Database Administrator

Boston, MA

Company Description

ConnectEDU is a technology company, founded and grounded in education, committed to informing students of the broadest range of choices as they transition from school to college to career. Our technology solutions help students find and prepare for college and career opportunities, achieve a secure financial future, and ultimately expand their economic prospects. We are passionate about ensuring that all students have access to the information and expertise needed to maximize their educational and professional potential.


Today, ConnectEDU is the world's largest education network, with nearly 20 million registered learners, over 4,000 educational institutions, and 130,000 employers.

Our people are top notch. We are talented, enterprising, and driven by the opportunity to bridge information gaps for students who are most in need of reliable resources. We work in a fast and dynamic environment, but keep intently focused on delivering technical and operational excellence to the schools, school districts, universities, state departments of education and major enterprise organizations we serve. We hold ourselves to ambitious goals and expect a high level of commitment to our work, but we also pride ourselves on a casual work environment; we like to have fun in and outside the office. We offer generous benefits and competitive compensation, but most of our employees cite "peer & client relationships" as the best perk of working at ConnectEDU.

Job Description

The Opportunity:

As the Database Administrator, you will spearhead the design, implementation, and management of ConnectEDU’s innovative data integration services and systems. You will leverage your sound architectural design, efficient implementation strategies and precise planning to serve as a technology liaison to cross-functional stakeholders. In addition, you will lead a small, dynamic team in designing and delivering exciting new capabilities to the ConnectEDU data integration arsenal. 


The Candidate:


You are a seasoned technology professional with experience building high-performing scalable database systems and data integration mechanisms. You are an independent thinker who addresses complex day-to-day challenges with thoughtful insight and sophisticated problem-solving ability. You possess excellent communication skills, and can strike a balance between being high-level and hands-on in a fast paced environment. You strive to create great data frameworks, mentor team members on technology best practices and build important infrastructure that makes a positive difference in the lives of our end users.


The Job:


  • Architect data solutions based on industry and organizational best-practices
  • Author, analyze, scope, and estimate functional and non-functional requirements
  • Document architecture and development deliverables
  • Ensure that data systems quality meets high standards, leverages best practices, is secure, and performs to scale
  • Maintain current data services' system infrastructure
  • Determine client data collection strategy and execute across product sets
  • Carry out Data Quality control strategies
  • Consolidate and centralize current data systems
  • Drive hands-on technical execution: database administration, development, ETL implementation
  • Serve as the in-house data subject matter expert and technical liaison
  • Troubleshoot, triage, and escalate Level 2 product and technology support issues
  • Escalate resource or technology related concerns to stakeholders
  • Collaborate with project management, product management and other technology stakeholders on communications relative to resource planning, project progress, technology issues, solutions and deliverables
  • Support overall enterprise level development activities across ConnectEDU product families


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Math
  • An interest in math, data and analytics with a passion for data statistics and probability
  • 3+ years of experience in a data analytics/engineering; leadership experience is a plus
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft application stack, current web service and modular architectures
  • Experience with database administration, database development or data warehousing
  • Experience with conceptual, logistic or physical data modeling, designing/implementing ETL processes and writing business or technical requirements
  • Knowledge or experience with IT/Networking
  • Comfort with critical quality aspects in development, including but not limited to unit testing, static code analysis, continuous integration, code reviews, performance monitoring, and database tuning
  • Experience with any of the following, the more the better:

-ASP.Net, C#, JavaScript, LINQ to SQL/Entities, HTML 4/5, XML, JSON, CSS 2/3, Entity Framework 3/4/5


-Visual Studio 20xx, SVN, Nhibernate, Cruisecontrol or TeamCity

-SQL Server 20xx, indexing, tuning

-FERPA, HIPPA, COPPA and PCT compliance

-Technical mastery of T-SQL a must – MySQL and PLSQL a plus