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Senior SQL DBA

Location: Dallas Region
Category: Information Technology
Employment Type: Contract To Hire

The Sr. Database Administrator will be responsible for all instances of SQL Server in three environments (DEV, UAT, PROD) as well as other RDBMS systems as needed. 

Essential Functions:
• Monitors and administers DBMS security
• Working technical knowledge of SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014 and 2016
• Ability to create and maintain SQL Failover Clusters utilizing Windows Clustering
• Thorough understanding of T-SQL, stored procedures, and user defined functions
• Analyzes the data stored in the database and makes recommendations relating to performance & efficiency of that data storage. 
• Evaluates the effective use of indexes, enabling "Parallel Query" execution, or other DBMS specific features
• Knows the DBMS, points out potential problems, and helps the development team with special performance considerations. 
• Works in conjunction with Senior DBAs to provide support
• Assists the Senior DBA own the Database side of applications
• Provides hands-on doing application design and development primarily focused on Data access
• Work directly with the senior DBA, management staff, network administrators, developers and testers, architects, and SMEs
• Implement, in a timely manner, Senior DBA decisions.
• Know and implement best practices in a high-production environment

Other Expectations: 
• Quality control—the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, monitors own work to ensure quality and applies feedback to improve performance.
• Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently. 
• Quantity—meets productivity standards and completes work in a timely manner.
• Dependability—the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
• Adaptability—the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events, and work in a team environment. 
• Deadline oriented—the individual has a strong work ethic and completes work based on department deadlines
• Customer service—the individual manages customer situations, responds promptly to customer needs, solicits customer feedback to improve service, responds to requests for service and assistance and meets commitments.

• Proficient in many of the following technologies:
• SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014 and 2016
• Data Transformation Services (DTS) and Integration Services (SSIS)
• SQL Server Reporting Services
• TSQL specifications and variations
• Proficient in Microsoft server and network technologies 
• Knowledge of database security fundamentals
• Familiar with Data modeling, database optimization, understanding & implementation of schemas, and the ability to interpret & write complex SQL queries
• SQL server job automation using SQL agents
• Understanding and application of SQL Server updates
• Database administration in virtual environments like VMWare and Hyper-V
• PowerShell scripting experience
• Support for SQL Server Reporting Services and Integration Services
• Knowledgeable with SAN technologies
• Positive attitude/ Coachable / Diligent / Hard-working
• Good communication skills
• SQL server recovery methods planning and testing
• SQL server database design
• SQL server security hardening

Bachelor in Computer Science or related accredited programs
• Certifications (MCTS, MCITP, MCDBA, MCA) a plus 
• Experience: 2+ years developing database solutions 

Mental/Cognitive Requirements: 
• Analyzing & problem solving skills
• Follow a sequence of operations or actions
• Attention to details
• Ability to organize and prioritize work flow