Principal Database Admin
Chicago, IL 
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Job Description

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Echo Global Logistics is a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation management services. As a third-party logistics provider, we simplify transportation management for our clients and carriers, handling crucial tasks so they can focus on what they do best. From coast to coast, dock to dock, and across all major transportation modes, Echo connects businesses that need to ship their products with carriers who transport goods quickly, securely, and cost-effectively.

Position Overview:

ThePrincipalDatabase Administratorleads major efforts in establishing best RDBMS, Cloud, Relational and Non-Relationaldatabase management systems, contributesto the design and management of Echo's large scale database systems while supporting the strategic architectural vision of quality, scalability, performance and function.

Essential Position Functions

Accountability | Technical Planning

  • Accountable for Leadingand completingprojects from beginning to the end withhelp fromfellow TechnicalData Architects

  • Contribute to designand development ofextensible/sustainable/qualitydatabase solutions based on an understanding of business and customer requirements and needs

  • Contributes to technical design including high-level conceptual diagrams,data flow diagrams, component diagrams.

  • Continuous strive to protect production (RDBMS, NoSQL, Cloud RDBMS) systems

  • Commands a broad awareness of related projects

PrincipalAccountability | DatabaseAdministration

  • Proactively involved in Technical Leadership team

  • Proactively monitorsdatabase trendsand acts to improve database systems and processes

  • Identifiesand owns database relatedrisks and raises/resolves issues effectively

  • Provides recommendations for and analysis and evaluation of systems improvements, optimization, development and/or maintenance efforts including, but not limited to capacity planning

  • Developsad-hoc scripts, including clean-up scripts when needed

  • Identifiesand correct performance bottlenecks related toDatabase Operations.

  • Supports and is accountable for timelyproductionreleases and adherence to release activities

  • Contributes to developmentDisaster Recovery plans anddata retention strategy

PrincipalAccountability | DatabaseOperations

  • Provides recommendations for and analysis and evaluation of systems improvements, optimization, development and/or maintenance efforts including, but not limited to capacity planning

  • Identifiesand correct performance bottlenecks related to SQL code.

  • Contributes to selection anddesignoftoolsrequired formanagement of the database and transaction processing environments

PrincipalAccountability | Team Member

  • Opento new ideas and encourages innovative practices amongst peers

  • Engage Technical Leaders in Data Platform Team and other IT teams.

  • Practices positive interactions - leans on encouragement in place of judgment.

  • Impresses responsibility on others by displaying ownership in tasks.

  • Acts in the interest of the overall team

  • Actively works on broadening or addinga skill

  • Asks for assistance when problems become challenging

  • Balances best practice decisions with delivering high business value(right vs right now)

  • Contributes to the success of the team

  • Able to multi-task in a fast paced, fluid work environment

Position Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent years of experience

  • 7to10years managing commercial-grade database systems leveraging the following:

  • Microsoft SQL Server2008, 2012 and 2014 (2016 a plus)

  • StrongT-SQLskills

  • MS SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

  • Adept atTransactional Replication, including setup, troubleshooting and creating replication scripts

  • Expert performance troubleshooting skills

  • Strong understanding ofClustering ,Always-On, Partitioning, SAN technologies

  • Able to implementDisaster Recovery methods

  • Preferred cloud skills: AWS, Redshift, S3, Lambda, Kinesis Streaming.

  • 3rdParty monitoring tools, including Idera SQLDM, Solar Winds Ignite, SCOM, and others

  • 24/7 Support

  • Proven track record (7to10years) working in fast-paced, time-sensitive project that requires:

  • Clear and timely communication of key information deemed critical to project success

  • Managingdesignrisk

  • Balancing priorities

  • Going aboveand beyond the requirement of the role

  • Articulating technical information to a non-technical audience

  • Understanding of Scrum/Agile methodologies is preferred

  • Leading without authority

What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life Insurance, and 401K
  • Advancement Potential
  • Fun and energetic work environment
  • Volunteer opportunities

Work environment/physical demands summary:

This job operates in an office environment and uses a computer, telephone and other

office equipment as needed to perform duties. The noise level in the work environment is typical of

that of an office with an open seating floor plan. The employee may encounter frequent interruptions throughout the work day. The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or Vietnam era or other protected veteran.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
7 to 10 years
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