Database Administrator III

US-IA-Des Moines
Req No.
Information Technology


CO-OP Financial Services provides technically superior products and services to financial institutions across the nation. We are seeking a Database Administrator III to analyze and evaluate reported problems, take responsibility for resolution, and prevent recurrence.



  • 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.
  • Maintain database performance by calculating optimum values for database parameters; implementing new releases; complete maintenance requirements
  • Install revised or new systems by proposing specifications and flowcharts; recommend optimum access techniques; coordinate installation requirements
  • Pro-actively manage database Performance Tuning and Optimization
  • Develop and implement database business continuity plans and procedures
  • Create new databases, tables, views, indexes, scheduled jobs, triggers, logins, etc. based on system specifications
  • Tune data warehouse and other database systems for optimal performance and reliability.
  • Perform index and statistics maintenance
  • Develop, implement, administer, and maintain operational automation scripting
  • Maintain technical documentation related for the database systems and processes.
  • Provide after-hours and weekend escalation support as required
  • Coach, train and mentor other employees on proper access and use of database systems.



  • 7+ years of Database Administration and Database Analysis managing multiple servers across differenct geographic locations.
  • Required Certification: Microsoft Certified Solutions (MCSA) for SQL Server.
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related field from a four-year colloege or university preferred.
  • Preferred Experience: Hadoop, Cassandra, Oracle, PostGreSQL
  • Preferred Certification: MicroSoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) for SQL Server.
  • Advanced 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 knowledge of entire development process, including specification, documentation and quality assurance.
  • We are looking for someone with advanced knowledge of databse backup concepts, query optimization, and data security.
  • Must have the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Ability to write fully optimized Transact-SQL for various scripts and stored procedures.

If you are highly motivated, team oriented, and would enjoy the diversity of challenges and opportunities, pleaes submit your resume, cover letter, and salary.



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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