Sr. SQL Server DBA

St. Louis, MO

Posted: 03/21/2019 Job Category: Database Job Number: 139381

Are you looking for a new and challenging opportunity? Do you have experience with SQL Server administration? Technology Partners can help you make your next big career move a reality.

Our client is currently seeking a talented person for a Sr. SQL Server DBA position.


The Senior Database Administrator plays a significant role in the design, implementation, and maintenance of database environments and data dictionaries in compliance with application specifications and operating procedures. In addition, this position monitors daily database activities and overall operation, performance, growth and tuning configurations as well as the security of the databases.

What You Will Be Doing:

You will participate in the overall hardware architecture, design, implementation, maintenance and management of database environments. You will monitor database security by controlling and monitoring user access. You will research, review and participate in the development of database designs for new projects. You will educate and assist development teams to create database structures and objects. You will perform root cause analysis of problems; identify solutions and make recommendations; take appropriate remedial steps towards resolution. You will assist with task automation and process improvements, as directed. You will create, maintain and monitor established service level agreements to meet customer expectations and quality standards. You will participate in the planning, design, and implementation of the overall data strategy, data architecture, data models, principles, and standards, to support high performing, mission-critical database platforms. You will lead strategic planning processes including forecasting, research, and selection of new tools and technologies. You will develop and maintain the database configuration documentation. You will also develop and execute capacity planning operations. You will monitor the performance and growth and prepares entities, attributes, and relationships for the required transaction and data volumes. You will also plan, Design, Develop and maintain backup/restore and disaster recovery plans.

What We Are Looking For:

  • 8+ years of hands-on SQL Server administration experience

  • 6+ years of T-SQL programming and performance tuning experience

  • Proven track record managing SQL Server instances in standalone, clustered, physical and virtual configurations

  • Experience with SQL Server performance tuning in all environments

  • Experience with High Availability (replication, availability groups, third party solutions)

  • Experience with various backup/restore and disaster recovery solutions, native and third-party.

  • Strong knowledge and experience with computer hardware including servers, networks, SAN technologies, I/O subsystems, etc.

  • Solid experience and troubleshooting skills on operating systems: current Windows and Linux/ Unix platforms.

  • Experience with SQL Server 2014 current, in a production environment.

  • Experience with all SQL Server component services (e.g. SSIS, SSAS, SSRS)

  • Experience with multi-dimensional and tabular data model structures in SSAS.

  • BS in Computer Engineering/Science or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

It Would Be Great, but Not Required, if You Had:

  • Experience with these DBMS platforms: DB2, MySQL and Oracle on Windows and Unix operating systems.

  • Experience with data warehouse design, performance and scalability operations.

  • Experience with SQL Server Reporting Services in standalone and SharePoint integrated configurations

  • Experience working with Kerberos Security.

  • Experience working with monitoring and performance tuning systems (i.e. Solarwinds, Ignite/ DPA, etc.)

  • Microsoft SQL Server certifications and professional course completions are pluses

If this position sounds like you, WE SHOULD TALK!

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