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Database Administrator

  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Ref No: 19-05476
  • Date: September 11, 2019
  • Job title:

Joanna Nguyen

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Job Description - Database Administrator

Short Term Contract

$50/hour - $65/hour

The SQL Server DBA will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of critical SQL Server RDBMS systems, to ensure the availability and consistent performance of our corporate applications. This is a "hands-on” position requiring solid technical skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Manage SQL Server databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems.
  • Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.
  • Apply data modeling techniques to ensure development and implementation support efforts meet integration and performance expectations
  • Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end.
  • Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes
  • Assist developers with complex query tuning and schema refinement.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours.
  • Share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other peers and team members.

Skills and Qualifications

  • 5+ years MS SQL Server Administration experience required
  • Knowledge of other databases like MySQL, Postgres
  • Knowledge of Data Warehouse and ETL tools like SSIS
  • Knowledge of Reporting tools like SSRS
  • Experience with backups, restores and recovery models
  • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server
  • Experience working with Windows server, including Active Directory
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Flexible, team player, "get-it-done” personality
  • Ability to organize and plan work independently
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to multi-task and context-switch effectively between different activities and teams
  • DBA certification is a plus


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