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Database Advisor (DBA) in Irving, TX at CRS Group

Date Posted: 5/31/2018

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Database Advisor (DBA)
Duration: 3 month contract
Location: Irving, TX
Overview: The CRS Group is currently looking for a Database Advisor (DBA) for one of our clients in the Irving area. The CRS Group is a nationwide Staffing Firm who works primarily with Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 corporations.
Job Description:
  • The Database Advisor (DBA) designs, documents, provides guidance, and supports multiple database infrastructure solutions to fulfill business or technology requirements
  • The DBA consultant performs activities aimed at improving database performance and efficiency
  • The DBA provides trending data on and makes recommendations for performance issues for application and database environments, ensuring stability, and providing evaluation of new or changed products

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Acts as a Peer Leader to the rest of the database team, providing knowledge transfer and technical guidance
  • Mentor more junior Database Administrators on complex topics
  • Maintains understanding of the database software industry and provides future solutions, manage research activities; design and document standards and understands new technology and communications with applications along applicability to the environment
  • Acts as client advocate, ensuring smooth implementation into application architecture and database standards using both waterfall and agile methodologies
  • Reviews and approves data modeling processes and DBMS specific requirements for application database requirements
  • Leads logical data modeling processes for complex applications database requirements and converts logical data models into physical data models for complex application databases
  • Directs root cause analysis on complex incidents and leads the problem management discussions related to incidents
  • Coordinates the use of DMBS vendors and others to assist in the analysis and resolution of database problems/issues
  • Installs/configures complex databases for applications
  • Leads peer reviews and identify infrastructure-wide impact/exposure of patching and configuration changes
  • Create and document installation procedures and provides guidance for, and defines database configuration standards
  • Provides complex database maintenance services to application development teams
  • Develops reports of overall health of the portfolio of databases, escalating substantive capacity utilization variations from forecast to management
  • Directs and define backup and recovery requirements and resumption strategies based on characteristics of the data, operational environment, and Recovery Time Objectives/Recovery Point Objectives
  • Analyzes trending data and provide performance recommendations addressing specific application/system performance issues
  • Facilitates database testing efforts and work with subject matter experts to create implementation/migration plan with executable documentation
  • Authors complex scripts and tutors other DBA’s in scripting skill and usage and designs, codes and implements local facilities to support the DBMS environment
  • Review product test results and recommend database/technology solutions to improve overall database environment
  • Tunes SQL, makes performance recommendations on subsystem parameters and leads discussions on tuning efforts with applications and infrastructure groups
  • Ensures these solutions are in alignment with enterprise strategy
  • Finds opportunities for innovation and automation within the DBA organization

  • College degree or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years in database management, testing, scripting, or configuration
  • Additional DBA experience in 1 or more DBMS engines (MongoDB, Casandra, Redis, etc.) outside of Oracle is a must

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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.


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