SQL Cloud Database Administrator/DBA - Growing Healthcare Organization

Fallon Health - Worcester, MA3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $82,000 - $110,000 a year
About Fallon Health

Founded in 1977, Fallon Health is a leading health care services organization that supports the diverse and changing needs of those we serve. In addition to offering innovative health insurance solutions and a variety of Medicaid and Medicare products, we excel in creating unique health care programs and services that provide coordinated, integrated care for seniors and individuals with complex health needs. Fallon has consistently ranked among the nation’s top health plans, and is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products. For more information, visit fallonhealth.org.

Brief Summary of Purpose:
The SQL Cloud Database Administrator role is to provide strategic design and consultancy within database services in on premise and in Cloud Technologies, leveraging both existing and proposed infrastructure within the health plan or partners. The SQL Cloud Database Administrator will work to develop an integrated view of the SQL architecture and other database technologies, using a repeatable approach, cohesive framework, and available industry standard technique. This is a hands on role that requires a long term view and the willingness to deploy and implement recommended solutions.

Strategy and Planning

Establish, design and support an enterprise Cloud SQL architecture that provides the required capacity, control and supports the long-term strategic goals for enterprise database technologies within the Health Plan.
Establish database standards for operations, upgrades, migrations and onboarding new applications and/or clients
Develop workload migration plan in conjunction with data owners and other technical resources
Work with development teams in database design process and make suggestions/recommendations based on data manipulation needs of the application.
Acquisition and Deployment

Work with end users and administrators to implement database architectures that utilize industry best practices
Deploy and configure technologies and corresponding software
Implement database technology policies, and procedures for maximum systems uptime.
Establish appropriate end-user access control levels
Operational Management

Perform applications database administration functions including SQL code review, performance analysis, query tuning, database application design, physical data modeling, and developer support
Proactively monitor databases servers and respond to any alerts
Works with customers on troubleshooting production issues

Provide database support in all phases of SDLC
Work with team members to come up with solutions in line with group's standards
Participate in 24X7 on call rotation schedule for various production support, database maintenance, housekeeping and installs
Interface with Systems Administrators and Capacity Planning groups as and when situation demands
Ability to quickly diagnose the problem areas and come up with solutions and/or workarounds
Evaluation and recommendation of software products in database management arena
Should have strong time management skills with willingness and ability to handle multiple projects/initiatives at the same time
Self-motivated with strong team, interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
Setup DR and HA strategy and support routine DR testing
Write clear, concise, well organized technical documentation to maintain standards and procedures
Provide clear, helpful and considerate instructions to end-users

Minimum 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience


Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)


2+ years of SQL Cloud administration
7+ years of SQL Server administration and other database technologies
In-depth experience with Microsoft Azure and other cloud technologies
Knowledge of IaaS, SaaS and PaaS
SQL Security Administration – including, cloud security models along with data masking, de-identification and encryption methodologies
Data storage and backup technologies
Data Availability service option utilizing Cloud services including traditional clustering, replication and 3rd party services
Transitioning data from premised base systems to Cloud technologies
Data and System Architecture
Performance management
Experience supporting production system required
Strong project management skills
Leadership Skills
Communication skills
Transformational skills
Application Architecture