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Senior SQL Database Administrator
Ref No.: 18-07797
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
In this role you will work with IT teams within NTT DATA Services to ensure that Microsoft SQL Server and the related support software is installed, optimized, and maintained efficiently.  This is a 6 month contract to hire position sitting in Midtown Atlanta

Responsibilities
  1. Monitor, maintain, and help to improve the performance of database systems - which includes database backups, restores, and disaster recovery.
  2. Define the database logical and physical design and the security, back-up, and recovery specifications.
  3. Optimize database indexes, queries, stored procedures, and reports.
  4. Ensure compliance to audit and departmental policies and procedures.
  5. Provide technical assistance to the IT staff and users of IT systems.
  6. Work closely with the project managers, business analysts, software developers, quality assurance engineers and management during all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle.
  7. Design and build normalized and denormalized database solutions using best practices.
  8. Implement new technologies.
  9. Work on multiple concurrent deadline-driven projects.
  10. On-call responsibilities required.
Education
  1. A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Systems`
Professional Qualifications
  1. Strong English communication skills (i.e. writing, documenting, speaking, & presenting)
  2. Strong problem investigation and resolution skills
  3. Excellent team player
  4. Self-motivated and self-directed.
Required Experience
  1. A minimum of 5 years of experience working with Microsoft SQL Server is required.
  2. A minimum of 5 years of experience as a Microsoft SQL Server DBA is required.
  3. A minimum of 2 years of experience working with SSIS & SSRS is required.
  4. Experience working in a high availability environment.
Preferred Skills
  1. Experience with Spotlight and or Solarwinds Database Performance Analyzer
  2. Experience with database partitioning, archiving and purging
  3. Knowledge of Microsoft Azure would be an advantage
  4. Minimum of 3 years of experience as a developer using Microsoft SQL, SSIS, and or SSRS
  5. Certification as a Database Administrator in Microsoft SQL Server is a plus
  6. Knowledge of MS SQL always-on feature
  7. Knowledge of SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016, or 2017
  8. Project planning and management and very high attention to details
  9. Microsoft training and certification will be considered a strong asset


NTT DATA Services is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner with 130,000 professionals based in over 50 countries. NTT DATA recently acquired Dell Services. NTT DATA Services emphasizes long-term commitment and combines global reach and local intimacy to provide premier professional services, including consulting, application services, business process, IT outsourcing, and cloud-based solutions. We are a part of NTT Group, one of the world's largest technology services companies, generating more than $100 billion in annual revenues and partner to 80% of the Fortune 100. Visit www.nttdataservices.com to learn how our consultants, projects, managed services, and outsourcing engagements deliver value for a wide range of businesses and government agencies.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law. To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.