Shamrock Trading Corporation

  • Database Administrator

    Job Locations US-KS-Overland Park
    Information Technology
  • Company Overview

    Recognized as one of the Kansas City area’s best places to work, Shamrock Trading Corporation is a rapidly-growing provider of transportation logistics, financial services and international trade finance for businesses in the United States and other parts of the world. Shamrock’s subsidiaries include Ryan Transportation, RTS Financial, RTS International and RTS Carrier Services.


    Based in Kansas City, Shamrock has recently expanded to office locations in Nashville and greater Chicago.  


    Founded in 1986, Shamrock has posted an average of 25% sales growth for each year it has been in business. Based in a newly-opened office complex in Overland Park, Shamrock has more than doubled its workforce since 2013. All 500-plus Shamrock employees receive competitive salaries, a great benefits package and exciting career opportunities.


    In 2015, 2016 and 2017, The Kansas City Business Journal named Shamrock one of its “Best Places to Work.”



    • Serve as the database system subject matter expert, recommending and implementing best-practice database architecture, as relevant to our environment
    • Design, deploy and maintain database infrastructure and related technologies (operating systems, third-party software)
    • Lead complex troubleshooting and resolve critical or escalated technical issues
    • Help design, deploy, test and troubleshoot new server and database components and designs
    • Troubleshoot issues within internal and cloud environments
    • Participate in a 24x7x365 on-call rotation to support our data center infrastructure


    Minimum qualifications:

    • BA/BS degree in a technical field or equivalent practical experience
    • Experience working in public cloud environments (AWS, Azure) in enterprise level setting
    • Deep database administration knowledge and experience with Microsoft SQL Server and/or PostgreSQL database engines, SQL, tuning
    • Experience administering Linux and Microsoft operating systems
    • Ability to script and automate processes using at least one of: Python, Powershell, bash
    • Must possess initiative to resolve issues before they become critical
    • Must possess strong people skills and the ability to work as a team member, collaborating and partnering with others to address issues
    • Ability to communicate clearly in English, verbally and in writing, keeping the right people informed of relevant issues as well as understand and execute oral and written instructions
    • Able to adapt to changes in a dynamic work environment
    • Must have a propensity for knowledge gathering and sharing
    • Must be innovative, self-motivated and willing to work outside of primary focus area


    Preferred qualifications:

    • Experience with git
    • Experience with Jenkins and/or similar devops tools
    • Experience building systems with infrastructure-as-code
    • Experience with configuration management and orchestration systems such as Ansible, Puppet, SaltStack, etc.

    Benefits Package

    People have always been the key to the success of Shamrock Trading Corporation. They give our companies an edge in the marketplace and help build long-term relationships with our customers. To make sure we attract and retain the best people, Shamrock provides a premier set of benefits for our employees and their families.


    • Medical: Fully-paid health care, dental and vision premiums for employees and eligible dependents.
    • Financial: Generous company 401(k) contributions and employee stock ownership after one year of service.
    • Fitness: On-site fitness center and company-sponsored Fitbit® program.
    • Additional Benefits:
      • Company-paid long-term disability insurance
      • Company-paid life insurance coverage
      • Tax-saving flexible spending plan
      • Annual accrual for vacation, personal days and holiday pay
      • Complimentary AAA membership



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