Sr. Database Administrator

Fresenius Medical Care - Lexington, MA (27 days ago)3.6


PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
The Sr. Database Administrator is responsible for administration, maintenance and support of existing enterprise production database environments supporting mission critical systems. Protect integrity and access to all corporate and physician practice data. Provide technical leadership to peer and junior personnel.

IT/ SQL Focus:
Microsoft SQL certification desired.
Strong aptitude from tuning T-SQL.
Experience supporting SQL Server 2005-2014 in a production environment.
Strong working knowledge of Windows OS, physical hardware, storage systems.
Experience with AlwaysOn, clustering, replication, virtualization and high transactional enterprise systems.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for administration, maintenance and availability of enterprise production environments.
Ensure backup and recoverability of all enterprise databases.
Ensure data security. Define and implement database access control policies and procedures.
Works with Data Architect on long term strategy to ensure integrated database systems. Advise on physical data model and implement changes.
Responsible for capacity planning, working closely with Infrastructure group to allocate appropriate database resources on servers.
Contribute to the ongoing development of technology and production processes company-wide. Keep abreast of new design tools, hardware, software, and technology and make recommendations for future deployment.
Provide technical leadership. Mentor junior staff on database technical details. Provide technical assistance to developers.
Monitor server databases to ensure optimum performance, analyzing and resolving performance issues ensuring maximum uptime.
Create and maintain quality control and auditing of databases.
Develop and adhere to common database standards and procedures within a production operations unit. Maintain documentation related to database platforms, guidelines, methods and standards.
Coordinate with technical project managers, developers and other team members to coordinate database requirements across projects.
Triage/track outstanding issues, providing solutions to resolve defects and issues.
Develop and adhere to common database standards and procedures within a production operations unit. Maintain documentation related to database platforms, guidelines, methods and standards.
Interact with business users verifying or helping to verify data integrity.
Responsible for administration, analysis, design, and creation of new SQL server databases.
Document and improve existing processes related to operations and daily work.
Other duties as assigned
May escalate issues to supervisor/manager for resolution, as deemed necessary.
Mentor other staff as applicable.
Review and comply with the Code of Business Conduct and all applicable company policies and procedures, local, state and federal laws and regulations.
Assist with various projects as assigned by a direct supervisor.
Other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

SUPERVISION:
Mentor junior staff.

EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s Degree required; Advanced Degree desirable

EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:
5 – 8 years’ related experience; or a Master’s degree with 3 years’ experience; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent directly related work experience.
Installation, configuration, maintenance and performance tuning .
Experienced with Backup / Recovery strategies
Experienced with High Availability configurations
Strong performance tuning skills
Strong problem solving skills in virtualize database environments.
Demonstrated ability using database monitoring tools.
Ability to be proactive and work well under pressure
Must be able to read and comprehend complex technical documents.
Must be able to work extended hours as needed and limited overnight travel will be required as needed.
EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity