SQL Server DBA (Staff)

HomeAway is looking for a SQLServer DBA focused on making our data systems run at their optimum level of performance. The Database Operations team manages a distributed worldwide infrastructure running primarily on SQL Server. This infrastructure supports a throughput of over 300K transactions per second during peak traffic times. It is comprised of over 1000 production DBs with a footprint in excess of 100TB. This is a great opportunity to join a growing team and make a difference in in developing usable, scalable and reliable database solutions. 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Design and implement performance metric collection to assess database service delivery and key performance indicators of critical databases
  • Work with performance testing engineers to load test web sites and services
  • Monitor production databases using tools/scripts and resolve database issues relating to any errors and performance
  • Research performance bottlenecks and identify hot spots of activity within our databases
  • Configure and review alerts around SLA monitoring of procedure execution
  • Participate in a rotating on-call schedule.


  • Expert knowledge ofMicrosoft SQL Server internals, optimizer, and tools
  • Expert knowledge of relational database systems and operations
  • Experience in a large database and high-volume production environment                                     
  • Experience with WindowsServer Clustering and SAN environments
  • Hands-on experience usingT-SQL, Command shell scripting
  • Experience using backup and monitoring tools like RedGate, Idera
  • Current knowledge of the technology industry, and ability and desire to explore
  • Team player with effective communication and problem solving skills


  • Great Medical & Dental Plans
  • Highly Competitive Pay
  • Target Annual Bonus
  • 4 weeks Paid Vacation
  • Employee Purchase Discount Plan
  • Discounted vacation rental on a yearly basis (taxable benefit)
  • Free drinks & snacks
  • Weekly company update talks with our leadership team
  • Free Listing on HomeAway.com
  • Discounted Metro Bus & Rail pass
  • Electronic adjustable stand up desk
  • Casual dress code

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