Sr. SQL Server DBA

Little Rock, AR
Job Type
Senior level

Job Description

Our direct client located in Little Rock is looking for a Senior SQL Server DBA to be responsible for providing reliable, cost-effective, secure enterprise-wide support for business critical production non-production databases The ideal candidate will have 7 years of experience as a SQL Server DBA as well as 5 years of Windows Server experience. Responsibilities will include typical DBA tasks including installs/upgrades, security, capacity planning, backup and recovery, high availability, etc. This is a 13 month contract to start but is eligible for extensions. Work will be done on-site for the first 3 months and then open to some remote, but local candidates are preferred.


7 Years Experience SQL Server 2016 (or later versions) database administration:

– Installing and upgrading SQL Servers, including applying service packs

– Performing routine database maintenance

o Creating and scheduling SQL Server jobs to perform database maintenance activity

o Rebuilding indexes

o Updating statistics

o Consistency checks

o Monitoring error logs and event logs for database errors

– SQL Server native tools and services

o SQL Server Profiler

o Index Tuning Advisor

o SQL Server Configuration Manager

o Extended Events

o Performance Monitor

o Dynamic Management View

o SQL Server Broker Service

o Linked Servers


o SQL Server System Databases

o Database Mail

o SQL Server Health Checks and Policies

– Managing SQL Server security and auditing

o User security

o Database roles

o Authentication methods

o SQL Server and database auditing

o Encryption at rest, transit, and backup

– Capacity Planning for storage and database objects

o Maintaining and managing SQL Server disk space to ensure storage is properly utilized

o Index and statistics usage

o Managing disk storage for Windows Failover Cluster Service (WFSC)

– Database backup and recovery

o Establishing standards and schedules for database backups

o Developing recovery procedures to meet RPO and RTO

o Restoring databases with point in time recovery

– Creating and testing Disaster Recovery plans

– Proficient in TSQL coding, tuning, and ETL methodologies

– SQL Server High Availability Methods

o Mirroring

o Always On

– Building and maintaining Windows Host and Guest Servers

– Installing and managing end point protection

– Nessus configuration and vulnerability scans

– Application Server, Web Server, File Server, and FTP Server configuration and maintenance

– Utilizing PowerShell for administration tasks

– Windows Failover Cluster configuration and maintenance

– Windows Server Roles and Features

– .NET Framework Components


– Familiarity with industry security standards (PUB1075, FIPS, and PII)

Cloud computing knowledge

Cloud storage, backup, and restore mechanisms

– F5 administration

– Firewall administration and maintenance

– SAN, RAID Controller, and other storage device maintenance knowledge

– Active Directory knowledge (GPO, FQDN, DNS Server, SPN)

– Email, SMTP, and Proxy Server troubleshooting

– GenTax architecture and application maintenance

– Web Services development and support

– Availability to provide 24 hour support

– Strong communication skills, both oral and written
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