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Lead Database Engineer

Alpharetta, Georgia
29 Jul 2022

ADP is hiring a Lead DB Engineer.

Are you empathetic to client needs and inspired by transformation and impacting the lives of millions of people every day?

  • Do you enjoy resolving issues and being the go-to person?

Are you looking to join a dynamic, inclusive team environment with a culture of collaboration and belonging?

Well, this may be the role for you. Ready to design what's next?

In this role, you will support thousands of our developers who are using public cloud and on-premise private cloud services. Every day, you'll be the go-to for all Amazon Web Services. Whether managing access to our accounts, learning new systems, or developing automation, you'll support needs that arise and fix any issues.

To thrive in this career, you'll need product development experience leading a development team that solves problems using Python and React on the front-end for web components. You should have experience with public and private sector governance and have ideas on the continual improvement of our systems. Our best Cloud Engineers are enthusiastic creators and continuous learners who stay current on new technology. They're always looking for new ways to make tools better for our users. Pace should not scare you. We still find time for a healthy dose of fun.

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A little about ADP: We are a global leader in HR technology, offering the latest AI and machine learning-enhanced payroll, tax, HR, benefits, and much more. We believe our people make all the difference in cultivating an inclusive, down-to-earth culture that welcomes ideas, encourages innovation, and values belonging. ADP has a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a global Best Places to Work, DiversityInc® Top 50 Company, Best CEO and company for women, LGBTQ+, multicultural talent, and more. Learn more about ADP's commitment on our YouTube channel:


Here's what you can expect on a typical day:

Scrums. We'll start every day with a scrum, working together to understand responsibilities, identify issues, and communicate coding priorities.

Collaboration and Communication. You'll be the point person for developers and operations when they need to find a solution quickly. You'll listen to their needs, find a solution and share it.

Challenges. We're working on products with tech we have never used before. Inevitable challenges will arise, and we'll rely on you to look for a solution.

Learning. We're always learning new codes and investigating open source communities for best practices. Knowing what questions to ask is more important than knowing the right answers.

Variety of work. Your experience building and supporting large distributed systems in the hybrid cloud space will allow you to balance this role's many priorities. You're the go-to when things go wrong. You're always learning new services in AWS and providing governance in terms of costs and compliance. You'll be paged with production issues and expected to jump in to support those changes as needed.

A college degree is great but not required. What's more important is having the skills and experience to do the job.


  • Develop and maintain complex SQL
  • Develop and maintain complex PL/SQL
  • Design and support application and infrastructure upgrades
  • Develop and maintain bash shell scripts
  • Develop scripts to copy data using Oracle data copy utilities (Export, Data Pump, Golden Gate, SQL*Loader, etc)
  • Create and maintain cron jobs to audit database schemas
  • Drive adoption of cloud database solutions
  • SQL & PL/SQL performance tuning and optimization
  • Analyze AWR reports to address bottle necks
  • Contribute to new Oracle implementation methods


Must Have

  • Oracle 19C+
  • Golden Gate
  • Scripting

Nice to Have

  • SQL
  • PL/SQL
  • Shell Scripting
  • Batch Scripting
  • PowerShell
  • Data Copy utilities (Data Pump, SQL Loader, etc)
  • NoSQL db models
  • Splunk
  • DB Cloud solutions (AWS)

Extra Credit:

  • Experience/knowledge with Windows, Linux, and UNIX operating systems and Red hat migration and storage management
  • Experience with application telemetry, monitoring and alerting solutions (Splunk, CloudWatch or similar)
  • Experience with Cloud solutions i.e. AWS (VPC, EC2, S3, ECS, EKS, RDS, ALB/NLB)
  • Solid experience as a DB Engineer in a 24x7 uptime environment, including automation experience with configuration management tools.


Have courageous team collaboration. Courage comes from how associates are willing to have difficult conversations, speak up, be an owner, and challenge one another's ideas to find the best solution.

Deliver at epic scale. We deliver real user outcomes using strong judgment and good instincts. We're obsessed with the art of achieving simplicity with a focus on client happiness and productivity.

Be surrounded by curious learners. We align ourselves with other smart people in an environment where we grow and elevate one another to the next level. We encourage our associates to listen, stay agile, and learn from mistakes.

Act like an owner & doer. Mission-driven and committed to leading change, you will be encouraged to take on any challenge and solve complex problems. No tasks are beneath or too great for us. We are hands-on and willing to master our craft.

Give back to others. Always do the right thing for our clients and our community and humbly give back to the community where we live and work. Support our associates in times of need through ADP's Philanthropic Foundation.

Join a company committed to equality and equity. Our goal is to impact lasting change through our actions.

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  • Job Reference: 671167839-2
  • Date Posted: 29 July 2022
  • Recruiter: ADP
  • Location: Alpharetta, Georgia
  • Salary: On Application