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Full-time Senior Database Administrator

at Vantage Deluxe World Travel in Massachusetts | MA Jobs

SQL Server 2008, Database Administration, Database Tuning, Database Management, Database Security, RDBMS SQL

Boston, MA

Vantage Deluxe World Travel directly markets travel to the mature market through print and online channels. When you join the Vantage team, you become part of a global company headquartered in Boston since 1983. Our worldwide teams work together at every level to provide exciting, culturally enriching travel programs to destinations on all seven continents. If you’re passionate about the world, committed to quality, and have a can-do attitude, you should consider joining us!

We are currently seeking Senior Data Base Administrator (DBA), who is responsible for providing technical support for the database environment including overseeing the development and organization of the databases, assessment and implementation of new technologies, and providing Information Technology with a long-term perspective on the relationship of database technology to the business opportunities facing the company. It is extremely important to the company that on-line processing database systems offer the highest reliability and performance possible. The Senior DBA is challenged to work with architecture, application development and operations to help achieve a state-of-the-art environment that meets current and future business objectives.


Trains and develops technical support and applications staff to better utilize on-line processing databases environment.
Provides and designs tools to assist in the management of the database and transaction processing environment.
Works to provide a working model of our transaction processing environment for capacity assessment and planning.
Develops a methodology for the ongoing assessment of database performance and the identification of problem areas.
Develops a security scheme for the database environment, as well as assisting in disaster recovery if necessary.
Provides leadership during the development and enhancement of production applications including working with applications, technical support and operations during the design, development and implementation of applications.
Work with the transaction processing area to develop both the physical and the logical database administration functions and assists in the development of our processing database and computing environments.
Work with others in IT to build the logical database area and provide technical guidance during all phases of the development process.
Work with vendors in evaluating and implementing new technologies.

Required Skills:

SQL Server 2008
Database Administration
Database Tuning
Database Management
Database Security
BE or BS Degree in one of the following subject areas: Computer Science, Business Administration, Information Technology or related field preferred

Required Experience:

3 -4 years IT operation with strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices
5-7 years Microsoft SQL Server experience
Understanding of, and experience with, server-client computing and relational database environments
Experience with data management and data processing flowcharting techniques
Knowledge of reporting and query tools and practices
Good understanding of the organizations goals and objectives
Good interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
Technical documentation skills
Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language
Self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail
Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
Good written and oral communication skills

All Vantage employees have the option of choosing a workday of either 8:30am–5:30pm or 9:00am-6:00pm with one hour for lunch. Certain exceptions apply.

Vantage offers competitive salaries and benefits which include, medical, dental, 401(k), travel discounts, MBTA contributions and more...all in a casual environment, conveniently located in downtown Boston.


Vantage Travel is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
Jim Cummings
Vantage Deluxe World Travel
90 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 878-6018

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