Founded in 1985, SelectQuote provides solutions that help consumers protect their most valuable assets: their families, health and property. The company pioneered the model of providing unbiased comparisons from multiple, highly rated insurance companies allowing consumers to choose the policy and terms that best meet their unique needs. Two foundational pillars underpin SelectQuote’s success: a strong force of highly trained and skilled agents, who provide consultative needs analysis for every consumer, and proprietary technology that sources and routes high quality leads. The company has three core business lines: SelectQuote Senior, SelectQuote Life and SelectQuote Auto and Home. SelectQuote Senior, the largest and fastest-growing business, serves the needs of a demographic that sees 10,000 people turn 65 each day with a range of Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans.

Job Summary:

The Database Administrator is expected to have experience building and managing database systems. This includes advanced SQL query writing, intermediate performance tuning and optimization, understanding database techniques, and an advanced understanding of backups, recovery and recovery strategies.

This position requires a minimum of 5 years of experience working with SQL Server, and a minimum of 5 years of overall IT experience. This is a fully remote position, it is expected that the incumbent will have viable internet and space to work. The team works in US Central time, and meetings are held during business hours in that time zone. There is an on-call rotation, and the incumbent will be expected to participate in the on-call rotation as well as after-work-hours deployments, typically not more than one night per week.

Essential Functions:

  • Performance tuning
  • Database object security
  • Database login security
  • Troubleshooting skills and ability to resolve issues while minimizing downtime and risk
  • Assess the performance of queries by reading them.
  • Manage and maintain backups

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Performance tuning
  • Relational database design
  • Diverse troubleshooting skills
  • Monitoring and alerting
  • Ability to script tasks for automation
  • Ability to plan and manage large scale backups and the security and redundancy of those backups
  • Familiarity with more than one database management systems (MySQL, Postgres, MariaDB, etc)
  • Familiarity with non-relational data management systems (DynamoDB, ElasticSearch, etc)

Optional Skills:

A Database Administrator should have familiarity with at least 2 of the following:

  • AWS S3 or similar services on other cloud providers.
  • Powershell
  • Python
  • Bash scripting


It’s an exciting time to join SelectQuote. We became a publicly traded company in 2020 with the first 100% virtual IPO (non-biotech) in American history. We have also been recognized nationally on the 2021 Top Workplaces USA list and by the Kansas City Business Journal as a 2020 Best Places to Work honoree.

Full-time employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision, voluntary short-term disability, company-paid long term disability, company-paid life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D), 401(k) + company match and 100% vesting after 4 years, discretionary profit sharing, employee stock purchase program (espp), paid time off, floating holidays, paid maternity leave, paid parental bonding leave, tuition reimbursement, jury duty pay, and other paid leaves vary based on work location