Database Administrator- .NET, SQL, Cloud in Mechanicsville, VA at Owens & Minor, Inc.

Date Posted: 10/24/2018

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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The Database Administrator (DBA) maintains MSSQL Server database environments in a large Windows server enterprise.  Manages and supports key enterprise database systems that provide critical data processing services to internal and client-facing business applications and services.  Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to ensure database platforms are highly available, optimally configured, efficiently operating, and able to provide effective operational support to large production EDW systems.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Maintains Owens & Minor's MSSQL Server database environments across the Windows server enterprise and the Azure cloud environment.
  2. Manages and supports key enterprise database systems that provide critical data processing services to internal and client-facing business applications and services (MSSQL Servers, Oracle, Vertica technologies, future data warehousing solutions).
  3. Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to ensure database platforms are highly available, optimally configured, efficiently operating, and providing effective operational support to large production EDW systems.
  4. Self-manages workload and work assignments within an application development team that delivers projects/tasks through a software development life cycle, with an eye toward project timelines and utilization.
  5. Recommends improvements and optimizations to existing database implementations. 
  6. Provides technical support including troubleshooting performance and functional challenges.
  7. Helps to define and implement database development best practices, standards, and processes.



Qualifications

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor Degree in related field of study preferred
  • Five or more years SQL Server 2012+ Administration experience 
  • Five or more years data modeling and t-SQL experience
  • Or any combination of education and experience to meet the above requirements     

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Experience with cloud based database, preferably Cosmos Db
  • Experience with NoSQL databases like Mongo and Cosmos Db
  • Hands on experience to analyzing and developing SSIS packages
  • Experience in performance tuning - SQL query optimization
  • Hands on experience with software release version control
  • Knowledge of integration to other internal applications with middleware (web) services: including, but not limited to CORE integrations, MIDE integrations, and SAFE validation integrations
  • Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools
  • Experience with backups, restores and recovery models
  • Experience in writing TSQL, ANSI SQL
  • Knowledge of .NET development with C# and Azure Cloud
  • Knowledge of PowerShell scripting
  • Ability to organize and plan work in team and independently
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and teamwork skills
  • Knowledge of formal information security standards and best practices, including database system hardening, identity management and database access controls. Knowledge of HIPAA and PCI standards a plus
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to track and report progress against established milestones, metrics and deliverables
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communications skills with strong customer service orientation.
  • Positive attitude, ability to work in a team and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
  • Ability to communicate technical understanding to non-technical business partners
  • Ability to work as part of team, also independently
  • Strong communication skills - both verbal and written
  • Strong analytical/research experience for completing troubleshooting of the application
  • Experience in Agile methodologies
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment and willing to learn other database technologies

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  •       Ability to travel up to 30% of the time, national and international
  •       Flexibility in work schedule is necessary, as system issues and implementations can sometimes occur during nighttime hours and weekends


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