Database Administrator II (3327)

IT Dayton, Ohio


Position at Taylor Corporation

Taylor Communications is seeking an IT Database Analyst/Administrator (DBA) - Evaluates and designs existing or proposed systems to access databases and/or large-scale client/server databases.


Shift Available

  • Full-Time 40 hrs with possible nights and weekends


Responsibilities Include:

  • Install and configure new SQL Servers
  • Migrate SQL Servers from prior versions to new (SQL 2000 and Greater)
  • Migrate Legacy DTS Packages to SSIS
  • Troubleshoot SQL Server service outages as they occur, including after-hours and weekends
  • Assist in needs evaluation and options for new SQL Server environments
  • When performance issues arise, determine the most effective way to increase performance including hardware purchases, server configuration changes, or index/query changes
  • On-call troubleshooting experience
  • Tuning SQL Servers and Queries to improve performance
  • Monitors existing databases for performance. Implements new procedures, etc. to ensure optimal performance.
  • Submits recommendations for solutions that require definition of the physical structure and functional capabilities of databases and require data security and data backup/recovery specifications.
  • Monitors, evaluates, and maintains systems and procedures to protect the data systems and databases from unauthorized users.
  • Identifies potential threats and responds to reported security violations.
  • Researches, recommends, and implements changes to procedures and systems to enhance data systems security.
  • Assists in communicating security procedures to users.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree in MIS or Computer Science, or equivalent years of relevant work experience is required
  • Minimum of two (2) years SQL Server database administration experience including troubleshooting and performance tuning required
  • Minimum one (1) year in a production support role required
  • Good understanding of administering a Microsoft SQL Server, Transact-SQL (ANSI-SQL) and Distribution Transaction Services (DTS) required
  • Under supervision, performs work that is varied and that may be somewhat complex in character, but usually involves limited responsibility.
  • Some independent judgment is required.
  • Must have working knowledge of SQL and be proficient in data manipulation and extraction techniques.
  • Typically reports to: Splst Level, IS/IT Supervisor or Manager.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knows and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of particular field of specialization.
  • Strong analytical skills.  Ability to write/modify code within deadlines and in conformance to standards.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, interfacing with internal peers and first level management group.
  • Strong learning competency
  • Ability to document database design, application design


About Our Company

Our Total Rewards package of benefits and compensation reflects our bold commitment to creating opportunity and security for employees.


We offer a competitive base salary, and an attractive benefit package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401K, incentive compensation plan, PTO (paid time off) and Holiday pay.


Taylor Communications is a recognized leader in the healthcare, financial services, retail and industrial markets.  With over a century of expertise and a solutions-driven portfolio, the company helps its customers advance their reputations through improved communication with consumers, patients, employees and other stakeholders.

As a foundation for success, the Taylor Communications Advantage includes our affiliation with Taylor Corporation, one of the largest privately held companies in the U.S., as well as one of the top 3 personalized marketing solutions providers in North America. A forward-thinking organization, our shared values and purpose of creating opportunity and security for our employees is at the core of everything we do. Taylor’s more than 80 affiliated companies with 12,000+ employees are located across North America, Europe, Bulgaria China, India, and the Philippines, and serve over half of the Fortune 500 companies and millions of small businesses  and consumers.