Sr. Database Administrator

Atlanta, GA | Direct Hire

Post Date: 08/31/2017 Job ID: 46890 Industry: SQL Server DBA

Sr. Database Administrator  

Job Description

The Senior Database Administrator will be responsible for administrating, monitoring, and troubleshooting a 24x7 production environment’ s database servers and associated infrastructure. The Database Administrator will work with other team members to ensure 100% uptime, plan future capacity requirements, maintain security, and apply updates.

  • Experience in database replication and multi-site implementations.
  • 5+ years of experience working in a production Linux environment
  • Strong working knowledge of AWS
  • Excellent knowledge of relational (PostgreSQL, Oracle, MySQL) and non-relational databases and key-value stores (MongoDB, Cassandra, Riak, Redis, Memcached)
  • Ensure all database servers are backed up in a way that meets the business’ needs
  • Test backups to ensure business continuity
  • Troubleshoot network and server service outages as they occur, including on call after hours support
  • Perform impact analysis before changes are made, implement changes, test changes, and document them
  • Install and configure new SQL Servers
  • Responsible for Capacity Planning, when performance issues arise, determine the most effective way to increase performance including hardware updates, server configuration changes, or index/query optimizations
  • Responsible for monitoring performance, monitoring server disk space, monitoring logs, ensuring jobs have run successfully, checking for errors.
  • Document the company’ s database environment
  • Database tuning
  • Experience with hardware and software virtualization
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work with cross-functional project teams across multiple locations
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • US citizenship required
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