SQL DBA

Technology Services St. Louis, Missouri


Description

The Oakwood team has won numerous awards throughout its history, including Microsoft’s coveted "Partner of the Year Award". As a Top 50 National Microsoft Gold partner, Oakwood hires the best and the brightest - then provides an environment in which they can thrive. We are proud of our 39-year legacy of enabling companies undergoing change and transformation across a multitude of industries.

Being a team member of Oakwood means being “in-the-know” on Microsoft’s latest technologies. We meet and work with Microsoft service and product teams as we help bring value to our clients. Oakwood continues to assemble a unique spectrum of talented, award-winning problem solvers. Next on our list - a SQL DBA!

The SQL DBA configures and maintains performance of critical SQL Server systems, to ensure availability and consistent performance. This is a “hands-on” position requiring solid technical competencies, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
An Oakwood SQL DBA…

  • Manages SQL Server databases from development to mission-critical production systems
  • Configures and maintains database servers and processes, including monitoring system health and performance; ensures high levels of performance, availability, and security
  • Analyzes, solves, and corrects issues in real time; provides problem resolution end-to-end
  • Assists developers with query tuning and schema refinement
  • Maintains Backups and performs Recovery; restores data from backups
  • Provides 24x7 support for critical production systems
  • Performs scheduled maintenance; supports release deployment activities after hours
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
• Bachelors level degree in a technology related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience
• 4+ year of SQL database administration experience
• Experience with Database Administration for MSSQL Server
• Familiarity with High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for MSSQL Server
• Experience working with Windows server
• Experience Monitoring and Troubleshooting issues with IO, Memory, and CPU
• Database upgrades in stand-alone, Clustered, and Always-On Availability Group environments
• Flexible, team player, with a “get-it-done” personality

BONUS POINTS for….
  • Ability to read, write, and tune T-SQL including stored procedures and functions
  • Cloud Experience (Azure, AWS, etc.)
  • Knowledge/experience of advanced storage architectures
  • Familiarity with SSIS and SSRS
  • Experience with DevOps, GitHub

BENEFITS
Salary: competitive
Paid Time Off: for vacation, holidays, illness
Profit Sharing: through Oakwood’s 401(k) plan
Health and Wellness: medical, dental, and vision benefits
Life and Disability Insurance: company paid
Knowledge: Oakwood wants lifelong learners! To show our commitment, we help you learn new things, prepare for certifications and pay for the tests; offer bonuses when you achieve the certification!
Excellence: we only hire the best, so you’ll get to work with smart people (like yourself) everyday
Fun: We laugh. A Lot. We work in a fun office environment. Our focus on employee happiness leads to fun surprises and twice-annual events full of fun
Community focus: there is the community within our offices where we have built teams that care about each other as humans; there is the community outside the office where we expect our people to be involved; we support each other in that – it may be charitable, it may be technological, it may be recreational – bottom line is that we show up
Integrity: you don’t make it over 30 years in business without doing the right thing

Important Things to Know:
  • You move ahead at your speed in your chosen direction
  • Your work matters
  • Personal Growth is an expectation not an afterthought
  • “Build it and they will come”
  • We reward hard work
  • We favor autonomy over micro managers
Oakwood encourages our team members to collaborate; to pursue and gain continued education and certifications relevant to their career paths; to gain exposure to cutting edge technologies; facilitate corporate learning events; and attend or lead a relevant seminar, etc. If you are seeking an opportunity to build a career in a high-tech organization with an outgoing team that enjoys what they do—this is your opportunity!