database design and development.
  • Fundamental software development methodologies, design and implementation.
  • Knowledge of entire development process, including specification, documentation and quality assurance.
  • Basic knowledge of database backup concepts, query optimization, and data security.
  • Beginning analytical, design and problem-solving skills at multi-product/multi-environment level to troubleshoot system defects and mitigate the issues they cause.
  • Beginning skills in research and analysis, project planning and implementation. Understanding and awareness of business issues as they impact overall project plans.
  • Good verbal and written communications skills, with an ability to express and document complex technical concepts in business terms. Person must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with technical staff, non-technical staff, end-users for requirements gathering, testing, training, and outcome validation.
  • Good team-oriented interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively in a cross-functional project team environment.
  • Fundamental understanding of concepts of project planning and project management techniques to assist in small projects and/or group initiatives.
  • Why Join CO-OP?

    CO-OP is committed to fostering a workplace where every employee feels valued, respected, and connected. We are dedicated to understanding, attracting and engaging a diverse workforce where every employee can live up to their value; ensuring that our employee base reflects the consumers we serve. The result of this effort is an inclusive environment where diverse talent thrives. You will be part of an organization that focuses on a strong culture and embodies the credit union movement philosophy of People Helping People. CO-OP’s commitment to reflecting our own core values and purpose extends beyond how we serve our clients and the products that we deliver.

    With more than 35 years of industry leadership, CO-OP Financial Services is the largest, most comprehensive credit union service organization in the nation. CO-OP serves as THE credit union technology engine, bringing payments solutions, engagement services and strategic counsel to help credit unions optimize member experiences to consistently provide seamless, personalized multi-channel offerings, while delivering secure, sophisticated fraud mitigation service.

    CO-OP serves more than 3,000 client credit unions, with 60 million debit and credit cardholders, nearly 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs and more than 5,600 shared branches nationwide. Our vast technological ecosystem facilitates more than 6.5 billion transactions every year and equips credit unions of all sizes to deepen member engagement and prosper in the fast-paced world of fintech.

    The Perks

  • Fun, challenging and, collaborative work environment with passionate colleagues that care deeply about the intersection of technology and human-centered financial services.
  • Great Work/Life Benefits – Paid Time Off (PTO), Maternity, Parental, Family Care, Adoption Leave Programs, Community Volunteer Time Off, and 10 Paid Holidays.
  • Health benefits – medical, dental, & vision plus wellness programs and gym reimbursements.
  • 401K with generous company match.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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