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Database Administrator III

Posted by: The Empyrean Group, LLC <> on July 16, 2017 at 00:04:01. Click here to reply to this post via Email.Click here for help with email link

Database Administrator III

The Empyrean Group (, a technical staffing agency catering to the energy industry, seeks candidates to fill a Database Administrator III position for a 6 months contract assignment in Houston, Texas.

Education & Experience:
15+ years of experience with SQL Server and SQL Server Database Administrator for versions 2000, 2005, 2008R2, 2012 and 3+ years professional experience as an Oracle Database Administrator for versions 11g & 12c as well as MSSQL 2012. In addition the candidate must have Windows 4+ years of Windows experience.

Job Responsibilities:
Support a SQL Server environment of 1500+ databases as one of three primary database administrators and provide secondary support role for Oracle database environment of 450+ databases.
1.) Maintenance
a. Backup & Recovery
i. Testing
b. Alerts (Job failures, database & server capacity, etc…)
c. Database integrity checks
d. Review logs
e. Updates database statistics
2.) Administering High Availability solutions
a. Windows Clusters (SQL Server)
b. Standby databases & log shipping (SQL Server)
c. Data Guard (Oracle)
3.) Troubleshooting databases performance issues
4.) Troubleshooting application performance issues
5.) Database Maintenance & Configuration
a. Patching
b. Upgrading
6.) Security
a. Auditing
b. Configuring
c. Documenting
7.) Application (DDL & DML)
a. Enhancement & Corrective Changes
b. Emergency Changes
c. Patching
d. Upgrading
8.) Process Improvements
9.) SOX Control management & reporting
10.) Participate in the DBA On-call 1 week a month
11.) Documenting environments and processes where applicable
12.) Work with other DBA team members
13.) Work with various application teams

Candidates must have the following SQL Server skills:
Advanced knowledge in SQL Server database administrator functions, including performance tuning, DB backup and recovery, capacity planning, replication, high availability (Cluster Management), monitoring or custom scripts, installing & upgrading RDBMS S/W and of databases.

Candidates must have 3 or more of the following Oracle skills:
Advanced knowledge in Oracle database administrator functions, including performance tuning, DB backup and recovery (RMAN), capacity planning, replication, high availability (Data Guard), monitoring using Grid Control or custom scripts, installing & upgrading RDBMS S/W and databases
Good understanding and working knowledge of SQL, PLSQL and triggers and proficient knowledge or certification in a MS Windows environment.


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