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Senior Database Administrator At Absolute Software


Vancouver, British Columbia

Job Description

The Senior Database Administrator is responsible for managing the company’s production system databases. This includes the development, review, and maintenance of database scripts, providing custom reports and data extracts. The senior database administrator will also maintain database objects, including keys, indexes.

As part of a team that is responsible for Absolute’s production environment, the Senior Database Administrator will also assist in staging and managing updates to the production environment. This will include review of proposed database changes and working with the QA team to support testing. Some system updates are service affecting and need to be scheduled for low traffic periods, thus the database administrator will need to periodically be available on evening and weekends for system updates.

The Senior Database Administrator will also contribute to overall operations policies and procedures by assisting in the management of system security, and working with teams on the planning and execution of system expansion, as well as back-up and restore procedures.

The Senior Database Administrator will be expected to be available periodically on a pager basis for production issues and escalations. Some travel may be required.

Adherence and promotion of Absolute Security Policies and Hosting Operations Security Policies is required.

Accountabilities Will Include:

Key Hosting Operations Responsibilities:

Execution of key database administration activities. This includes:

  • Executing DB update scripts to manage approved modifications to data
  • Developing new scripts
  • Installing and upgrading database application components
  • Providing management or customer reports and data extracts
  • Maintaining database objects, including keys, indexes, etc

Carrying out business processes within the team. This includes:

  • Managing system security according to policy and procedure
  • Planning and execution of system backup and restore

Key Collaborative Responsibilities:

Interaction as part of the Hosting Operations team. This includes:

  • Making recommendations on existing and future storage and system infrastructure
  • Issue resolution to the staging and production environments

What You’ll Need:

  • Technical experience in database administration required
  • Experience of documentation and presentation of technical tasks and implementation plans expected.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial high-tech environment expected.
  • Thorough knowledge of database design, optimization and management required.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server platform and tools required.
  • Technical troubleshooting and issue documentation skills required.
  • Current experience with NoSQL Databases, preferably MongoDB
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) or equivalent preferred.
  • Experience with reporting packages required, such as Microsoft Reporting Services, Crystal Reports.
  • Strong familiarity with operating systems, firewalls, anti-virus and other security products required.
  • Knowledge of IT Asset Management practices an asset.
  • Broad Internet knowledge required.


  • Formal technical training expected, university degree preferred.
  • Broad-based education across multiple disciplines preferred.

Why Work for Us:

Absolute is the new standard for endpoint visibility and control, delivering self-healing endpoint security, always-connected IT asset management, and continuous data visibility—both on and off the network. Unlike other endpoint security agent solutions that can be corrupted, compromised or deleted, Absolute can self-heal itself and other critical applications through our patented Persistence technology that is embedded in the firmware of over 1 billion endpoints. No other security company can make this claim.

Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada with international offices in Austin, Texas, Reading, UK and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, we are a collaborative and innovative place to make your mark in the world of security. Our agile, high energy culture rewards top performance and the contributions of those passionate about our collective growth and success. We celebrate our wins in our large common areas where we hold engineering hackathons, end of quarter celebrations, and monthly socials. We believe in a good work / life balance which is reflected in our annual employee retreat where it’s all about friends and family. To learn more about Absolute, visit our website at or visit our YouTube channel.

Absolute is an equal-opportunity employer.

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