Senior Database Administrator

Technology - New Orleans, LA

Job Description

Lucid is the world’s largest audience platform for sourcing and understanding real, deterministic data about human behavior at scale. The company has built the largest and most powerful programmatic survey exchange, and has enabled brands, agencies and partners to ask and answer more than 8 billion questions worldwide. With a pool of over 70 million respondents, Lucid delivers unprecedented access to consumers for data-driven decision making – about everything from marketing to product development in real-time. Lucid is headquartered in New Orleans with offices in London and Gurgaon.

The Database Administrator will join our global technology team. Our clients use our flagship products, Fulcrum and, to manage and execute complex, large-scale online sampling projects (surveys). Our development centers are located in New Orleans, Singapore, and Manila. The Database Administrator will be part of our development team in New Orleans and work closely with development team peers, Product Management team, business and other support teams. Know SQL Server? Want the opportunity to play with SQL 2016 after the RTM? Want to get more experience in the cloud with AWS, Redshift, Dynamo or other services offered by AWS? This is the droid you have been looking for.

Essential Job Functions

  • Monitor and troubleshoot Microsoft SQL Server 2014, associated jobs and processes.
  • Monitor performance of SQL Server and database infrastructure using various performance tools.
  • Ensure problems and error conditions are promptly and appropriately addressed.
  • Establish and maintain configuration and recovery documentation for SQL Server systems.
  • Assist with SQL Server installations, database migrations, upgrades and updates, and hardware implementations.
  • Perform TSQL code review and mentoring for development staff
  • Deploy SQL Server change scripts (stored procedures, functions etc.) as needed to various environments.
  • Manage SQL Server permissions for various environments.
  • Assist development and application teams with SQL Server problem resolution.
  • Perform other related duties as required. 
  • Provides on-call support for production environments on a shared DBA rotation


  • 5+ years of experience in database development and production support of medium- to large-scale mission-critical MS SQL Server environments (multi- terabyte)
  • Experience with Always On or Mirroring in a production environment
  • Strong hands-on experience in Database Administration in SQL Server 2012 or 2014
  • Experience in troubleshooting and resolving database integrity issues, performance issues, blocking and deadlocking issues, always on or mirroring issues, connectivity issues, security issues etc.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in Performance Tuning, Query Optimization, using Performance Monitor, SQL Profiler and other related monitoring and troubleshooting tools
  • Knowledge and experience of SQL Server tools ( Profiler, Redgate, SSMS, PerfMon, DMVs, system SPROCs)
  • Solid knowledge and experience with Windows Server, security delegation, SPNs, firewalls etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience providing SQL Database Operational support to technical and development users
  • Ability to detect and troubleshoot SQL Server related CPU, memory, I/O, disk space and other resource contention.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An understanding of SSIS, SSRS, SSAS and source control (Redgate to GIT) in a database environment
  • Experience with AWS, Redshift and NoSQL
  • Experience with SQL Server 2014, In-Memory tables, DAX, MDX and Power BI
  • Someone who understands the binary language of moisture vaporators


At Lucid we foster a collaborative and inspiring workplace.  We pride ourselves in doing this by recruiting, hiring and retaining diverse, passionate, and forward-thinking talent. Lucid is committed to and encourages an inclusive environment and we are dedicated to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.