SQL Server Database Administrator

PressReader - Richmond, BC (30+ days ago)

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The SQL Server DBA will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of critical the SQL Server RDBMS systems hosted on the Microsoft Windows 2014/2016/2017 platform in a 24 x 7 environment. This person will play a key role in managing and improving the health and stability of our MS SQL instances.


Manage SQL Server databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems
Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security
Apply data modeling techniques to ensure development and implementation support efforts meet integration and performance expectations
Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end
Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes
Assist in formalizing and updating database policies, procedures, and technical standards, including disaster recovery planning
Assist developers with complex query tuning and schema refinement
Provide 24x7 support for critical production systems
Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours


Skills and Qualification:
MSc in Computer Science or related;
5+ years MS SQL Server Administration experience required (MS SQL Server 2014-2017)
Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization, using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools
Hands on experience with High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options, Availability groups
Experience with Replication
Experience working with Windows server, including Active Directory
Experience with backups, restores and recovery models
Audit/approve developers' change requests to existing tables, stored procedures, indices, constraints, triggers and views, as well as audit/approve new entries
Strong SQL expertise, you can write a query to do almost anything
The ability to write database code that performs efficiently under system load
Experience with version control, specifically Git
Help developers to performance tune code related to database access
Familiar with data transformation services like SSIS, BCP and Bulk Insert
Familiar with SSRS and MSAS
Excellent written and verbal communication
Flexible, team player, “get-it-done” personality
Ability to organize and plan work independently
Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
Ability to multi-task and context-switch effectively between different activities and teams
Experience with Cloud, specifically Microsoft Azure a plus
Experience with NoSQL databases a plus


Our benefits package is extensive and covers you and your family. It includes:

Extended Health Care with Dental and Vision Insurances;
installments to the BC Provincial Medical Services Plan;
long-term disability and AD&D insurances for the employee;
up to 6 paid sick days per year;
up to 5 paid bereavement days per year;
3 weeks paid vacation per year for start, followed by 4 weeks vacation after completion of 3 years of service
salary advances in exceptional circumstances;
reimbursements for professional training and the membership in the professional associations;
gym membership.

This is a full time permanent position working from our corporate office in Richmond, BC.

Please be advised that only the candidates pre-selected for the interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

We appreciate your interest in our company. You can learn more about this and other openings with us at https://about.pressreader.com; www.press-dev.com