Database Administrator


Permanent - Full Time

Area of Interest:

Technical Operations


Oakville, ON, Canada

Who we are

Geotab ® is a global leader in IoT and connected transportation and certified “Great Place to Work™.” We are a company of diverse and talented individuals who work together to help businesses grow and succeed, and increase the safety and sustainability of our communities.

Geotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the internet and providing web-based analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Geotab’s open platform and Geotab Marketplace ®, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with their other data assets. Processing billions of data points a day, Geotab leverages data analytics and machine learning to improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety and achieve strong compliance to regulatory changes.

Our team is growing and we’re looking for people who follow their passion, think differently and want to make an impact. Ours is a fast paced, ever changing environment. Geotabbers accept that challenge and are willing to take on new tasks and activities - ones that may not always be described in the initial job description. Join us for a fulfilling career with opportunities to innovate, great benefits, and our fun and inclusive work culture. Reach your full potential with Geotab. To see what it’s like to be a Geotabber, check out our blog and follow us @InsideGeotab on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Join our talent network to learn more about job opportunities and company news.

Geotab cares about your safety. You may be required to be vaccinated based on the nature of your work (ex: travel requirements) or due to changing local governmental health requirements.

Who you are

We are always looking for amazing talent who can contribute to our growth and deliver results! Geotab is seeking a Database Administrator who will be keeping the Geotab database up and running smoothly at all times.If you love technology, and are keen to join an industry leader — we would love to hear from you!

What you’ll do:

As a Database Administrator your key area of responsibility will be to perform database/application performance monitoring and tuning in both a development and production-support capacity; as well as, create and implement plans for database growth and changes. You will need to work closely with Development, Engineering Support, and Server Operations teams on a frequent basis.

To be successful in this role you will stay relevant to technology and should have the flexibility to adapt to the growing technology and market demands. In addition, the successful candidate will be a strong team-player with the ability to engage with all levels of the organization.

How you’ll make an impact
  • Perform database/application performance monitoring and tuning in both a development and production-support capacity

  • Ensure existing database systems perform well and are properly configured/maintained

  • Establish and maintain sound backup and recovery policies and procedures in conjunction with the system administrators

  • Implement and maintain database security

  • Create and implement plans for database growth and changes; create and document database development and testing standards

  • Perform database patch management and version control

  • Develop the required tooling and monitoring in production

  • Troubleshoot poor performance of queries and produce recommendations, such as indexes, IO subsystem requirements, memory, configuration, SQL query changes etc

  • Work with DevOps and support teams to ensure that the changes can be applied to databases as required

  • Participate in a 24x7 on-call rotating schedule

What you’ll bring to this role
  • 3-5 years of experience in database administration with PostgreSQL.

  • Problem solving skills and ability to think algorithmically.

  • Thorough knowledge of data backup, recovery, security, integrity and SQL.

  • Familiarity with database design, documentation and coding.

  • Previous experience with DBA case tools (frontend/backend) and third party tools.

  • Familiarity with programming languages API.

  • Experience working within a technical or engineering organization/knowledge of the high-technology industry an asset.

  • Must stay relevant to technology and should have the flexibility to adapt to the growing technology and market demands.

  • High accuracy and meticulous attention to detail.

  • Excellent proofreading abilities.

  • Able to work well under pressure and respond to fast changing priorities and deadlines.

  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.

  • A strong team-player with the ability to engage with all levels of the organization.

  • Technical competence using software programs, including, but not limited to, Google Suite for business (Sheets, Docs, Slides).

  • Entrepreneurial mindset and comfortable in a flat organization.

If you don't see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed above, we still encourage you to apply.

Why job seekers choose Geotab

Work from home and flex work arrangements

Baby bonus & parental leave top up program

Home office reimbursement program

Online learning and networking opportunities

Electric vehicle purchase incentive program

Competitive medical and dental benefits

Retirement savings program

*The above are offered to full-time permanent employees only

How we work

At Geotab, we have adopted a flexible first working model in that we have systems, functions, programs and policies in place to support both in-person and virtual work. However, you are welcomed and encouraged to come into our beautiful, safe, clean offices as often as you like. When working from home, you are required to have a reliable internet connection with at least 50mb DL/10mb UL. Virtual work is supported with cloud-based applications, collaboration tools and asynchronous working. The health and safety of employees are a top priority. We encourage work-life balance and keep the Geotab culture going strong with online social events, chat rooms and gatherings. Join us and help reshape the future of technology!

We believe that ensuring diversity is fundamental to our future growth and progress and is an integral part of our business. We believe that success happens where new ideas can flourish – in an environment that is rich in diversity and a place where people from various backgrounds can work together. Geotab encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired. We will ensure the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities are taken into account as part of performance management, career development, training and redeployment processes. If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information about our diversity and inclusion as well as accommodation policies and practices, please contact us at Click here to learn more about what happens with your personal data.

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