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Rock Family of Companies Senior MySQL Database Administrator in Detroit, Michigan

The Rock Family of Companies is made up of nearly 100 separate businesses spanning fintech, sports, entertainment, real estate, startups and more. We’re united by our culture – a drive to find a better way that fuels our commitment to our clients, our community and our team members. We believe in and build inclusive workplaces, where every voice is heard and diverse perspectives are welcomed. Working for a company in the Family is about more than just a job – it’s about having the opportunity to become the best version of yourself.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or business information systems, a related degree or equivalent experience

  • 5 years of relevant work experience

  • 2 years of experience with prod workload in AWS ecosystem

  • Experience with MySQL 5.7, MySQL 8.0, PostgreSQL 10 and above

  • Experience with maintaining AWS RDS instances

  • In-depth understanding of the database engine and strong performance tuning skills

  • Troubleshooting experience with MySQL replication

  • Strong experience working with Unix/Linux and Shell Scripting

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and with others in a team environment

  • Ability to prioritize tasks

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Troubleshoot service outages as they occur, including after hours and weekends

  • Strong sense of personal accountability for results

  • Familiarity with database CICD process, concept and tools

  • Understanding of NoSQL databases is an added advantage

Job Summary

The Senior MySQL Database Administrator ensures the databases that support our technology systems are designed and performing as needed and providing the necessary data to the appropriate team members.


  • Work with our developers and business analysts to create and modify our database structure

  • Monitor the performance of the database servers

  • Perform database maintenance tasks, including backups/restores, updating statistics, rebuilding indexes, etc.

  • Work with our data engineers to help map data in our production databases to our data warehouse

  • Maintain system security and data integrity

  • Work with our systems engineers to ensure optimal hardware and storage subsystems

  • Develop, manage and maintain a strong disaster recovery and high availability plan

  • Install, upgrade and patch the database servers

  • Participate in code and design reviews

  • Participate in production code pushes

Who We Are

We're America's largest mortgage lender, closing loans in all 50 states. J.D. Power ranked Quicken Loans "Highest in Customer Satisfaction in Primary Mortgage Origination" for the past 11 consecutive years, 2010 - 2020. The company was also ranked highest in the nation for client satisfaction among mortgage servicers by J.D. Power for 7 consecutive years, 2014 through 2020, each year the company was eligible. There's a simple reason we've been so successful: We care about the people we work with.

If you're tired of stuffy, bureaucratic workplaces, then you'll be delighted to find something different here. We strive to make a creative, fun and collaborative environment you simply won't find anywhere else. Quicken Loans was once again named to FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list in 2019 and has been included in the magazine's top one-third of companies named to the list for the past 16 consecutive years. In addition, Essence Magazine named Quicken Loans the "#1 Place to Work in the Country for African Americans."


This is an outline of the primary responsibilities of this position. As with everything in life, things change. The tasks and responsibilities can be changed, added to, removed, amended, deleted and modified at any time by the leadership group.

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. The Company provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team, The Pulse, at 1-800-411-JOBS.

The Rock Family of Companies uses world-class recruiting and talent management teams to help each member organization recruit the best and brightest. If you’re looking for the next step in your career, you’ve come to the right place.