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SQL Server DBA (virtualization) in Raleigh at Vaco

Date Posted: 1/31/2018

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Job Description

U.S. citizens and those authorizd to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time.

This position's responsibilities include daily production support for the SQL Server database infrastructure. These database platforms are maintained on Windows Server Operating Systems on both physical and virtual footprints. Virtual servers are managed on V-Sphere using VMWare.

This position is also responsible for maintaining and managing the standards, documentation, backup and recovery, design and implementation of the physical data storage, virtualization of databases, maintenance, patching, installation, capacity planning, access, security administration (vulnerability assessment and protection of data), performance and availability, data integrity and troubleshooting of all assigned databases.

Basic Qualifications for Level II:

  • Associate's degree and a minimum of 4 years work experience as a SQL Server DBA in an enterprise data center environment OR
  • High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of 6 years work experience as a SQL Server DBA in an enterprise data center environment.

Basic Qualifications for Level III:

  • Associate's degree and a minimum of 6 years work experience as a SQL Server DBA in an enterprise data center environment OR
  • High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of 10 years work experience as a SQL Server DBA in an enterprise data center environment.

Additional Requirements:

  • Possess strong knowledge of SQL Server (all relevant and supported version) running on a Windows OS platform.
  • Provide oversight, mentoring and leadership to less experienced staff.
  • Provide on-call support for production environment, conduct root cause analysis for issues.
  • Assist development teams with development, testing, tuning and implementation of database applications.
  • Possess experience with virtualization of database platforms and environments.
  • Provide proactive monitoring of the database instances, and take preventive steps to ensure high availability and optimal performance.
  • Possess a working knowledge and use of COMMVAULT for backup and recovery.
  • Have strong experience with SQL Server Management Studio / SSAS / SSRS / SSIS / SQL Agent / SQL Engine / SQL Server Central Management Server, including setup and configuration.
  • Possess a working knowledge of Idera Diagnostic Manager and Solarwinds.
  • Strong technical abilities, quick study of new technology via on the job training, the intellect to resolve complex problems logically and methodically, and good judgment to involve and communicate with vendors, senior level technicians, and management.
  • Have experience with setting up and maintaining an enterprise disaster recovery environment, using tools such as SQL Server Mirroring, SQL Server Always On, and SQL Server Log Shipping.
  • Ability to be on call 24 x 7 and participate in an on call rotation.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work in a team-oriented environment and effectively communicate both orally and in writing with peers and customers.

Other Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with SQL Server on Linux
  • Experience with Idera products Admin Toolkit, SQL Doctor, SQL Comparison.
  • Experience with SQL Server Reporting Services, Analysis Services, Integration Services.
  • Experience with virtualized databases on VMWare.
  • Experience with Service Manager and ITIL processes.
  • Certifications in SQL Server (MCSE).
  • Powershell scripting languages.
  • Banking/financial services industry experience.