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Database Administrator/Systems Integrator

Company: GUARD Insurance Group
Location: Wilkes Barre
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:


Berkshire Hathaway GUARD offers a collaborative company culture with outstanding benefits and competitive compensation. Our organization is still hiring during the Pandemic and we're looking for talented individuals to join our team and establish a rewarding career with us.

Our success is founded on our strong reputation, and we have received an A+ "Superior" grade by the leading independent insurance rating organization. Backed by our ultimate parent company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., our brand is founded upon trust, service, and innovation. If you're looking for an employer with integrity and flexibility, keep reading to learn about our benefits and job openings.


* Work life balance schedule- No Nights or Weekends! * Generous vacation and sick time * Closed on all major holidays * Healthcare benefits begin on your first day of employment * 401K with company match and profit sharing * Every 5 years employees receive a generous monetary award to be used toward a vacation! * Tuition reimbursement after six months of employment * Discover opportunities to advance your career * Be part of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., one of the world's most admired companies

Hiring and Working During the Pandemic:

* Virtual interviews * Virtual employee onboarding and training * Hybrid work model (Splitting time between working remotely and in the office)

We have implemented rigorous safety measures and policies to ensure our associates are protected when working in the office including following all federal and local safety precautions and mandates.

Berkshire Hathaway will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and will adjust our policies as needed to ensure the continued safety of our employees.


We are seeking production Database Administrators/Systems Integrators to work closely with our software developers, business analysts, and networking team.

In this role at GUARD, you will be a key member of our information technology team. You work on a team with business partners to develop new solutions to automate and enhance our business and system processes. You will enhance and maintain our current database and software environments. You will have the opportunity to work on initiatives involving Azure and the cloud.

Most of GUARD's software is internally developed, using a mixture of C#, MVC, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft IIS, and some legacy tools.

Being part of an on-call rotation is part of the duties of the position, with a certain amount of night or weekend responsibilities.

The DBA role at GUARD requires more than just SQL Server. Responsibilities include:

* SQL Server 2016/2019 Enterprise * SQL High Available/Disaster Recovery, including Failover Clusters and Logshipping * Data Encryption and Data Security * Microsoft IIS Server Administration * Maintaining and Refreshing Multiple Environments for programmers, testers, trainers, and production * Ensuring System Uptime and Performance * Capacity Planning * Third Party Software Administration * Developing and enhancing tools to automate all of these responsibilities.


* 3+ years of experience as a Production DBA in a Microsoft SQL Server Environment (Enterprise experience is not a requirement, but is a plus) * Some knowledge of programming (C#, TSQL, or any modern language) * Strong verbal and written communication skills * Strong technical and troubleshooting skills * Ability to adjust priorities and work in an agile environment * Ability to work in a team, effectively, with other DBAs, developers, network administrators, and business analysts * Cloud Experience is a plus * PowerShell experience is very helpful

Keywords: GUARD Insurance Group, Scranton , Database Administrator/Systems Integrator, Other , Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

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