Waterloo, ON, Canada - Full Time

Who is Geotab:

Imagine millions of vehicles driving across the globe 24/7. Next, imagine that you collected rich location, engine and vehicle behaviour data on each vehicle through a plug and play device. Our customers have the power to take this data and provide valuable insight toward their businesses because of the Geotab platform. Geotab is one of the leading telematics technology companies in the world and is focused on continuing our rapid expansion worldwide. For more information visit us at www.geotab.com.

FleetCarma has developed the world’s only electric vehicle monitoring and control platform which uses vehicle data and metrics to drive intelligent decisions for fleets and individuals. On any given day FleetCarma’s development garage will be filled with the latest electric vehicles: Model S’s, Volt’s, Leafs and the more than 30 other plug-in vehicles that are supported by our products. 

In June 2018, FleetCarma joined forces with Geotab, a global leader in fleet telematics. Together, we'll be working to bring our innovative electric vehicle platform to their hundreds of thousands of vehicles being tracked across the world.

Who We Are Looking For:

Geotab is always looking for amazing talent who can contribute to our current software development efforts and deliver results! We are actively seeking a Database Developer who can support Geotab's Electric Vehicle platforms. The ideal person should really love technology, be passionate about database optimization, and be keen to join a leading edge technology firm  – if you feel like we have described you, send us your resume today!

What Are The Details Of This Position:

As a Database Developer your area of responsibilities will range from back end development in C#, scripting in Powershell, to troubleshooting and correcting issues relating to Microsoft SQL Server databases. You will leverage your previous experience supporting a software development team to problem solve specialized database challenges such as scripting upgrades, optimizing and writing new queries, and Azure deployments. The Database Developer will be expected to automate administrative tasks, to efficiently manage our databases. You will be collaborating with the DevOps, Support Engineering, and additional Development teams across Geotab.

Our ideal candidate is someone with general database experience on Microsoft SQL Server (PostgreSQL is a plus), who has scripting experience in Powershell. You are comfortable in an Agile team, and are passionate about working in a DevOps centric environment. To be successful in this role you will be a highly organized, task oriented individual with a strong team focused attitude. You will have excellent English oral and written communication skills, and possess the technical and professional expertise required to do the job effectively.  

Duties and Tasks/Essential Functions:

  • Ensure existing database systems perform well and are properly configured/maintained
  • Develop the required tooling and monitoring in production
  • Troubleshoot poor performance of queries and produce recommendations, such as indexes, IO subsystem requirements, memory, configuration, SQL query changes etc.
  • Perform software development in a variety of programming languages and environments, such as C#, SQL
  • Analyze call stacks, trace files, performance data to troubleshoot and identify root cause of bugs

  • Experience/Skills Required:

  • Bachelors of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering or other related degree
  • 5+ years of experience with SQL Server 
  • Experience with an object-oriented coding language such as C#, Java, Ruby, with demonstrable knowledge of object oriented design
  • Powershell scripting experience
  • Microsoft's Azure platform experience
  • Familiar with identifying and tuning poor performing SQL queries
  • Windows system knowledge
  • PostgreSQL experience an asset
  • Google Cloud Platform experience an asset
  • Linux system knowledge an asset

  • What makes our staff passionate about Geotab?

    A focus on electric vehicles, which are both exciting and an important solution for climate change mitigation.   
    Being part of a world-class technology team
    Having a small company feel while being part of a global leader with offices in 7 countries.  
    Table Tennis at the office! Bring your own bat!
    Stocked fridge and healthy snacks
    Hot lunch or fresh sandwiches served every Friday
    Full medical benefits & 4% company matching retirement savings plan

    Our Core Values:
    Geotabbers innovate and seek creative ways to continuously improve. Collaboration and teamwork defines the way we work. We love being ahead of the curve, using leading technology, and being agile in every way we do business. We work hard, and we definitely  play hard. From the CEO - to the staff - there is an open-door policy for all of us to freely communicate. Geotabbers are dynamic, and enjoy working in a fast-paced work environment. We own our work and take responsibility in a true entrepreneurial spirit!

    Geotab encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Geotab is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities throughout the interview, selection and employment process. If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information about our accommodation policies and practices, please contact us at (416) - 434 4309.