Database Administrator

Posted: 09/01/2021


Everyone wants to work with people they respect. Even better if you can work with a company you respect. We have both at The David J. Joseph Company, and a 135+ year track record on operating an ethical business with a positive work culture. It may sound cliché, but it’s true. We’re a big, global company that still feels small.


Working at the David J. Joseph Company is unique. We offer employment in diverse settings such as traditional corporate headquarters, dynamic sales locations, and scrap recycling facilities. This workplace diversity gives our employees the variety they crave and the exposure to a global business. A career at The David J. Joseph Company is ideal for self-starters seeking to make an impact on our company and their careers.


The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), founded in 1885, is a world leader in scrap metal recycling & trading. With over 80+ locations, the Joseph Company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nucor Corporation (NUE) a Fortune 200 Company.


  1. Reviews, evaluates, designs, implements and maintains company database(s):
  2. Creates database design specifications based on understanding of business transactions.
  3. Creates database objects (tables, etc.).
  4. Creates and maintains database definitions and tables.
  5. Designs, codes, tests and implements custom database scripts and formal procedures.
  6. Ensures data integrity; recommends action to maintain data integrity; establishes process / procedures for ongoing data cleanup.
  7. Monitors and maintains databases for proper performance tuning.
  8. Designs, implements and maintains data retention and archival; plans for storage needs, retention, backup and recovery.
  9. Designs, implements and maintains database security.
  10. Assists in identifying and resolving database problems.
  11.  Identifies data sources, constructs data decomposition diagrams, provides data flow diagrams and documents the process.
  12. Designs and writes codes for database access, modifications and constructions, including stored procedures.
  13. Develops cloud solutions involving Azure SQL DB implementations for applications and/or Azure Synapse for Business Intelligence
  14. Develops ETL packages for the enterprise data warehouse and other data integration activities
  15. May lead small, less complex projects
  16. May be responsible for addressing security related items.
  17. Remains informed on trends and issues in the industry, including current and emerging technologies and practices both in on prem and cloud databases
  18. May participate in indoctrinating interns and / or new employees.
  19. Performs other duties as assigned.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline. Equivalent combination of experience and education will also be considered. May begin pursuing pertinent certification(s), such as the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), Oracle Database Certified Professional, Microsoft SQL Solutions Associate (MCSA) or Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP).
  2. Minimum 2 – 5 years related experience monitoring and improving databases for proper performance, security, backup and replication procedures in a corporate environment with multiple locations required.
  3. Preferred experience includes:
    1. SQL Server:

→ Database Mirroring, Log Shipping, Replication and Clustering or workload management on cloud SQL servers

→ Database Installation and maintenance

→ Security implementation and management   

→ Reporting Services (SSRS), Integration Services (SSIS) and Analysis Services (SSAS)   

    1. Cloud databases (Azure SQL DB, Azure Synapse)
    2. MySQL and Oracle DB
    3. Other relational databases such as PostgreSQL
    4. Systems Development, including design and coding (physical and logical database design)
    5. Server and database-level performance tuning
    6. IP networking, Active Directory knowledge
    7. IIS, XML, VMWare ESX Server, or Windows server administration experience
  1. Ability to implement and maintain simple to moderately complex databases.
  2. Ability to understand and diagnosis situations in a time sensitive manner. 
  3. Must be detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple assignments effectively. 
  4. Requires a professional demeanor with a high degree of flexibility, responsiveness and self-direction.
  5. Work is typically focused on short-term objectives (6 months or less) and reviewed frequently for assessment and direction.
  6. Ability to participate in a 24/7 rotating on-call coverage is required.
  7. May consult on non-routine issues with more experienced staff.
  8. Requires effective communication skills to convey status, ideas and concepts in a team environment.
  9. Demonstrates working knowledge, practical skills and the ability to perform work under moderate supervision.
  10. Ability to resolve database problems for all environments.


We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package including paid training, bonus program, medical, dental, vision, life and disability coverage, vacation, paid holidays, a 401(k) plan with match, tuition reimbursement and other great benefits.

EEO Statement

The David J. Joseph Company is a drug-free workplace and conducts pre-employment testing as a condition of employment. 


The David J. Joseph Company is an equal opportunity employer.? Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, lactation/breastfeeding, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, familial status, genetic information, disability, veteran status, military status, or any other classification, status, or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. The David J. Joseph Company hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.  If you’d like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here. 


DJJ reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and teammates.? 
DJJ also provides a work environment in which each teammate?is able to?be productive and work to the best of his or her ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all teammates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all teammates and applicants.