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SQL Database Administrator

Job Description

PODTECH is seeking a highly motivated and experienced SQL Server Database Administrator (DBA) to join our growing team. In this critical role, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the security, performance, and optimal functionality of our business-critical databases within the Azure cloud environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, and manage SQL Server instances deployed on Microsoft Azure.
  • Develop and execute comprehensive backup and recovery strategies for all databases, ensuring data integrity and availability.
  • Proactively monitor and optimize database performance to guarantee responsiveness and high uptime.
  • Identify and troubleshoot database issues efficiently, minimizing downtime and impact on business operations.
  • Implement robust access controls and user permissions to safeguard database security.
  • Formulate and enforce database security policies and procedures to maintain a strong security posture.
  • Perform routine database maintenance tasks, including index optimization and statistical updates.
  • Collaborate with developers to provide guidance on query tuning and schema design best practices.
  • Maintain a strong understanding of the latest advancements in SQL Server and Azure cloud technologies.
  • Participate in capacity planning initiatives to effectively allocate resources for optimal database operations.
  • Document database configurations, procedures, and troubleshooting steps for comprehensive knowledge transfer.
  • (Preferred) Leverage database-related tools to automate and streamline ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) processes.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3+ years of demonstrably successful experience in SQL Server administration.
  • Proven track record of designing, implementing, and maintaining robust database solutions.
  • In-depth knowledge of Transact-SQL (T-SQL) for database querying, scripting, and automation.
  • Strong understanding of fundamental database concepts, including normalization, indexing, and security best practices.
  • Experience working in a cloud environment (Azure certification is a significant advantage).
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills with the ability to effectively diagnose and resolve complex database issues.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills to foster productive working relationships with developers and other IT professionals.
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of assigned tasks while also demonstrating a collaborative spirit.
  • Familiarity with database-related tools for ETL processes (e.g., SSIS, Azure Data Factory) is highly desirable.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunity to work with cutting-edge cloud technologies.
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • Professional development opportunities.

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