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Database Administrator



Software Engineering, IT
Buffalo Grove, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Onbe, a fast-growing FinTech, bringing innovation to a rapidly growing global marketplace, stands for “on behalf.” Because that’s exactly how we work: on behalf of our clients, as their comprehensive payments partner. We transform the way payments are imagined — as an opportunity for innovation, a source of insight to customers, and a way to connect with partners around the globe!

Summary: Onbe is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Database Engineer/Database Administrator to enhance our Technology department. This role requires deep technical prowess in database management and proactive database administration.. This individual will be responsible for designing and implementing robust solutions for databases, reporting, warehousing, and administration tasks such as resource management, security, and performance optimization. They will collaborate closely with software development teams, the candidate will champion best practices in database design and contribute directly to system development and maintenance.

This role is a hybrid role that will work onsite 1-2 days per week at our Buffalo Grove, IL location. Occasional travel may be required as part of this position. #LI-Hybrid


  • Design, develop, and maintain SQL Server databases using SSIS, SSRS, and SSAS.
  • Ensure robust database administration including resource management, security, data backup, recovery, and performance tuning.
  • Design, document, and implement solutions for instance monitoring, maintenance, backup, replication, security, etc.
  • Provide installation, maintenance and tackle for SQL Server Always-On Availability Group and SQL Server Replication / Mirror.
  • Proactively identify and work on database enhancements to further improve system performance as well as maintain the health and reliability of the database systems.
  • Provide critical after-hours support as needed to maintain high availability and performance.


  • Bachelor's/ Master's Degree in Computer Science preferred with a minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience as a SQL Server Database Administrator required.
  • Proficient with modern database technologies in Azure
  • Experience in SQL Server Always-On Availability Group and SQL Server Replication / Mirror.
  • Expertise in configuring, implementing, and supporting high availability SQL Server environments, including replication, log shipping, and database mirroring.
  • Comprehensive understanding of data structures, design patterns, architectural patterns, and SQL Server internals.
  • Proficiency using SSIS and SSRS.
  • Proficient in query performance tuning, understanding of query execution plans, and SQL Server versioning (2019 to current).
  • Knowledge in disaster recovery principles and effective planning.
  • Experience with SAN platforms and storage configurations.
  • Basic familiarity with cloud-based environments such as AWS, Azure, and virtualization technologies like NetApp.
  • Proficient in supervising SQL Server performance through utilization of monitoring software such as Redgate and IDERA.
  • Experience with Oracle and other relational database management systems (RDBMS) is beneficial.
  • Ability to prioritize and implement in a fast-paced environment with varying requirements
  • Demonstrates exceptional written and verbal communication skills, applying critical thinking to facilitate effective team and multi-functional communication and collaboration.
  • Experience working with Agile Scrum, Kanban, XP or similar Agile Frameworks
  • Familiarity with JIRA, Confluence and/or similar tools

The base salary range for this position is budgeted for $122,580.00 to $143,000.00, with eligibility for an annual bonus. The actual base salary offered depends on a variety of factors, including but not limited to the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, business needs, and market demand. Our competitive benefits includes medical, dental, vision, wellness, 401(k) matching, open time off, generous parental leave, and more! Our job titles may span more than one career level. All candidates are encouraged to apply.

At Onbe, a diverse group of people, ideas, and perspectives are key to achieving phenomenal things. For over 25 years, our focus has remained on building a culture of openness and ingenuity, where employees come together to innovate and build disbursement solutions that make the lives of our clients and their consumers and workforces easier and better. Our definition of success includes celebrating differences and affirming belonging. To that end, we ask employees to come to Onbe as they are and contribute their diverse perspectives, identities, and experiences.

We believe that the recruiting phase is only the very beginning of diversity and inclusion. At Onbe, we’re constantly evolving the way we celebrate diversity every day and in everything we do. With several internal committees that are dedicated to mental and physical wellness, diversity, inclusion, and community outreach, we are committed to making a culture that is inclusive to all.

Onbe is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We seek out ways to create a mindful workforce that embraces diversity and celebrates a culture of inclusion. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or family status, religion, age, disability, genetic information or military service. Our equal opportunity policy applies to all decisions of employment including hiring, placement, promotion or advancement, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, compensation, training and leaves of absence