Job Description

Come Grow With Us


Grand Canyon Education (GCE) is a rapidly growing educational service company that has long been an industry leader in providing educational, operational and technological support services to the post-secondary education sector. Formerly part of Grand Canyon University (GCU), GCE still works closely with GCU to benefit thousands of students, families and the local inner-city community. We put people first, drive innovation, and do good in the community that we live and work in.

The IT department is seeking to find a talented Database Developer to join our team. This role is responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining database solutions to support GCE's data management needs.

What you will do:

  • Work with the infrastructure DBA to ensure the performance, availability, and security of the database.

  • Writes and understands Microsoft SQL. Writing SQL statements, stored procedures and views using industry best practices for security and efficiency.

  • Provides user support associated with development activities.

  • Responsible for troubleshooting and problem solving of SQL development.

  • Assists infrastructure DBA with routine performance and availability testing on database servers to ensure scalability, resiliency, and capacity of all applications.

  • Provides expert level database administration support to 3rd party vendors, developers and others as needed.

  • Works with implementation team to build, customize and roll out new solutions to organization and with consultants to design and build database structure specific to business needs.

What you will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related technical discipline acquired through a regionally accredited institution.

  • Minimum of three years’ related experience in working with databases preferably in a high-availability production environment; experience in higher education with online services preferred, including:

  • Advanced knowledge of SQL databases and replica-sets gained through running critical systems.

  • Thorough understanding of Profiling, Performance Tuning and Optimization, using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools to resolve database problems.

  • In-depth knowledge of SQL Server Database Administration including clustering.

  • Strong proficiency of T-SQL coding, PowerShell coding and stored procedures.

  • Self motivated and self sufficient with ability to work under minimal supervision.

  • Good interpersonal and customer service attitude with the ability to maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders; a good team player with the willingness to assist the team whenever necessary.

Why work at GCE:

  • Exceptional workplace benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401K savings plan.

  • Generous time off plan and 11 paid holidays.

  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community or at GCU sponsored events.

  • We also offer full-time employees, their spouses and dependent children an Education Tuition Discount Program.


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