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Contract Senior SQL Database Administrator/ SQL DBA

at Abin Thomas in Washington | WA Jobs

Position: Senior SQL DBA
Duration: 1 year
Location: Seattle WA/ Glendale CA
Major skills: SQL DBA, MySQL, Programming languages

Responsibilities / Preferred Qualifications

The Senior Database Administrator position works in a central team of Database Engineers and Administrators supporting DBMS for development teams and customers. Primary focus will be the support of RDBMS for customer internet sites and applications. Key responsibilities include data migrations, upgrades, installations, optimization and tuning, security management, backup and recovery, issue troubleshooting, advanced replication implementation, Disaster Recovery and High Availability designs. Additional tasks as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have excellent technical expertise in relevant state of the art relational database systems, technologies, and design; 4 or more years’ experience focused on Microsoft SQL Server RDBMS administration, automation, monitoring and run-time operations support. Experience with MySQL is a plus.

• Release Management – provides and executes the deployment of database systems- DBMS instance deployment, multi data center clustering, databases deployment, schema and objects, jobs and scheduled tasks, data redundancy solutions, complex system upgrades, and migrations for supported partners and teams
• Problem Resolution/Support - executes second tier level maintenance work and tasks including problem determination and resolution for complex issues; system upgrades, rollouts, infrastructure deployment and upgrades, as well as root-cause analysis.
• Documentation - provides and maintains documentation of systems and solutions, system metrics, project information and plans.
• May mentors new or less experienced staff on an as-needed basis.
• Architecture and Design – participates in database design initiatives in conjunction with supported business unit development teams and central hosting services. Works with staff to help develop and implement technical plans, processes, and automation for DB system integration into the DCAT data center environments.

Basic Qualifications
• Degree in computer science/information systems, engineering or related field preferred; or a corresponding number of years experience in technical operations or software engineering.
• 4 or more years of experience with relational database management systems with a focus on Microsoft SQL Server. Additional experience with MySQL is a plus.

• 2-4 years experience with Windows system administration, configuration, troubleshooting, performance tuning, and security procedures; experience with Linux a plus

• 2 or more years of IT operational experience supporting e-commerce, gaming or online businesses in a 24X7 production environment

• Expertise in relational database administration including configuration, implementation, data modeling, maintenance, redundancy/HA, security, troubleshooting/performance tuning, upgrades, database, data and server migrations, SQL.

• Expertise in configuring, implementing and supporting high availability redundancy strategies on systems including replication, clustering, log shipping, mirroring.

• Expertise in relational database design and architectural principles and methodologies

• Expertise with Disaster Recovery planning and implementation.

• Demonstrated experience with troubleshooting systems issues and effectively diagnosing problems

• Excellent knowledge of hardware, storage, RAID, and disk subsystems technologies as they pertain to DBMS systems, familiarity with SAN technologies desired

• Excellent systems documentation and diagraming skills

• Experience with project management methodologies and handling complex projects.

• Experience with relevant scripting languages or programming frameworks desired (JavaScript, Python, perl, C; powershell, .Net a plus)

• Knowledge of understanding of TCP/IP fundamentals (DNS, FTP, SSH), general networking technologies, network architecture and connectivity troubleshooting


• Leads and completes tasks independently, with attention to detail and while under pressure
• Excellent judgment, problem resolution, negotiation, and decision-making skills as well as the ability to work under continual deadline pressure.
• Identifies, analyzes, and drives problems to resolution, handling complex issues simultaneously while effectively communicating across teams
• Effectively communicates technical actions and expectations to the appropriate audience
• Delivers customer service excellence by identifying appropriate technical solutions, and meeting/exceeding service expectations
• Knowledge in 1 or more relevant areas including but not limited to: Cloud Computing, Internet Security, Hardware systems, Networking systems, Storage technologies, Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence, Data Center Facilities, Ecommerce platforms are desired

Additional Information MSSQL Database Administration, Engineering, Automation, Monitoring and run-time operations support.

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