Location: Austin, TX
Date Posted: 08-24-2018
Austin, TX
6 months Contract to hire

The SQL Server DBA will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of critical SQL Server RDBMS systems to ensure the availability and consistent performance of the Department of Revenues applications. This is a hands-on position requiring excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as solid technical skills.
Manage SQL Server databases through multiple product lifecycle environments from development to mission-critical production systems. Configure and maintain database servers and processes including monitoring system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.
Test and configure database backups to meet the business Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO).
Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end. Determine the most effective way to increase performance including hardware purchases, server configuration changes, or index/query changes. Assist developers with complex query tuning and schema refinement.
Provide application developers with a list of the top 10 most resource-intensive queries on the server and suggesting ways to improve performance on each. Design indexes for existing applications, proactively monitor query performance, and determine when to add or remove indexes.
Troubleshooting SQL Server service outages as they occur, including providing On call support during after-hours and weekends. After-hours work may also include, but not limited to scheduled maintenance, supporting application deployment, and hardware/software upgrades.
Plan and schedule the installation and configuration of new SQL Servers.
Analyze the requirements for new projects and determine whether to use clustering, log shipping, mirroring, Windows Azure, or other technologies to solve a business problem.
Implement SQL Server monitoring utilities; refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes. Configure access levels for each segment of the database.
Share expertise with team members providing technical mentorship and cross-training as needed.
Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field from an accredited college or university AND 5+ years MS SQL Server Administration experience required.
Experience working with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2/2012 & higher (stored procedures, triggers, functions, views, constraints & indexes).
Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO) using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools.
Experience with backups, restores and recovery models.
Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server.
Experience working with Windows server including Active Directory.
Understanding of different database models and styles (OLTP, OLAP, NoSQL).
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from a diverse audience.
Must be able to act both independently and as a team member. Flexible, get-it-done personality.
Ability to multi-task and context-switch effectively between different activities and teams.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with Mongo DB is preferred
Expertise in failover clustering, SAN replication, and other high availability technologies.
SQL Server merge, peer to peer, or transactional replication.
Analysis Services, Integration Services, or Reporting Services.
Experience in Enterprise Design for high volume, transactional environments.
Experience in virtualized environments.
SQL 2012 2016, MCTS, MCITP, and/or MCDBA certifications are a plus

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