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Principal Engineer, Database Administration - Full Time

XPO Logistics - Chicago, IL

Posted on 01/20/22 (Ref: IL6OkW4xQP-250863-en_US)

Principal Engineer, Database Administration - Chicago, IL - XPO Logistics

Solutions driven success.

XPO is a top ten global provider of transportation services, with a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets. At XPO Logistics, we look for employees who like a challenge and can communicate effectively in all situations. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to drive positive results while ensuring a bright future for yourself and XPO. If you're looking for a growth opportunity, join us at XPO.

As the Database Engineer, you will assist in the administration of a highly integrated, high performance, real-time reporting data warehouse. We will equip you with the best tools in the industry to grow and develop to a level that will exceed your expectations.

Pay, benefits and more.

We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan.

What you'll do on a typical day:

  • Build industry-changing applications for the third-party logistics industry
  • Collaborate with and provide guidance to Application Developers and Architects to design, document and implement database strategies
  • Proactively manage database support issues and effectively take corrective actions
  • Responsible for the scaling and availability of SQL Server databases
  • Review database procedural and structural change requests, ensuring that all new database code meets company standards for readability, reliability, and performance
  • Rewrite and tune poorly performing SQL code to improve system performance by studying execution plans and optimizing the capabilities of the DBMS
  • Develop stored procedures and scripting to automate databases tasks
  • Develop interfaces and integrations with other applications
  • Build reporting and BI tools in a Microsoft SQL Server environment (including SQL Server Integration Services and SQL Server Analysis Services)

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you'll need:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent related work or military experience
  • 5 years of related experience
  • Strong SQL Server (preferably 2016 or later) administration with experience in a clustered environment
  • Experience in SQL Server performance tuning and query monitoring
  • Strong T-SQL skills
  • Strong understanding of relational data modeling

It'd be great if you also have:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science or electrical engineering
  • Experienced in SQL Server performance tuning and query monitoring and SQL Server Always On Availability Groups
  • Build robust database solutions from business requirements
  • Experience with Project-oriented offline database development (SSDT)
  • Fluent in source control, esp. Github
  • Experience with TeamCity and continuous integration
  • Experience with SSIS
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to present clean, organized and thorough information and data appropriate for intended audience
  • Microsoft SSAS and data warehouse design
  • OLAP cubes and MDX development

Be part of something big.

XPO is a leading provider of world-class solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team - energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make XPO a great place to work.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.

XPO adheres to CDC, OSHA and state and local requirements regarding COVID safety. All employees and visitors are expected to comply with XPO policies which are in place to safeguard our employees and customers.

All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Review XPO's candidate privacy statement here.

Principal Engineer, Database Administration - Chicago, IL - XPO Logistics

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