Commonwealth Financial Network

Database Administrator

Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
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# of Openings
Technology - Operations, Engineering & Support


We are not your typical financial services firm. For starters, we’re a fast-growing company with 30 percent of our employee head count in technology. We’ve been recognized as a Best Place to Work 38 times (and counting) and Computerworld has ranked us highly nationwide for the past 11 years as one of the best places to work in IT—and for good reason. We think and have fun like a start-up (bocce tournament, annual turkey fry, summer outing, etc.) yet have the financial stability to offer you the best training and technology money can buy. Conveniently located on the commuter rail near the intersection of Route 95 and the Mass Pike, we’re accessible from anywhere—and away from the congestion of a downtown commute.


Discover what it’s like to be psyched to come to work every day! We offer you:

  • A generous bonus plan
  • Stock options and use of vacation properties (Cape Cod, Lake Winnipesaukee, Sunday River, Key Biscayne, Las Vegas, Park City, the Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic)
  • An opportunity to participate in our Idea Lab, a fun and dynamic program that lets us dedicate time to experimentation
  • A more relaxed, “dress for your day” dress code
  • A free on-site fitness center
  • Ample opportunity to volunteer with and support local charities
  • A VTO (volunteer time off) day to use toward a cause that’s important to you
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free breakfast on Fridays
  • A competitive benefits package—and much more

About the Opportunity

As our database administrator, supporting Commonwealth’s systems, monitoring our systems, writing documentation on current systems design, and providing guidance on future implementations to support our company’s data will be all in a day’s work. This collaborative position will have you working closely with IT project managers, developers, database operations, and the Systems Engineering team—communicating regularly with application and operational staff to ensure database integrity, security, and quality. This position will focus on Microsoft Windows SQL Server, but occasionally you’ll be required to support non-Microsoft databases, too.
Think you have what it takes? Then let’s talk.


  • Supporting internally developed database environments, as well as third-party database environments
  • Installing, configuring, and patching all SQL Server instances to keep them at appropriate patch levels, in accordance with IT and security policies
  • Operationalizing and enforcing process and procedure standards for production code releases
  • Deploying database schema change scripts provided by third-party vendors or in-house developers
  • Configuring SQL Server monitoring and alerts to help manage database systems; identifying database server weaknesses and recommending solutions
  • Participating in the on-call rotation for the Systems Engineering and Database Administration/Operations team
  • Serving as a point of escalation and support for the Desktop Support group
  • Producing appropriate documentation for application deployment, configuration, and related processes


  • 3+ years’ Windows/DBA experience with SQL Server
  • Enterprise-level Windows/database operations experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with SQL Server HA and DR technologies (log shipping, failover cluster instances, availability groups): Windows SQL versions 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, 2016
  • Experience with MS Windows Server editions 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016
  • Experience with performance tuning, including third-party databases, where code changes are not possible
  • Experience writing automation using scripting languages such as PowerShell 

The ideal candidate would also be familiar with some of these technologies:

  • Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, or other database platforms
  • Visual Studio .NET
  • SQL Server Reporting Services and SQL Server Integration Services
  • Microsoft Azure or other cloud infrastructures
  • Windows Server Failover Clustering
  • Windows Server
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft Active Directory


Have we piqued your curiosity? Can you see yourself thriving in this career opportunity, as well as our Anything but Common® workplace culture? If so—and if your background and experience align with our needs—please do submit your application right away.


Commonwealth Financial Network® is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a diverse workforce.


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