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SQL Database Administrator

Richmond, VA · Information Technology
Position Title: SQL Database Administrator
Location: Richmond, VA 23230
Position Status: 6 month contract-to-hire
Compensation: Extremely competitive
Shift: Monday - Friday (8am to 5pm)
Position Description:
Our client is looking for a mid-level SQL Database Administrator for a position located in Richmond, VA. Our client is a full-service freight transportation provider. They are the largest privately held less-than-truckload (LTL) company in the United States. Currently they are providing operational oversight for 160+ SQL Server instances (Clustered and non-Clustered) in a Virtualize environment. Product versions range from 2008-2016 and span multiple applications tiers (Development, QA, Pre-Production and Production). Candidate must be a motivated self-starter that can work well with other team members.
  • Ensure SQL instance(s) availability, recovery
  • Execute performance tuning, backup and restoration of databases
  • Provide daily management of Microsoft SQL Server infrastructure and assure service availability
  • Work with third Party monitoring tools (Alerting, Monitoring and Analysis)
  • Maintain all databases including Development, QA, Pre-Production, and Production environments
  • Work with business users, developers, and infrastructure teams to ensure solution needs are met
  • Responsible for documenting all database maintenance procedures
  • Keep SQL servers up to date with necessary patches and updates by testing and promoting from lower environment upward
  • Resolve Remedy Tickets in accordance with ESTES SLA’s
  • Ownership and execution of Change Controls related to the SQL infrastructure
  • Perform database server migration/upgrade activities
  • Create documentation to support administration duties as required
  • Ability to open tickets with Microsoft support and work to resolution
  • Review application logs, system dumps and reporting
  • Participant in technical, capacity and planning meetings
  • Support multiple Project and development efforts
  • Performance Tuning, Alerting, monitoring in according best practices and requirements
  • Any additional duties required to support the security, health and availability
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication and listening skills

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