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Database Administrator
Chicago, IL

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Job Description


The Database Administrator will be a part of the team responsible for the operational support of project initiatives surrounding the firm's Database environments. This position will play an integral role in the maintenance, support and enhancements of business critical applications.

Duties and Responsibilities

* Monitor and maintain database security
* Migrate databases between servers and various platforms
* Review database object and create and maintain change controls
* Analyze and resolve SQL Server faults
* Investigate and resolve reported application issues, escalating issues as necessary to the application owners
* Design, develop and implement internal data feeds, data reporting extracts and ETL processes between disparate systems
* Document data flows, application specifications from a DB perspective and system procedures
* Monitor relational databases to optimize performance, resource use, backup/recovery, and physical implementation
* Implement and maintain data distribution and disaster recovery solutions, such as mirroring, replication, and log shipping
* Implement, create reports and provide general support for SQL Server Reporting services
* Support highly-available and disaster recovery (HA/DR) database technologies (such as SQL Clustering and SQL Server Availability Groups across multiple data centers)
* Provide 24x7 on-call support on a rotating basis
* Flexible to work off-hours, as required


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (the "Duties") above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Employees or applicants who need an accommodation should contact Human Resources. If you need such an accommodation, please email (current employees should contact Human Resources).

Education and/or Experience:


* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field
* A minimum of 5 years of experience with SQL 2012, SQL 2014 and SQL 2016
* Strong knowledge of Windows 2012 and 2016
* Strong knowledge of physical and VMWare SQL configuration from an infrastructure perspective
* Strong understanding of security implementation
* Experience with SQL Server performance management and tuning, including understanding of SQL execution plans
* SQL Server Administration experience including:
* Triggers
* Stored Procedure Code Development and Standardization
* Data Integration and Migration
* Management Studio
* Database Auditing and Controls
* Proven troubleshooting abilities
* Strong planning and analysis skills
* Strong documentation skills


* Ability to translate Logical Data Models into physical structures

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

* Strong organizational skills
* Strong attention to detail
* Good judgment
* Strong interpersonal communication skills
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills
* Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
* Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
* Able to work under pressure
* Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
* A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
* Proofreads accurately

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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