MS SQL Server Database Administrator
UnitedHealth Group - San Antonio, TX

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The MS SQL Server Database Administrator (DBA) will largely be responsible for providing operational database services to the organization. Primary responsibilities would include owning, tracking and resolving database related incidents and requests, fulfilling requests and resolving incidents, reviewing service related items such as database backups, maintenance jobs, replication, and monitoring on a daily basis to ensure service related issues are identified and resolved. Respond to database related alerts and escalations and working with infrastructure and application teams to define strategic solutions to new and recurring problems.

This MS SQL Server DBA role requires a service oriented mentality and high sense of ownership. The DBA would be expected to continually look for areas of improvement in projects, products and processes to insure efficiency, consistency and accuracy. Self-direction and the ability to manage and allocate your time over multiple simultaneous projects are keys for success.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

Perform feasibility studies and estimates for the implementation of new or revised database systems to solve business needs

Install, migrate, upgrade and maintain multiple databases required for development, testing, and production environments

Create new database users, control and monitor roles and user access privileges to the database maintaining system security

Coordinate backup and recovery strategies with backup administrator

Work with Architecture team to establish coding standards for stored procedures, triggers, logical and physical schema design; approve complex structural changes to the database

Recommend database approaches and design to infrastructure and application teams

Understanding of execution plans and how to use them to optimize/improve query costs, indexing

Excellent technical troubleshooting and consultation with quality assurance and development teams

Troubleshoot problems regarding the databases, applications and development tools

Analyze and sustain capacity and performance requirements

Refresh development and test environment databases on a regular basis


Required Skills

Minimum of 5 years database analysis or programming

Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Microsoft SQL Server DBA

Bachelor's Degree in one of the following subject areas: Computer Science, Business Administration, Information Technology


Extensive hands-on DBA experience in SQL 2005, 2008, 2008R2 (2012 a plus)

Working knowledge of SSIS

Base knowledge of the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 operating system

Oversee and implement backups, clustering, replication

Experience with backend databases supporting internet facing multi-tiered applications

Proven success in performance optimization for OLTP and OLAP applications

Familiarity / willingness to learn Oracle and MYSQL databases

Idera Sql Diagnostic Manager

Experience running dbms in a physical and virtual environment

UnitedHealth Group is working to create the health care system of tomorrow.

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Through our family of businesses and a lot of inspired individuals, we're building a high-performance health care system that works better for more people in more ways than ever. Now we're looking to reinforce our team with people who are decisive, brilliant - and built for speed.

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UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. In addition, employees in certain positions are subject to random drug testing.

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