This job listing expired on May 31, 2023

BioShock, Borderlands, Battleborn, Civilization, Mafia, NBA 2K, WWE 2K, XCOM… and the list is growing. Since 2K began 13 years ago, we’ve been creating games that we are proud of, and are excited to play ourselves. It’s because of the support of our fans that we are able to innovate, explore new worlds and new ways to tell stories. If we’re being 100 percent honest, a lot of us were fans before we started working here. As one of the most recognized and talented technology companies in the world today, we strive to hire team members who are customer centric, motivated and who have experiences that bring new perspectives to the company. We seek the best talent and provide experiences to foster a fun and engaging atmosphere. We are looking for team members that are not afraid to learn as well as work hard, while having fun at the same time. We offer an extensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes medical, dental, vision, 401k and ESPP.

What We Need:

2K is looking for an enthusiastic, committed, and amiable Database Administrator to provide Helix database support at our QA Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada. Applicants will be highly motivated and organized, able to work as part of a diverse team, while also having the ability to work without supervision. Reports to Director of IT Support.


  • Perform database installation, upgrade, migration, configuration, administration, and security patches

  • Perform routine database backup and disaster recovery activities

  • Conduct database maintenance, performance tuning, capacity planning, database optimization, and other database administration tasks

  • Implement SQL Logins, Roles, and Authentication Modes as a part of Security Policies for various categories of users

  • Manage and administer database access and licensing, and set and maintain database standards

  • Create and manage database reports, visualizations, and dashboards

  • Create automation for repeating database tasks

  • Respond in a timely manner to user-reported errors

  • Suggest changes and improvements for database maintenance or protection

  • Design databases with both front-end and back-end users in mind

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple and concurrent tasks

  • Superb communication and documentation skills

Who Would Be a Great Fit:

  • You're passionate about databases and working with enterprise technology in general. You desire to interact with various groups, identifying and responding to a variety of technical challenges while learning new disciplines. You're able to provide amazing customer service, develop your skill set in a large-scale, enterprise environment, and are capable of working in a fast-paced, innovative, and creative environment with other highly skilled IT professionals who love games. You are eager to grow and develop skills that will help make 2K the best gaming company in the world.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or related technical field

  • 3+ years of database administration experience utilizing but not limited to SQL and T-SQL databases

  • Demonstrable ability to fix SQL Server and Windows Server OS issues

  • Ability to create scripts for system administration/setup, perform database maintenance, and ensure data integrity

  • Fully proficient in the use of PCs and all programs included in the Microsoft Office application suite.

  • Solid experience with RDBMS, especially in Database tuning, upgrades, installation, configuration, security patches, etc.

  • Sophisticated knowledge of database security, backup and recovery, and performance monitoring standards

  • Good experience with performance tuning, capacity planning, and optimization of database environments

  • Good understanding of VMware environments, storage hardware, and software

  • Experience working with Windows server operating system, including Active Directory

  • Analytical attitude and good problem-solving skills

  • Capable of working under pressure

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