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Senior Azure SQL/On Prem MS SQL Database Administrator

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Primary Location: Mexico City, Mexico Additonal Locations: Marietta, GA,USA; Noida, India,IND Full time R1280725

Job description

Job Overview

Senior Azure/On Prem MS SQL Database Administrator will be responsible for the management of production and non- production databases; database maintenance activities; troubleshooting database-related issues; monitoring of database capacity and performance; installation, administration, and configuration of database server/instances/databases; installation and configuration of SSRS; Support release/code deployment activities (SSIS Packages, SSRS reports, SQL objects etc) 

Essential Functions
Conduct the following for Azure SQL/Azure SQL MI/SQL on Azure VM, On Prem SQL Server, SSRS, SSIS, Azure Synapse and other related products as applicable and necessary
•    Install/Configure/Setup/Administer and Maintain production and non-production environments
•    Setup High-Availability and Disaster Recovery 
•    Plan and test high availability and disaster recovery  
•    Create Users and assign/manage permissions based on the level of access the user would need; ensure robust and full proof security of assets 
•    Resolve database integrity, performance, blocking, connectivity, and replication issues.
•    Detect and resolve database-related CPU, memory, I/O, disk space and other contention issues.
•    Perform and manage Database backup/recovery/restore and capacity monitoring
•    Synapse workload management and optimization
•    Setup SQL agent jobs, elastic jobs and runbook automation
•    Identify and setup alerts and logging in Azure 
•    Maintain databases – Statistics, Indexes, fragmentation
•    Conduct Performance tuning and optimization (Stored procedures, Views, Functions, Queries, database)
•    Implement operational automation using scripts.
•    Upgrade and maintain SQL Server and related software (apply patches and updates when necessary)
•    Coordinate removal and/or archiving of data that is no longer required to be available in the production databases.
•    Design and create databases to support development initiatives
•    Support release/code deployment activities
•    Provide 24x7 support as necessary
•    Mentor junior/new DBA team members
•      Manage a team of DBAs if necessary

•    Bachelor's Degree
•    Experience in HA/Failover technologies
•    Experience in log shipping and DR Environments
•    Strong Experience in Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO)
•    Experience with SQL Server versions 2005 to 2019 
•    Experience running and troubleshooting SSIS packages
•    Experience troubleshooting performance issues in the SQL Server 

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