Database Administrator II


Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73120

Req ID: 420971 


BASIC PURPOSE: This individual will be part of the database administration team. DBA team is responsible for performance tuning, backups, integration, ETL, database configuration, database installation, database monitoring, troubleshooting database issues/timeouts, database modeling, SSIS packages, willingness to grow and learn new database technologies.



  • Works with other team members collaboratively in understanding and resolving database issues including database performance problems
  • Installation of SQL Server, including Active-Active/Active-Passive clustering, Always-ON configuration, Pre/post Configuration (OLAP vs. OLTP vs. Data Warehouse vs. Reporting), Physical files & filegroups configurations
  • Working knowledge of MySQL, PostgreSQL, or NoSQL Databases is a plus
  • Complete project tasks as assigned on time
  • Follow established processes for change control/SDLC
  • Participate in on-call rotation as needed to support operations of critical databases.
  • Ability to understand and troubleshoot complex business logic in stored procedures, identify problems and implement solutions
  • Works with other senior DBA members of the team and the server group to provide operational support and triage
  • Ability to work in high-pressure break/fix situations
  • Proactively monitors 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
  • Aptitude to learn new technologies and desire to sustain modernization in an ever-changing technology space
  • Conduct peer code reviews



  • Education:
    • HS diploma or equivalent required
    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with MIS or technology related degree, such as C.S., required
  • Experience:
    • Minimum of 3 years of database administration and operational support in large scale SQL Server or equivalent database environment preferred



  • Skills:
    • Strong understanding of the SDLC.
    • 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 (Clustering Vs. Mirroring Vs. Log Shipping Vs. Replications Vs AlwaysON) and disaster recovery (backup and recovery strategies)
    • Prior experience with SQL security and SQL auditing
    • Database Performance Tuning
    • MySQL, PostgreSQL, or NoSQL Databases
    • Data modeling experience is a plus
    • Certifications related to Microsoft SQL Server is 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 


Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is the industry-leading travel stop network in the United States. For more than 55 years, we’ve provided customers with highway hospitality and “Clean Places, Friendly Faces.” We’re passionate about serving drivers with clean, modern facilities stocked with fuel, food and supplies. We offer meals from popular restaurant chains, trucking supplies, showers and everything needed to get back on the road quickly. The Love’s Family of Companies includes:

  • Gemini Motor Transport, one of the industry’s safest trucking fleets
  • Speedco, the light mechanical and trucking service specialists
  • Musket, a rapidly growing, Houston-based commodities supplier and trader
  • Trillium, a Houston-based alternative fuels expert


The Love's Experience

Love’s was founded in 1964 on the values of integrity, customer focus, strong work ethic, innovation and perseverance. We are looking for these in every person we hire. No matter what job you do for Love’s, your commitment to these values will not only continue our legacy of growth, it will also ensure your successful career.

Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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