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Director of SQL Server Database Development

Location: Greensboro, NC

The Director of SQL Server Database Development is responsible for creating, delivering and maintaining Microsoft SQL, mySQL and other related SQL based technology systems for Market America and SHOP.COM Worldwide. The Director is also responsible to ensure the smooth and effective operation and 24/7 availability of the systems. Decision making has high impact on business capabilities. Develops and implements strategic direction with IT leadership by establishing plans and priorities for the DBA and SQL teams.

Key Responsibilities

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Director SQL Database Development is primarily responsible for:

  • Manage SQL database systems to deliver technology solutions in support of business strategy and growth.
  • Manage a broad portfolio of technology projects across many countries.
  • Lead with technical expertise in the development of database systems and applications.
  • Evolve an agile delivery model that employs a collaborative, open and prompt interaction between intent providers and technology execution
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to plan and prioritize software deliveries, assembling releases and overall IT roadmap strategic plans.
  • Work with stakeholders in the business to identify and define the next opportunities and drive a game changing strategy, driven by technology, to deliver those opportunities
  • Effectively manage third party vendors and suppliers
  • Leverage understanding of technical architectures, capacity plans, tools requirements, automation, and product implementation plans
  • Partner effectively with IT leadership and various IT and Business Technology Partners to research and plan the direction of data technologies.
  • Assist with the evaluation of and make recommendations for new data-related technologies.
  • Lead triage of incidents, determine Root Cause and creating lasting solutions
  • Manage the Data Warehousing team, as well as build and maintain the Market America Data Warehouse system.


  • Guide & strengthen DBA Teams
    • Hire and train top talent
    • Establish clear expectations
    • Coach team to drive towards valued ‘consultant’ relationship with users of the database systems.
    • Pro-actively manage low performers.
    • Motivate, mentor and lead the application engineering talent
  • Partner in the development of IT roadmap and project solutions
    • Work with IT Leadership to define key strategic goals and projects.
    • Dynamically adjust plans, to meet business needs
    • Ensure solutions are in alignment with roadmap
    • Communicate the roadmap, internally & externally
  • Monitor & improve processes
    • Own & work on Continuous Improvement of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
    • Ensure the priority of deliverables & delivery schedules are clear
    • Drive adoption/improvement of processes & improvements (e.g., time tracking & incident response)

We are seeking candidates with the following experience and skills

  • Education: BS/BA Degree in Computer Science, Business or related field
  • Management Experience: 10+ years leading technical groups
  • Extensive experience of managing multiple MS SQL servers on enterprise-class servers clusters.
  • Practical experience in monitoring and tuning a database to provide a high availability service.
  • Experience with T-SQL, OLAP, DTS, SSIS and stored procedures.
  • Hands on experience with technologies including; SSRS, Tableau, ETL systems, and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Practical experience in managing internal and external Microsoft SQL Server database security
  • Experience with Replication, Log Shipping, Change Data Capture and Database Mirroring
  • Knowledge of SQL Service Brokering
  • Understanding of High Availability, Business Continuity, and Disaster Recovery concepts as they relate to Open Systems architecture
  • Experience on working with SQL Server in Amazon cloud or/and Azure platform is definitely a plus
  • Experience of working with Mysql database
  • Knowledge of NoSQL databases is a good to have skill
  • Leadership: Experienced leader that can manage remote & local teams/portfolios, solve problems and empower employees to achieve success in a fast-paced organization
  • Platform Expertise: Experience in implementing technologies/applications such as AX, BI, MS Technologies, Cloud, Java, Couchbase will be an added advantage.
  • Technologist: Strong engineering and technology background with the ability to go deep into technology solutions (ability to roll-up sleeves is crucial for success)
  • Motivated: Must have deep technical credibility with engineering organizations and ability to recruit top talent
  • Passionate: Can bring energy and enthusiasm to the job and organization
  • Entrepreneurial: Flexible, resourceful, figure-it-out-and-get-it-done mentality
  • Communicator: Excellent listener; proven collaborator with superiors, peers and staff
  • Achiever: Consistently attains/exceeds individual and team goals
  • Curious: Inquisitive individual that likes to learn about existing code-bases/infrastructure, business processes & emerging technologies
  • Bold: History of taking smart risks and aggressively leading through change

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we offer competitive salaries and benefits, including health, dental, vision, life, short and long-term disability insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan with company match.

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