Social Solutions Global, Inc.

Senior Database Administrator - SQL Server

Job Locations US-Washington DC
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(4/18/2022 7:28 PM)
Requisition ID
Category (Portal Searching)
Product Development/Engineering
Remote Options
Fully Remote


Are you a passionate innovator looking to harness the power of technology to do more good? You’ve come to the right place. At Bonterra, our purpose is to power those who power social impact. To that end, we serve the people who make social good possible—the doers behind the scenes across nonprofits, public agencies, corporations, philanthropic organizations, and foundations. 


As the second-largest and fastest-growing social good software company in the world, Bonterra brings together leading solutions from CyberGrants, EveryAction, Network for Good, Social Solutions, and their respective entities. By bringing our intuitive technology and expertise together, Bonterra will enable unprecedented connectivity between social good organizations and their community of supporters and constituents. This will reshape philanthropic giving, empower digital transformation, and bring the social good sector the technology it needs to accelerate lasting social change.  


We are currently operating as a remote workforce and have equipped our teams with the technology to stay connected to each other and our customers. 

Responsibilities & Requirements

Bonterra is looking for a motivated, organized Database Administrator to administer the SQL Server and Azure databases that support our enterprise SaaS CRM solution and the Bonterra Data Warehouse solution. 



  • Perform all DBA duties including: backups/restores, server monitoring and configuration, security and permissions management, scheduling jobs/tasks, query optimization, index maintenance, performance monitoring, and HA/DR planning and implementation
  • Implement proactive database monitoring and alerts to maintain data integrity and application performance
  • Evaluate new technologies and features, and formulate proposals for their implementation
  • Provide recommendations for improvements to existing processes to departmental leadership
  • Maintain data quality and security by establishing and enforcing organization standards
  • Install and configure new SQL Server environments, including failover clusters
  • Provision cloud resources and maximize cost savings
  • Coordinate with the IT department to test and roll-out Windows and SQL patches/upgrades



  • 10+ years of experience in supporting large OLTP data driven applications in a production environment
  • Excellent T-SQL skills
  • Experience with MS SQL Server versions through 2017, Azure SQL Database, Azure Synapse.
  • Experience with Azure provisioning models and cost structures
  • Comfortable dealing with very large databases (TB+) and working in horizontally sharded environments
  • Ability to perform analysis to identify performance improvement areas and tune databases for optimal performance. Experience with Query Store and Extended Events strongly preferred.
  • Experience with High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions in SQL Server, including WSFC, AlwaysOn Availability Groups, and Log Shipping.
  • Experience supporting transactional replication
  • Ability to analyze problems and provide root cause analysis and recommend preventive and corrective actions.
  • Experience with third-party SQL monitoring tools (Idera, Redgate, etc.)
  • Experience with the following technologies are a plus:  Powershell, AWS Redshift, Postgres, MySQL
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to less technical audiences
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in fast-paced production critical environments


About Us

Our Culture:

Our team is made up of industry experts and advocates who are 100% committed to supporting the doers of social good. We are currently undergoing an effort to create the vision and values that embody our collective organization and embrace the individuals who make up our community.

Some of our comprehensive and competitive benefits include:

  • Generous PTO policy
  • Equity for ALL regular, full-time employees from individual contributors to management – share in our success!
  • Up to 15 paid company holidays including some commemorating social justice events and self-care
  • Paid volunteer time
  • Resources for savings and investments
  • Paid parental leave
  • Health, vision, dental, and life insurance with additional access to health and wellness programs.
  • Opportunities to learn, develop, network, and connect
  • When we can—company-sponsored events and swag!!



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