Senior SQL Server Database Administrator (DBA) in Birmingham, AL

$150K - $200K(Ladders Estimates)

Protective Life   •  

Birmingham, AL 35203

Industry: Finance & Insurance


11 - 15 years

Posted 58 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Listen well to others and share ideas in a constructive manner within the DBA team and with other end users.

• Collaborates, coordinates and cohesively works with Database Administrators and Applications/ Business teams to support enterprise applications.

• Creates processes and procedures to minimize any potential downtime scenarios.

• Creates standards for SQL Server database administration that supports the use of optimal database server resources and performance.

• Facilitates server-side database development when needed.

• Implements automated database maintenance plans and backup routines using standard methodologies.

• Monitors database/ application growth and server resources to ensure optimum performance and availability.

• Prioritizes tasks effectively to operate in a timely, accurate and professional manner.

• Provides accurate status updates to management.

• Routinely evaluates/ implements improved methods or processes for administering and maintaining databases and servers.

• Troubleshoots minor to major problems on an as-needed basis – often requiring time sensitive response and pro-active communication to different groups within the organization Requirements

• Bachelor's Degree in MIS or Computer Science related field. Proven experience and/ or certification can be substituted for a Bachelor's Degree.

• 10+ years DBA experience with Microsoft SQL Server (2008 or greater) in a production environment is required.

• 8+ years of experience configuring, implementing and supporting large highly available SQL Server environments, including experience with Failover Cluster and database mirroring/ always on is required.

• 8+ years of experience with SQL Server troubleshooting; ability to proactively identify, troubleshoot and resolve live database systems issues.

• 3+ years of experience with SCOM 2012 SQL Data Warehouse, Precise i3 or similar SQL Diagnostic Monitoring system for reporting is required.

• 5+ years of prior experience with a database on a virtual platform is desired.

• 5+ years of experience with T-SQL and PowerShell Scripts is required.

• Strong working knowledge of query, index and DB I/O performance tuning, and Stored Procedures and SQL coding is required.

• 6+ years of experience with Enterprise OLAP Environment Administration, including SSIS/ SSRS/ SSAS experience, is required.

• Database migration/ upgrade experience is highly desired.

• Ability to cope with multiple demands and produce extremely precise, detailed and confidential work.

• Ability to facilitate discussion, to teach, and to train concepts related to data retrieval, data analysis, data integrity and analytical information systems in RDBMS environments.

• Ability to manage all DB maintenance plan activities including backups, indexing, integrity and consistency checks, etc.

• Ability to work collaboratively with other internal departments and entities.

• Deep understanding of database design principals.

• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work effectively.

• Excellent understanding of query execution plans.

• Experience running and supporting very large data warehouse databases (OLAP, Big Data) is a plus.

• Experience running and supporting very large databases under high transaction rates (OLTP, VLDB).

• Experience with word processing, spreadsheet and project management applications required.

• Knowledge of disaster recovery principles and practices, including planning, testing, backup/ restore using disk-based backup solutions.

• Outstanding customer service skills.

• Self-motivated and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with little direction.

• Strong organizational, analytical, and communication skills, both oral and written, are required.

• Thorough knowledge of current hardware systems, RAID and disk subsystems commonly used in fault tolerant production environments.

• Understanding and experience with SAN hardware and administration.

• Understanding of Virtual Server environments.

• Prior experience using Microsoft SQL Server DMV's for troubleshooting performance issues.

• Vendor coordination and facilitation skills.

• Participate in 24x7 On Call rotation

• Other duties as assigned

• Travel will be minimal, but may be required Preferred Skills

• Working knowledge of Firewall and network security concepts

• Working knowledge of Windows Server management such as disk administration, general performance health counters and overall server configuration

• General knowledge of Networking concepts such as subnetting, IPV4 routing protocols and overall network connectivity.

Valid Through: 2019-9-20