Founded in 1985, SelectQuote (NYSE: SLQT) 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:

This position is for a Senior Database Engineer primarily for the SQL Server platform, with additional experience in data engineering, data modeling, and cross-platform data migration.

The Senior Database Engineer should be able to provide guidance to application developers on proper data access strategies, provide advice to all levels of the organization about how their requirements will impact infrastructure, and understand the changes to infrastructure that will be required to meet future requirements.

This job is majority-remote. That means the applicant should be able to work remotely, using standard collaboration tools, and have the discipline and accountability to get work done. A stable internet connection is required.

This is a senior-level position. That means the applicant should be able to mentor others, provide enterprise-level designs and guidance, and demonstrate the level of experience necessary to design and implement large-scale production systems.

This position will have occasional on-call responsibilities, on a rotation, and occasional after-hours deployment support requirements.

Essential Functions

  • Database Design: normalization, designing for performance, understanding the business and creating data structures to support requirements.
  • Data Engineering: Understanding how to move data from one place to another, across platforms, networks, and operating systems. Should have basic experience with Python, intermediate experience with JSON, and intermediate experience with object stores such as Amazon S3.
  • Exceptional troubleshooting skills and ability to resolve issues while minimizing downtime and risk
  • Mentorship in database technologies and procedures
  • Create and manage monitoring systems to provide accurate and actionable alerts
  • Proactively assess performance
  • Capacity Planning and Scaling
  • Engineering and managing large replication topologies
  • Specification of hardware and other infrastructure for enterprise-scale projects
  • Recommend and implement technologies for database storage and transfer

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Advanced performance tuning
  • Diverse troubleshooting skills
  • Management of large, high volume replication topologies
  • Creation and maintenance of accurate monitoring and alerting systems
  • A basic understanding of Python is required.
  • Ability to script any task for automation
  • Ability to plan and manage large scale backups and the security and redundancy of those backups.
  • Familiarity with MySQL and/or MariaDB.

Optional Skills:

A Senior Database Administrator should have familiarity with at least 1 of the 3 following:

  • Powershell
  • Bash scripting
  • Terraform


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, work from home stipend, and other paid leaves vary based on work location.