Database Administrator

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Job Opening: Database Administrator
Department: Information Technology
Posting Date: December 23, 2020
Closing Date: until filled
Weekly Hours: 40.0
Shift: 8:30 am to 5:00pm, extended hours as needed


Summary

The Database Administrator (DBA) is responsible for managing the database technology for the County of Delaware. The DBA provides technical expertise in the design, implementation, and maintenance of database management systems that support institutional business and applications. Additional responsibilities include reporting, data input and output, technology management, and end-user training and support.


Essential Duties

The Database Administrator will utilize their experience in database administration, database performing tuning, and SQL high availability features to manage databases withing our current environment. The Database Administrator will provide recommendations for architecture changes, standard maintenance routines, and provide details for creating redundancy in the SQL environment. The Database Administrator will also be responsible for day-to-day support, troubleshooting, performing required updates to SQL, and participation on project teams. This position will be performed via a combination of on-site and remote work.

Under the general direction of the Director of Infrastructure, the DBA will:

Provide hands-on operational support to databases

Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance

Deploy SQL High Availability features to ensure database redundancy for production applications

Identify performance issues and carry out Performance Tuning

Deploy new databases\database servers as needed

Refines and automates regular processes, tracks issues, and documents changes

Shares technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other peers and team members

Document all routine procedures

Other duties as assigned


Qualifications

At least 5 years of experience as a SQL DBA

Experience with High Availability features in SQL

Experience with cloud technologies such as Azure or AWS

Experience with managing or migrating database environments to the cloud

Proficient with Windows servers and Active Directory

Ability to deploy and troubleshoot SQL servers in a virtual environment

Proficient with Stored Procedures, creating and altering tables

Experience with backups and restores

Excellent written and verbal communication

Knowledge of backup solutions

Residence Requirement: The County of Delaware has a residency requirement for employees. Anyone applying for this job must reside in Delaware County or be willing to move to the County within six months of starting employment.


Contact

Please email resume and/or application to County of Delaware Personnel Department at DelcoJobs@co.delaware.pa.us.



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