Database Administrator

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF), a results-driven, entrepreneurial-philanthropic organization, is not your average non-profit. Founded in 1991 by real estate guru and successful businessman, Harold Grinspoon, HGF employs over 100 staff and offers innovative national and international philanthropic programs. HGF’s programs share the common goal of making Jewish life and the Jewish community more vibrant and more connected.

About the Opportunity

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) is growing quickly across the globe and we’re adding to the team locally! We’re seeking a full-time, DBA in our Agawam Home Office. Join an in-house IT Department of 15 to include 4 other full-time Developers. While the work and the technology utilized is cutting edge, you’ll be working in a close-knit department with people who are excited and passionate about their work. IT Initiatives are well resourced and supported by a dynamic IT management and leadership team you’ll work with closely. Challenging work; opportunities for advancement; a team atmosphere; and, a generous salary and benefits package make this a very attractive opportunity. Start your New Year off right and apply today!

About Our Organization

Founded in 1991 by real estate guru and successful businessman, Harold Grinspoon, the Harold  Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) is an entrepreneurial and business oriented non-profit. Based in Agawam, Massachusetts (just five minutes from Springfield and twenty minutes from Hartford), HGF and its sister foundation the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation (HGCF), employ over 120 employees and offer national and international philanthropic programs that range from enhancing Jewish life throughout the US and the globe, to bringing together colleges and universities to promote entrepreneurship, to providing support and resources for local farmers, to honoring local public school teachers, to supplying over 650,000 free books monthly to children throughout the world. The Foundation offers the stability of a thirty-year established organization valued at over $600M with the feel of a creative, exciting and fast-paced start-up, and the long-term growth opportunities inherent in an endowed Foundation committed to its mission for decades to come. Needless to say, The HGF is not your average non-profit!

To be Successful, You’ll Need:

  • 4-5 years MS SQL Server DBA experience
  • Daily monitoring and analysis of databases and database servers to ensure continuance of operations
  • Database performance analysis and tuning to ensure optimal system performance. Major areas of support in this area will include sizing, throughput, scalability and dependability
  • Ensure security of databases
  • Plan and implement backup and recovery strategies for the databases.
  • Perform restorations of backups in case of system failure or data loss
  • Review all changes to existing production databases to ensure that such changes do not negatively impact database performance or reliability
  • Work with software developers to design and implement new database schemas, stored procedures, etc.
  • Promote database changes through software development lifecycle process
  • Schedule and perform regular server maintenance
  • Provide end-to-end technical support and problem resolution
  • Solves problems, installs, monitors, and directs proactive and reactive measures
  • Perform capacity planning required to create and maintain the databases.
  • Act as the database SME on assigned internal projects
  • Experienced in interfacing with both client managers and system users.
  • Create and maintain databases required for Dev, QA, and Production usage.

Nice to Have

  • Automation using Microsoft PowerShell, VBScript, or batch files
  • Adaptable to changing circumstances and operational needs
  • Experience working in VMWare ESXi environments
  • Experience with enterprise backup solutions
  • *Experience working in MS NAV, SalesForce or RedGate a plus

What’s in it for You:

  • The opportunity to be part of a dynamic and talented IT team doing very creative and interesting work.
  • The chance to love coming to work every day because you’ll be part of a dynamic organization making a positive impact and difference in the lives of others.
  • A competitive salary commensurate with skills, talent and value.
  • Comprehensive benefits to include:
    • Health Insurance
    • Vision & Dental Insurance
    • Flexible Spending Plan
    • Short Disability Insurance
    • Long Term Disability Insurance
    • 401K Pension Plan with Employer Match
    • Paid Sick, Holiday, Personal and Vacation Time
  • Convenient office location close to highways with free off-street parking.

Please email a letter of interest and your resume to [email protected].

To Apply

Please email a letter of interest and your resume to [email protected].