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Remote - Director, Database Administration

Green Dot

Green Dot

United States · Remote
Posted on Monday, September 25, 2023

We’re looking for talented professionals, anywhere in the United States, to join us in bringing smart money management and payment solutions to everyone’s fingertips.

At Green Dot, we are evolving to a new and permanent “Work from Anywhere” model designed to maximize the benefits of remote work, promote and enable a strong culture of performance and connectedness, and attract the best and brightest talent who align with our entrepreneurial spirit and mission.



Job Summary

We are looking for a highly capable Database Strategy and Operations Leader to enhance the performance of our organizations databases. You will be creating and implementing standardized database management procedures, and overseeing the installation, security and upgrading of our databases.

To ensure success as the Database Strategy and Operations Leader, you should possess extensive knowledge of database architecture, industry leading practices with extensive experience in a similar role. An outstanding Database Strategy and Operations Leader will be someone whose database management expertise translates into optimal database performance.


  • Enhances the scalability and performance of the existing database architecture.

  • Develops database structures and features according to organizational needs.

  • Protects data by developing data security and restoration policies, procedures and controls.

  • Conducts diagnostic tests and evaluating performance metrics.

  • Develops procedures to ensure data integrity and quality.

  • Prepares and presents system performance reports to Senior Leadership.

  • Performs database maintenance, migration and upgrading hardware and software.

  • Documents processes and complying with industry best practices in database management.

  • Keeps up to date with developments and trends in database management and architecture.

  • Presents recommendations for new database technologies.

  • Plans computerized databases, including base definition, structure, documentation, long-range requirements, operational guidelines and protection.

  • Ensures Database Administration team accuracy and completeness of data in master files and various support tools, such as base dictionaries.

  • Establishes and maintains security and integrity controls.

  • Formulates and monitors policies, procedures and standards relating to database management.

  • Selects, supervises, develops, trains and evaluates database administration teams

  • Perform other duties as needed.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in MIS, computer science, information systems or information technology or equivalent of professional certification and experience

  • 10+ years of experience in database administration/management

  • 5+ years of experience in leading a team

  • Advanced proficiency in Structured Query Language (SQL)

  • In-depth knowledge of database technologies, architecture, and data security.

  • Knowledge of industry best practices in database management.

  • Advanced analytical, leadership and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to achieve mid-to long-term goals and strategic results

  • Ability to interact and present to senior management, internal and external stakeholders

  • Ability to influence policies, practices and produces in and out of job area

  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills




The targeted base salary for this position is $136,000 to $207,800 per year. The final compensation will be determined by a number of factors such as qualifications, expertise, and the candidate’s geographical location.


Green Dot promotes diversity and provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We are dedicated to building a company that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work (and work environment) will be for everyone. Additionally, Green Dot provides reasonable accommodations for candidates on request and respects applicants' privacy rights.