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Prosper

A peer-to-peer online credit platform that enables its members to lend and borrow money from each other.

Senior Application DBA
San Francisco, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

Who Are We?

Prosper is built on a simple idea: connect people who want to borrow money with those that have money to invest. Prosper is an online marketplace that gives borrowers access to individual and institutional investors. Borrowers get low, fixed rates with no hidden fees or prepayment penalties. Investors can earn great returns through the platform’s data-driven underwriting for personal loans, creating a new and diverse investment opportunity. Through Prosper, more than $9 billion in personal loans have helped borrowers consolidate their credit card debt, pay for large purchases, make home improvements and cover medical expenses. Prosper Marketplace is headquartered in San Francisco and operations in Phoenix.


Prosper Marketplace is headquartered in San Francisco. The Prosper marketplace lending platform is owned by Prosper Funding LLC. For more information visit: www.prosper.com and follow Prosper on Twitter @ProsperLoans.

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What We Need

We are seeking a Sr. Development DBA to join our Database technology team. The Sr. Development DBA (MS SQL Server) will be responsible for the database environment including overseeing the development and maintenance of the databases, assessment, optimization for new as well as existing implementations. In this role, he/she will work with architecture, application development and operations to help achieve a state-of-the-art DB infrastructure that meets current and future business objectives. The ideal candidate has deep SQL experience and seeks to design/model highly performant databases and queries. Above all other factors, the successful candidate is smart, driven, and wants to be part of a culture of innovation and creativity as we develop and define the peer-to-peer lending market.

What You Will Do

Works closely with Engineering, BI, and Business teams to become a source-data-expert and maintain optimal database performance
Perform regular database schema changes/updates with minimal downtime
Troubleshoot performance issues and suggest/implement optimizations
Work with and educate our dev team to make good schema design choices and optimize queries
Perform and manage migrations of customer data between databases
Create new database clusters; setup and manage HA/DR Solutions using AlwaysON, Replication, Logshipping etc. for business continuity and data growth
Automate recurring DBA tasks
Be part of DBA team on-call rotation
Monitor database environment for high availability and disaster recovery, and proactively identify and solve issues
Document and practice failover scenarios
What You Will Need To Have

BS or MS degree in Computer Science or Equivalent experience
5+ years DBA experience in developing, maintaining, and administering MS SQL Server 2005-16
Experience managing high volume, high concurrency environments and multi-TB OLTP databases
Expert level SQL skills
Experience coding and maintaining complicated SSIS Packages
Penchant for automation with PowerShell, Python or other data scripting languages a strong plus
Proven analytical and problem solving skills
A curious, self-motivated, resourceful, critical-thinker
Strong oral and written communication skills
Capable of meeting deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic, start-up environment
What’s In It For You

In addition to working for a world class FinTech company and having a lot of fun doing it, Prosper provides it’s employees an excellent compensation and benefits plan. The plan includes incentive bonuses, stock options, company paid health, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation time, 401k with employer match and even fitness reimbursement and commuting reimbursement benefits.