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SQL Server Database Administrator

at brighthealth

Posted: 2/24/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: d6ce90d2-a816-4cca-a05d-a7a82568deab

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SQL Server Database Administrator

Austin, TX
Technology – Engineering

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At Bright Health, we brought together the brightest minds from the health care industry and consumer technology and together we created Bright Health: a new, brighter approach to healthcare, built for individuals. Our plans are easy to manage, personalized and more affordable, giving people the quality care they deserve. Through our exclusive care partnerships with leading health systems in local communities we are reshaping how people and physicians achieve better health together.

Bright Health is tripling its footprint in 2019 to offer a variety of health insurance plans to more individuals. Bright Health operates health insurance offerings across Individual and Family Plan segments and the Medicare Advantage space in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Ohio, New York and Tennessee.

We’re Making Healthcare Right. Together.


Bright Health is working to build a comprehensive, scalable data platform that can accelerate our data driven approach to delivering the best healthcare in conjunction with the best Care Partners. The SQL Server DBA will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of critical SQL Server RDBMS systems, to ensure the availability and consistent performance of our data platform. This is a “hands-on” position requiring solid technical skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and sustainment of SQL Servers serving our reporting, warehouse, ETL and other functions. The DBA will be primarily responsible for ensuring operational readiness (security, health and performance), executing data loads, and performing data modeling in support of multiple development teams. These servers support an array of databases in a fast growing, fast moving environment.


Manage SQL Server databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems.

Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.
Ensure the effective operation of the ETL platform and seek ways to continually monitor, test, and deploy improvements to its performance capabilities.
Assist in developing policies and procedures for ensuring database security and access controls in a highly regulated environment.
Apply data modeling techniques to ensure development and implementation support efforts meet integration and performance expectations.
Prepare and maintain system documentation.
Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end.
Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes
Assist developers with complex query tuning and schema refinement.
Provide 24x7 support for critical production systems.
Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours.


Bachelor’s Degree or comparable work experience. Computer Science or similar preferred

MCTS, MCITP, and/or MVP certifications a plus
5+ years MS SQL Server Administration experience required
Deep knowledge of SQL Server internals
Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools
Experience maintaining and operating SQL Server as part of a version-controlled software development lifecycle
Experience operating SSIS-based ETL platforms
Full lifecycle experience including data modeling, ETL, data cleansing.
Experience with backups, restores and recovery models
Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server
Nice to have: Experience operating SQL Server in a Cloud Environment
Working knowledge and experience with other RDBMS and NoSQL Platforms preferred


Excellent written and verbal communication

Flexible, team player, “get-it-done” personality
Ability to organize and plan work independently
Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
Ability to multi-task and context-switch effectively between different activities and teams
Is eager to seek out and apply new technologies and skills for improvement in daily work through conferences, online training, reading, participation in organizations and user groups, etc.
Is comfortable working in a young, growing EDW environment, where processes and systems are still being defined

We've won some fun awards like:
Great Places to Work
Modern Healthcare
Forbes, etc. But more than anything, we're a group of people who are really dedicated to our mission in healthcare. Come join our growing team!

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of Bright Health, our consumers, and the communities we serve. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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