Senior SQL Server Database Administrator
Home Depot - Atlanta, GA

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POSITION PURPOSE -
Do you want to be part of a thrilling revolution influenced by technology? The Home Depot is a $70 billion business-focused environment where you can contribute in a variety of functional areas covering all aspects of the consumer value chain. We are currently managing leading software packages and technology platforms to deliver creative results to our business partners and customers. We need people who understand how best to apply technologies to solve problems and develop innovative solutions. If you are looking for an opportunity to see instant, progressive, and substantial business benefits from your technology talents and experience, it's the perfect time to join The Home Depot.

As an IT professional you have expert knowledge in one or more programming languages or databases. Because of your excellent understanding of the entire project life cycle, you have the ability to direct project teams in the gathering, design, and development of complex applications/programs. You get to work closely with and learn from the brightest minds to ensure proper system design. Your role ensures highest quality implementations from design through quality insurance to production. You anticipate hardware and software design needs to take pre-emptive action. Our IT professionals support multiple team members and other project leads in day-to-day activities related to project work.

On- site and local perks:
Choose from a variety of benefit plans designed to meet your individual and family needs.
Take part in company Success Sharing - an incentive program based on sales performance.
Receive "Homer Awards" that lead to cash incentives for consistently demonstrating behaviors that reflect The Home Depot's values.
Work out at our on-site gym that offers classes and state- of- the- art equipment.
Eat at our on-site cafeteria that offers a plethora of options or enjoy discounts at neighborhood restaurants.
Pick up prescriptions on-site at the CVS pharmacy.
Bank On-site at our Credit Union.
Drop your child off at one of the largest corporate on-site daycare facilities.

The DBA will be responsible for infrastructure support of the Home Depot's SQL Server databases. Responsibilities include support of multiple mission critical retail applications providing performance tuning, enforcement of standards, support of high availability databases replication, mirroring, clustering, documentation, capacity planning & trending analysis, backup/recovery, and 24x7 production on-call support.

This role will be responsible for:
Assist team of SQL Server DBAs in leading technology challenges and the support of high number of production and lower lifecycle Instances.
Assist SQL Server DBAs in hardware capacity planning and database upgrades.
Provide SQL Server database administration/management and apply performance tuning techniques.
Provide technical troubleshooting for applications and database systems with emphasis on root cause analysis.
Write and maintain documentation describing changes and architecture modifications to all systems and databases.
Perform backups and data extracts as required.
Implement application related DML and DDL in production environment following Change Management guidelines.
Participate in the researching solutions to various business and technical problems, evaluate alternatives and provide recommendations/justifications to management.
Manage database related projects, design, implement and support moderate to large sized databases with minimal supervision.
Define and implement database backup/recovery and security strategies as well as other monitoring activities.
Mentor novice DBAs.
Partner with developers and Data Modelers to create database structures for business applications for all life cycles.
Provide advanced SQL Server performance tuning and troubleshooting.
Provide on-call support for assigned databases 24x7.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES -
Create physical mid-sized database structures based on physical design for development, test, and production environments. Partner with DBA's and provide guidance on lower level projects.

Work with system engineers to configure servers for DBMS product installation and mid-sized database creation.

Configure and maintain DBMS product software on mid-sized database and application servers.

Provide guidance to application development teams on DBMS product technical issues, techniques and SQL review.

Provide on-call support for databases 7 X 24 to include being able to investigate, troubleshoot and resolve database problems.

Mentor and train other database administrators across lower level projects.

NATURE AND SCOPE -
Typically reports to Manager, Information Technology

Responsible for helping others and providing on-the-job training or guidance

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS -
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS -
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must pass the Drug Test.
Must successfully complete any required training or orientation courses

EDUCATION REQUIRED -
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diplomas and/or GED.

YEARS OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE -
5+

PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS -
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS -

Qualifications:
5+ years of IT experience
3-5 years of SQL Server Database Administration
Experience in support of 24x7 production database environments
Ability to manage own time and complete assigned tasks on time with a high degree of quality and minimum supervision
Proficient in Transact SQL and performance tuning
Solid verbal and written communication skills
College degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience required.

Preferred skills:
PowerShell scripting
Experience supporting SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2 and 2012
Experience with SQL Server replication, mirroring, clustering, and log shipping. Always-On is a plus.
SQL Server MCTS and MCITP

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES -
Working knowledge of the complete software development life cycle.

Proficient with operating systems software, networking tools, application development and multidimensional tools.

Working knowledge of relational databases, logical modeling, and data warehouse.

Ability to work independently with minimal direction.

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