Career Opportunities
Database Developer
Posted on April 2, 2014

GiftCards.com is the largest Internet e-Commerce company in the Pittsburgh, PA area.  We are changing the Gift Card industry from same old plastics, to personalized, customized, on demand and digital gifting.  Here are some of our recognitions recently:

Recent Company and Executive Team Recognitions:

  • Pittsburgh 100 Fastest Growing Companies (5 separate years)
  • 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner
  • 2011 CFO of the Year Finalist
  • 2011 CIO of the Year Finalist
  • 2011 Top Pittsburgh’s Best Places to Work
  • 2011 Manufacturer of the Year Finalist
  • 2011 Best Gift Card Site
  • 2011 40 Under 40
  • 2012 First Gift Card site to offer Local Gift Cards, 1.7 million merchants
  • 2013 Issued 7 patents, and 40 pending
  • 2013 Governors Impact Award Winner
  • 2014 Business Ethics Award Finalist
  • 2014 Entreprenuer.com Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist
  • 2014 CEO of the Year Finalist Pittsburgh Technology Council
  • 2014 Smart 50 Winner
  • 2015 Business Ethics Award Finalist

Currently, GiftCards.com is looking to add an ambitious, compassionate, and intelligent employee to our company to help us on our path to change the Gift Card industry.  Our mission is to make givers and receivers of gift cards, smile.

Here’s what our job entails:

The Opportunity

Our Database Developer is responsible for maintaining data integrity within the company.  In support of this requirement, the Database Developer requires both technical level experience and ability to interface with all levels of users.  Essential functions of the job include, but not limited to:  support and maintain database applications, Data ETL, Report generation, performance monitoring, and database maintenance.

Experience required for this position:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent in work experience
  • Five (5) or more years’ experience with MySQL/MariaDB storage engines
  • Experience in scripting, preferably in PHP
  • Experience using ODBC/PDO and other native database access protocols
  • Database troubleshooting and the ability to rapidly and accurately diagnose unexpected database performance & replication issues
  • Experience with SQL query optimization, table normalization, creation and indexing
  • Good planning, problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Self-Starter, with ability to work with minimal supervision

Ideal candidate will have:

  • Familiarity with development using the Agile and Scrum or other SDLC
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server
  • OOP, RESTful API, Symfony 2 and service oriented architecture experience preferred
  • Experience with Linux operating systems at a systems administration level
  • Knowledge of non-relational databases such as document and graphing databases
  • Experience with various backup and disaster recovery techniques

Compensation includes a competitive base salary.

GiftCards.com is committed to providing its employees with a benefits package designed to give them the flexibility they need to ensure a healthy life/work balance.  GiftCards.com offers its employees great benefits and perks, including, but not limited to:

  • Medical, Prescription, Vision and Dental with a ZERO deductible plan
  • Generous Paid Time-Off policy
  • Profit-sharing plan / Incentive stock plan
  • Paid holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Miscellaneous Perks
    • Employee of the Month program ($250)
    • Charitable Donation to a Charity of YOUR Choice yearly ($500)
    • Refer Friends, and if we hire them you get awarded (up to $1,000)
    • Family Picnic, Holiday Party, and other employee outings
    • Subsidized gym membership at Greentree Fitness
    • On-site dry cleaning pick-up service

If that’s not enough, GiftCards.com has more to offer, like:

  • Top 75% pay range versus other local employers
  • Every team member is part of Small groups where every employee has input for bottom-up decision making
  • Brown bag sessions to keep you informed on the company/industry

 

If this position excites you, apply by emailing jobs@giftcards.com with your resume.

 

 

Wolfe, LLC, the parent company of GiftCards.com, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Wolfe, LLC does not sponsor individuals for the purpose of obtaining H-1 Visas.