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Database Administrator

Brainshark is seeking an experienced Database Administrator to join our Engineering team in our Boston Seaport office. The DBA is responsible for installing, configuring, and upgrading Brainshark’s database assets, capacity planning, performance tuning, backup and recovery, and analyzing and improving processes. The ideal candidate will work with developers, QA engineers, and infrastructure engineers, gain a deep understanding of the data flows inside the Brainshark application, and work proactively to find and implement improvements.


  • Performing regular maintenance tasks and database tuning for databases across multiple application environments
  • Monitoring databases for peak performance and efficiency
  • Managing database security and working with the security team to monitor and manage security requirements
  • Plan, design, and build future iterations of the database
  • Work with application developers to analyze and optimize queries for function and performance
  • Manage backup and recovery processes


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years’ experience working professionally with Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2012/2016
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory
  • Knowledge of database design, documentation, and coding
  • Familiarity with programming languages and methodology
  • Experience working with Microsoft SQL Always On clusters
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills


  • Experience with data warehousing
  • Experience with running Microsoft SQL workloads in Azure
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure CosmosDB
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