Senior Database Administrator

Atlanta, GA 30328

Posted: 08/14/2023 Job Number: 37864

Job Description


  • Manage and support our Microsoft SQL Server on On-Prem, Public Cloud & Private Cloud environments. 
  • Cover all aspects of Availability, Scalability, Performance and Security for Databases.
  • Automate self service solutions for the database platform.
  • Ability to operate in the high-pressure environment and troubleshoot complex issues quickly, and successfully handle multiple priorities.
  • Participate in a global on-call rotation and weekly maintenance windows.
  • Work closely with Developers and provide guidance on T-SQL coding 
  • Analyze dynamic queries and provide resolution for slow performing queries
  • Troubleshoot database-related application performance issues and recommend solutions
  • Knowledge of advanced T-SQL programming techniques - window functions, set operators, pivoting/unpivoting, grouping sets
  • Provide production support for database environment in accordance with agreed service levels, standards, and processes
  • Expert skills in writing advanced T-SQL, leveraging functions, building stored procedures and optimizing SQL queries
  • Excellent programming and problem solving skills with an aptitude to learn and apply new technology skills
  • Optimize and fine tune complex queries and stored procedures
  • Work closely with infrastructure personnel, providing technical input to application design of solutions for business and infrastructure projects
  • Assist in the evaluation, planning and delivery of the migration and upgrade of existing database applications
  • Low tolerance for inefficiency and the burning desire to automate anything that can be automated

Knowledge and Experience
  • Experience with managing and troubleshooting databases in high performance, multi-user web applications.
  • Proficient in Microsoft SQL Server (2016, 2019).
  • Proficient in applying Microsoft SQL Server capabilities to business problems.
  • Proven experience in database design for performance, security and scalability.
  • Strong working knowledge of Windows Server
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent technical problem-solving skills and aptitude to learn new technologies and methodologies.
  • Professionalism, positive outlook, respect and courtesy to customers and all associates.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in managing large and complex data sets within databases
  • Proven experience in writing, tuning and analyzing queries and stored procedures
  • Experience with MS SQL production support is essential. The candidate should be motivated, hands on, sensitive to risks and controls, work well under pressure and possess solid problem analysis/troubleshooting/design/performance & tuning skills
  • Knowledge in MongoDB database administration is a plus.
  • 10+ years of experience in administering SQL Server databases on Windows Platforms
  • 5+ years experience with database and system internals and performance tuning.
  • 5+ years SQL Server development covering SQL & T-SQL code.
  • 5+ years experience in automation and scripting (Powershell, shell)
  • 3+ years of experience working with Microsoft SQL Server Replication
  • 3+ years of experience working with Microsoft SQL Server Always On Availability Group
  • 3+ years of experience working with MongoDB database
  • Documentation skills for processes and procedures (creating KBs, SOPs, Runbooks, topology, etc.)
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent experience.


This role offers work from home flexibility of up to 2 days per week. 

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Maxwell McIlwaine

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