SQL Server Database Administrator

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National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), with offices in Arlington, VA and Lincoln, NE is the trade association for over 900 consumer-owned electric cooperatives serving more than 42 million people. NRECA is committed to harnessing the strength of America's electric cooperatives into a single powerful voice. NRECA has won the following awards over the past few years:
100 Best Places to Work - ComputerWorld Magazine
50 Greatest places to Work - AARP
50 Best Places to Work - The Washingtonian
CARE Award Recipient - Recognizing organizations that promote a positive work-life balance
At NRECA, we work with people who are leaders in their fields, they are down-to-earth, hardworking professionals committed to helping our members serve their communities. Our work is interesting and constantly evolving and requiring new skills to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic industry. In this collegial, inclusive work environment, united around the compelling purpose and history of electric cooperatives, we thrive. And topping it off, NRECA cares about each person's overall well-being, encouraging health, financial security, and a sustainable work/life balance.
Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities
The SQL Server Database Administrator is responsible for optimal functioning of applications, databases and development tools, as required by the customer and the business. This individual is responsible for working with the SQL DBA team to develop database security, data access methods, as well as performance monitoring, application tuning, backups and disaster recovery plans. This administrator will influence application development design in support of business process re-engineering. They will work collaboratively with multiple development teams as well as other SQL Server DBAs to assure the interface of the new database(s) with their applications.
Purpose and Mission
Serve as technical point-person implement project objectives, review and clarify requirements and performance of database functionality.
Recommend, review and approve the design of logical and physical data models and file structures.
Facilitate technical database design meetings and document the outcomes.
Involvement in the full product development lifecycle of software.
Perform capacity planning and produce documentation deliverables.
Develop and analysis benchmarking plans, strategies for database security and performance monitoring.
Provide Database Administrator support to application developers, technical support staff, and business area professionals throughout the full application development life cycle.
Assume ownership of problems/tasks/issues and work them through completion
Perform database programming activities.
Ensure the highest level of support by vendors for the databases and applications by keeping pace with mandatory software updates, security needs and industry trends.
Responsible for technical aspects that affect data integrity.
Support critical business activities including maintaining overall responsibility for the proper operation of databases and data relationships.
Improve various processes with IT team structure
Manage data base backups and execute disaster recovery plans for a system.
Develop strategies for database tuning and optimization.
Optimize application development software and improve efficiency in production databases.
Develop department standards and procedures that use industry best practices and that meet all new and emerging legislative changes.
Provide guidance to Data Base Administrators by coordinating their efforts to support business applications.
Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Management Information Systems or 6-10 years equivalent experience.
7+ plus years of progressive database design and implementation experience across multiple software platforms.
4-7 years experience with database tools and languages required (as appropriate: query language; Extraction Transformation & Loading (ETL); Business Intelligent Tools (BI); Data Transformation Services (DTS); SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS); Monitoring tools)
Database Administrator certification (MCDBA) preferred.
Experience with application monitoring tools, application data transaction logs, hardware server configuration and acquisition.
Experience with MS SQL clustering preferred.
On-call "24X7" to support production database issues.
Amount of Travel
Job Title : SQL Server Database Administrator
Location : Arlington, VA, US

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