Advanced Engineer, Database Administrator in Grapevine, TX at GameStop

Date Posted: 3/9/2020

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Job Description


Name of Employer:                 GameStop, Inc.

Position Title:                          Advanced Engineer, Database Administrator           

Position Location:                   625 Westport Pkwy, Grapevine, TX 76051   

Days/Hours:                            Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm

Summary of Duties:

  • Responsible for GameStop’s consumer connectivity, customization, and commerce efforts as part of the data management organization.
  • Collaborates with other information technology associates and functional business teams to build, deliver, and support effective, creative data management solutions aligned to specified business initiatives.
  • Creates, coordinates and administers databases, including base definition, structure documentation, operational guidelines, and security.
  • Monitors project deliverables, as directed, to ensure project and functional leaders receive accurate, timely updates as required.
  • Applies established data management best practices and recommends improvements.
  • Assists application support teams with third party application installations and upgrades.
  • Advanced performance tuning.


Bachelor's degree in Engineering and six (6) years of experience in the job offered or related occupation. In lieu of a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and six (6) years of experience in the job offered or related occupation, employer will also accept a Master’s degree in Engineering and four (4) years of work experience in the job offered or related occupation. Applicants must also have demonstrated experience with the following:

  • Tuning for OLTP databases;
  • SQL Server Transactional, merge and snapshot Replication;
  • Large volume databases, specifically SQL Server 2008R2 through 2016;
  • Performing system health assessment;
  • Analyzing and debugging query performance issues, execution plans and writing complex queries;
  • Automating, building repository and PowerShell scripting.
  • Resolving locking, blocking, deadlocks and database contention issues;
  • Disaster recovery principles and practices, including planning, testing and backup/restore;
  • SQL Server tools, specifically, Profiler/Management Studio/Enterprise Manager;
  • Relational and dimensional data modeling;
  • Replication, distributed systems performance tuning, and optimization;
  • SQL Server Failover clustering, Log shipping, replication and mirroring;
  • Idera and Red Gate tools;
  • SAN technologies and database storage best practices; and 
  • Configuration management, version control and web publishing strategies.