Database Administrator

ALK Technologies - Princeton, NJ (30+ days ago)3.8

We’re looking for passionate engineers at all levels of experience, from college graduate to senior-level professional. ALK is an established leader, providing software solutions for the transportation and logistics needs of our customers. Our engineers directly shape our future and have the opportunity to influence products from day one.

This role is important because our web sites and services process many millions of transactions daily. Thousands of customers depend on our databases each minute of every day. Premium performance and constant availability are essential to meeting their needs.

Job Description

Database administrators at ALK are responsible for deploying, monitoring, optimizing the databases underpinning our web applications. This specific position requires expertise managing SQL Server to build and maintain a fault-tolerant server infrastructure. Most importantly, we are looking for a hands-on engineer, who has desire to: 1) constantly learn more about SQL Server, 2) maintain and extend existing infrastructure and deployments, 3) take pride in overall product quality, and 4) work with others, including software engineers, and product managers to build the best products in the industry.


BS in Computer Science, or similar degree

Excellent debugging and problem solving skills

Expert level understanding of relational databases and their impact on application performance

Experience deploying and monitoring SQL Server 2012, 2014, or 2016

Experience using tools like SQL Server Management Studio and RedGate to manage database infrastructure and deployments

Expertise with SQL and a passion for optimizing schemas and queries for optimal performance

Knowledge of backups, restores, recovery models, database shrink operations, DBCC commands, data warehousing strategies, and clustering

Ability to detect and troubleshoot SQL Server related CPU, memory, I/O, disk space and other resource contentions

Desire to respond to production service outages on a 24x7 basis

Experience building and testing a disaster recovery environment

Understanding of microservice architectures and common networking concepts

Familiarity with applicati on development using languages such as C#

Desire to learn more about Amazon Web Services and how to optimize service and database performance in the cloud

Strong verbal and written communication skills

ALK is located on Route 1 in Princeton NJ in a new office beautifully designed to support our recent and expected future growth. ALK offers great benefits such as paid healthcare, 401K, stock options, and fun perks like summer BBQs.

Trimble Navigation Limited is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, or any other protected factor. EOE/M/F/V/D