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Sr. Database Administrator
Provide guidance and support working with the 24x7 database administration team for all SQL Server production databases, services, and infrastructure, both in house and cloud resident. The team also supports development and quality testing environments as needed.
Conduct systematic performance tuning (i.e., server, database and query performance tuning, database-related component tuning, and product-specific database request tuning).
Assist in development, efficiency improvements and implementation of database policies and procedures for data security and integrity. Maintain environment metadata reporting frameworks and identify trends within the environment to further increase efficiency.
Provide architectural review and recommendations for new processes, applications and products requiring database integration and/or ETL. Drive the team to provide appropriate solutions, not simple short-term fixes to escalated issues.
Administer and maintain production and test databases ensuring high availability and recoverability standards.
Contribute to disaster recovery and business continuity plans and exercises.
Ensure efficiency improvements and changes to operations processes are implemented. Automate everything possible for environment-wide consistency.
Ability to work with and assist software application development groups to provide database setup, configuration, optimization, and modification support.
Required Skills & Experience:
Detail oriented with exceptional organizational skills.
Strong decision-making skills, take charge personality, and the ability to drive a plan to completion.
Ability to work flexible hours as required by business priorities.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, and customer service.
Advanced analytical and creative skills and demonstrate resourcefulness in problem solving and optimization of design.
Ability to communicate information and issues clearly and succinctly with both technical and non-technical personnel.
Self-manage work and complete systems and database related projects independently, on a team, and while leading a team.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline, or equivalent experience required.
5+ years Database Administrator experience.
Proven extensive experience with MS SQL Server and a passion to learn required.
Working experience with scripting tools such as Powershell, batch, and T-SQL.
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