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Sr. Database Administrator

Cooler Screens is backed and led by some of the most prominent Chicago & Silicon Valley leaders, advisers, and investors and has developed a digital solution to create and transform a multibillion-dollar industry and positively affect the buying experiences of consumers in the US and beyond. If you’re looking to get on the ground floor of the next digital revolution and Chicago tech success story – this opportunity may be for you.  

 

As Cooler Screens’ Sr. Database Administrator, you will support and evolve our AI/ML Data platform to enable us to reimagine the digital in-store shopper experience and enable new retail merchandising and brand advertising capabilities. You can be based in Chicago or Denver, or possibly elsewhere. 

 

As we transform the retail customer experience with our digital media platform, we invite you to join Cooler Screens in enabling the journey. 

 

Who we are: 

Cooler Screens was founded on the core idea that consumers deserve a far better experience than what is available today in brick-and-mortar retail. We call this concept Consumer Experience (“CX”) and it guides all that we do.  We have begun the CX journey by bringing what consumers love about shopping on-line to the frozen and refrigerated food aisle. 
 

Cooler Screens is powered by proprietary innovation and a global network of industry-leading partners.  Global technology, CPG, and retail leaders have partnered with Cooler Screens to be part of this important and rapidly growing industry initiative.   We are backed and led by some of the most prominent Silicon Valley and Chicago leaders, advisers, and investors.  

 

Who you are:

  • A highly competent and motivated individual with a proven track record of supporting data assets in the Cloud. Experience with Azure would be a plus.
  • You must be highly organized and detail-oriented, with strong analytical, problem solving, and prioritization skills.
  • You have a service-oriented mentality with a high sense of ownership in a fast-paced startup environment. 
  • You have a focus on problem prevention, managing and resolving issues, performing changes on production systems, and proactively communicating issues internally is essential.
  • Experience translating business requirements into action through detailed data design and development
  • You display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions in a large team or departmental setting.
  • Demonstrate proficient use and knowledge of standards and procedures.

 

What You’ll Do:  

  • Configure and administer SQL Server (including SQL Server DW/Synapse), NoSQL (Cosmos DB) databases, and other Azure Cloud-based data assets.
  • Create and maintain database access systems including tables, indexes, views, stored procedures, and triggers
  • Administer database replication between servers, across regions, and availability zones.
  • Set up, test, and maintain database backup and recovery systems and processes
  • Provide reliable solutions to a variety of problems using sound problem-solving techniques including performing root cause analysis and identification of corrective action for given problems
  • Perform and plans minor version upgrades
  • Use tools and scripting to efficiently manage technology and enable automation wherever possible
  • Design logical and physical data models and flowcharts for both relational and dimensional solutions. 
  • Experience with modeling tools like PowerDesigner, ERWIn or similar tools
  • Develop and maintain ELT/ ETL processes that import and export data from various sources in a variety of formats.
  • Identifies interdependencies in system and application components
  • Work directly with consultants and technicians from vendor companies
  • Provide as needed/required, 24x7 support coverage. This responsibility, on occasion, requires work hours to shift outside a normal 8 am to 5 pm schedule.

 

What You Need to Succeed:

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, related engineering discipline or five (5) years of related experience
  • Minimum 5 years of MS SQL Server DBA experience, including database design and implementation, administration of multiple SQL instances, Always On, SQL Clustering and Change Data Capture.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as SQL Database Administrator on Windows 2012 and above. 
  • Minimum 2 years of experience supporting and working with NoSQL or Graph databases.
  • Ability to troubleshoot day-to-day problems encountered on production as well as development database environments
  • Experience writing SQL queries, Stored Procedures, Triggers, Functions, creating Tables, Views and Indexes
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills (written, verbal, listening), work ethics, and ability to work in a team environment with strong determination and commitment to the deliverables.

 

Cooler Perks     

For the right candidate, we have a competitive compensation and ownership package with an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), life insurance, paid time off, and many other perks. 

 

Come join our fast-growing team at our headquarters in the heart of Chicago.   You can be based in Chicago or possibly elsewhere.   

 

We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, native origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or veteran status. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • AI/MLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • Azure IoTFrameworks
    • Azure IoT EdgeFrameworks
    • Azure SphereFrameworks
    • L4TFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • CosmosDBDatabases

Location

We’re on Michigan and Wacker—in the heart of the city—near an abundance of lunch spots, shops, public transit, and striking river views.

What are Cooler Screens Perks + Benefits

Cooler Screens Benefits Overview

As a regular employee of the Company, you will be eligible to participate in a number of Company-sponsored benefits. The benefits package currently includes 4-weeks of Paid Time Off annually accrued per pay period, medical, dental, vision, prescription, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, FSA, dependent FSA, HSA, commuter, 529 college savings, and 401(k). As we continue to grow, we are constantly reviewing our benefits and finding ways to enhance the Employee Experience at Cooler Screens.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Cooler Screens offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast every Tuesday. You will also get free lunch every other Friday.
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We also offer a 529 College Savings that offers you insight on how to invest your money for your child’s college expenses and further helps you save for retirement!

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