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Senior Database Administrator
Westchester, IL

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Job Description

IAA is looking for a qualified Senior Database Administrator to join the Information Technology team at our Corporate Headquarters in Westchester, IL.

Founded in 1982, Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. is one of the leading North American salvage auto auctions. We have exclusive focus on the automotive total-loss industry and over 150 corporate owned facilities across the United States and Canada. We provide Sellers and Buyers with the best solution to process and acquire total-loss, recovered-theft, fleet lease, dealer trade-in and collision damaged rental vehicles.

The primary responsibilities are administration, support and development of Microsoft SQL Server version 2005/2008R2 in a clustered environment.

Perform SQL database administration tasks:

* Monitoring and tuning all SQL databases to ensure availability
* Monitoring production databases and data processing jobs
* Implementing and administering database replication
* Troubleshooting performance issues relating to indexes, fine-tuning queries and stored procedures
* Coordinating database checkpoint frequencies, archive logging, resource usage with programmers and system Administrators
* Creating capacity planning forecast
* Establishing and maintaining custom-tailored backup/restore procedures and disaster recovery plans for Production Servers.
* Enhancing system availability
* 24 X 7 Production support
* Serve as a point of escalation

Provide support to Application Development Groups in the following ways:

* Providing logical database structures alternatives
* Creating a physical database design
* Helping with construction, testing and installation
* Ensuring application performance, integrity and availability
* Proficient with system development techniques and tools

SQL Server Software Maintenance:

* Installing, configuring, securing SQL Production servers
* Upgrading databases from earlier versions to the latest versions
* Applying MS maintenance fixes
* Providing technical support to the application developers
* Reviewing new databases that come with purchased packages

Skills and Qualification Requirements:

* Experience supporting mission critical production systems is required.
* Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with peers, other application teams and clients.
* Provide direction to application development team(s)
* Organization and time management skills are critical.
* Must continue to enhance technical knowledge and skills through research and experimentation, in-house and

Education/Certification Requirements:

* Candidate must have a 4 year degree (or equivalent experience)
* 7+ years of MS SQL Server Administration experience required
* Requires solid knowledge of MS SQL Server programming and administration for mission critical systems

In return for your excellent skills and abilities, we offer a benefits package including: competitive pay, health insurance, 401K, STD/LTD, Life Insurance/AD&D, paid holidays and vacations.

IAA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship status, or marital status.

IAA is a drug-free workplace. EOE

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