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This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at one of America's leading health benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.
Focus is on the proficient delivery of Database Administration services while leading the Database Administration team's use of tools, techniques and processes. Primary duties are around our SQL Server database infrastructure - these may include, but are not limited to the following:
Works closely with our customers - Development, QA testers, Architects, Operations, Business Analysts and other staff to implement Database Administration changes and service requests.
Works with data modeler and coordinates with our customers to implement physical model on an ongoing basis.
Participates within the DBA team to troubleshoot any issues on the SQL Server installs, including any errors or slow running queries.
Recommend and implement a detailed security design based on minimum necessary privileges required.
Builds and supports all required database environments including development, test and production.
Provides guidance to Development in best architectural practices in maximizing the database performance.
Plans, coordinates and implements database changes and data migration.
Conducts capacity planning on a regular basis to ensure database infrastructure is available and there is proactive planning for future work
Work with appliance vendor to troubleshoot issues, perform upgrades, create and actively follow-up on support tickets.
Actively monitors the user queries and maintenance occurring on the SQL Server installs, automating the monitoring where possible.
Conducts admin tasks including task estimation, creating status reports and leading team meetings.
Participate in after-hours on-call duties as requested.
BS/BA in Computer Science or Information Technology.
Recent 6 or more years hands on experience as a SQL Server DBA (or Architect).
Expert technical design and SQL Server database administration knowledge required.
Experience with performance troubleshooting with slow running queries in SQL Server.
Knowledge of industry best practices.
Demonstrated ability to support production DBA activities on the SQL Server platform.
Ability to "own" issues from inception to resolution
Demonstrated leadership ability with superior communication skills; verbal, interpersonal and written. Ability to communicate effectively with technical staff and senior managers.
Primary skills required for the position:
Experience in the recent 6 consecutive years with SQL Server Database Administration with large databases (> 5TB)
Experience with installing and configuring SQL Server on Microsoft Windows Server
Experience with database backups, security methods and troubleshooting corrupted SQL Server databases
Experience with performance troubleshooting with slow running queries
Experience with SQL Server clustering
Experience with setup and performance improvement of transactional SQL Server replication (optional skill)
Experience with Always On Availability Groups (optional skill)
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Title: Database Admin Advisor
Requisition ID: 137014
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