Remote SQL Server Application Performance DBA - 100% Remote in Washington, DC at National General Insurance

Date Posted: 1/15/2023

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Job Description

Job Title/Position: Remote SQL Server Application Performance DBA


** NOTE: We are not looking for a standard SQL Server DBA, but a DBA that has application performance experience. This is a must have.


Location: 100% Remote (preference given to East Coast candidates)


Job Summary:


The Remote SQL Server Application Performance DBA performs activities aimed at improving database performance and efficiency. The individual provides trending data on and makes recommendations for performance issues for application and database environments, ensuring stability, and also provide assessment of new or changed products.  


Key Responsibilities:

  • Have a solid understanding of SQL Querying and DB Development/Design
  • Directs root cause analysis on complex incidents and leads the problem management discussions related to incidents
  • Develops reports of overall health of the portfolio of databases, escalating substantive capacity utilization variations from forecast to management
  • Analyzes trending data and provide performance recommendations addressing specific application/system performance issues
  • Authors complex scripts and tutors other DBA’s in scripting skill and usages
  • Designs and implements code to support the DBMS environment
  • Reviews and approves data modeling processes and DBMS specific requirements for basic and intermediate application database requirements
  • Leads logical data modeling processes for complex applications database requirements and converts logical data models into physical data models
  • Acts as client advocate, ensuring smooth implementation of application architecture and database standards

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job does not have supervisory duties


Preferred Qualifications:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • 5 or more years of related experience  

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • None

Functional Skills

  • Expert knowledge in database performance monitoring and tuning of multiple DBMSs
  • Solid knowledge of multiple DB monitoring tools
  • Basic capacity planning analyses of volume metrics and trends for currently existing databases, based on resource utilization and projected business plans
  • Demonstrates mastery of data modeling in practical applications of a difficult nature
  • Expert knowledge of physical database design
  • Has the ability to install software using vendor-supplied and company-developed procedures

Desired Skills

SQL DM, SentryOne Plan Explorer, YellowBrick, Qlik Replicate (formerly Attunity), Python, PowerShell


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National General prides itself on offering our employees a robust Total Rewards package which includes base salary.  The base range offered for the role is: $82,000-$110,000 and may vary based on internal equity, and job-related skills, knowledge and experience; among other factors.  Other financial components may be added as part of the competitive compensation package, in addition to a full range of benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

National General Holdings Corp. is an Equal Opportunity (EO) employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of any characteristic protected by law. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.

In the event you need assistance or accommodation in completing your online application, please contact NGIC main office by phone at (336) 435-2000.

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About National General Holdings:

National General Holdings Corp., a member of the Allstate family of companies, is headquartered in New York City. National General traces its roots to 1939, has a financial strength rating of A– (excellent) from A.M. Best, and provides personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products. We are a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. Through our subsidiaries, we provide a variety of insurance products, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, supplemental health, lender-placed and other niche insurance products.

National General is a fast paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial organization. Our team members live by and exemplify what we call the 4Es. At National General, we are Energized, Engaged, Empowered, and we Execute every day in order to provide an exceptional experience for our customers! We are passionate about our organization and the value that we add every day. A successful candidate with National General will embody the 4Es. Our team is poised to outperform the competition. We are National General Insurance and with us you can be extraordinary! Come join our team!

Companies and Partners

Direct General Auto & Life, Personal Express Insurance, Century-National Insurance, ABC Insurance Agencies, NatGen Preferred, NatGen Premier, Seattle Specialty, National General Lender Services, ARS, RAC Insurance Partners, Mountain Valley Indemnity, New Jersey Skylands, Adirondack Insurance Exchange, VelaPoint, Quotit, HealthCompare, AHCP, NHIC, Healthcare Solutions Team, North Star Marketing, Euro Accident.

In addition to a phenomenal career opportunity, National General Insurance offers an excellent benefits package including:

• Paid Training
• Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
• Wellness Programs
• Life and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
• 401k w/ Company Match
• Company Paid Holidays & Generous Time-off policy
• Employee Discount Program
• Career Advancement and Development Opportunities
• On-site Healthcare Clinic (Winston-Salem and Cleveland offices)
• On-site Fitness Center (Cleveland and Dallas offices)
• Subsidized parking (Cleveland office)

National General Holdings Corp. is an Equal Opportunity (EO) employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of any characteristic protected by law. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.

In the event you need assistance or accommodation in completing your online application, please contact NGIC main office by phone at (336) 435-2000.