Database Administrator (12 month contract)

by CARFAX Canada

Position Type: Contract, Full-time
Remote work options: No
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Apr 15, 2024

Job Description

Working Here

At CARFAX Canada, we’re more than just obsessed with cars. We’re obsessed with data and using it to help millions of Canadians buy, sell and maintain cars - but you can learn that on our website. Let’s talk about the sweet perks you’ll get when working here (i.e. what you actually want to know): Some days you’ll be taking in-house leadership training courses, other days you’ll be eating a catered lunch with your team mates. Grab a seat in the state-of-the-art office at 100 Kellogg Lane and collaborate the day away. What’s that, it’s the summer? Well, the 4-day work weeks have kicked in; enjoy those extra paid days off! Why not use one of your paid volunteer days to give back to your community? What else can we list? Competitive wages, amazing benefits like a wellness spending fund, a company-matched pension program, monthly “work from anywhere” days, yearly performance-based bonuses, health and wellness programs, a literal award-winning culture, parental leave top-ups and all kinds of social events. To top all of this off, every day you get to choose how you get to do meaningful work with incredible people. So, looks like we’re obsessed with a few things here – data and our people!

Key Information

Employment Status: Full time, Temporary (12-month contract) Job Type: On-SiteLocation: London, Ontario*Please note that we have two operating entities in Canada, CARFAX Inc., and CARFAX Canada. This position is with CARFAX Canada.

Job Details

Reporting to the Manager of Data Operations, the Database Administrator will be part of a dynamic operations team that is excited to promote and adopt a DevOps mindset. In this role, you will work closely with engineering/architecture, data management and support to ensure our production systems are deployed, managed and monitored to the best of our ability. You will be asked to lead, manage, assess and implement structure, process and monitoring of our database systems. Providing feedback to all teams will be key to your team’s continuous improvement. You will be required to learn, research, pilot and recommend new tools and technologies that can be leveraged to improve the way we work.

Position Responsibilities

  • Administer our database infrastructure in the Azure public cloud (Virtual Machines, SQL Server, Azure SQL as a Service, and SQL Managed Instances)
  • Advise on, and implement best practices for monitoring, logging, and alerting
  • Liaise with development teams, providing insights on best practices
  • Create/implement database change deployment automation tools
  • Regularly review intensive queries and provide recommendations to the development team(s) to improve performance
  • Regularly review index performance
    • Delete indexes that aren’t being used, or being used infrequently
    • Defragment and/or reorganize indexes to ensure they continue to perform well
    • Create and combine indexes to improve performance
  • Review, automate and deploy schema changes
  • Provide optimization recommendations to stakeholders
  • Provision new services in Azure public cloud
  • Maintain compliance with our backup policies/strategies and help refine disaster recovery plans.
  • Support and manage both production and non-production environments
  • Maintain database security to meet the needs of the business, without blocking progress
  • Tier 3 support for database/system issues

Education and Experience Required

  • Diploma in computer science, computer engineering, mathematics or related field
  • 4+ years of experience as a database administrator or engineer
  • Experience with CI/CD preferred
  • Experience managing MS SQL database servers used by .Net applications
  • Proficiency with Azure SQL Services
  • Previous experience working in an Agile environment

Equal Opportunity Employer

CARFAX Canada is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. 

We’re committed to providing accommodations by request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. For a confidential inquiry or to request an accommodation, please contact your recruiter or email

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit our website will be accepted until a suitable candidate is hired.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

About Us

CARFAX’s mission is to help millions of people shop, buy, service and sell used cars with more confidence. As a leader in vehicle history and valuation, CARFAX provides impartial and comprehensive information for consumers and the automotive industry. CARFAX‘s Canadian headquarters in London, Ontario supports Canadian and U.S. markets, drawing on billions of data records from thousands of sources, enabling used vehicle buyers and sellers to make informed decisions. CARFAX is consistently recognized as a top employer and business. CARFAX is a part of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI). Find out more at and connect with CARFAX on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Our values serve as the foundation of our culture by helping inform the actions and behaviours that make us successful. We strive to integrate these values into how we collaborate, navigate challenges, and make decisions daily.

Objective – Guided by facts, driven by results.
Transparent – Clarity through open and honest communication.Customer advocate – Putting the customer at the center of everything we do.Solutions oriented – Turning challenges into opportunities.Integrity – Where honesty meets action.

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   CARFAX Canada
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