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Database Administrator


Boise, ID, US, 83702 Boise, ID, US, 83702-6924

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


The Windows Platform Engineering Team is seeking an accomplished SQL Server and DB2 Database Administrator to join our talented group in Boise, Idaho.   In this position, you will contribute to maintaining a complete value chain from source systems to modern analytics platforms.  We are looking for an innovative and driven administrator interested in providing outstanding support and furthering our data-driven culture.

Key Responsibilities

  • Administer and support SQL Server RDBMS environments
  • Administer and support DB2 RDBMS environments (Windows / IBMi)
  • Build, and maintain standards-based, reliable data platform solutions for the global enterprise.
  • Establish patching and version update plans to comply with (and provide input into) security, change management, and other applicable policies.
  • Collaborate with other Simplot Technology teams on their data-related needs including advanced support of application databases
  • Work with vendors and managed-service providers to enable their data-related needs/services and ensure their compliance with Simplot standards and policies
  • Monitor for DB server health, database performance, and other indicators of potential issues and attempt to address them preemptively
  • Refresh lower environments, perform database restores, and conduct regular disaster recovery simulations
  • Utilize Azure DevOps for work item management, knowledge management (wiki), CI/CD automation, and source control
  • Coordinate and prioritize the shared work item backlog with onsite and offshore DBA partners
  • Participate in architectural/code reviews, produce documentation, and contribute to company-wide standards
  • Cultivate cross-functional, collaborative relationships with Data Owners/Stewards and IT Professionals
  • Communicate technical and business topics to key Business Stakeholders
  • Manage and prioritize time across project, support, and enhancement initiatives
  • ​​​Participate in L3 production support and incident response for our team’s globally deployed, 7x24 environments

Typical Education

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university

Relevant Experience

  • 5-8 years related experience and/or training
  • Subject matter expertise in Microsoft SQL Server administration and performance (engine, queries, indexes, etc.)
  • Subject matter expertise in Microsoft SQL Server high availability (primarily Always On clustering)
  • Subject matter expertise in SQL, T-SQL, Change Data Capture, database security, backup and recovery, and performance monitoring standards
  • Experience with IBM DB2 on Windows is desired
  • Experience with IBM DB2 on IBMi is a plus
  • Subject matter expertise in PowerShell automation
  • Experience with Python is a plus
  • Experience with Solarwinds DPA is a plus
  • Experience with SSAS, SSIS, SSRS is a plus
  • A collaborative, team focus and a passion for people
  • The inclination to continuously learn and to evolve your technical skills
  • The willingness to teach and to mentor
  • The desire to work on truly challenging, global-scale problems
  • #LI-MG1

Job Requisition ID: 9928

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): Remote - USA, Simplot Headquarters - Boise 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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Nearest Major Market: Boise
Nearest Secondary Market: Meridian