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SQL Server DBA - Contract
Ref No.: 18-00677
Location: Holmdel, New Jersey

Atlantic Partners has a fortune 250 client located in Holmdel, NJ who has an immediate need for a Senior SQL Server DBA for a 1 year contract opportunity.

Job Description:

This resource will provide engineering support as well as operational support of the Production, UAT and Test environments. The qualified candidate will assert him/herself into complex project assignments where he/she will represent the Database team in all dialogue and decisions around the architecture, deployment and/or management of database environments. The individual will also take a role in the definition of operational best practices and automation of operational tasks. To succeed at this function requires the individual to present subject-matter expertise on the SQL Server platform with real world experience performing field operations support. Technical Skills:

  • 10+ years of SQL Server DBA experience
  • Strong experience with SQL Server Clustering, Mirroring, Log Shipping
  • Experience with SQL coding and tuning
  • Must be hands-on, technically adept DBA, capable of performing required DB tasks
  • Deep knowledge with SQL Server 2008, 2012, 2014 databases
  • Strong troubleshooting / performance tuning skills required. Must be able to improve SQL performance
  • Ability to diagnose problems and triage / resolve issues across various tiers (application, network, database, server or storage tiers)
  • Ability to implement automation to reduce manual administrative tasks through use of jobs, shell scripts, PL/SQL, Cron or other techniques
  • Expert level of SQL Server RDBMS installation / configuration, patching, troubleshooting, performance tracking / tuning, back-up / recovery, remote monitoring skills with hands-on experience in large and very dynamic environments
  • Experience with very complex database environments
  • Experience in SQL/TSQL and/or PL/SQL
  • Experience in working controlled environment, change control and validated systems
  • Experience with Foglight and OEM is a plus, Not a must
  • Experience on Oracle RDBMS is a plus, Not a must

Functional Skills:

  • Strong commitment to following SDLC / Change Management principles
  • Self-starter and be able to perform work with minimal supervisory direction
  • Knowledge of data quality, data management and data testing strategies and practices
  • Strong oral and written skills
  • Able to communicate efficiently and effectively to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Anticipate and handle critical situations
  • Ability to thrive in change. Fast, flexible cooperative work style