Senior Database Administrator

  • location: Topeka, KS
  • type: Contract
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Senior Database Administrator

job summary:
Job Duties:

  • Provides and applies technical strategies in the designing, implementing, administering, maintaining and performance tuning database systems and related technologies
  • Provides technical consultation for enterprise and application project teams.
  • Participate with members to identify and clarify strategy, address gaps, define and execute related policy/procedures and pursue improvement opportunities.
  • Working independently with minimal guidance and assistance with the technology supported.
  • Day to day support and maintenance of assigned databases
  • Ensuring recoverability via backups or other solutions
  • Ensuring high availability for business users
  • Maintaining a strong security profile with patching, updates and audit logs
  • Administering and documenting user accounts and maintaining authentication controls
  • Monitoring capacity and growth and licenses
  • Day to day customer service for assigned databases
  • Assisting users and resolving problems
  • Proactively reviewing and researching for problems
  • Assisting application teams in resolving performance problems
  • Support of projects
  • Routine support tasks as assigned
  • Design assistance and consulting including identification and documentation of design concerns related to performance, security, auditability, availability and recoverability
  • Management of test and other non-production databases for the projects
  • Performance, capacity, recovery and other testing
Job Requirements:

  • Understands and considers standard concepts, best practices and procedures related to database development and administration.
  • Working knowledge of multiple database applications, programming languages and/or system environments.
  • Working knowledge of business goals, corporate IT standards, strategy and service level agreements.
  • Communicates effectively with all levels of employees, both technical and non-technical.
  • Establishes cooperative relationships with departments.
  • Effective project team member, at times assuming leadership role for the project.
  • Searches for and identifies alternative and/or innovative solutions to technical problems.
  • Uses planning skills to manage and complete projects on time and on budget.
  • Exercises sound judgment when making decisions.
  • Quickly adapts to multiple demands and rapidly changing priorities
  • Education/Experience Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or other related field and 4 years of database administration experience OR 6 years of database administration experience
 
location: Topeka, Kansas
job type: Contract
work hours: 8 to 5
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
  • Provides and applies technical strategies in the designing, implementing, administering, maintaining and performance tuning database systems and related technologies
  • Provides technical consultation for enterprise and application project teams.
  • Participate with members to identify and clarify strategy, address gaps, define and execute related policy/procedures and pursue improvement opportunities.
  • Working independently with minimal guidance and assistance with the technology supported.
  • Day to day support and maintenance of assigned databases
  • Ensuring recoverability via backups or other solutions
  • Ensuring high availability for business users
  • Maintaining a strong security profile with patching, updates and audit logs
  • Administering and documenting user accounts and maintaining authentication controls
  • Monitoring capacity and growth and licenses
  • Day to day customer service for assigned databases
  • Assisting users and resolving problems
  • Proactively reviewing and researching for problems
  • Assisting application teams in resolving performance problems
  • Support of projects
  • Routine support tasks as assigned
  • Design assistance and consulting including identification and documentation of design concerns related to performance, security, auditability, availability and recoverability
  • Management of test and other non-production databases for the projects
  • Performance, capacity, recovery and other testing
 
qualifications:
  • Understands and considers standard concepts, best practices and procedures related to database development and administration.
  • Working knowledge of multiple database applications, programming languages and/or system environments.
  • Working knowledge of business goals, corporate IT standards, strategy and service level agreements.
  • Communicates effectively with all levels of employees, both technical and non-technical.
  • Establishes cooperative relationships with departments.
  • Effective project team member, at times assuming leadership role for the project.
  • Searches for and identifies alternative and/or innovative solutions to technical problems.
  • Uses planning skills to manage and complete projects on time and on budget.
  • Exercises sound judgment when making decisions.
  • Quickly adapts to multiple demands and rapidly changing priorities
  • Education/Experience Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or other related field and 4 years of database administration experience OR 6 years of database administration experience
 
skills:
  • Understands and considers standard concepts, best practices and procedures related to database development and administration.
  • Working knowledge of multiple database applications, programming languages and/or system environments.
  • Working knowledge of business goals, corporate IT standards, strategy and service level agreements.
  • Communicates effectively with all levels of employees, both technical and non-technical.
  • Establishes cooperative relationships with departments.
  • Effective project team member, at times assuming leadership role for the project.
  • Searches for and identifies alternative and/or innovative solutions to technical problems.
  • Uses planning skills to manage and complete projects on time and on budget.
  • Exercises sound judgment when making decisions.
  • Quickly adapts to multiple demands and rapidly changing priorities
  • Education/Experience Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or other related field and 4 years of database administration experience OR 6 years of database administration experience

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