Database AdministratorChicago, IL

At HUB International , we are a team of entrepreneurs. We believe in empowering our clients, and we do so by protecting businesses and individuals in our local communities. We help businesses evaluate their risks and develop solutions tailored to their needs. We believe in empowering our employees. As a global firm, we offer employees resources in both technology and industry expertise, but we still maintain the local flavor of our offices. Our structure enables our teams to maintain their own unique, regional culture while leveraging support and resources from our corporate centers of excellence.

HUB is the 5th largest global insurance and employee benefits broker, providing a boundaryless array of property, casualty, risk management, life and health, employee benefits, investment and wealth management products and services. With over 17,000 employees in more than 550 offices throughout North America, HUB has grown substantially, in part due to our industry leading success in mergers and acquisitions.

Job Description

This position will implement various DBA initiatives and assist with the administering & troubleshooting of our Production, Test, and Development SQL environment in order to support DB deployment, availability, growth, and upgrades.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform lead DBA role in implementing various SQL projects.

  • Coordinate with application owners, developers, and vendors to schedule application maintenance window, identify application tier support resource, perform end user test and validate application operational status.

  • Work with server team, security team, and backup team as needed to perform various VM server, security, and DR setup.

  • Work with the DBA manager to develop various project implementation strategies.

  • Provide build documentation and status updates as required by the DBA manager.

  • Provide administrative support to the SQL environment. Tasks include:

  • Install, monitor and support SQL server instances including various SQL components i.e. SSIS, SSRS, and SSAS.

  • Install, monitor, and support various SQL High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions

  • DB migration (i.e., to new servers), DB user administration

  • Support client application installations

  • Create new databases and overwrite Test DBs with copies of Production DBs

  • Backup/recover/rollback production, test, and development DBs

  • Troubleshoot application database connectivity, SQL server issues, query performance, SQL HA/DR (i.e. SQL cluster, AlwaysOn, Log Shipping, DB replication) and other issues in production and development. Coordinate/implement production fixes, or advise the application owner/administrator/developer, as appropriate.

  • Monitor & manage data storage capacity of production and test/development SQL Servers to support DB growth; coordinate drive expansions with Operations & Change Management Team.

  • Complete and maintain inventory documentation of all SQL databases at the data center and cloud. Work with DB/application owners to update status and complete missing information.

  • Decommission DBs: proactively identify obsolete DBs, obtain DB owner’s approval, archive & delete DB.

  • Write T-SQL code and stored procedures to monitor, automate and support DBA tasks.

  • Required to be on-call for database support

  • Ready to multi-task as needed

  • Other duties as required.

  • Continue to learn new technical skills, to allow for expansion and progression of duties.

  • Nights, weekends, and non-regular hours may be required.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Four (4) year degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, or equivalent work experience

  • At least 10 years of experience in a DBA role

  • Must have excellent skill and experience in PowerShell and T-SQL scripting

  • Experienced in troubleshooting database performance issues and SQL performance tuning

  • Strong asset: Windows Server administration, experience working in Active Directory

  • Other assets: Experience working in AWS and Azure cloud

  • Accountable – takes ownership of responsibilities & tasks

  • Ability to follow established workflow/implementation processes, and apply creative solutions where needed

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize deliverables/responsibilities

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to function under close deadlines with minimal supervision and under potentially stressful situations

  • Has a demonstrated desire and capacity to learn new technical skills

  • Good verbal & written communication skills

  • Travel to corporate office and/or hub locations, as needed


Do you believe in the power of innovation, collaboration, and transformation? Do you thrive in a supportive and client focused work environment? Are you looking for an opportunity to help build and drive change in a rapidly growing and evolving organization? When you join HUB, you will be part of a community of learners and doers focused on helping our leaders maximize the potential of their employees.

Disclosure required under applicable municipal regulations in NY and NJ, as well as the law in Colorado: The expected salary range for this position is $90K to $140K and will be impacted by factors such as the successful candidate’s skills, experience and working location, as well as the specific position’s business line, scope and level. HUB International is proud to offer comprehensive benefit and total compensation packages which could include health/dental/vision/life/disability insurance, FSA, HSA and 401(k) accounts, paid-time-off benefits, and eligible bonuses, equity and commissions for some positions.

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Required Experience: 10-15 years of relevant experience

Required Travel: Negligible

Required Education: Bachelor's degree (4-year degree)

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About HUB International

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HUB International Limited (HUB) is a leading full-service global insurance broker providing property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services. From offices located throughout North America, HUB’s vast network of specialists provides peace of mind on what matters most by protecting clients through unrelenting advocacy and tailored insurance solutions. For more information, please visit