• Database Administrator I

    Job Locations US-IA-Des Moines
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  • The Opportunity

    CO-OP Financial Services provides technically superior products and services to financial institutions across the nation. We are seeking a talented Database Administrator I to be responsible for developing, testing, maintaining and supporting company databases. 


    • Develop and maintain new and existing database systems.
    • Proactively pursues development opportunities, learns existing environment and processes and exhibits progress on learning plan.
    • Build strong internal and external partnerships
    • Actively supports the strategic future, culture and leadership practices
    • Create and maintain basic to moderately complex database systems for the benefit of internal and external customers. 
    • Assist in the development of technical database design documents.
    • Provide initial unit testing of all database development and enhancements with the goal of providing a stable production environment while optimized for end-user performance.
    • Utilize change management software and  follow all change management processes
    • Builds and maintains database systems in such a way that exceeds regulatory requirements.  Security is a critical design requirement and data, systems, and applications must be protected at all points of the development lifecycle.
    • In order to be a production member of the database administration team it’s imperative to learn key processes that support the database environment.  This includes shadowing team members in order to learn existing processes using the tools necessary to learn and document those processes with the goal of being able to play a role in a production support rotation.   
    • Identifies development opportunities and works with manager to establish learning focus and learning plan
    • Manages learning plan and reports on progress during one-on-ones with supervisor. 
    • Provide after-hours and weekend support as required


    What You’ll Need to Succeed

    • 1+ year of experience working with SQL, T-SQL, SSIS, SSRS, database design and development along with a BS in Computer Science / Computer Information Systems or equivalent degree, or equivalent experience can be substituted for degree
    •  Preferred 1+ year’s previous data analysis/development experience along with knowledge of finance and credit card systems is preferred. 
    •  Basic knowledge of Modern OS architecture concepts and communications protocols, basic knowledge of SSRS, SSIS, T-SQL, MS SQL Server 2008 R2 – 2016, networking concepts, and database design and development and basic knowledge of database backup concepts, query optimization, and data security.
    • Fundamental  knowledge of software development methodologies, design and implementation along with knowledge of entire development process, including specification, documentation and quality assuranc 
    • Beginning analytical, design and problem-solving skills at multi-product/multi-environment level to troubleshoot system defects and mitigate the issues they cause.

    • Beginning skills in research and analysis, project planning and implementation. Understanding and awareness of business issues as they impact overall project plans.

    • Good verbal and written communications skills, with an ability to express and document complex technical concepts in business terms. Person must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with technical staff, non-technical staff, end-users for requirements gathering, testing, training, and outcome validation.

    • Good team-oriented interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively in a cross-functional project team environment.

    • Fundamental understanding of concepts of project planning and project management techniques to assist in small projects and/or group initiatives.



    Why Join CO-OP?

    CO-OP Financial Services is the technology engine that provides access and convenience for credit unions. With over 30 years of credit union service, CO-OP connects credit union members to their accounts through Debit, Credit, ATM, Shared Branching, Member Interaction Services, Mobile, Virtual, and Bill Pay services. CO-OP serves a total of 3,500 member credit unions, 30 million cardholders, 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs, and more than 5,000 shared branches (with 2,000 self-service locations). Handling three billion-plus annual transactions, CO-OP is the nation’s largest credit union service organization—offering resources that enable deeper member engagement to help credit unions prosper.


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