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Sr Engineer - Database

Atlanta, Georgia

Job Type: Hybrid

Job Category: Technology
Brand: Genuine Parts Company
Job ID: R24_0000006702
Status: Full time

Here, you’ll find a culture that always has its finger on the pulse of ingenuity and innovation. After all, building on our legacy depends on acting with integrity to deliver future-focused transformation — and that’s where you’ll come in. By adding your resourcefulness and out-of-the-box thinking to ours, we’ll be able to achieve great things — both as a team, and as individuals. Whatever your area of IT expertise, we’ll empower you to bring your authentic self to work and support you to do your best work.

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  • Multi-tasker
  • Problem-solver
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Employee Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, life and disability insurance, as well as campus health and wellness programs

  • Paid time off, eight company holidays and flexible work schedules available

  • Tuition Reimbursement and professional development opportunities

  • 401(k) Plan with competitive employer matching

  • Onsite cafeteria, coffee stations and break rooms

  • Employee discounts, including NAPA parts, entertainment, technology, appliances, event tickets and more

Job Description

Company Background:

Genuine Parts Company (“GPC” or the “Company”), founded in 1928 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a leading distributor of automotive and industrial replacement parts and value-added services. The Company operates a global portfolio of businesses with more than 10,000 locations across the world. GPC has approximately 50,000 global employees. The Company has operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, France, the U.K., Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and China.

Position Description:

The Sr Engineer - Database Administrator role is responsible for the management and support of all Corporate Infrastructure Microsoft SQL Server databases. This includes installation, configuration, upgrades, patching, backup and recovery, disaster recovery, monitoring, and performance tuning, as well as working with internal and external customers in support of the environment.


  • Maintains database system performance though regular system monitoring, analysis and performance tuning; troubleshooting hardware, software, network and operating systems; designing and running system load/stress tests; escalating database problems.
  • Secures database system by developing system access, monitoring and control mechanisms
  • Establishes and tests disaster recovery policies and procedures; completing back-ups; maintaining documentation.
  • Installs, upgrades and patches database system by adopting industry recognized best practices and conferring with vendors and services; developing, testing, evaluating, and installing enhancements and new software.
  • Provides 24x7 support for critical production databases
  • Establish database and database service monitors, developing scripts to automate routine tasks.  Must exhibit excellent SQL, T-SQL, and (Powershell) scripting abilities.
  • Perform installation and configuration of database software and related products. Manage the regular patching process for the servers and database software.
  • Tasked with continuous re-evaluation of the database architecture and capacity planning. Make proposals and recommendations for improvements where necessary.
  • Lead troubleshooting of database performance tuning and connectivity issues, providing root cause analysis and future mitigation steps.
  • Responsible for creating and administering the backup and recovery plan that adheres to department policy for archiving rules. Implement business continuity plans and processes.
  • Assist in making/ensuring environments are SOX/HIPAA/PCI compliant.
  • Work collaboratively with other infrastructure teams.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • GPC has two work locations to choose from, Duluth or Atlanta office.
  • We offer a Flexible Work Policy that permits eligible employees to work a hybrid remote schedule.

Desired Qualifications & Experiences: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, related field, or equivalent experience.
  • 2 years’ experience (6+ preferred) Microsoft SQL Server administration experience
  • Experience with SQL databases in Azure
  • Experience in Postgresql/My SQL/Oracle a plus
  • Active MCTS, MCITP, and/or MVP certifications a plus
  • Experience working with Windows server, including Active Directory
  • Experience with Networking/Storage (SAN/NAS)
  • Hands-on experience with High Availability and Disaster Recovery options for SQL Server
  • Must have strong hands-on backup/recovery skill
  • Proven ability to automate routine tasks
  • Demonstrated ability in performance tuning database and applications
  • Works closely with business and internal customers, so strong communication and presentation skills are very important.  You must have a consultative personality and good corporate etiquette.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new database technologies and additional platforms

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GPC conducts its business without regard to sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic. GPC's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote, assign, transfer and terminate employees based on their own ability, achievement, experience and conduct and other legitimate business reasons.

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The coaching and development at GPC has been phenomenal over the years. My managers truly know what is going on in their teams. They are able to guide me and answer questions.

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