Legacy.com is an online media company that receives over 30 million visitors each month, making it one of the top 50 websites in the U.S. Founded in 1998, Legacy.com is an established market leader with an innovative start-up mindset. Today, Legacy.com partners with more than 1,500 newspapers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Sr. SQL Server Database Administrator at Legacy.com

Legacy.com is the global leader in online obituaries, a top-50 website in the United States, and a destination for over 40 million unique visitors each month around the world. Founded in 1998, Legacy.com is honored to serve users by partnering with more than 1,500 newspapers and 3,500 funeral homes across the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Europe. These partnerships provide easy ways for consumers to express condolences, share direct support for families, and celebrate the people who have touched their lives.

The Opportunity

We are are seeking a Sr. SQL Server Database Administrator. 


  • Manage SQL Server databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems.
  • Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.
  • Apply data modeling techniques to ensure development and implementation support efforts meet integration and performance expectations
  • Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end.
  • Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes
  • Assist developers with complex query tuning and schema refinement.
  • Provide 24x7 support for critical production systems.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours.
  • Share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other peers and team members.
  • Skills and Qualifications

  • 10+ years MS SQL Server Administration experience required
  • Superlative Communication Skills is a MUST-HAVE
  • Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools
  • Extensive experience with Windows/SQL*Server Clustering
  • Experience with backups, restores and recovery models
  • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server
  • Experience working with Windows server, including Active Directory
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Flexible, team player, “get-it-done” personality
  • Ability to organize and plan work independently
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to multi-task and context-switch effectively between different activities and teams
  • MCTS, MCITP, and/or MVP certifications a plus
  • Benefits

    Legacy.com offers a very generous and comprehensive salary and benefits package, including:

    • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
    • Life & Accident Insurance
    • Short and Long Term Disability
    • Paid Time Off
    • 401k plan
    • Medical, Dependent Care, and Parking/Transit Flex Spending Plans
    • Wellness Program
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Casual dress
    • Daily, company-provided coffee, tea, soda, and snacks
    • Friendly, team-oriented, open environment


    Company Reviews

    It’s refreshing to work with such an awesome team of kind, hardworking people every day. Legacy's been a great place to learn & grow in my career, and senior leadership really encourages development.
    Claire McAlpin
    Marketing Associate
    at Legacy.com
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    Why work with us
    Legacy has a lot of heart, which can be attributed to the creative, smart and passionate people that make up our team. Working at Legacy.com gives you the unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of millions of people, while working for an innovative top 50 website.
    At Legacy.com, we hire good people who thrive in our start-up atmosphere. We have a meaningful mission and believe in what we do. We have an understanding that small kindnesses live on, that “work friends” are real friends, and that teamwork and connection changes us for the better.
    Perks & Benefits
    Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
    Life & Accident Insurance
    Short and Long Term Disability
    Paid Time Off
    401k plan
    RTA and CTA pre-tax payroll deductions
    Casual dress
    Daily, company-provided coffee, tea, soda, and snacks
    Medical, Dependent Care, and Transit Flex Spending Plans
    Employee Assistance Program

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