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Sr. SQL Server DBA

Job ID: R-022636 Date posted: 06/03/2022 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill

Are you a team player? Are you curious to learn? Are you interested in working in meaningful projects? Do you want to work with cutting-edge technology? Are you interested in being part of a team that is working to transform and do things differently? If so, LPL Financial is the place for you!

LPL Financial (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that the firm should work for the advisor, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader* in the markets we serve, supporting more than 18,000 financial advisors, 800 institution-based investment programs and 450 independent RIA firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-centered model and the belief that Americans deserve access to personalized guidance from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means that advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services, and technology resources that allow them to run their perfect practice. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships, because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Job Overview:

The Sr. Database Administrator’s role will be responsible for the installation, configuration, maintenance, monitoring, operation support and performance of critical database systems, to ensure high availability and consistent performance of our corporate applications.  The Database Administration team provides 24x7 database and production support for all database systems ensuring their database integrity, security and availability. This is a “hands-on” position requiring solid technical skills with advanced skillsets with SQL Server performance, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills to perform Production Support of financial applications using database technologies of MSSQL 2012-2016.


  • Responsible for design, installation, configuration, security and maintenance of highly available enterprise database systems

  • Troubleshoot and resolve database incident tickets

  • Monitor backup jobs on all enterprise databases and perform routine disaster recovery scenarios

  • Participate in on-call after-hours support rotation, responding to support calls after- hours/weekends/holidays

  • Establish and maintain database policies and standards

  • Generate database schema definitions and modifications as required

  • Plan and coordinate data refreshes from one environment to another

  • Monitor database system details within the database, including stored procedures and execution time, and implement efficiency improvements

  • Monitor, optimize and allocate physical data storage for database systems

  • Develop, implement, and maintain change control and testing processes for modifications to databases

  • Create, or support creation of, required reports in response to business user needs

  • Perform database transaction and security audits.

  • Follow and maintain in-house documentation for repeatable processes, including database feature installation, disaster recovery,  and common problem resolution

  • Establish appropriate end-user database access control levels.

  • Develop routines for end users to facilitate best practices database use.

  • Follow ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) practices for Change Management.

What are we looking for?

We want strong collaboratorswho can deliver a world-class client experience. We are looking for people who thrive in a fast-paced environment, are client-focused, team oriented, and are able to execute in a way that encourages creativity and continuous improvement.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in the field of computer science/engineering and/or 5+ years equivalent work experience with SQL Server database administration and/or SQL Server development

  • 5+ years direct experience managing and supporting Microsoft SQL Server version (2000-2016+)

  • 5+ years experience with DTS and SSIS Packages

  • 5+ years of hands on experience with database security, auditing, backup/restore, DR and high availability

  • 5+ years experience with data partitioning, indexing best practices, resource governor, extended events

Core Competencies:

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • Strong technical documentation skills

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Ability to conduct research into database issues, standards, and products as required

  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language

  • Highly self-motivated and directed

  • Keen attention to detail

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

  • Strong customer service orientation

  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment


  • MCDBA and or MCIT Certification desirable

  • Knowledge and experience in Database Performance, Tuning and Optimization (PTO)

  • Excellent knowledge in system views and system stored procedures using T-SQL

  • Experience in installation and configuration of SQL Server in Virtualized Environments

  • Experience in PowerShell a plus

  • Experience in Solarwinds Monitoring and DPA (Ignite) a plus

  • Experience in financial services is a plus

  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws

  • Knowledge of Incident/Problem Management and is familiar with ITIL processes in a critical production environment

Why LPL? 

At LPL, we believe that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. As the nation’s leading independent broker-dealer, we offer an integrated platform of proprietary technology, brokerage, and investment advisor services. We provide you with a work environment that encourages your creativity and growth, a leadership team that is supportive and responsive, and the opportunity to create a career that has no limits, only amazing potential.

We are one team on one mission. We take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Because our company is not too big and not too small, you can seize the opportunity to make a real impact. We are committed to supporting workplace equality, and we embrace the different perspectives and backgrounds of our employees.We also care for our communities, and we encourage our employees to do the same. This creates an environment in which you can do your best work.

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Join the LPL team and help us make a difference by turning life’s aspirations into financial realities. Please log in or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE.

Information on Interviews:

LPL will only communicate with a job applicant directly from an email address and will never conduct an interview online or in a chatroom forum.  During an interview, LPL will not request any form of payment from the applicant, or information regarding an applicant’s bank or credit card.  Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact LPL’s Human Resources Solutions Center at (800) 877-7210.

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