Manager, Database Engineering

This position will be assigned to work out of our Central Office in the Minneapolis, MN area (Arden Hills) or our Southern Office in the Atlanta, GA area (Alpharetta).

Join COUNTRY Financial as a leader of our Database Engineering team! Combining excellent leadership and technical expertise, you'll lead projects that involve new technologies or that integrate multiple technologies and business critical systems. Things you'll bring with you to the role:

  • Ability to lead service engineering for COUNTRY's mission critical database environments.
  • Design and engineering of the overall technical architecture to deliver 100% reliable services.
  • Strong technology affinity and experience, as well as attention to detail & the ability to design, execute & maintain strategic goals & metrics with influence across the enterprise.
  • Broad and deep knowledge of technology & trends, domain knowledge and experience in infrastructure engineering, application development, and database administration, including: client/server, web services, portal, middleware, operating systems, databases, networking, security & business intelligence.

Responsibilities:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with ability to communicate effectively to varying levels within the organization, customers, vendors, and other engineering and product teams.
  • Ability to build strong relationships and promote collaboration.
  • Partner with customers and stakeholders to understand needs and creatively solve complex business problems.
  • Define, establish, and execute against strategic delivery roadmaps, actively managing technology risks, issues and impediments.
  • Automation as a core practice.
  • Be responsible for availability, scalability, performance and capacity from development through to production.
  • Lead and develop a staff of database engineers.
  • Oversees projects.
  • Demonstrates sound financial management.
  • Manages the implementation and maintenance of disaster recovery plans.
  • Fosters the highest level of commitment among our people through transparent communication about business challenges, successes and results.
  • Creates an environment which encourages people to think, behave, take action and control work and make decisions autonomously to attain clear goals.
  • Takes personal responsibility for making tough decisions, meeting commitments and ensuring expected results are achieved.
  • Protects the privacy of our customers' data in the performance of job duties and operational activities.
  • Follows corporate policy and procedures related to the access, use, distribution, protection, and destruction of client and company confidential data.

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in CS or equivalent technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of experience in service engineering for a variety of database environments (Oracle, DB2, SQL).
  • 5 years of experience recruiting and managing a team of engineers on projects and at scale.
  • Experience in leading a team to dramatically improve the service engineering capabilities it provides.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement/follow key IT service management processes.
  • Strong people management and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with leading big and fast data technologies like Cassandra, MongoDB, Hadoop, Spark.
  • Experience with cloud based deployments.
  • Experience with AWS database or Azure database cloud services and architecture. #LI-AH1 #DICE

COUNTRY Financial does not generally sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

For more details about careers at COUNTRY Financial®, please visit us online at www.countryfinancial.com/careers

COUNTRY Financial does not generally sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

For more details about careers at COUNTRY Financial®, please visit us online at www.countryfinancial.com/careers

COUNTRY Financial does not generally sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

For more details about careers at COUNTRY Financial®, please visit us online at www.countryfinancial.com/careers


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