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Cottonwood Financial Administrative Services, Ltd

85,000.00 /Year

Irving, TX

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Reporting to our Technology Manager, this position will work closely with system administrators and developers and be responsible for implementation, configuration, maintenance, backup/recovery, and performance of critical SQL Server RDBMS systems.  He or she will ensure the availability and consistent performance of our corporate applications.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and sustainability of the SQL Server Database and Warehouse, ensuring its operational readiness (health, security, and performance), executing data loads, and performing data modeling in support of multiple development teams (application development and business intelligence teams).  Must be capable of working independently and collaboratively. This position is based at our Administrative Office (HQ) in Irving (Las Colinas), Texas.


Installation and administration of SQL Server 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016 databases on Windows 2008, 2012 servers in a multiple database server, high availability environment

Evaluate service packs and provide minimal risk based strategy for implementation

Establish and maintain standards, policies, configuration guidelines and procedures

Perform weekly on-call rotation for production operations and other environments (as needed)

Monitor databases for resource utilization 

Initiate corrective action to ensure all database servers meet processing requirements for performance and reliability

Performance tuning and query optimization

Create and maintain SQL server replication

Develop and maintain a comprehensive library of all supporting documentation

Participate in database design process

Management of databases, schemas, tables, views, indexes, stored procedures, triggers and declarative integrity constraints

Database security

Backup and recovery (policy, process and operation)

Create, edit and maintain SSIS packages

Create, test and document custom stored procedures

Space management

Proactively monitor production environments and identify performance bottlenecks

Job Requirements

3 years as a Microsoft SQL Server DBA. (2 years SQL Server 2012 or higher)

3 years as a DBA supporting a production environment

3 years’ experience with advanced database clustering/ always On / mirroring/ replication technologies

2 years programming experience in SQL

Expertise with table/index design

Strong experience with writing, configuring, and troubleshooting SSIS packages

Strong working experience with Microsoft operating systems. (Windows 2008 Windows 2012 R2)

In depth knowledge related to computer hardware (servers, networks, SAN, RAID devices, I/O subsystems)

Experience with Powershell scripting

Experience with VMWare

Experience with monitoring solutions

Automation skills with restores and data refreshes

Resourceful person with good problem-solving skills

Ability to work in a team environment

Local (Dallas/Fort Worth area) candidates only – no relocation

Must be currently authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship and not require sponsorship in the future


Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field

SQL Server certification

Experience with other database vendors is a plus (Mongo, MySQL, etc)

Experience with C# and.NET

Familiarity with Agile development methodology such as KANBAN

Understanding of project management and ability to provide and manage scope definition, project plans, risk assessment, and reporting is a plus


Annual salary of $85,000


Medical, dental, and vision

Voluntary life/ AD&D

Short-term & long-term disability

401K with company match

Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time

Paid maternity, paternity, extended medical leave, and jury duty

Corporate discount program on personal cell phone accounts with select providers

Business casual work environment


Founded in 1996, Cottonwood Financial is one of the largest privately held retail consumer finance companies in the United States.  We have zero debt, have been profitable every year since inception, and our growth is funded entirely through internally generated capital.  Headquartered in Irving (Las Colinas), Texas, we have company-owned locations, under our Cash Store brand, across the country.  Through this national brick-and-mortar footprint, we provide best-in-class customer service and offer an innovative mix of financial products and services to our customers.

We have been named multiple times to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies, as well as to the Dallas 100 list of the fastest-growing private companies in North Texas.

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