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Date: Jan 27, 2023


Company: Compass Group

Salary: $90,000-$125,000


A family of companies and experiences


As the leading foodservice and support services company, Compass Group USA is known for our great people, great service and our great results. If you’ve been hungry and away from home, chances are you’ve tasted Compass Group’s delicious food and experienced our outstanding service. Our 225,000 associates work in award-winning restaurants, corporate cafes, hospitals, schools, arenas, museums, and more in all 50 states.  Our reach is constantly expanding to shape the industry and create new opportunities for innovation. Join the Compass family today!


great people. great services. great results.


Each and every individual plays a key role in the growth and legacy of our company. We know the next big idea can come from anyone. We encourage developing and attracting expertise that differentiates us as a company as we continue to raise the bar.

Job Summary

As Database Application Architect you will be expected to drive Database standards, stability, scalability and security across Foodbuy databases. In this role you will work closely with application development teams, System DBA and fellow application architects to drive architecture recommendations and plan for implementation. You will influence future of database technology. You will closely work with Enterprise Architects to align with compass standards and also influence standards by recommending appropriate technology stack and tooling. Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and research skills. In addition to being a seasoned, well-trained professional, the successful candidate will be passionate about supporting the Scrum Team to deliver high quality solutions. 



  • Defining database development standards and work with application development teams to plan implementation
  • Proactively reviewing databases and identifying areas of improvement in current systems (optimization of views, indexes, fragmentation etc)
  • Monitoring and Auditing database regularly to maintain quality
  • Engaging with development teams on database design and reviewing database changes to make sure they align with architecture standards
  • Recommend efficient tooling for development, monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Creating roadmap for database upgrades and utilize new technology/features available with upcoming database versions.
  • Creating standards and recommend database features that can be leveraged for performance and scalability
  • Reviewing functional and maintenance jobs and recommending and drive for improvements
  • Review database settings and work with System DBA to make sure the settings are optimal
  • Working with application development teams to optimize slow performing queries
  • Working with System DBA and EA on defining and standardizing security best practices
  • Provide technical leadership to drive and ensure adoption/consistency of best practices across multiple teams under Foodbuy IT
  • Collaborate with Compass IT Security Architecture to ensure Foodbuy IT follows standards and best practices. Represent Foodbuy IT at Security Architecture meetings as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree in the technology field
  • 5+ years experience as database architect
  • Experience in Database technologies like SQL server, RDS, AWS database offerings
  • Extensive hands-on experience with SQL Server and other databases
  • Hands on experience in query optimization
  • Experience in tuning database configurations for optimal performance
  • Experience working in cloud environments AWS or Azure


Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience working in an Agile / Scrum environment
  • Formal training or certification 
  • Experience with Azure DevOps or TFS
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work across teams


Who is Foodbuy? 
We are the industry leader in procurement and supply chain solutions. We are the subsidiary to the 6th largest company in the world (Compass Group PLC), yet Foodbuy has the feel of a small entrepreneurial Company. We pride ourselves on our ability to source and provide a variety of products and services that help our customers more easily, and cost effectively, run their businesses. We work with clients in the Hospitality, Restaurant, Healthcare, Education, Entertainment, and Gaming industries, and of course we support Compass Group-- which is the world’s largest contract food and support services provider. 

Why Foodbuy? 
We care about our associates, our clients, and our community. We think big, encourage innovation and debate, and seek out game changers. Our benefits and PTO offerings are strong. Our compensation packages are competitive. And we are constantly growing, and we want our associates’ careers to grow along with us. We have an open and modern work environment, believe in flexibility, and promote a collaborative open-door environment. 
Compass is looking for an Operations Architect to drive innovation, optimize deployment and infrastructure supporting critical Foodbuy products that processes millions of records of data per month. Our product teams are responsible for creating premier customer experiences using technical capabilities that are deployed on AWS.  
As a member of this technology team, leveraging agile methodology, you will collaborate with architecture peers to define and drive engineering excellence across Foodbuy IT.   We are seeking a technical candidate with strong analytical, design, planning and problem-solving skills as well as strong communication skills. 

Apply to Compass Group today!

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.  At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance)


Associates at Corporate are offered many fantastic benefits.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance/ AD
  • Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Time Off (varies by site/state)
  • Associate Shopping Program
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Discount Marketplace
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Req ID:  1123519

Compass Corporate 

Isaac Orao 


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