SQL DBA (2x)

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Employment Type: Contract/Contract to Hire Job Category: SQL DBA Job Number: 19016

Job Overview:

Our client’ s IT department is seeking an SQL Server DBA to monitor and maintain the enterprise database environment for the company. This is a highly technical and hands-on role responsible for Release Management and Database Administration in a large-scale SQL Server 2008 environment. This position reports to the Manager of Infrastructure and requires 24/7 availability to provide support as needed.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • On-call support for a 24/7 environment consisting of batch processing workloads, analytics workloads, and transactional workloads
  • Maintain, test, and implement disaster recovery infrastructure for SQL Server
  • Troubleshoot and resolve failed SQL agent jobs and SQL Server internals issues
  • Tune queries, deploy indices, and provide recommendations to development on performance tuning techniques
  • Install and configure new SQL Server instances
  • Implement SQL Server configurations based on strategic plans and designs from senior IT personnel
  • Document the SQL Server environment as it changes
  • Deploy database changes to production and UAT environments after peer review, QA, and user acceptance
  • Design and develop monitoring utilities to proactively alert IT of SQL Server issues

Required Experience and Skills:
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience as SQL Server DBA in a large-scale environment
  • Experience working with very large databases and datasets
  • Expert administrative knowledge of SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Knowledge of SDLC and experience in release and deployment management
  • Strong T-SQL skills, review T-SQL code and procedures
  • Strong process and procedures knowledge
  • Organized individual with great communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and being proactive
  • Strong analytical skills and service minded
  • Experience with other programming languages such as C#, ASP, .NET, Power Shell a strong plus
  • Financial Services industry experience strong plus
  • Ability to denormalize data


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