*Position*: Database Administrator
*Location*: Chicago , IL
*Duration*: 6 months contract to hire
*Database Administrator, Sr*
*Education and Experience*
Bachelor's Degree & at least 8 years IT experience or High School
Diploma/GED and 15 years of experience in IT or Information Security.
At least 2 years experience with data modeling.
At least 5 years in either database administration or database design.
At least 5 years experience collaborating with (internal and external
resources) to perform proactive capacity planning or define solutions to
meet SLA targets.
At least 5 years of experience in diagnosing, isolating, and resolving
complex problems pertaining to data infrastructure.
Advanced level skill with database management tools, methodologies, and
technologies, managing complex database environments for transactional or
business analytics functions. Expertise to be demonstrated through
articulate ability to design and explain the benefits and limitations of
different architecture and procedural solutions for such requirements as
disaster recovery, high availability, clustering, virtualization, backup
and replication techniques to achieve RPO (recovery point objective) and
RTO (recovery time objective).
Experience in communicating both verbally (on phone, one-on-one, to groups)
and in writing (emails, letters, documenting client specifications) to all
levels of employees and stakeholders.
Experience using analytical skills, tools and techniques to investigate
information and to draw conclusions.
Experience in identifying operational issues and recommending and
implementing strategies to resolve problems.
Experience in diagnosing, isolating, and resolving complex issues and
recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems.
Responsible for logical and physical database design. Responsible for
mapping logical data models to physical database table designs.
Responsible for designing, implementing and managing large mission critical
databases to meet established service levels.
Produces and documents conceptual, logical, and physical database design.
Establishes and documents management maintenance procedures.
Be on call 24/7 as required by pager rotation schedule.
Works with both technical and business stakeholders to understand the
database needs for projects. Attend requirement sessions when necessary,
communicating any concerns to project leadership.
Assists development teams and data architects in query design and query
Makes recommendations and assess proposals for database and database query
Reviews and assesses proposals requesting changes or upgrades to the
Reviews project database to ensure that they are built in-line with the
Translates technical terminology, concepts and issues in terms
understandable to technical and non-technical management and resources
Manages assigned databases to established service levels and ensure they
comply with documented standards and policies.
*Truth Lies in Heart*