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Database Engineer - Remote

Patra Corporation
Fort Smith, AR
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

About Patra

Patra is a leading provider of Technology-Enabled Services to the insurance industry.  Patra’s team of global experts allow brokers, MGAs, wholesalers and carriers to capture the Patra Advantage – profitable growth and organizational value.


Patra powers insurance processes by optimizing the application of people and technology; supporting insurance organizations as they sell, deliver and manage policies for their customers.


About this job

The Database Engineer will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of critical SQL Server systems, to ensure the availability and consistent performance of our corporate applications. This is a “hands-on” position requiring solid technical skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


Interpersonal Skills

  • Communicate and coordinate effectively across multiple internal teams and external contractors.
  • Prioritize and deliver results effectively on concurrent projects in fast-paced team-oriented environment

Database Development Skills

  • Write and review MSSQL code and queries used in standard database objects (functions, stored procedures, triggers, and views) and queries generated by application.
  • Automate, document, and demonstrate routine tasks and processes.
  • Commit database administration and automation code to source control in Git repository.
  • Track and apply changes to database objects and data transformations in testing and production environments.
  • Maintain database continuous integration, delivery, and deployment efforts in support of DevOps initiatives.
  • Leverage open-source platforms and cloud technologies to improve efficiency and scalability of data services.

Database Administration Skills

  • Deliver actionable feedback to business owners and development teams regarding SQL Server performance and scalability.
  • Apply industry standard security principles and best practices (e.g. principle of least privilege).
  • Provide and monitor Instance and Database level access to users and applications.
  • Support audit compliance efforts by reporting on setup, configuration, and application data.

Required Experience

  • Proven track record of analyzing and solving complex data issues.
  • Query tuning, optimization, and monitoring in enterprise environment.
  • Root cause analysis of performance and integrity issues.
  • Data analytics and reporting using complex SQL queries.


  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • 7+ years of Microsoft SQL Server Database Administration experience.
  • Highly motivated, well organized, and detail oriented.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.                

Preferred Additional Experience

  • Development experience with Node.js and knowledge of Agile software development processes.
  • Microsoft Certification with SQL, SSIS, SSRS, or Power BI.
  • Experience with setup, support, data migration, and database development using alternative database technologies (such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, NoSQL, etc.).

Working Conditions 

  • Work from home remotely 
  • Minimum internet speed of 6 mbps download and 3 mbps upload; Directly connected into modem; No satellite


  • Competitive Salary / Benefits / PTO 

Physical Requirements* 

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks 
  • Frequent sitting 
  • Occasionally stand/walk, writing by hand, use of telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds 
  • Sort/file paperwork, rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat 

* Consistent with its obligations under the law, the Patra Corp will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job. 


Work Standards 

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Patra colleagues and clients and with external organizations 
  • Promotes Culture of Respect & Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety and respect; communicates concerns; uses and promotes safe respectful behaviors based on training and lessons learned 
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable Patra Corp policies and procedures 

Patra Corporation


Fort Smith, AR
72901 USA



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