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Database Administrator

Location : Lake Bluff, IL
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 1-4+
Required Education : Bachelors Degree Preferred
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Position Summary:

The Database Administrator (DBA) is responsible for effective maintenance, operation, configuration of the MS SQL infrastructure, and related systems and applications. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the environment. This individual ensures that the software systems and related procedures adhere to the organizational values, enabling staff, volunteers, vendors and partners. 

This individual will assist in project teams with technical decisions and activities. These activities include definition of needs, benefits, and technical strategy; research & development within the project lifecycle using a variety of tools; technical analysis and design; and support of operations staff in executing, testing and rolling out the solutions. 



• Administer the MSSQL Server platform 

• Troubleshoot and resolve issue (client and server) 

• Perform routine preventative maintenance 

• Gather requirements, define and build data structures, and build repositories to meet client needs 

• Monitor data backups and regularly test restoration procedures 

• Monitor and control access to data 

• Document all technical procedures and user guides 

• Ensure Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity goals are met 

• Assist with the definition and implementation of a Data Warehouse 




Required Qualifications :


• Previous experience as a Database Administrator in a Microsoft SQL environment 

• Working in a small business environment (less than 100 employees) 

• Database Administration: 2+ years 

• Report Writing/Data Warehouse/ETL: 3+ years 

• Associate of higher degree in related field 


Required Skills:

• Ability to prioritize and multitask 

• Deadline and detail-oriented 

• Strong troubleshooting and critical thinking skills 

• Excellent organization and prioritization skills 

• Proficiency with Microsoft T-SQL 

• Proficiency with stored procedures/functions 

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office 

• Extensive knowledge of various report tools, such as Crystal Reports, Excel and Access 

• Extensive experience with SSIS 


Preferred Skills:


• Knowledge of various Data Warehouse/Datamart designs 

• Project management experience 

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