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Senior Technology Manager - Database (Remote)

Company: Carmax
Location: Richmond
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Job Description:

8901 - Corp Office West Crk - 12800 Tuckahoe Creek Parkway, Richmond, Virginia, 23238

CarMax, the way your career should be!

BRIEF POSITION SUMMARY:

The Senior Manager of Database Systems, will lead a team of advanced and entry level Database Administrators, Engineers and SW developers that are responsible for all aspects of operational, design, engineering of the CarMax Database Systems. The Database Systems Manager must maintain a detailed working knowledge of Database technologies and standards.

The Senior Manager of Database will lead a team of associates by setting performance standards and motivating associates to perform quality work. The Senior Manager is responsible for identifying high-performing talent, gaps in talent, and train and develops associates to close the gaps. The Manager mentors and develops future leaders in courageous leadership, associate development, and communication skills.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

* Responsible for short-term project planning to meet long-term goals. Works with Sr. IT leadership and other managers to meet goals and provide business solutions. Establishes the scope of projects, allocates the proper resources, and monitors the progress. Provides status updates to senior management.
* Responsible for delegating short-term projects and monitoring the performance of associates. Assists with removing roadblocks and utilizing technical knowledge to assist associates with meeting goals.
* Works with Sr. leaders to understand business plans and team objectives. Researches best practices and executes short-terms plans for solutions to meet objectives.
* Responsible for assessing talent, identifying gaps in talent, and identifying high performers. Provides development guidance, creates IDPs to close gaps in talent, and provides opportunities for stretch roles to develop future leaders. Sets performance standards and holds team members accountable to standards.
* Forecasts needed resources such as vendors, technologies, consultants, staffing needs, and training for the team to accomplish business objectives.
* Responsible for managing the selection, and contract negotiation for vendors of any software packages or services that are utilized.
* Has financial responsibility for the team. Responsible for the team's budget and evaluating ROI.

SPECIALTIES: (Specific skill/knowledge needed)

* Identify emerging Database technologies, assimilated and integrated within the CarMax organization.
* Accomplishes information systems and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
* Provide operational engineering and support leadership for various versions of:
* Sybase Database Systems
* Microsoft SQL Server
* Microsoft Azure SQL Server
* Oracle Databases, Data Guard, RMAN and RAC (Real Application Cluster) implementations.
* Adherence to high security standards and practices as it relates to Databases Security by managing through least privileged access practices.
* Provide complete database life cycle support
* Interface with other central organizations to improve and implement database process, procedures and automation.
* Pro-active and reactive performance analysis, monitoring, troubleshooting and resolution of the issues.
* Participate in regular database capacity planning related to database growth and system utilization, trend analysis and predicting future database resource requirements.
* Develop long-term Operational Resiliency database goals and strategy.
* Prepares for database expansion by studying plans and requirements; advising senior technical management; coordinating design and programming.
* Keeps senior technical management informed by preparing reports on system performance and problems.
* Understanding of and strict adherence to regulatory, legal and compliance issues for SOX and audit functions.
* Drives automation to provide faster, more consistent delivery of database services

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Guides team to reach solutions to complex problems. Mentors associates to be great problem solvers
* Detailed orientated, able to analyze and research data and reports; uses information to assist department with making financial decisions
* Evaluates the impact and ramifications of decisions on the department and organization
* Develops creative solutions to problems
* Ability to develop and promote other associates for the group/team's needs
* Able to summarize and or present complex problems and/or technical information in a simplified manner
* Ability to prioritize and lead team to execute short-term projects to meet long-term goals
* Ability to develop, execute and adjust a plan with a high degree of independence
* Sees beyond the current processes and identifies process improvements
* Must be willing to make recommendations and challenge upwards when appropriate for the best interest of the department
* Ability to collaborate and build strong relationships throughout the department
* Promotes effective conflict resolution by listening to others opinions and responding with a win-win solution
* Able to communicate to senior management, business partners, and group/team with the appropriate information at each level
* Must keep team informed of goals, how they align with the department's goals, and changes that impact the group/team
* Sets vision and strategy for the team. Adjust as needed based on business needs and successfully leads them through transitions.
* Uses Agile methodologies to manage team. Develops metrics to measure performance of the team.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

* 4 year IT degree or equivalent work experience, preferred
* 3+ years of experience leading projects in both agile and waterfall methodologies, required
* 5 + years of Senior management experience
* DevOps experience, preferred

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the associate is inside a central heat and air-conditioned office building. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

Upon an applicant's request, CarMax will consider reasonable accommodation to complete the CarMax Job Application.

Keywords: Carmax, Richmond , Senior Technology Manager - Database (Remote), Executive , Richmond, Virginia

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