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Database Administrator (DBA)

Schaumburg IL Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.

Zurich North America is hiring an Database Administrator (DBA) to join our Information Technology team at our headquarters in Schaumburg, IL.

As the Database Administrator (DBA), you will be responsible for:

  • Optimizing and tuning database systems
  • Pro-actively monitoring performance and capacity
  • Performance tuning & query optimization
  • Ensuring adherence to storage, archiving, and back-up recovery procedures
  • Backup recovery testing of recovery procedures and archiving databases
  • Disaster recovery testing
  • Database replication
  • Troubleshooting database issues and performing database impact analysis for proposed changes
  • Controling access permissions and privileges
  • Altering tables and schema structure as required
  • Working with the application development teams to develop stored procedures, triggers, and code to support enterprise applications, as well as to enforce coding standards
  • Executing database release management processes and coordinating maintenance of development, testing and production environments
  • Physical database design

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 7 or more years of experience in the Application Design and Development area


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 9 or more years of experience in the Application Design and Development area

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7 or more years of experience in administering multi-terabyte databases (PostgreSQL, Yellowbrick, Netezza, DB2, SQL Server, Oracle)
  • Proficiency with SQL, PL/SQL, PL/pgSQL, UNIX Shell, PowerShell, PERL
  • Experience in administering a multi-terabyte data warehouse is preferred
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work effectively across multiple business and technical teams
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, tight deadline delivery timeline
  • Aptitude to independently learn new technologies

A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at Zurich?

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation.

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

Location(s): AM – Schaumburg
Remote Working: No
Schedule: Full Time

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