Microsoft SQL DBA

Friedman Williams

Microsoft SQL DBA Newark

Job ID: 14894

The Microsoft SQL Database Administrator (DBA) is responsible for the overall integrity, health and maintenance of the database environment to include, but not limited to, monitoring database security and software, implementing database disaster recovery planning and testing and creating/maintaining documentation on database configuration. This individual ensures that the SQL Server infrastructure and related procedures adhere to McCarter and Englishs goals of support of staff, attorneys and clients. The candidate who fills this position will be working with other team members, vendors, and outside consultants to support new and existing SQL Server solutions. The quality of support for these solutions will impact the business so attention to detail is a must-have trait for a candidate to possess. This candidate will also assist in the end-user experience and provide end-user support as needed.


Good understanding of data structures, operating systems, database systems, object-oriented systems & design

In-depth understanding of modern software development methodologies is a plus

At least 5 years production experience installing and administering Microsoft SQL Server

At least 5+ years of experience and extensive knowledge with SQL Clusters and High Availability Groups

Good working knowledge of Active Directory, Windows OS, and related Microsoft tools

Ability to adhere to documented standards and procedures, including change management, incident, and problem management

Ability to work with vendor hardware and software engineers to escalate investigation and resolution of problems

Ability to work independently and as part of a larger team in an efficient and collaborative manner

Possess a high degree of energy, accountability, initiative, and innovation

Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Administer all aspects of the SQL Server stack

Troubleshoot and resolve SQL Server performance issue

Assist in migration of legacy instances to SQL Server X from previous versions

Provide first line SQL Server Database Administration support

Work within best practices to administer the SQL Server environment for optimal needs-based performance

Advise developers on the most efficient database designs

Experience using PowerShell to automate administration tasks

Participate in the analysis and composition of requirements

Participate in DR Tests in support of mission-critical IT service continuity/BCP planning

Participate in root cause analysis and related documentation and communication of SQL systems

Perform and document SQL patching on an ongoing basis

Daily health check monitoring of SQL infrastructure

Write in depth documentation and follow test procedures

Ensure that database servers back up is as per the businesss Recovery Point Objectives (RPO)

Ensure enhanced security measures are in place and reviewed

Conduct test backups to verify that business Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) are met

Be available to troubleshoot SQL Server service outages including after- hours and weekends as needed.

Configure SQL Server monitoring utilities to reduce the number of false alarms

Make recommendations on technologies (clustering, log shipping, mirroring, Windows Azure etc.) to be used for incorporating new systems

Install and configure new SQL Servers

Deployment of database change scripts from third party vendors

Analyze performance issues to determine best solutions to increase performance, server configuration changes or index/query changes)

Documentation of companys database environment

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