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SQL Server DBA
Ref No.: 18-64217
Location: Gurnee, Illinois
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 09/04/2018
 Position Summary:  The Senior SQL Server DBA position is responsible for providing database services as well as development support to our organization. We seek a competent and highly motivated individual to work in this production DBA role. Primary responsibilities include design, installation, monitoring, and performance tuning of Production, Development and QA database environments while ensuring high levels of database availability. The DBA is also responsible for implementing and overseeing database policies and procedures to ensure the integrity and availability of our SQL databases and our custom software application.  The Senior SQL Server DBA must be a collaborative individual seeking an environment where quality, camaraderie, and continuous improvement are part of the foundation of workplace.
Job Requirements:
•             Log shipping, transactional replication as well as high availability groups
•             SSIS/SSRS implementation and configuration
•             BI capabilities utilizing data warehouse with SSAS
•             Knowledge of Windows Server administration (incl. Active Directory) & an idea about proper disk configurations.
•             Experience with SQL Server in virtual environments
•             Familiarity with backups, restores and recovery models.
•             Experience utilizing various high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) options for MSSQL Server.
•             An interest in performance tuning along with a basic understanding of how to read execution plans.
•             Working with code repositories and continuous integration/deployments before.
•             Automation experience with the ability to bring additional knowledge around this topic (e.g. Powershell etc.) to our team.
•             The ability to discuss database related topics with both technical & business audiences.
•             Strong problem solving skills and a commitment to getting things done right.
 
Education and Experience:
A BS in Information Technology or a related technical field or equivalent work experience
At least 5 years recent hands on experience in SQL Administration from SQL Server 2008 R2 onwards – we currently run SQL Server 2016.