Database Administrator IV

United States - Remote

Full Time USD 96K - 124K
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Job Profile SummaryPlan and implement computerized databases, including base definition, structure, documentation, long-range requirements, operational guidelines and protection. Develop database tools. Formulate and monitor policies, procedures and standards relating to database management. Propose and implement enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system. Works on the highest-level customers developing a personal one to one relationship with them.
Careel Level SummaryOperates under minimal supervision with wide latitude for independent judgment. Serves as a mentor to lower level team members. Acts as the highest level escalation point for the team.
Key ResponsibilitiesReads and interprets monitoring stats and tune database systems and applications for optimal performance. Performs database administration activities including configuration, monitoring, space management, database backup and recovery. Assists with establishing policies and procedures pertaining to database management, security, maintenance and utilization. Sets and monitors standards. Builds tools for customers and internal teams by creating scripts or using software to automate administration tasks and DBA processes. Advises customers on SQL Server best practices and SQL Server Disaster Recovery setups. Participates in sales implementations customer calls to provide advanced knowledge in the purchase of software, hardware or services that can be used to improve the performance of the database server. Collaborates with the product organization to assist in the roll out of new products. Participate in 24X7 production support for SQL Server infrastructure along with senior members of the Database Services Team. Participate in the database on-call rotation.
KnowledgeStrong understanding of indexes, index management, integrity checks and statistics. Expert in troubleshooting issues related to CPU, memory, I/O, disk space and other types of resource contention. Expert in running SQL profile traces to troubleshoot performance issues. Expert knowledge of SQL syntax. Expert knowledge in HA and DR solutions including MS Clustering Services, Database Mirroring, Log Shipping and SQL Replication. Strong troubleshooting and problem resolution skills. Expert knowledge of performance tuning at the server and application levels. Expert knowledge in Backup design and support. Expert skill in SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008R2, 2012. Advanced Programming skills.Advanced analytical and problem solving skills. Excellent communication skills-written and verbal. Experience with production DBA and managing multiple databases. Ability to work in a team environment. Excellent communications skills; written, verbal and presentation. Ability to apply varying leadership skills and traits that create solutions and results to unexpected situations. Ability to provide FANATICAL support.
SkillsDemonstrated ability to consistently provide FANATICAL support
EducationHigh school diploma or equivalent required. Post-graduate education preferred
CertificationsIndustry-related certification MCTS, MCITP-DBA required
ExperienceA minimum high school diploma/GED and eight years of database related industry experience OR Bachelor’s degree in related field (Computer Science or MIS) from an accredited college or university and six years of database related experience. Internal candidates must have a minimum of a Level III System Admin experience. Experience with production DBA and managing multiple databases
Physical DemandsGeneral office environment. May require long periods sitting and viewing a computer monitor. Moderate levels of stress may occur at times. No special physical demands required.
DisclaimerThe above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the employee assigned to this job.The following information is required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act and applies only to individuals working in the state of Colorado. The anticipated starting pay range of Colorado applicants for this role is $96,100 - $124,600. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, licenses and certifications, and specific work location. Information on benefits offered is here.

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