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Austin, TX

Senior SQL Database Administrator

$120,000-$150,000 / YEAR


  • Manage SQL Server databases, configure and maintain database servers and processes to ensure site stability.
  • Monitor system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, sustainability, security, and compliance
  • Analyze, investigate, troubleshoot, and resolve issues in real-time, communicate critical issues, and coordinate incident recovery
  • Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes
  • Collaborate with development teams to assist in query tuning and schema refinement
  • Review SQL code reviews submitted by developers from performance, scalability & security perspectives
  • Work with our reporting and analytics teams to maintain existing reporting infrastructure
  • Off-hours support is required as needed.

Required Skills

  • 5 years of experience as a SQL Server DBA or similar role
  • 5 years of experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization
  • 5 years of experience with backups, restores, and recovery models
  • Experience with High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server on AWS
  • Expert in T-SQL DDL/DML with proficiency in scripting and SSIS
  • Familiarity with SQL and NoSQL database management on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform, using EC2, RDS & DynamoDB, with additional knowledge of PostgreSQL, MongoDB, etc.
  • Understanding of Change Data Capture
  • Knowledge of Windows server, including Active Directory
  • Solid knowledge of SQL Server isolation levels, transaction processing, batch processing, lock escalation, error handling fundamentals
  • Open to working with new and emerging technologies, taking a database-agnostic approach.
  • Adept critical thinker with strong problem-solving skills
  • Team player with great interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with writing infrastructure as code
  • Experience with Windows PowerShell or Python
  • Exposure to working inside an Agile development organization