Sr DBA SQL Server Administrator Job Description

Sr DBA SQL Server Administrator Job Description
Sr DBA SQL Server Administrator
Job Description:
 The candidate will be a member of a team within Data
Management Services (DMS) called Distributed Database
 The primary role on the team will be as a SQL Server
Infrastructure Database Administrator supporting Canadian
and US requirements.
 The team has members in Canada and India supporting a
wide range of distributed applications.
 All team members (except contractors) must have the ability
to provide 24x7 rotational on-call duties, after hour change
support and support disaster recovery test weekends.
 The eligible candidate will be required to carry a cell phone,
laptop and on occasion will need to do work outside of
regular work hours. Role Qualifications:
 Strong understanding of database concepts and principles
 Strong understanding of Microsoft SQL Server functions and
 Ability to define database architecture that supports business
requirements  Understanding of project management principles  Ability to clearly and concisely provide oral and written
communication  Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle several
tasks efficiently
Main Accountabilities:
 Deliver on assigned SQL Server Infrastructure projects with
participation throughout the project lifecycle (eg. new
software releases, patch upgrades, feature exploitation,
security and audit, etc…)
 Database server/instance installs (stand-alone and clustered),
service-pack upgrades, hot fixes, client tool installs, according
to established procedures and controls.
 Establish and maintain written best practices and operational
procedures (build books, checklists etc) and generally provide
guidance on SQL Server operation.
 Ensure the proper setup and validation of backup and restore
processes  Support SQL Server versions 2005, 2008 and 2012 including:
o Database Engine, Integration Services, Reporting
Services and Analysis Services.  Proactive monitoring of database environment for stability,
performance, availability and recoverability.  Support project development following documented
standards, policies and procedures (Change Management
Process)  Occasional participation in after-hours and weekend incident
resolution, support of production implementations,
infrastructure activities, and various disaster recovery
exercises  Work closely with other team members, technical/team
leads, management, specialized IT areas and application
support teams to ensure consistent delivery and quality of
database services  Develop T-SQL stored procedures, functions and Powershell
scripts to support internal processes and improve system
performance  Contribute ideas for best practice improvements, process
improvement, and innovative solutions.  Organizing and monitoring personal workload and escalating
to manager when issues arise.  Administrative intake process support Assets:
 Passion for database administration as a career.
 Demonstrated ability to apply database concepts to
business requirements  University level degree in Computer Science or related
information technology degree/diploma  SQL Server certification or MVP status and experience with
various SQL versions on various Windows O/S’s T-SQL
skills that include a thorough understanding of system
tables, stored procedures, functions, triggers, etc.
 Experience with SQL Server installations and patching.  SQL Server tuning skills using Profiler, Index Tuning Wizard,
Dynamic Management Views and Functions (DMVs), and
other third-party tools Knowledge of SQL Server
Management Studio and Business Intelligence
Development Studio  Knowledge of SQL Server database resiliency strategies
such as replication, mirroring, log shipping, maintenance
plans and DR recovery strategies  Knowledge of Microsoft Powershell for scripting
 Experience with Sybase Power Designer Experience with
3rd party support tools (Redgate, Idera, Embacadero)
 Some knowledge of data-mapping and logical and physical
data modeling  Willingness to share ideas and speak up in large groups.
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