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Vista Outdoor Database Administrator in Utah

Join our talented team. Employees at Vista Outdoor are passionate and committed to delivering quality products to our customers. Our culture centers on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Database administrators are responsible for maintaining and installing databases, while keeping performance, reliability, and uptime a priority. The senior database administrator is responsible for advising management on new solutions, improvements to process, and finding new technologies to further improve our level of service. This position engages in architecture definition, assists with budgets and vendor management, planning, technology direction, project management as well as mentoring of team members.


(Experience, education, licenses, certifications, and specific knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position.)

  • 2 years’ experience providing database administration in any combination of Microsoft SQL Server and/or Oracle database environments.

  • Experience with cloud environments and integration is desirable, not required

  • Organizational skills; work effectively through multiple work queues

  • Experience with basic principles of change management, ITIL or other framework/methodology

  • Creative problem solving skills

  • Experience supporting highly available applications and systems environments (preferred)

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of 6 years related experience in complex systems design and systems software and support

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of scripting languages, database software, and operating systems

  • Current with system performance monitoring tools; system management tools; principles and best practices of effective system management in a global enterprise

  • Technical knowledge and experience in support of global enterprise solutions

  • Exceptional problem troubleshooting skillset

  • In-depth knowledge of backup/recovery and replication technologies/strategy

  • Ability to work independently and with a team to achieve team objectives

  • Ability to plan, organize and document complex system design activities and to configure systems to be consistent with institutional policies/procedures

  • Perform multiple tasks concurrently and respond to emergency situations effectively


(Fundamental duties necessary to achieve the objective of the position.)

  • Works closely with clients and with other system groups to capture business requirements and project scope; setting team’s priorities and deliverables to best serve the overall business’s objectives

  • Design, install, test, and maintain databases and related applications

  • Develop technology roadmaps

  • Perform troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose problems.

  • Solve complex problems with many variables

  • Reporting system status to key stakeholders

  • Provides written project scope and updates on key projects to management

  • Facilitates internal and external audit and provides supporting documentation as required

  • Leads and supports Continuous Improvement opportunities

  • Other activities as required to support the IT department or other business initiatives of the company


(Knowledge, skills and abilities currently used to perform essential functions)

Physical Requirements:

Applicant must be able to lift 30lbs.

Mental Requirements:

Ability to handle stressful situations. Desire and ability to learn basic and advanced skills.


Bachelor's degree in information technology or AS degree and equivalent experience.

Equipment Used:



Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignment.


Effects of decisions are long-lasting and heavily influence the future performance and support strategies.


Represents department as a senior team member. Role has significant impact on policies, programs, capabilities and long-range goals and objectives.


  • Sound knowledge of the software used for both server and database and well- acquainted with the advanced technologies

  • Ability to use the available resources wisely and establish efficient and supportable systems

  • Regularly update knowledge about the new and advanced technologies available in the market and use these technologies in the designs

  • Project implementation management experience

  • Written and verbal skills to document and present requirements to business and technical teams along with cost-benefit analysis and business impact analysis

  • Expert in Microsoft SQL Server (all versions), Azure Database

  • Experience with MySQL, Oracle, VMWare, Windows Server, Linux

  • Expert with PowerShell, SQL, and CMD

  • Experience with Python, Bash

  • Experience with a large enterprise environment (2,000+ users)

  • Experience with distributed/multiple datacenters

  • Experience (5+ years) with Enterprise Change Management and ITIL

  • Ability to work remotely, with light travel requirements (0-5%)

  • Excellent customer-service skills and relationship management skills

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled

Vista Outdoor is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristics protected by law. The EEO Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to careers@vistaoutdoor.com . Please note that this email address is for accommodation purposes only. Vista Outdoor will not respond to inquiries for other purposes.