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Sr. SQL DBA

Experis Glen Allen, VA

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Job Description

#REMOTE - SQL Server DBA role

Duration: 12 months + contract (renews annually)
Location: REMOTE WORK (Client is based in VA)

C2C submissions are allowed ONLY for H1Bs and OPT STEM. Other EADs are NOT eligible.

Our client is looking for an experienced SQL Server DBA to assist with the following:
* Migrating many SQL instances to new data center
* Several migrations may include new server builds and new (upgraded) versions of SQL installations. Servers will be built by a different team
* SQL Installation and configuration

Required Skills of SQL Database Administrator:
* SQL Server administration experience across SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019
* Strong understanding of SQL upgrades and best practices
* Expertise in SQL Replication, SQL Backup and Restore, T-SQL, Windows Clustering, SQL Server Failover Clustering and SQL Server High Availability and SQL Failover concepts
* Strong DevOps and automation skills, including PowerShell, Ansible, Azure DevOps, GitHub
* Windows administration and Azure SQL experience is highly desired
* Expert business analysis skills to document and analyze the application requirements and configuration
* Experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment
* Ability to track and communicate status on multiple SQL migration / upgrade efforts
* Ability to multitask. Flexible to change in migration plan or migration schedule changes
* Strong understanding of SQL Server permissions especially when migrating and / or upgrading

Responsibilities of SQL Database Administrator will include:
* Assisting with testing and verifying migrated / upgraded SQL Instances
* Identify potential risk and make recommendations
* Testing and remediation of impact on DBA maintenance scripts, SQL agent jobs, audits, triggers, credentials, policy management, ODBC driver configurations
* Configure and validate backups using standard tools and processes
* Streamlining the entire migration process to minimize downtime
* Develop automation for migrating databases
* Work with development teams on application testing and debugging in dev and QA
* Participate in migrating production servers (non-business hours)
* Provide post-upgrade troubleshooting and performance tuning as needed
* Provide regular status updates and attend project meetings
* Document new / upgraded server configurations and share knowledge
* Contribute to database operations and continuous improvement activities, including on call rotation as assigned

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