Employment Requirements
This opportunity is not open to C2C relationships or visa sponsorship.

This is opportunity is for local candidates only.

Job Description
The Database Engineer will create standards for the design, development, and delivery of reliable, optimized, scalable database solutions leveraging Microsoft SQL Server. Database design, architecture, and documentation will be key deliverables of individuals in this role. A high degree of expertise with Microsoft Windows operating systems and server class hardware is essential.

Daily operational activities will include analyzing performance metrics at all layers of the database infrastructure in order to identify opportunities for improvement. The Database Services code base will be reviewed regularly to find areas for further automation, optimization, and performance tuning. Measuring database maintenance plan schedules, tuning and configurations against system performance requirements will remain a key daily operational duty.

Database backup and recovery technologies, database replication, log shipping, and data restoration are major responsibilities of the person with this role. Managing fault tolerance, high availability, and disaster recovery solutions are also critical deliverables.

Create and maintain database infrastructure standards and deployment documentation
Recommend best practices regarding data management, data architecture, and data design
Design, develop, and deploy database infrastructure solutions including: Proactive database performance and capacity analysis, planning, and reporting; Optimizing hardware for database workloads; Implementing scheduled database maintenance plans
Developing and optimizing database replication, backup, and recovery
Perform regular data recovery tests
Participate in Disaster Recovery tests
Participate in and support customer upgrades, including scripting, job maintenance, backup/recovery, and database migrations
Participate in database server hardware refreshes, OS refreshes, SQL version upgrades and database migrations
Publish reports and dashboards for database infrastructure performance and customer storage consumption
Identify and configure thresholds for capacity-based monitoring and alerting
Help to foster a culture of innovation, teamwork, and open communication
Assist the team in creating solutions that are easily deployed and with high-quality
Participate in collaborative design discussions as part of translating business or technical requirements into working solutions
Frequent coordination with IT, Product, Security and other business teams
Create modern, testable, and maintainable code
Contribute to estimation of team-level work items
Provide timely status on project work and keep tasks updated with completed hours and hours remaining
Participate in after-hours maintenance and support as applicable
Uphold company policies and procedures
Perform additional related responsibilities as requested

5-7 years of experience with database administration
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 or higher
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 or higher
Passion for collaborative innovation and continuous learning
Proven experience/proficiency in T-SQL
Experience with Microsoft PowerShell
Understanding of DevSecOps principles
Understanding of basic agile software development practices
Excellent organizational, planning, problem solving, and decision-making skills
Strong interpersonal skills including verbal, written, and listening skills

Bachelor's Degree in Information Services or a related field and/or 5-7 years of relevant experience.
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer Data Platform (SQL 2014 or higher) or an equivalent role-based Microsoft certification is a plus.

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