Database Administrator
Weber-Stephen Products Co. - Schaumburg, IL

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Weber is looking for a Database Administrator to monitor and maintain the day-to-day operations (including availability, consistency, backup/recovery and performance) of all databases running on the Microsoft SQL Server platform. This individual will join a team dedicated to developing line of business and public-facing web applications and thus will have opportunities to assist in the design and development of databases. They should be diligent, self-starting and pro-active in their efforts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, other duties may be assigned

Database Administration
  • Develop comprehensive understanding of current web application and Microsoft SQL Server landscape, including servers, databases, applications, and users
  • Make certain all SQL Server database servers and user databases are available at all times
  • Ensure success of all Microsoft SQL Server database backup jobs and the validity of the backup files
  • Manage and implement performance monitoring, utilizing native tools, existing scripts/automation and creating new ones as needed
  • Identify and resolve issues related to database performance, capacity, security, clustering and replication
  • Analyze and configure SQL Server system with focus on optimization in the areas of memory, CPU, disk space and network
  • Work with server and network installers to determine best configuration for new servers running Microsoft SQL Server
  • Install and configure SQL Server instances as necessary
  • Keep all SQL Server instances current with SQL Server-related service packs and hotfixes, making sure that all related development, test and production environments are in sync
  • Implement new data models and database designs in accordance with application requirements. Analyze existing models and designs when working with application change requests.
  • Coordinate with team to determine impact of database changes on related systems and associated staff cost for implementation
  • Design, develop, test and maintain database objects related to custom DBA scripts and utilities
  • Develop, manage and implement policies and procedures for ensuring the security and integrity of the company databases
  • Design, assign and maintain role-based security as needed
  • Train users and answer questions as needed
  • Thoroughly document all work
  • Provide technical support by responding to help desk tickets
  • Thoroughly analyze previously written SQL scripts and other related code
Project Management
  • Develop project plans, coordinate resources, communicate progress and work within budgeted time
  • Create and maintain logs and/or charts of all database projects
  • 5+ years of professional experience administering Microsoft SQL Server technologies
  • 3+ years of professional experience in data analysis and/or database development
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008/2012
  • Skilled at constructing SQL statements, stored procedures and functions using Transact-SQL (T-SQL)
  • Experience working with Windows Server 2003/2008
  • Understanding of optimal disk configurations for SQL Server
  • Thorough knowledge of database design, data modeling and related tools
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Possess equal parts of attention to detail and style, humble attitude and hunger for a challenge
Education and/or Experience

B.A. or B.S. from four-year college or university; or equivalent and relevant work-related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Skills and Abilities:
  • Experience with application development and object-oriented programming practices
  • Understanding of .NET CLR integration with SQL Server
  • Experience with Windows PowerShell and integration with SQL Server
  • Experience managing SQL Server in a virtual server environment (VMWare)
  • Proficiency in at least two of the following tools and techniques: ETL (SQL Server Integration Services), Data Warehouse ( SQL Server Analysis Services), Reporting (SQL Server Reporting Services, Crystal Reports)
  • Experience in at least two of the following areas: Project Management, Network Security, Network Administration, Information Architecture
  • Microsoft Certification for MS SQL (MCITP, MCTS, MCSA) is beneficial but not required
Qualifications to perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

Education and/or Experience

B.A. or B.S. from four-year college or university; or equivalent and relevant work-related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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