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Manager, Database Administration
Boston, MA

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The Manager, Database Administrator will be responsible for managing a large distributed database environment utilizing primarily MS SQL Server for a global customer base as well as the team of DBAs. Some key areas of focus are enterprise size database management, mission critical backup, recovery and high availability technologies and 24/7 monitoring. The ideal candidate will have 7+ years of experience with RDBMS including 5+ years of experience with MS SQL Server; they will be a self-starter with strong technical skills and the ability to handle the fast paced work environment.

Key Responsibilities:

* Assist with the design and maintenance of redundant systems, policies, and procedures for disaster recovery to ensure effective availability, protection, confidentiality of data, and integrity of data assets.


* Be a technical lead and mentor to the other DBAs


* Conduct research and make recommendations on database products, services, protocols, and standards in support of procurement and development efforts.


* Be a consultant in the review, planning, testing, and execution of business applications and database upgrades


* Monitor client response times and research response times that are higher than the set goal


* Contextual understanding of the environment (Domain Expertise)


* Develop and track key database measures and metrics


* Ensure system availability and performance


* Ensure 24/7 availability of the production application environment. This will include 24/7 on-call responsibilities on a rotating basis.


* Develop key automation, monitoring and performance tuning software


* Configure, deploy, maintain, tune and monitor all database instances


* Review and tune data access calls and stored procedures to ensure both individual database performance and overall system performance


* Assist with issues relating to system performance: Diagnosis of SQL problems, Application Support and SQL Support


* Prioritize and assign tasks while maintaining the weekly Jira sprint board



Job Requirements:

* BS in Computer Science, Engineering or related field required.


* 1+ Year of experience leading a DBA team


* Must have a minimum of 7+ years of RDBMS experience, including 5+ years experience with Microsoft SQL Server.


* Experience designing, developing and maintaining multi-terabyte database environments is desirable.



Bonus points for:

* Experience with MySQL 5.x and/or Oracle


* Experience maintaining a high volume, mission critical application in a SaaS environment
* Experience with database replication and clustering, "always on" strategies and solutions

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