• Database Administrator Sr

    Location TX-Austin
    # Positions
  • General Overview

    At a senior level, manages and maintains production and non-production databases.  Responsible for standards and design of physical data storage, maintenance, access and security administration.  Performs backup and recovery on database management systems, configures database parameters, designs prototypes against logical data models and defines data repository requirements, data dictionaries and warehousing requirements.  Optimizes database access and allocates/re-allocates database resources for optimum configuration, database performance and cost.  This position utilizes in-depth knowledge of best practices and experience in own discipline to provide and improve services.  Takes a new perspective to solve complex problems.  Works independently and receives minimal guidance.  Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.  May direct the work of other staff members.

    • Reviews database design and makes changes to increase database automation and improve processes.
    • Performs database administration and maintenance including database patch management and performance tuning.
    • Provides database support to customers for applications development, testing and operations.
    • Installs and upgrades database system software using defined processes, standards and guidelines.
    • Maintains database security procedures by updating documentation, implementing security measures and providing user account management of database environments.
    • Maintains database change and configuration management using approved LCRA change and configuration management tools.
    • Develops, implements and maintains database backup and recovery plans and procedures using software vendor backup utilities and LCRA backup software.
    • Mentors and coaches less-experienced staff.

    This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Nine or more years of experience in database management system design, testing, implementation, maintenance and administration in a multiple platform environment.  A degree(s) in computer science, information technology or relevant field may be substituted per LCRA guidelines for certain years of experience.

    Preferred Qualifications

    5-7 years of DBA experience with Microsoft SQL Server


    Strong knowledge and extensive experience with Microsoft SQL server technologies (all core areas: SSMS, SQL Clustering, Data Synchronization, Encryption, Partitioning, Performance, Security, SSAS, SSIS and SSRS configuration) is mandatory


    Sound knowledge of all Windows and SQL utilities; strong PowerShell knowledge and experience is a plus


    Solid understanding of network, storage, tiered application environments and security


    Solid knowledge in database replication technologies including Always-On and strong architectural/engineering skills to design systems that meet various applications High Availability and Disaster Recovery requirements


    Have experience in development of automated processes and procedures to support repetitive or frequent tasks in database administration or deployment


    Solid understanding and experience in maintain MSSQL technology lifecycle, and automation of MSSQL deployment


    Good engineering skills in developing enterprise solutions to support MSSQL in areas like backup, monitoring/alerting, security compliance, patching, etc.


    Good interpersonal skills along with effective communication (both written and verbal) skills


    Demonstrate ability to solve complex systems and database environment issues


    Demonstrate ability to work in a complex organization to determine business and customer needs, providing the best solution to meet those needs


    A good team player, leader, flexible, share knowledge, help others, collaborate well within and outside the team


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