Database Administration

  • location: Stamford, CT
  • type: Contract
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job description

Database Administration

job summary:
The SQL Server Database Administrator is responsible for recommending, implementing and supporting current and new SQL Server DB technologies. To be successful in this role one must be able to work effectively in a fluid, fast-paced environment. This role requires good communication skills, both with team members and business contacts. In addition, the successful Database Administrator must be able to work with minimal supervision on multiple concurrent projects.

 
location: Stamford, Connecticut
job type: Contract
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
  • Diagnose and Resolve problems around database performance, capacity, replication, T-SQL, SQL AlwaysON, etc.
  • Proactively monitor databases for errors and respond quickly and effectively to troubleshoot and resolve DB on-going issues
  • Performs advanced database administration activities including but not limited to; DB Performance Tuning, T-SQL tuning, Backup and recovery and DB disaster recovery solutions.
  • Ability to analyze existing systems and make recommendations on which technology best suits the business requirement for high availability, Disaster Recovery or high performance.
  • Work independently to design or participate in functional/performance tests.
  • Create/update database documentation about standard procedures, DB technology features, or production issue troubleshooting.
 
qualifications:
  • Stay current with changes in the technical area of expertise.
  • Design and implement highly available production systems using the following technologies: Database Mirroring, Windows clustering and SQL AlwaysON, availability groups.
  • Review scripts submitted by the Development team for performance and standard adherence.
  • Work with development teams to deploy code in production when needed.
 
skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, other technical field, or equivalent work experience
  • 15+ years of experience in SQL Server database administration.
  • Knowledge on postgre, mysql and mongoDB in the following areas:

    • Database setup in Linux environment
    • Backup/restore
    • Monitoring
    • Performance tuning
    • Enabling LDAP/Kerbros for database security
    • HA setup (Master-Slave)
    • Setup Alerting
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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