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Senior Database Administrator - PostgreSQL/MySQL/MSSQL

  • Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
  • FullTime
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RKT Holdings is a centralized hub that delivers thoughtful and innovative solutions for Rocket Companies®. We are the center of operations, technology, marketing, HR, legal, strategy and more that propels our companies forward. Here, we’ll give you the opportunity to launch your career and work with various companies, spanning multiple industries from fintech, to auto and real estate. We offer you the tools you’ll need to succeed, no matter what stage you’re at in your career. You’ll be able to master your craft here by working on complex problems in a collaborative culture and challenging yourself to make a real impact.

As a Technology team member, you’re empowered to make an impact, employ your entrepreneurial spirit and build a career customized by you because at Rocket, you can. We are creating digital products that solve life’s most complex moments. You’ll get the chance to shape the future of tech, have your voice heard, get ahead in your career and develop your skills. With a tech career here, there's no limit to what you can achieve.

Apply today to see all that Rocket Companies has to offer!

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or business information systems, a related degree or equivalent experience
  • 5 years of relevant work experience
  • 2 years of experience with prod workload in AWS ecosystem
  • Experience with PostgreSQL 13 and/or MySQL 5.7 and above.
  • Experience with SQL Server 2016 and above
  • Experience with maintaining AWS RDS and Aurora instances
  • In-depth understanding of the database engine and strong performance tuning skills
  • Troubleshooting experience with MySQL and/or PostgreSQL, SQL Server high availability solutions
  • Strong experience working with Unix/Linux and Shell Scripting
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and with others in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Troubleshoot service outages as they occur, including after hours and weekends.
  • Strong sense of personal accountability for results
  • Experience with Infrastructure as a code (IAC) such as terraform, or Cloud-formation is an added advantage
  • Familiarity with database CICD process, concept, and tools
  • Understanding of NoSQL databases is an added advantage

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 year of experience with SQL Server T-SQL coding
  • 1 year of experience with SQL Server database administration
  • 1 year of experience with SQL Server Integration Services
  • 1 year of programming experience
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite
  • Proficiency in the Azure management platform
  • Proficiency in Microsoft SQL Server

Job Summary

As a Sr. Database Administrator, you will ensure the databases that support our technology systems perform efficiently and are designed to be highly available.


  • Work with our developers and business analysts to create and modify our database structure
  • Monitor the performance of the database servers
  • On-call support on a rotation basis
  • Strong understanding and ability to configure and troubleshoot physical and logical replication in MySQL and/or PostgreSQL
  • Strong understanding and ability to configure and troubleshoot log shipping and Always-on HA solutions in SQL Server
  • Identify and resolve performance bottlenecks both in on-premises and cloud
  • Familiarity with deploying and managing MySQL and/or PostgreSQL, SQL Server in cloud environments (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP), preferably AWS
  • Perform database maintenance tasks, including backups/restores, updating statistics, rebuilding indexes, etc.
  • Work with our data engineers to help map data in our production databases to our data warehouse
  • Maintain system security and data integrity
  • Work with our systems engineers to ensure optimal hardware and storage subsystems
  • Develop, manage, and maintain a strong disaster recovery and high availability plan
  • Install, upgrade, and patch the database servers
  • Participate in code and design reviews
  • Participate in production code pushes

Benefits and Perks

Our team members fuel our strategy, innovation and growth, so we ensure the health and well-being of not just you, but your family, too! We go above and beyond to give you the support you need on an individual level and offer all sorts of ways to help you live your best life. We are proud to offer eligible team members perks and health benefits that will help you have peace of mind. Simply put: We’ve got your back. Check out our full list of Benefits and Perks.

Who We Are

Rocket Companies® is a Detroit-based company made up of businesses that provide simple, fast and trusted digital solutions for complex transactions. The name comes from our flagship business, now known as Rocket Mortgage®, which was founded in 1985. Today, we’re a publicly traded company involved in many different industries, including mortgages, fintech, real estate and more. We’re insistently different in how we look at the world and are committed to an inclusive workplace where every voice is heard. We’re passionate about the work we do, and it shows. We’ve been ranked #1 for Fortune’s Best Large Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance List in 2022, named #5 on People Magazine’s Companies That Care List in 2022 and recognized as #7 on Fortune’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2022.


This is an outline of the primary responsibilities of this position. As with everything in life, things change. The tasks and responsibilities can be changed, added to, removed, amended, deleted and modified at any time by the leadership group.

We are proud equal opportunity employers and committed to providing an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all candidates and team members. Employment decisions, including hiring decisions, are not based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. We also provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law.

Rocket Mortgage, backed by Rocket Companies®, means more opportunities for you to carve your own career path forward. From our desire to revolutionize the way people get mortgages to addressing challenges big or small with outside-the-box solutions, we’re not your typical employer. We’ll provide you with everything you need to make sure you’re successful here. 

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