Senior Database Administrator in Chicago, IL

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

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Chicago, IL 60601

Industry: Enterprise Technology


8 - 10 years

Posted 55 days ago

This position

As a Senior SQL Server Database Administrator to assist in successful operations of the SpringCM platform. The ideal candidate is highly experienced in Microsoft technologies, custom developed .NET applications, N-tier design, and Service-Oriented Architectures.

The Database Administrator reports to the Senior Manager, Software Engineering and is expected to participate with other engineers in the Infrastructure and DevOps teams, as well as with R&D and QA teams, in order to optimize the performance, scalability, and availability of the rapidly growing SpringCM platform and its supporting infrastructure.


  • Management of multiple SQL Server clusters in test and Production environments, in multiple data centers.
  • Provide ongoing monitoring, performance tuning, and support of SQL.
  • Implement and maintain performance metrics, including capacity planning, measuring utilization, performance and health of the systems.
  • Perform operational maintenance, support, and upgrades for the SQL environments.
  • Collaborate with development engineers to ensure a solid design that scales and conforms to standards.
  • Database backup and recovery, connectivity and security, database creation and role assignment.
  • Ensure data is protected within defined security standards.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline.
  • 8+ years of SQL experience with expert understanding of database design for large databases across multiple datacenters.
  • 8+ years of advanced knowledge of database development and administration.
  • 7+ years of experience with SQL replication.
  • 3+ years of experience with SQL AlwaysOn and high availability.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with SSRS, monitoring software (Idera, SQL Sentry).
  • Strong experience with Windows 2016 and SQL 2016.
  • Expert experience with TSQL and Powershell.
  • Strong people skills, team orientation and a professional attitude.
  • Intellectual curiosity, along with excellent problem-solving and quantitative skills, including the ability to disaggregate issues, identify root causes and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to perform in a fast paced and dynamic business environment.

Valid Through: 2019-10-17