• Job Title: Sr. MSSQL DBA
  • Job ID: JB12113
  • Location: Century City, CA
  • Length: Perm
  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Rate: Market
  • Citizenship: US Citizens and Green Card holders. No third-party subcontractors.
Description: Sr. SQL Server Database Administrator
This position demands a Sr. Microsoft SQL Server Database Administrator in a Production DBA role with a working knowledge of Microsoft Clustering and operating systems. The candidate should be proficient in trouble shooting, performance tuning, replication and backup/recovery strategies. The individual should possess excellent communication skills. The individual must be comfortable adapting to a rapidly moving client focus and must be adept at multitasking. Knowledge and expertise in SQL high availability and EMC SAN environment. The individual must support a distributed application for users in multiple locations and therefore should possess strong problem solving, debugging and database maintenance skills. Also critical would be the ability to manage change and effectively test fixes and enhancements and adhere to SDLC principles. The individual will provide SQL Server database administration support and technical support for multiple applications in DEV, UAT, and Prod. User acceptance test, quality assurance, performance and production environments. The position will consist of both systems and application DBA administration responsibilities for large-scale SQL Server databases on multiple clustered and non-clustered Windows platforms.
Responsibilities include:
Installation, configuration, maintenance and backup/recovery of DBMS software and database objects in a Windows environment.
Database duties include:
Database designed, creation and configuration, performance tuning, code migration, disk space management, database backups, database performance and resource monitoring, and trouble shooting. Other duties include creation of backup plans, test disaster recovery scenarios, manage security and spec out hardware requests from business units.
The individual must have senior level experience managing Microsoft SQL Server databases.
Working knowledge of SQL Server 2012 - 2017 is required.
The individual must have strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Additionally, the individual must be able to work in a multiple team environment. Working with peers, application development, operations, and upper management.
The Sr. DBA will have overall responsibility to ensure work is performed, including tasks assigned to multiple DBAs. The Sr. DBA will be the primary attendee at project meetings, and must work well with application developers and managers, especially when differing opinions occur over technical approaches.
The DBA is expected to be an effective influencer, having good collaborative skills, and be effective at implementing our standards, policies, and procedures.
The DBA also must have a broad knowledge of the technical aspects of SQL Server databases where client applications use .NET Framework with Visual Studio, and IIS.
Besides strong skills in Database Administration, preference will be given to individuals with working knowledge and experience in EMC SAN technologies, HP/Compaq Hardware, NetIQ AppManager, Data Masker, Idera SQL Secure, Remedy, Lite-Speed for SQL Server 32 and 64 bit and Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. Exposure to Microsoft Azure or Amazon Relational Databases.
The individual will be assigned on-call responsibilities on a rotational basis, which often requires work after normal business hours.
  • Minimum 6+ years’ experience in SQL Server Database Management.
  • Strong Windows OS skills.
  • Strong technical understanding of Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2017 internals.
  • Technical understanding of prior SQL Server versions including 2008 R2.
  • Broad knowledge in various backup and recovery methodology's (Lite-Speed for SQL Server a plus)
  • Strong skills / understanding of database performance factor, monitoring tools and recovery procedures.
  • Strong analytical skills in fault detection and resolution.
  • Strong skills in DBMS maintenance tools.
  • Strong customer skills a must. Proven leadership skills in cross function teams.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Microsoft Certifications.