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Database Administration
Seattle, WA

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Job Description

Position Title: Database Administrator

Database Administrator Job Duties:

* Work with other database administrators to plan, design and implement databases in heterogeneous, distributed environments, development through production
* Strong experience of AlwaysOn high availability and Disaster Recovery HADR architecture across multiple data centers
* Research, specify, evaluate, test and recommend database technologies and sizing within scope of expertise, and beyond
* Maintains detailed documentation of database Design/Architecture and setup
* Establishes procedures for backup/recovery and disaster recovery
* Configures and monitors clustering including AlwaysOn and Failover clustering
* Designs and builds operational infrastructure to support our databases with automation tasks
* Provide Tier II and III support for database related issues
* Proficient in database replication and database security procedures
* Define and implement backup strategies as per data retention requirements. Provide backup and restore services as needed
* Manage database security and conduct entitlement reviews on database instances
* Work with developers, testers, and app users to monitor and adjust systems to achieve optimum performance levels
* Proactively monitor database systems ensuring availability and performance
* Develop and promote standard operating procedures, including Disaster Recovery documentation and procedures
* Recommend upgrades, patches, new applications, and equipment
* Monitor security and database operation related alerts, take preventive or corrective action to resolve issues
* Experience in VMware technology is a plus
* Participate in on-call rotation for non-business hours support. Some systems require 99.999% availability


* Candidate should have solid experience in the design, implementation, and maintenance of MS SQL Server 2008/2012/2014/2016 (and newer) installations in a heterogeneous and complex network environment
* Experience in configuring ETL process & release process related to database
* Strong written and verbal communication skills
* Ability to multi-task, work in a dynamic environment and manage multiple database instances at same time

Preferred skills:

* Experience in other DB technologies (MySQL/PostgreSQL/Oracle/NoSQL etc.)
* Experience in Unix environment is a plus
* Intermediate understanding of IPv4 Layer 2/3 networking technology
* Knowledge of Microsoft Azure, AWS Cloud computing and Software Defined Network is a plus.
* Previous experience working in and understanding of the importance of change control processes on critical 99.999 networks.

Experience & Other Requirements:

* Bachelor's degree in computer science, Information Systems or equivalent experience.
* 5+ years of MS SQL Server database administration experience.

Comtech is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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