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Senior Database Administrator

Cynet Systems Quincy, MA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

We are looking for Senior Database Administrator for our client in Quincy, MA / Boston, MA

Job Title: Senior Database Administrator

Job Location: Quincy, MA / Boston, MA

Job Type: Contract

Job Description:

  • Manage database security and permissions across multiple environments by applying knowledge of database management systems.
  • Serve as a technical expert for SQL Server and Oracle relational databases.
  • Candidate must be familiar with the creation, implementation, and maintenance of Oracle database objects, schemas, and Fine Grain Access.
  • Knowledge and experience with JAVA, MS SQL as well as application interfaces is essential.
  • Improve management, deployment, capacity planning, and uptime of customer-facing mission-critical systems through better monitoring tools and self-healing automation.
  • Drive best practices around use and troubleshooting across the engineering organization.
  • Ensure engineers and other internal users can easily use databases to find the information they need and that the systems perform as expected.
  • Monitor database performance and perform performance-tuning support.
  • Ensure organizational and customer data is secure.
  • Backup and restore data to prevent data loss.
  • Ensure the reliability and integrity of database backups to meet business recovery point objectives.
  • Identify user needs to create and administer databases.
  • Ensure databases operate efficiently and without error.
  • Make and test modifications to database structure when needed.
  • Implement technologies to support master/slave data architecture including transactional replication and change tracking.
  • Review and execute T-SQL\PL-SQL code submitted by the various engineering team.
  • Contribute to our internal knowledge base by documenting operational workflows and troubleshooting guides.
  • Proactively monitor and resolve database alerts.
  • Triage database health and performance issues and troubleshoot database outages as they occur.
  • Automate routine DBA tasks using scripting such as PowerShell.


  • Review all assigned database objects prior to deployment
  • Review all scripts for accuracy and enforcing naming conventions is necessary for database consistency, functionality and application functionality
  • Deployment of code/objects to all environments
  • Maintain and enhance interfaces
  • Assist with and maintain Meditech Data Repository
  • Assist with DDS MS SQL Servers and objects
  • Clearly communicate and/or escalate to their supervisor any IT operations issues or disruptions (planned or unplanned) to minimize user impact.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external groups in a team environment to improve overall customer service and support.
  • Utilize resources available through client and other sources for assistance with problem resolution.
  • Responsible for timely response and support during scheduled and authorized non-business hours to ensure continuity of services to the network environment.
  • Participate in team meetings as required
  • Assist with site-specific projects as related to infrastructure and server support
  • Assist with local backup and restore process
  • After hours support as authorized and required
  • Responsible to perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications Required: Five (5) years in each of the following:

  • Supporting an SQL Server transactional replication environment
  • Microsoft PowerShell to automate DBA functions
  • Collecting, monitoring, and analyzing SQL Server systems performance data
  • Implementing HA and DR solutions available within SQL Server using AGs, FCIs, or log shipping.
  • Working on cross-functional teams on projects including server migrations, version upgrades, or shared development environment refreshers
  • Hands-on demonstrable experience using T-SQL
  • Knowledge of hardware and Microsoft operating systems through the current version
  • Experience supporting MS Office Suite
  • Experience working with Oracle, JAVA, TOAD
  • Experience working with MS SQL Server, SQL Server troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of IT industry standards.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of professional writing and communication methods.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to understand the laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures, standards and guidelines governing all client activities.
  • Knowledge and experience with basic security measures and requirements
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • SQL Server performance tuning methodologies
  • Optimizing SQL Server database code
  • Data structures, algorithms, programming/scripting languages, or relational database design and concepts.

Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor's degree (or foreign equivalent) in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, or a directly related field plus five (5) years of experience as a hands-on SQL Server Database Administrator or similar role.

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