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Sr. SQL Server DBA in Birmingham at Vaco

Date Posted: 9/12/2018

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Job Description


  • Bachelor's Degree in MIS or Computer Science related field. Proven experience and/ or certification can be substituted for a Bachelor's Degree.
  • 10+ years DBA experience with Microsoft SQL Server (2008 or greater) in a production environment is required.
  • 8+ years of experience configuring, implementing and supporting large highly available SQL Server environments, including experience with Failover Cluster and database mirroring/ always on is required.
  • 8+ years of experience with SQL Server troubleshooting; ability to proactively identify, troubleshoot and resolve live database systems issues.
  • 3+ years of experience with SCOM 2012 SQL Data Warehouse, Precise i3 or similar SQL Diagnostic Monitoring system for reporting is required.
  • 5+ years of prior experience with a database on a virtual platform is desired.
  • 5+ years of experience with T-SQL and PowerShell Scripts is required.
  • Strong working knowledge of query, index and DB I/O performance tuning, and Stored Procedures and SQL coding is required.
  • 6+ years of experience with Enterprise OLAP Environment Administration, including SSIS/ SSRS/ SSAS experience, is required.
  • Database migration/ upgrade experience is highly desired.
  • Ability to manage all DB maintenance plan activities including backups, indexing, integrity and consistency checks, etc.
  • Experience running and supporting very large data warehouse databases (OLAP, Big Data) is a plus.
  • Experience running and supporting very large databases under high transaction rates (OLTP, VLDB).
  • Experience with word processing, spreadsheet and project management applications required.
  • Knowledge of disaster recovery principles and practices, including planning, testing, backup/ restore using disk-based backup solutions.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with little direction.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and communication skills, both oral and written, are required.
  • Thorough knowledge of current hardware systems, RAID and disk subsystems commonly used in fault tolerant production environments.
  • Understanding and experience with SAN hardware and administration.
  • Understanding of Virtual Server environments.
  • Prior experience using Microsoft SQL Server DMV's for troubleshooting performance issues.
  • Participate in 24x7 On Call rotation
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Travel will be minimal, but may be required