Technical Specialist, Database

Job Code: 8655
Location: Kitchener, ON
Department: ITS
# of openings: 1
Job Type: Full Time
Closing Date:



Because a changing industry calls for a new way of doing things. An ambitious, innovative and fast-paced company, we offer exceptional training and development programs, competitive pay, great benefits, company-matched RRSPs, and paid volunteer days — all within an engaging, fun, and collaborative work environment.

Founded more than 145 years ago, Economical is one of Canada’s leading property and casualty insurance companies. We rely on our national network of more than 800 independent brokers to sell a range of car, home, business, and farm insurance solutions. With Sonnet and Petline, we’re extending our reach through the direct-to-customer channel. With more than 2,400 active employees across the country and a commitment to rethinking the insurance experience, we’re poised for great things.

We’re now adding to our high-performance team to take us into the future. Let’s rethink insurance, together.

In this role, you will:

  • provide operational and project database services to the organization

Your Responsibilities

  • Support internally developed applications as well as COTS solutions

  • Work with delivery teams to design database subsystems and schema

  • Identify performance bottlenecks and resolve performance related issues

Your Skills and Experience

  • University degree or college diploma in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related discipline

  • Experience with database administration for MSSQL Server 2008r2 and above

  • Experience with either Oracle or DB2 databases in a production environment

  • Experience in troubleshooting and resolving database problems

  • Experience in Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools

  • Experience in the design of backups, High Availability (HA) and DisasterRecovery (DR) options

  • Knowledge of indices, index management and statistics

  • Strong communication and documentation skills

  • Experience working with 3rd party partners

  • Certification in MCTS, MCITP or MVP is a plus

  • Database architecture experience

  • Experience with Solarwinds

  • P&C industry experience is an asset

At Economical, we all work together to come up with big ideas — then bring them to life. We focus on our customers first, we bring our best, and we’re stronger together. If you’ve got the passion and the desire to help us reinvent insurance, let’s talk.


To complete the online application process, you’ll need to upload your resume before you apply for the role you’re interested in. Please note that only one document can be uploaded, so be sure to combine your resume and cover letter.

We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment that welcomes diversity and supports accessibility across the organization. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting:

Visit to learn more about us and what we’re up to.

Economical Insurance includes the following companies: Economical Mutual Insurance Company, The Missisquoi Insurance Company, Perth Insurance Company, Waterloo Insurance Company, Family Insurance Solutions Inc., Sonnet Insurance Company, Petline Insurance Company.


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