SQL DBA

  • Atlanta, GA

Job Description

Sr. SQL Database Administrator
Position Description
This position
maintains Microsoft SQL databases, including all client-facing environments,
database backup, support of databases across internal and end-user applications
and disaster recovery tests. Responsibilities includes improvements of database
integrity through quality assurance and manages change control processes related
the SQL environment. Additional responsibilities include analyzing existing
database applications for performance tuning, alerting & monitoring, working
with application developers to integrate efforts with relational databases,
participate in team or company projects as required, maintain state-of-the-art
knowledge of existing best practices in database administration, design, and
implementation, capacity planning and provides on-call support.
Specialized
knowledge, skills, abilities
o Excellent communication (spoken and written)
skills
o Experience supporting/administering MS SQL in an enterprise
environment
o Ability to develop and troubleshoot change scripts as
needed
o Maintain the health of the production,(and/or lower region)
environments
o Experience with backup processes & procedures
o The
ability to document standard operational procedures
o Assimilate
organizational objectives into operational action plans
o Knowledge and
experience with capacity planning as it pertains to databases
o Work with the
application team to fully understand the Fiserv Data Center environment
o
Work on documenting areas that need to be addressed
o Provide 24 X 7
production database support to help resolve production and application related
issues (Sev 1/Sev 2)
o Understand and utilize the Change Management
process
o Work with the team to understand how backups work
o Monitor the
SQL production environment
o Participate in Disaster Recovery exercises (if
available remotely)
o Perform updates/changes during maintenance windows
o
Understand current capacity issues and the capacity planning processes
o Work
with team to review change requests
o Participate in software
deployments


Education:
4-year degree in computer science or
related field or equivalent experience
5-7 years of I/T work experience.
Including at least 4+ years experience in database
administration
Demonstrated accountability for change and incident
management; maintenance of the operating system and SQL databases, including
patches and upgrades. Able to create, maintain and enhance support
documentation.
Special Training Needs
ITIL, Quest LiteSpeed, Quest
Performance Analysis, BMC Remedy, Alarm Point, ETG Change Management, ETG
Escalation Processes

Competencies/Traits desired
Strong knowledge of
MS SQL and how to tune it in a highly specialized fast paced, 7X24 operation
environment. Windows scripting, experience with SQL Query Language. Knowledge of
escalation and Root Cause Analysis, ITIL and industry best practices.

Qualifications

5-7 years of I/T work experience. Including at least 4+ years experience in
database administration
Demonstrated accountability for change and incident
management; maintenance of the operating system and SQL databases, including
patches and upgrades. Able to create, maintain and enhance support
documentation.
Special Training Needs
ITIL, Quest LiteSpeed, Quest
Performance Analysis, BMC Remedy, Alarm Point, ETG Change Management, ETG
Escalation Processes

Competencies/Traits desired
Strong knowledge of
MS SQL and how to tune it in a highly specialized fast paced, 7X24 operation
environment. Windows scripting, experience with SQL Query Language. Knowledge of
escalation and Root Cause Analysis, ITIL and industry best practices.

Additional Information

Shift hours are M-F 5:30AM to 1:30PM

Call John Warner at 770 870 1844