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Sr. SQL Server DBA

Location : Gurnee, IL
Job Type : Temp/Contract to Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5-7+
Required Education : College Degree Preferred
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
The Senior SQL Server DBA position is responsible for providing database services as well as development support to our organization. We seek a competent and highly motivated individual to work in this production DBA role. Primary responsibilities include design, installation, monitoring, and performance tuning of Production, Development and QA database environments while ensuring high levels of database availability. 

The DBA is also responsible for implementing and overseeing database policies and procedures to ensure the integrity and availability of our SQL databases and our custom software application.  The Senior SQL Server DBA must be a collaborative individual seeking an environment where quality, camaraderie, and continuous improvement are part of the foundation of workplace.
Required Qualifications :

Experience Level – 7 to 10 years hands on as a SQL Server DBA, 3 years as a Senior DBA




·       Previous experience managing multiple SQL Server 2016 Databases

·       Database administration in a virtual environment

·       Experience in a high transaction environment

·       Experience with Transparent Data Encryption

·       Transact SQL, Creating and maintaining Stored Procedures, Triggers & Functions.

·       Skilled in the MS BI Technology Stack:  SSIS, SSRS, SSAS and multi-dimensional cubing

·       Experience with data warehousing, data access and availability/accountability

·       Performance Tuning and Investigation at the database, virtual and storage levels

·       Transactional replication support

·       SQL auditing

·       Monitor, optimize and report on system performance

·       Deployment of data change and database change requests

·       PowerShell / Windows scripting

·       Backup/Restore procedures and monitoring

·       Experience monitoring databases to ensure uptime and identify issues proactively

·       Excellent communication skills – Interfaces with Development Team, QA Team, BI Team and other DBAs

·       Prior experience with SolarWinds Monitoring

·       Experience being in an Agile development environment (DBA on-demand, supporting development teams, etc.)

·       Experience Mentoring/Coaching of Junior DBA


Nice to Have:

·       Microsoft Dynamics GP Database Experience

·       Experience with SQL CDC (Change Data Capture)

·       Experience with SQL Test Lab

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