DBA- SQL

POSITION SUMMARY
This position is responsible for supporting and administering SQL Servers in both large-scale production and development environments across multiple products. The fundamental goal is to ensure the production environment is always operational and performing optimally.  This position requires strong organizational and collaboration skills and partnering with numerous distributed teams is a must for success.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Participate and contribute in Weekly Sprint Planning meetings
Ensure production SQL Servers maintain the company's requirements for HA/DR, Security, and RPO/RTO
Provide on-call support (as part of a rotation) for production alerts or issues both during and outside normal working hours
Provide support during maintenance windows or deployment/release activities
Join war-room calls to triage and troubleshoot outages as they occur, including after-hours and weekends
Build and improve automation around configuring and administering SQL Servers
Optimize performance of SQL Servers and determine the most effective ways to increase performance including hardware purchases, server configuration changes, or index/query changes
Implement proactive measures to improve performance and stability
Create and maintain procedural and technical documentation
Collaborate with other teams in enterprise level projects and provide support / guidance as needed
Lead assigned quarterly projects from initial concept and drive to successful completion
Provide guidance to Mid and Junior Level DBA team members
EDUCATION
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or related field or related experience
EXPERIENCE / REQUIREMENTS
Experience in large SQL Server environments (5+ years preferred)
Demonstrable skills in configuration, maintenance and administration of SQL Server systems and applications
Excellent communication and collaboration skills, excellent organizational skills, proven ability to prioritize multiple activities and objectives to thrive in a rapidly changing environment
Ability to write effective technical documentation with attention to detail and accuracy
Familiarity SQL Monitoring and Alerting Management systems
SSIS and SSRS knowledge
Project Management
Ability to manage / maintain ETL & DW processes
On-call troubleshooting within a 24/7 production environment
Expert knowledge of SQL Server 2008 and up
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with various departments such as Engineering, IT Infrastructure, Project Management, etc...
Preferred experience with the following:
o SQL Server in AWS and VMware platforms
o Agile Methodology
o PowerShell
o Windows cluster management as to how it pertains to AlwaysOn and FCIs
PHYSICAL DEMANDS (TRAVEL, ETC)
Attend training conferences and sessions that may require travel (less than 10%)
While On-Call be available by phone and able to get online immediately should an outage occur
PERKS & BENEFITS
Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k
Company-paid Life & Disability Insurance
Paid Vacation, Sick Days & Holidays
Paid Parental Leave
Wellness Program that pays up to $200 per year
Collaborative & Open Office Environment 
ABOUT DEALERSOCKET
DealerSocket is a leading provider of software for the automotive industry. Our mission is to drive the future of automotive, by simplifying the experience for its customers and partners with a suite of seamlessly integrated products. DealerSocket’s suite of products includes advanced Customer Relationship Management (CRM), innovative Digital Marketing and Websites, robust Vehicle Inventory Management, insightful Analytics Reporting, and solutions to streamline dealer operations such as Desking, Credit Reporting, Compliance, and a Dealer Management System (DMS) for dealers of all sizes. To put it simply: we help dealers sell and service vehicles more profitably, while improving their customers’ experience. The DealerSocket Team is more than 1,000 employees strong, serving nearly 8,000 dealerships. Visit careers.dealersocket.com to learn more about how you can join our winning team!

 

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