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Senior Database Administrator

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Position Objective:
The Senior Data Base Administrator (Sr. DBA) is responsible for the implementation, performance, maintenance, and enhancement of the company's SQL server assets. They will work closely with technical services personnel concerning associated software and hardware infrastructure. Additionally, this role will be expected to produce and maintain standards, procedures and best practices as they relate to current / future SQL server implementations.
The Sr. DBA will also partner with developers and architects throughout the development lifecycle to ensure that design of all SQL Server database components are responsive, secure, reliable, high-performing, and maintainable.
Additionally, the Sr. DBA will also assist with the creation and maintenance of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for solutions built using the SQL Server platform, and will be directly responsible for ensuring SLA compliance of all database components in any such solutions.
Finally, this role will provide key oversight and consulting regarding database access methods, and will ensure that our databases are responsive to both current and future user and application access.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Implements, monitors, maintains, and enhances SQL Server databases
Proactively addresses SQL access and performance issues to ensure SLA compliance
Proactively responds to shifts in access patterns or volumes using effective, best practice monitoring techniques and tools.
Participates in all stages of the solution lifecycle, acts as a key resource for best practice in database implementation
Acts as a key reviewer of all SQL Server data access design, in addition reviews imbedded or dynamically generated SQL code
Works with security architecture to ensure best practices are implemented on the platform
Specifically responsible for platform and database security, including but not limited to: General SQL server security practices, user roles and groups, access methods, integration with external security, and data encryption.
Assists with and implements strategies for back-end storage, archival, backup / restore and disaster recovery.
Specifically responsible for SQL specific aspects of the above.
Acts as a key resource when evaluating vendor products using the SQL Server platform
Other duties as assigned
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Expert-level experience with design and maintenance of MS SQL server:
Indexing
Views
Partitioning
Security architecture
Implementation of high availability, including, but not limited to, backup, replication, recovery, mirroring, etc.
Installation, configuration and user maintenance
Background in implementing large scale database applications
Experience optimizing SQL Server performance
Extensive monitoring and troubleshooting SQL Server experience
Experience with farm and virtual implementations a plus
Expert-level SQL coding
Experience as first level support for multiple database applications
Education/Skills and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Information Technology or related field preferred or Associate's degree with equivalent work experience considered
Must have 6 ? 8 years experience as a database administrator
Must have 4 ? 6 years of DBA experience with recent versions of MS SQL server
Professional DBA-related certifications desired
This position is a salary grade 35.

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