At a glance
Location: US-TX-Carrollton
Posted: 9/12/2019
Closing: 10/11/2019
Degree: Not Specified
Employment Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Database Administrator II
Securus Technologies
Job description

Responsible for supporting and administering a large number of database servers (MS SQL and MySQL) both in a Production and Development environment. The fundamental goal is to ensure the production environment is operational and performing optimally 24/7. 


  • Perform SQL upgrades
  • Ensure production SQL Servers maintain HA/DR in accordance with the company's RPO and RTO
  • Troubleshoot SQL Server outages as they occur, including after-hours and weekends
  • Respond to and resolve critical alerts during and after business hours (when on-call)
  • Install and configure new SQL Servers
  • When performance issues arise, determine the most effective way to increase performance including hardware purchases, server configuration changes, or index/query changes
  • Implementing Proactive measures to improve performance and reliability
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with associates.
  • Capability of effective planning and priority setting.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills
  • On-call troubleshooting experience within a 24/7 production environment
  • Working knowledge of SQL Server 2008 and up
  • Solid knowledge around database concepts, data models, schema design, etc. 
  • Mid-level T-SQL skills. 

Minimum Qualification:

  • 4+ years with Microsoft SQL Server Monitoring and Alerting Management systems; Idera SQLdm preferred.
  • Management or specialized training/certification. Or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience with SQL Server AlwaysOn with windows cluster management and SQL Server Replication.
  • Experience with SQL Server DB mirroring and log shipping.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, or equivalent work experience.
  • 4+ years in a large SQL Server environment with SSIS, SSAS and SSRS
  • Experience with non-relational data extracts from ElasticSearch, Mongo DB, Couchbase.
  • Experience with Big Data concepts.
  • Experience in Agile/Scrum methodology preferred.
  • Experience with Tableau or similar data presentation tool.
  • Experience around data analysis, data profiling, and data cleansing techniques. 
  • Data warehouse experience. 


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