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Database Administrator Lead

Req ID:  5011
Remote Opportunities:  Remote

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is a market-leading industrial technology company. We use technology to solve problems in spaces and light. Through our two business segments, Acuity Brands Lighting and Lighting Controls (“ABL”) and the Intelligent Spaces Group (“ISG”), we design, manufacture, and bring to market products and services that make the world more brilliant, productive, and connected. We achieve growth through the development of innovative new products and services, including lighting, lighting controls, building management systems, and location-aware applications.

Job Summary

Acuity’s lighting and building management solutions vary from individual devices to intelligent network systems. With fiscal year 2018 net sales of $3.7 billion, Acuity Brands has operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. Individual devices include lighting controls, lighting components, controllers for various building systems (including HVAC, lighting, shades, and access control), power supplies, and prismatic skylights. Among other benefits, intelligent network systems can optimize energy efficiency and comfort as well as enhance the occupant experience for various indoor and outdoor applications, all the while reducing operating costs. We continue to expand our solutions portfolio, including software and services, to provide a host of other economic benefits resulting from data analytics that enables the “Internet of Things” ("IoT") and supports the advancement of smart buildings, smart cities, and the smart grid.

Why is Acuity Brands a Great Place for Cloud Database Engineering?

  • Our Cloud Database Engineering team is a strategic part of the direction of our company
  • Our company is a very profitable market leader and provides financial stability
  • You will work with highly talented, fun, and supportive teams
  • We believe in a healthy work/life balance
  • We support continuous development through MS certification programs
  • Benefits program to meet the needs of you and your family
  • Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are important, and we are committed to operating our business with high standards of ESG management
  • Our company culture Lights the way for you to Be Brilliant, Productive and Connected

Key Tasks & Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic individual to be a hands-on Data Platform Lead and thought leader for our Cloud Database Engineering Team as we transform Acuity Brands’ data and analytics platform using the Microsoft Azure Cloud. This position will be responsible for the team’s ability to design, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and improve current graph database solutions while architecting innovative solutions to drive a modern data platform. Day to day the graph data platform lead will lead system architectures, mentor, and train team members on updated technology, develop standards for the graph data platform, manage deliverables through technical and functional directions and adhere to the defined security requirements.

Education (minimum education required)

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Experience (minimum experience required)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related technical/analytical field
  • 5+ years required in the following:
    • Strong experience in database modeling, as well as proficiency in SQL development
    • Experience with Graph databases such as Cosmos DB Gremlin API or Neo4j
    • Experience with monitoring, performance tuning, capacity planning, replication, and data security
  • Experience with data lake architecture
  • Experience with Azure, AWS, or Google cloud data platforms
  • Experience with ETL processes and performance tuning
  • Strong experience with Python and/or Power Shell
  • Experience overseeing multiple projects from a technical perspective
  • Experience with scrum/agile tools
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Physical Requirements

  • Sedentary Work

Travel Requirements

  • 1-20%

We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.  Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 


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