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Senior SQL DBA

Location: Houston Region
Category: Information Technology
Employment Type: Direct Hire


  • First project team will be working on is O365 migration/AD consolidation. Must be able to work closely with the application development team.
  • Responsible for the performance and security of the databases. Will assist in managing SQL databases as a member of the Infrastructure team.
  • Install, configure, upgrade, patch, and coordinate SQL Server databases.
  • Backup and recovery.
  • Performance tuning: physical server, database & query tuning.
  • Create users & assign permissions.
  • 24/7 on-call rotating schedule.
  • Document database environment + infrastructure.
  • Work with system admins, development teams & business app owners.
  • Cross-functional team spirit to admin & troubleshoot issues.
  • Manage storage devices.
  • Create + execute scripts as needed.



  • Lock escalation + performance tuning experience required.
  • 7 years of experience administering SQL Server.
  • 3 years of experience of replication + clustering (Always-On) + mirroring.
  • 2+ years of experience of database: analysis + troubleshooting + tuning databases.
  • Linux servers/admin experience is a plus.
  • Configure/admin VMWare environment.
  • VMWare vSphere.
  • IP protocol + associated troubleshooting.
  • Enterprise storage arrays.
  • Experience with Data Center operations.
  • Scripting skills: Perl, Python, and Bash.
  • Must be able to carry 50 lbs.