Database Administrator

Req ID: 110932

BASIC PURPOSE: This individual will be part of the database administration team. The DBA team is responsible for performance tuning, backups, integration, ETL, database configuration, SQL server installation, database monitoring, troubleshooting database issues, database modeling, SSIS packages, and completing tasks as assigned for projects.



  • Work with other team members collaboratively in understanding and resolving database issues including database performance problems
  • Installation of SQL Server (2008/2008 R2/2012/2016) including Active-Active/Active-Passive clustering, Always On configuration, pre/post configuration (OLAP vs. OLTP vs. Data Warehouse vs. Reporting), physical files & file group configuration
  • Complete project tasks as assigned on time
  • Follow established processes for change control/SDLC
  • Provide on call support as needed to support operations of critical databases. We are a 24 X 7 environment and all DBAs take part in the on call rotation
  • Able to understand and troubleshoot complex business logic in stored procedures, identify problems and provide solutions
  • Work with other members of the team and the server group to provide operational support and triage
  • Work with break-fix team to resolve production issues
  • Proactively monitor the databases (performance, backups, security, database file sizes etc.)
  • Identify poorly performing queries, stored procedures, views etc., as well as take steps to improve performance - this includes index design and maintenance
  • Other duties assigned as needed



Minimum Required Education:

  • High school diploma

Minimum Required experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of database development and operational support in large scale SQL Server environment



  • Strong understanding of the SDLC, experience with Agile methodologies is a plus
  • Strong SQL Server database operations background with Windows Server experience (DMVs, Profiler, Perfmon, DBCC etc.)
  • Strong proficiency in query optimization including logical query processing, resource (Disk/IO/Processor) utilization analysis, retrieval and dissection of query execution plans
  • Prior experience with high availability and disaster recovery
  • Prior experience with SQL security and SQL auditing
  • SSIS experience is a plus
  • Data modeling experience is a plus
  • Hadoop experience a plus
  • Certifications related to Microsoft SQL Server are a plus


Typical physical demands:

  • Requires prolonged sitting, some bending and stooping
  • Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard and calculator
  • Requires normal range of hearing and vision

Job Function(s): Information Technology
Clean Places, Friendly Faces. It's been the guiding principle at Love's for more than 50 years, and it's leading us into the future. We're passionate about serving drivers with clean, modern facilities stocked with plenty of fuel, food and supplies. Love's has two primary kinds of stores. Our 'Country Stores' are fueling stations with a convenience store attached. The larger 'Travel Stops' are located on interstate highways and offer additional amenities such as food from popular restaurant chains, trucking supplies, showers and more. 

Loves Travel Stops and Country Store
Full time
Oklahoma City, OK 73120, US