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Database Administrator (DBA)
Chicago, IL

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Job Description

At EXP, we know that great experiences start with the right people. We believe that work should be challenging, and the challenge should be fun. We also believe that exponential possibilities are more likely to occur with a respectful, satisfying and empowering company. We value and respect our employees - their experience and expertise as well as their energy, passion and diversity - and their innovative approach to work and to life.

EXP is currently searching for a Database Administrator (DBA) who can provide high quality support for the production, test, and development environments by implementing, managing, monitoring and maintaining multiple database servers and databases. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently or under only general direction in a fast-paced and flexible environment with tight deadlines and changing priorities. The candidate must be able to translate technical database issues, requirements, limitations and parameters for management and staff, and understand business work processes and business impact.

Your Responsibility

* Maintains database performance by calculating optimum values for database parameters; implementing new releases; completing maintenance requirements; evaluating computer operating systems and hardware products.
* Analyze and study complex application/database requirements to proactively design, plan, and deploy needed capabilities.
* Performance monitoring and capacity planning, database installation and configuration, database backup & recovery, patch upgrades, security compliance, audit trail monitoring.
* Schedule and coordinate routine database maintenance tasks while supporting the database projects and users.
* Translate technical database issues, requirements, limitations and parameters for management and staff, and understand business work processes and business impact.
* Evaluates and analyze database systems for enhancements design, develop and maintain databases that interact with software applications.
* Maintain and support existing enterprise applications integration systems and validate of associated work products.
* Design and implement database solutions by defining database physical structure and functional capabilities, stored procedures and packages, database security, data back-up, and recovery specifications.
* Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
* Participate in on-call and off-hours production problem resolution activities.

Job Requirements

The Skills and Abilities You Bring

* B.S in the field of Computer Science is required while a M.S is preferred.
* 3-8 years of related experience
* DBA experience in Microsoft SQL Server.
* Experience in software development and working with developers on a regular basis.
* Be able to perform and develop ETL processes in the context of multiple integrations systems.
* Ability to effectively troubleshoot system problems by identifying and implementing software or process changes that allow business applications to operate with minimal risk
* Excellent understanding and practical experience with T-SQL, data modeling and data analysis.
* Present understanding of troubleshooting, root-cause analysis, application design, solution development, human factors/usability design, and implementation of medium sized projects.
* Experience with business process implementation in the design and implementation of systems and using database management systems and their integration.
* Oral communication skills to effectively explain technical concepts.
* Exceptional problem solving skills combined with analytical skills to analyze data, perform research, and diagnose and solve problems.
* Ability to map middleware and front end of applications to the backend database objects.
* Must be highly motivated and enjoy working in a team environment.
* Microsoft SQL administration/development experience.
* Experienced in BI and DW.

What exp Can Offer

With a mission to understand, innovate, partner and deliver, EXP provides engineering, architecture, design and consulting services to the world's built and natural environments.

Our heritage dates back to 1906, when the earliest of EXP's predecessor companies started its engineering infrastructure practice. Today, over 3,000 creative EXP professionals across North America provide the passion and expertise needed to deliver successful projects around the world.

Our promise is to offer you a challenging career in a positive and dynamic work environment, and it's a promise we take seriously.

Join a dynamic team at EXP that provides you with innovative projects, the capacity to develop your career, a full range of benefits, flexible working hours, and much more! When you explore what EXP has to offer, you'll find exponential possibilities.

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EXP is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer who fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Age, National Origin, Veteran Status, Disability, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression.


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