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Senior Database Architect

About Us:

Invaluable, the world’s largest online live auction marketplace is rapidly disrupting the traditional auction industry by bringing millions of passionate bidders and buyers to the virtual doorstep of auction houses around the world. Featuring an industry-leading live online bidding platform, Invaluable allows consumers to bid in real-time in the world’s premier auctions from their home, office or mobile device.

As the leading developer of SaaS and e-commerce applications for the auction industry, Invaluable provides auctioneers with marketing and e-commerce solutions across Invaluable and AuctionZip web properties, as well as access to RFC Systems, the company’s auction management software. Invaluable’s best-in-class historical price database includes more than 58 million complete auction results, totaling more than $204 billion in value. Founded in 1989 in Boston, Invaluable also has offices in Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom. 


Job Description:

As a Sr. Database Architect at Invaluable, you will provide leadership, strategy, and innovation for production data architecture and management, utilizing relational and NoSQL database technologies. You will interact directly with stakeholders to understand business and technology objectives and drive solutions that effectively meet the needs of the company. You will collaborate with project teams to design, implement and continuously improve database-driven solutions. You will also own primary responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the multi-product database systems including monitoring performance and troubleshooting issues.


  • Work directly with project stakeholders to identify and understand business, technology, and architecture requirements and select technologies to meet customer’s needs
  • Design databases, ensuring system scalability, security, performance, and reliability
  • Document database designs using applicable modeling tools
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to SQL database administrators and project team members
  • Participate in hands-on development of scalable database solutions
  • Create and enforce database development standards
  • Work with the DB, IT and DevOps teams to maintain databases and perform database maintenance including patch and release management
  • Analyze system performance; identify problems and implement solutions; review and tune complex SQL statements
  • Monitor database space and capacity, estimate sizing and growth requirements
  • Design and implement data security, including encryption methods
  • Design and manage replication, backup and recovery processes
  • Research and evaluate emerging technologies for applicability and adoption



  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or Engineering field
  • Minimum 7 years MSSQL database administration experience
  • Minimum 5 years database architecture experience
  • Proven expertise developing logical and physical data models and designs based on customer requirements
  • Working knowledge of NoSQL databases, such as MongoDB
  • Familiarity with other RDBMS systems such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQLServer, Sybase
  • Demonstrated understanding of complex SQL, stored procedures, and database functions
  • Knowledge in measuring, analyzing and tuning the performance of database applications
  • Ability to set up and monitor database security, encryptions, SSL, and user profiles
  • Expertise in developing and implementing data replication schemes
  • Proven experience with Unix/Linux/Windows operating systems and shell scripting 
  • Understanding of cloud deployment and SaaS a plus
  • Self-starter with a passion for new technologies
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills; able to manage and prioritize multiple assignments
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills




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