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Database Administrator/Developer- International (MS SQL) in Grapevine, TX at GameStop

Date Posted: 1/7/2019

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The International Database Administrator is responsible for feature design and development, maintenance, and production support of all corporate data management solutions for GameStop, Inc. International department. This position is also responsible for supporting multiple third party databases. Desired business outcomes include stable, accurate, efficient data management to support leadership decision making. 


• 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

• Based upon management direction, plans and implements strategies for meeting data management needs

• 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

• Produces essential reports on a daily, weekly, monthly or ad hoc as necessary

• Assists with other information technology projects, as assigned, within the general scope of regularly assigned responsibilities and related qualifications

•  Manage relationships in a manner acceptable to others and to the organization; adhere consistently with all organizational policies related to our respectful workplace

• Demonstrate a consistent commitment to field-focused service by prioritizing field-based requests, responding quickly and favorably to field-based feedback, by minimizing tasks, and proactively seeking ways to help store teams focus on customer service as productively as possible

• Work collaboratively with others within and outside of his or her function to achieve goals, simply processes, reduce costs, prevent loss, and to ensure that work is completed safely, accurately, and on time

• Responsible for adhering consistently with all employment policies as stated in the employee handbook provided or as provided by his or her supervisor

• Model the high level of customer service expected of all GameStop associates including, but not limited to, responding to voice mails and emails within organizationally defined timeframes, completing projects as committed, responding to others’ feedback appropriately, and making optimal use of organizationally limited resources by offering assistance to other functional teams when appropriate

• Model team commitment by adhering to the team's expectations and guidelines; fulfilling team responsibilities; and demonstrating personal commitment to the team by being cooperative, collaborative, and flexible


• An accredited bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or related technology-based discipline required; at least one year of additional related experience may be considered in substitution

• MCDBA or MCTS certifications preferred

• 3 or more years of related experience required, including production DBA and/or development DBA experience, current (2008 or 2014 ) SQL Server DBA experience

• 2 or more years of SSIS development experience required

• Preferred experience includes managing large databases (1TB) and/or many database servers (100+), 2008/2014 table partitioning, high-volume retail e-commerce, and SSRS and SSAS business intelligence experience


• Expert understanding of all SQL Server tools including, but not limited to, Profiler/Management Studio/Enterprise Manager

• Proficient understanding of relational and dimensional data modeling

• Proficient understanding of replication, distributed systems performance tuning, and optimization

• Proficient understanding of project management principles, including the ability to respond as needed to complex, overlapping, evolving, and potentially conflicting priorities

• Working knowledge of active/active or active/passive clustering

• Working knowledge of log shipping, replication, and mirroring

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows server 2008 / 2012

• Working knowledge of Idera / Red Gate tools

• Working knowledge of network technologies and active directory functionality

• Working knowledge of configuration management, version control, web publishing strategies

• Ability to exchange ideas and communicate effectively with others of varying technological knowledge using written and spoken English

• Ability to respond to related business needs as required during non-traditional, "on call" hours