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AVP/VP SQL Server Database Developer / Administrator


  • Broomfield, CO
  • Jersey City, NJ



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Job Description

As part of the Wilshire family, you can rest assured that every day you are contributing to an organization that is helping millions of people around the world make better investment decisions for a more secure future. For 50 years, our clients have trusted Wilshire to transform complex theory into practical investment solutions and products.

Founded in 1972, Wilshire advises on over $1.3 trillion in assets and manages $93 billion in assets. Wilshire underwent a corporate transformation in 2021 and is on an exciting journey to deliver best-in-class Investment Solutions, Indices and Benchmarks and Innovative Analytics to a wide range of investors across the world.

Wilshire is seeking a talented and motivated team player to join its Engineering & Technology team. This position will be responsible for designing, developing and maintaining Wilshire’s database of investment management firms and products. Candidates that characterize themselves as being self-driven, having a high attention to detail, and can thrive in both an individual and team environment would be well suited for this highly empowered and rewarding opportunity.


  • Lead the development of SQL Server investment databases through the full product lifecycle, from design to production release.
  • Apply relational data modeling techniques to ensure development and implementation projects meet integration and performance expectations.
  • Design and develop new database schema objects such as tables, indexes, views, stored procedures, functions, triggers, jobs, etc. while supporting legacy database schema currently supporting production environment
  • Recommend, implement, and support the database architecture, including deciding whether clustering, mirroring, and replication are recommended to ensure optimal reliability and scalability.
  • Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance metrics to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve SQL Server performance issues using profile traces and other methodologies.
  • Automate data import and update processes, track issues, and maintain system documentation.
  • Provide technical mentorship and cross-training to other team members.
  • Oversee database backup, recovery, and migration.
  • Participate in the validation process through unit and integration testing and providing bug fixes.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field.
  • 5+ years MS SQL Server development and administration experience.
  • Experience in database design, data modeling, and development.
  • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server.
  • Experience with database backup, restore, replication and recovery models.
  • Experience working with Windows Server, including Active Directory.
  • Translate business requirements and specifications into detailed system design specifications.
  • Develop, analyze, troubleshoot and tune SQL queries, stored procedures, views, and functions.
  • Experience developing and utilizing temporal tables
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with ability to manage competing demands.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels, including the executive level.
  • Provide creative approach to problem-solving, combined with ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big picture” view.
  • Flexible team player, demonstrating a “get-it-done” personality.
  • Ability to self-organize and work independently in a dynamic environment.

Technology Proficiencies:

  • Microsoft T-SQL
  • SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • SQL Server Profiling
  • Scripting

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Business Intelligence (BI)
  • SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
  • Redgate
  • Agile/Scrum methodologies
  • Azure SQL
  • Visual Studio Team Foundation Server or Team Services
  • PowerShell
  • Microsoft .Net Framework / C#
  • Microsoft Entity Framework

What you get:

  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package including a collaborative work environment, generous PTO, 401(k) match, affordable & comprehensive medical/dental/vision insurance, CFA and other professional membership reimbursement, and more.

Effective November 1, 2021, Wilshire requires that all successful applicants for positions located in the United States be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and provide proof of such vaccination prior to commencement of employment.

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We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we afford equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race/ethnicity, creed, color, religion, sex (including gender and gender identity), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, disability, medical condition (as defined by California Government Code section 12926), or sexual orientation.  Our employees, as well as applicants and others with whom we do business, will not be subjected to sexual, racial, religious, ethnic, or any other form of unlawful harassment.  In addition, Wilshire Associates adheres to the equal employment opportunity requirements of all states and localities in which it does business.  We are completely committed to these principles not only because of the various laws which address these subjects, but because it is the right thing to do for our employees and clients to thrive.

Wilshire is an SEC registered investment adviser and required to track certain political contributions under Rule 206(4)-5.  As such, you may be required to disclose your prior political contributions.  

If you have a disability, and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, contact Human Resources at or 310-584-6011.