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SQL/DBA Developer 6 month Contract

The SQL Server DBA will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of critical SQL Server jobs, to ensure the availability and consistent performance of our corporate applications. This is a “hands-on” position requiring solid technical skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and sustainment of the SQL Server Datawarehouse, ensuring its operational readiness (security, health and performance), executing data loads, and performing data modelling in support of multiple teams. The Datawarehouse supports an enterprise application suite of tool as well as store information. Must be capable of working independently and collaboratively.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage SQL Server databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to production systems
  • Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security
  • Apply data modelling techniques to ensure development and implementation support efforts meet integration and performance expectations
  • Independently analyse, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end.
  • Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes
  • Assist development team with complex query tuning and schema refinement
  • Provide 24x7 support for critical production systems
  • Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours
  • Share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other peers and team members
  • Ensure Database maintenance is completed timeously. (Includes but not limited to)
    • Indexes
    • Triggers
    • Keys
    • Backups
    • Performance monitoring
    • Access control

Job requirements: 


Bachelors Degree in Information Systems or Computer Science or similar

Experience/Skills required:

  • 5+ years MS SQL Server Administration experience required
  • Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools
  • Experience with backups, restores and recovery models
  • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server
  • Experience working with Windows server, including Active Directory
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Flexible, team player, “get-it-done” personality
  • Ability to organize and plan work independently
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to multi-task and context-switch effectively between different activities and teams

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