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Senior Database Administrator MS SQL Server

Job Number: 18983

Job Description

Our fortune 100 client is looking for a Senior Database Administrator to create physical databases on MS SQL database technologies. Design and implement back-up, recovery, archiving, conversion strategies, and performance tuning. Define and develop database standards, policies and procedures. Optimize database by providing solutions utilizing new database features and functionality.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manages and maintains data in all production and non-production databases and replication servers.
  • Manages the design and distribution, performance, replication, security, availability and access requirements for large complex databases.
  • Designs and develops physical layers of various databases making use of advanced features such as partitioning.
  • Handles testing, reporting, back-up and restores.
  • Provides technical assistance and mentoring to staff in all aspects of database management.
  • Consults and advises application development teams on database design, security, query optimization and performance.
  • Performs performance tuning by analyzing database and OS performance and implementing tuning and optimization recommendations.
  • Optimizes physical model to ensure efficient and reliable database performance.
  • Manages the upgrades and installs of DBMS software.
  • Provides monitoring and capacity management of the database.
  • Performs DB support activities in partnership with internal and external service providers.
  • May require TRICARE certification for support of applications associated with the healthcare program serving uniformed service member, retirees and their families.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related discipline preferred or 10 years of equivalent experience.

Other Requirements

  • 8+ years’ related experience in IT including experience with MS SQL Server, Windows operating systems and scripting.
  • MS Office; intermediate to advanced skills with Word, Excel, Power Point and Access.

Additional Information

  • Strong scripting skills as relevant to DBA functions and activities.
  • Previous experience in insurance, financial services or management consulting organizations a plus.
  • Previous experience effectively leading or participating in matrixed teams.
  • Operational, service and technical knowledge in multiple Information Technology disciplines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Good analytical skills.

Other Information

  • Travel:
  • 10 – 20%