Sr. Manager, Database Team

  • First Advantage
  • Remote
Full Time Information Technology

Job Description

Why Should You Join First Advantage?

First Advantage is in the midst of a technology revolution, and the best time to join us is right now! We are developing incredible solutions, working with amazing customers, and we would love to see how your skills could help get people back to work. We’re recruiting for a Sr. Manager, Database Team! This opportunity is for remote work, with occasional travel to our Atlanta, GA office (later in 2021).


First Advantage has over 4000 employees across the world and does over 71 million background screens a year, so if you’re looking for opportunities working with advanced technologies to produce awesome user experiences and securely process high-volume transactions leveraging massive amounts of data, then this is the place for you!


We work with Fortune 100 and Global 500 hundred companies, so your work will directly impact some of the largest enterprises in the world!


We need talent that is Informed, Insightful, Transformational, and Progressive

A Senior Manager in the database team partners with IT infrastructure directors and appropriate business stakeholders to plan, implement and support database backends for all products in the FA ecosystem. Throughout the course of his or her work, the manager will work with the business stakeholders to translate business requirements into technical implementation steps, draft project plans with timing and cost considerations factored in and direct his or her individual team resources through the completion of the project.


This position is responsible for collaborating with IT infrastructure leadership on architectural design in addition to providing the implementation and post-delivery support of IT infrastructure projects and systems. This position also coordinates directly with business partners to document the business requirements and success criteria of a given project.


This position requires technical awareness and understanding of all areas across the infrastructure stack, including (but not limited to) Windows and UNIX server operating systems, storage and virtualization technologies, application development tools, database platforms and server infrastructure. This individual will also need to be competent in cloud application design and be capable of evaluating the propriety of hosting business projects in a public cloud. These requirements will allow the individual to effectively coordinate with both IT and business leadership.


This position will have direct reports.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Business Discipline or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience supporting enterprise grade database platforms (Oracle, SQL Server, Postgres, MySQL, etc...
  • Ability to analyze and optimize database performance by utilizing first and third party tools.
  • Significant experience with performance tuning, capacity planning, and optimization of database environments
  • Strong understanding of high-availability solutions and architecture (RAC, Dataguard, Rman, GoldenGate)
  • Data Replication, Database Security, Encryption, Compression and Data Masking/Redaction
  • Experience with very large (multi-terabyte) databases.
  • Extensive knowledge of SQL and PL/SQL
  • Scripting experience in shells and Python
  • Minimum of 2 years experience managing personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and deploy IT infrastructure projects.
  • Understanding of Cloud Architecture.
  • Knowledge of disaster recovery and high availability plans and best practices.


Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to manage priorities and tasks in order to meet deadlines and accomplish goals
  • Demonstrated ability in defining and implementing process improvements with a focus on leading edge technology
  • Strong communication skills for gaining understanding, support and compliance from both executive and junior audiences
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Technical acumen to convert plans into real solutions
  • Customer focused individual who must be able to effectively work in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities and effectively collaborate across teams
  • Must be detailed oriented and able to provide superior level of customer service to employees and colleagues
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills required
  • Must be self-motivated, highly organized with the ability to prioritize independently while demonstrating a sense of urgency
  • Ability to produce accurate work under pressure with frequent deadlines
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise independent judgment in the performance of duties
  • Ability to manage change effectively, always mindful of technology, business processes and systems implication


First Advantage is a global leader in ensuring that the changing demographics of the workforce are reflected in our hiring practices. We value all of our employees and place great emphasis on hiring qualified individuals for each role.  Our organization will make accommodations for job applicants with disabilities upon request. First Advantage continues to be committed to upholding a culture that promotes diversity and inclusion for all.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree