Database Administrator II

US-IA-Des Moines
Req No.
Information Technology


CO-OP Financial Services is currently recruiting a Database Administrator II to join our Enterprise Information Services team. This position is located in Des Moines, IA.

The Database Administrator II plays a key role in delivering value to the organization through the design, development, testing, and maintenance of database solutions. The person in this role works to create and maintain a state-of-the-art database environment that meets current and future business objectives.

What your day will look like:

  • Analyze and evaluate reported problems, take responsibility for resolution, and prevent recurrence.
  • Develop, implement, administer, and maintain, logical and physical data models to support business, performance, reliability, and security requirements.
  • Develop, test, implement, troubleshoot, and support data extraction, transformation, and loading processes.
  • Tune data warehouse and other database systems for optimal performance and reliability.
  • Perform index and statistics maintenance
  • Optimize and manage database backup and restore schedule
  • Develop, implement, administer, and maintain operational automation scripting
  • Participate in the on-call support rotation
  • Self-starter with the ability to initiate, complete, and oversee required tasks with limited oversight
  • Maintain technical documentation related for the data warehouse and other database systems.


We are looking for an individual with four or more years of experience in Database Administration managing multiple servers across different geographic locations, along with one or more years of experience in Database Analysis.  Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.  Involvement with the SQL Server Community, membership in PASS, and active in SQL Server forums or newsgroups shows initiative and a desire to learn.  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field from a four-year college or university is preferred.  Preferred Certification: Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) for SQL Server 2012, 2014 or 2016.  Preferred Experience: other database platforms including Hadoop, Cassandra, Oracle, PostGreSQL, etc.


To perform this job successfully, the individual must have intermediate knowledge of SSRS, SSIS, T-SQL, MS SQL Server 2008 R2 – 2016, networking concepts, and database design and development.  Programming knowledge in the following languages: Transact-SQL (T-SQL), PowerShell, C# .NET, VB.NET.  Must have fundamental software development methodologies, design and implementation and have knowledge of entire development process, including specification, documentation and quality assurance.  We are looking for someone with intermediate knowledge of database backup concepts, query optimization, and data security.   


Must have the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time. In addition, the individual must demonstrate the following skills: high-level of productivity, excellent written and verbal communication skills, team player, positive inter-personal skills, self-motivated and independent thinker.  Must have the ability to write fully optimized Transact-SQL for various scripts and stored procedures is essential.


If you or someone you know can perform the duties and responsibilities required of the Database Administrator II and have the skills and experience required, please submit your resume to be considered for the opportunity.

About Us

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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