Ref No.: 18-30136
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 05/02/2018
 Position Summary:
  • The Database Administrator is a highly responsible, technical and administrative database position to manage a large scale environment, supporting all environment builds, capacity planning, installations, configurations, cluster setup, performance tuning and ongoing monitoring.
  • Work also involves providing consulting to multiple development teams on analysis, design, development, and performance tuning issues in a proactive manner - driving improvements in reliability and optimization to the database and application services. This position will primarily support Microsoft SQL Server, but Oracle experience would be a plus.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Provide comprehensive database troubleshooting
  • Communicate, coordinate, and support various teams on project implementations on database tasks
  • Develop & implement processes and procedures to monitor and tune databases.
  • Install, configure, upgrade, and patch database servers
  • Analyze, implement & maintain database system and data security
  • Coordinate the allocation of system storage and plans future storage requirements for database servers
  • Coordinate, modify and maintain database and schema structures.
  • Plan, develop, implement, and maintain backup processes and procedures
  • Plan, develop and implement processes and procedures to maintain archived data on appropriate storage devices
  • Analyze, document and present database hardware and technology requirements
  • Continually improve database administration standards, guidelines, and procedures
  • Review database development activities to assure conformance with design specifications
  • Participate in and integrate database design with data access development and implementation
  • Assist application developers with T-SQL tuning
  • Participate and collaborate in a strong team of established DBAs
  • Maintain high customer satisfaction
  • Performance Measures
  • Knowledge of subject matter required for job
  • Acquisition of new knowledge relevant to job
  • Recommendations of new or innovative ideas to support the company's mission
  • Customer satisfaction with quality of work
  • Customer satisfaction with interpersonal skills
  • Completion of tasks on a timely basis
  • Productive use of time when deadlines are not imminent
  • Availability to perform tasks and flexibility to respond to requests/questions from Home Office staff
  • Acceptance of overtime work as needed
Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities (Competencies) Required:
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, 2016, or 2017
  • Experience in troubleshooting and resolving database integrity issues, performance issues, blocking and deadlocking issues, replication issues, log shipping issues, connectivity issues, security issues, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of backups, restores, recovery models, DBCC commands, Availability Groups, Windows Failover Clustering, replication, log shipping
  • Experience in Performance Tuning, Query Optimization, using Performance Monitor, SQL Profiler and other related monitoring and troubleshooting tools.
  • T-SQL Development - ability to write and troubleshoot T-SQL Code and design (stored procedures, functions, tables, views, triggers, indexes, constraints)
  • Experience with SSRS, SSIS, and SSAS
  • Experience with Windows PowerShell a plus
  • Strong communication skills; excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills, must be a team player with the ability to easily and effectively interact with technical, non-technical, support, and business personnel at all levels; ability to work collaboratively with people from other technical and support departments such as system administration, network support, technical support, operations, and QA
  • Be a self-starter and self-motivated with a proven ability to learn new software and technologies rapidly; ability to be proactive and to able to manage own projects efficiently for on-time delivery; experience and capability of working in a fast-paced environments; ability to provide off-hours support, include evenings and weekends when required
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High school education or equivalent
  • Bachelor's/Master's degree preferred in Computer Science, Engineering (or related field)
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in database development and support in MS SQL Server environments
  • Certification is a plus; MCTS, MCITP, MVP