Sr Database Administrator

Senior Database Administrator (DBA)

FTD Companies is in search of the right candidate to join our world class database team who is able to hit the ground running and take ownership of the fulfillment databases supporting our top notch agile development team. We have a $1.3B industry ecommerce platform that generates shipments of over 60K per hour during their busiest week. This is a company that not only gives you the ability to champion innovative solutions but also invests in technology including our current initiative of moving to a Continuous Integration and Deployment model. Enjoy all the benefits of working for a publicly traded company (stock purchase plan, bonus, flexible hours and a healthy vacation plan) while still enjoying a relaxed work environment (shorts and sandals welcome, onsite gym with classes).

Job Description:

  • The Sr. DBA will be responsible for providing day-to-day support and maintenance for key Microsoft SQL 2012/2014 databases for our platform across numerous environments (production, performance lab, training, development)
  • You will be responsible for investigating potential problems and issues raised by business users; this includes being in the on—call rotation
  • You will monitor database events and proactively optimize system performance
  • You will work with the team to automate reactive procedures where possible, and to promote rapid response to known issues
  • You will design and develop database code as needed
  • You will work with other teams (engineering & QA) to deploy projects to test, staging, and production environments
  • You will review database structures and code to enforce standards and best practices to ensure optimal performance on the platform
  • You will be accountable for maintaining database configurations in compliance with established best practices
  • You will be accountable for proper backup and disaster recovery procedures
  • You must be proactive toward developing your own skill-set and increasing your level of technical expertise
  • You will work in conjunction with other IT, application development, and business groups to understand functionality, scalability, performance, security, and integration requirements


  • Minimum of 8 years of database experience with experience supporting mission critical relational databases
  • Proficiency in Transact-SQL (TSQL)
  • Considerable experience and knowledge of MS SQL 2012 or above and “best practices”
  • Experience with Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Visual Studio is a plus
  • Prior involvement in database deployment automation with TFS is a bonus
  • Good understanding of SSIS, Extended Events and Availability Groups
  • Full systems lifecycle experience (from requirements to delivery) of database projects
  • Exceptional troubleshooting and analytical problem-solving skills
  • Excellent learning aptitude and ability to use various research resources
  • Skilled in scripting and automating repetitive administrative tasks with PowerShell
  • Familiarity with MySQL and/or Oracle beneficial
  • Exposure to non-relational database technology added benefit
  • Experience designing systems that comply with SOX & PCI is a plus
  • Knowledge of fulfillment business and/or e-commerce processes is a plus
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to coordinate a wide range of assignments by managing dependencies, expectations, and effectively communicating with stakeholders

See Inside the Office of FTD Companies

FTD Companies, Inc., is a premier floral and gifting company. Through its diversified family of brands, FTD provides floral and gift products to consumers primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland. The company’s portfolio of brands in the U.S. and Canada includes: FTD, ProFlowers, Shari's Berries, Personal Creations, Cherry Moon Farms, Sincerely, and FTD’s mission to delight and inspire customers is the foundation of the business today.

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