DBA Contractor

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Mission

Reporting to the manager of the DBA Team and based in the operational headquarters of Agio in Norman, Oklahoma, you’ll be a member of the DBA Team working with both internal and external customers throughout the world.

Objectives – Year One

  • Be able to operate in our client’s environments with little to no assistance understanding their duties
  • Working with our customers (web developers and computer programmers) on a daily basis
  • Ongoing maintenance & administration of assigned systems
  • Assistance with execution of projects related to areas of responsibility
  • Identifying the needs of clients and meeting these needs through proper da ta research
  • Developing, configuring and maintaining databases and related systems. This includes writing well-formed, efficient SQL queries, views, jobs and stored procedures to collect, process and present relevant data
  • Developing test sets for monitoring database functionality through 24 X 7 monitoring systems
  • Optimizing data base performance through database performance tuning
  • Configuring and validating database backup routines on a regular basis
  • Assist with recovery of lost or corrupt da ta
  • Following direction provided by the customer, but remaining mindful and aware of the overall environment, and long-term plan for that environment

Responsibilities

  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve database related issues in a timely manner
  • Proactively diagnose/assess the database environment before problems a rise
  • Managing database-related release management activities for staging and production systems
  • Collecting, organizing  and  managing data
  • Ensure the integrity and security of da ta from unauthorized individuals
  • Oversight and  control of da ta resources for the organization
  • Deploying and maintaining resilient data replication schemes
  • Ability to follow change management and/or ITIL processes.
  • Ability to work from a ticketing system and provide updates to clients and team

Requirements

Applicants must possess:

  • 3+ years of MS SQL Server DBA experience or related formal database education or DBA certification
  • Understanding of Microsoft SQL Server versions 2005, 2008, 2008R2, 2012
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong understanding of database platform systems in an enterprise infrastructure and the ability to utilize data base administration tools

The strongest candidates will also have:

  • Industry certifications (MCITP, MCSE, MCDBA, VPC, etc.)
  • Ability  to meet stringent deadlines and handle multiple tasks
  • Familiar with Change Management and I TIL processes
  • Ability  to provide timely and informative follow-up to end-users
  • Ability to efficiently prioritize and organize competing work demands with little oversight

Education

B.S/B.A. Degree

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