Database Administrator, CarOffer



Dallas, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024

Who we are

At CarGurus (NASDAQ: CARG), our mission is to give people the power to reach their destination. We started as a small team of developers determined to bring trust and transparency to car shopping. Since then, our history of innovation and go-to-market acceleration has driven industry-leading growth. In fact, we’re the largest and fastest-growing automotive marketplace, and we’ve been profitable for over 15 years.

What we do

The market is evolving, and we are too, moving the entire automotive journey online and guiding our customers through every step. That includes everything from the sale of an old car to the financing, purchase, and delivery of a new one. Today, tens of millions of consumers visit each month, and ~30,000 dealerships use our products. But they're not the only ones who love CarGurus—our employees do, too. We have a people-first culture that fosters kindness, collaboration, and innovation, and empowers our Gurus with tools to fuel their career growth. Disrupting a trillion-dollar industry requires fresh and diverse perspectives. Come join us for the ride!

CarOffer fully became part of the CarGurus (NASDAQ: CARG) family in 2023, and is an industry leader in the digital wholesale marketplace. We are automating a dealer’s ability to buy, sell, and trade cars. By bringing these two companies together, we are giving consumers and dealers alike the power to reach their destination through a full suite of digital transaction platforms.

Role overview

CarOffer is seeking a skilled and experienced SQL Server Database Administrator to join our engineering team. Our engineering team is at the forefront of developing world-class solutions in the automotive space, specifically tailored for used car dealerships. We are committed to revolutionizing the industry by leveraging cutting-edge technologies and innovative approaches. SQL Server databases are at the heart of our solutions powering several of CarOffer’s applications. The successful candidate will be responsible for the design, implementation, maintenance, and performance of our SQL Server databases.

What you'll do

  • Design, implement, and maintain SQL Server databases to support our applications and services.
  • Ensure high levels of data availability, security, and integrity.
  • Monitor and optimize database performance, including query tuning and index maintenance.
  • Implement and manage database backup and recovery strategies.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve database-related issues in a timely manner.
  • Participate in capacity planning and database scaling efforts.
  • Work closely with our infrastructure team to test and validate disaster recovery procedures.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest SQL Server features, best practices, and industry trends.

What you'll bring

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a SQL Server Database Administrator.
  • Strong understanding of SQL Server database architecture, design principles, and best practices.
  • Proficiency in SQL, T-SQL, and database performance tuning techniques.
  • Experience with database backup, recovery, and high availability solutions (e.g., AlwaysOn, Replication).
  • Familiarity with database security best practices and access control mechanisms.
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, agile environment.
  • Experience with Azure SQL Database or other cloud-based database solutions.
  • Knowledge of data warehousing, ETL processes, and business intelligence tools.
  • Familiarity with database monitoring and performance analysis tools (e.g., SQL Server Profiler, Query Store).
  • Experience with scripting languages such as PowerShell or Python.

Learn More About CarOffer's Culture and Benefits Here:

Working at CarGurus

We reward our Gurus’ curiosity and passion with best-in-class benefits and compensation, including equity for all employees, both when they start and as they continue to grow with us. Our career development and corporate giving programs, as well as our employee resource groups (ERGs) and communities, help people build connections while making an impact in personally meaningful ways. A flexible hybrid model and robust time off policies encourage work-life balance and individual well-being. Thoughtful perks like daily free lunch, a new car discount, meditation and fitness apps, commuting cost coverage, and more help our people create space for what matters most in their personal and professional lives.

We welcome all

CarGurus strives to be a place to which people can bring the ultimate expression of themselves and their potential—starting with our hiring process. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We foster an inclusive environment that values people for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. That’s why we hope you’ll apply even if you don’t check every box listed in the job description. We also encourage you to tell your recruiter if you require accommodations to participate in our hiring process due to a disability so we can provide the appropriate support. We want to know what only you can bring to CarGurus. #LI-Hybrid