MSSQL Server Database Administrator

Information Technology Rye Brook, New York Morrisville, North Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina Morton Grove, Illinois


Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you!

The Role: A SQL Server Database Administrator is responsible for deploying, configuration maintenance, and performance of critical Microsoft SQL Server installations.  Responsibilities include the management of SQL servers to store, organize and access data to ensure maximum availability, reliability, and performance. Additional duties include analyzing the organization’s data management, security needs and helping to develop tools, as well as methods to support data access and information security. Further requirements include coding skills for optimizing TSQL queries to support developers in optimizing queries for applications. This “hands-on” position requires solid technical skills as well as excellent interpersonal and communications skills. This role is an integral part of a global DBA team supporting both MS SQL and Oracle Enterprise Databases. 

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, monitor and maintain MS SQL platform.
  • Administer and provide support for MS SQL environment including clustered instances in both virtual and physical environments;
  • Perform database administration tasks including backups, monitoring, performing database copies, working on database enhancements for existing applications, investigating and responding to incidents and events, performance checks, evaluating/monitoring system logs, disk space, sizing, limits for MS SQL engine, applying security patches
  • Technically and architecturally support projects and others with SQL Server solutions.
  • Set up databases logically and physically. Maintain, Monitor and provide best performance to database.
  • Be part of the 24/7/365 On-call Team.

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Competency in contemporary related IT systems and platforms
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral (English)
  • Knowledge of database design and normalization
  • Understanding of different data storage and backup solutions related to MS SQL Server.
  • Support businesses, projects, and users with SQL Server architecture solutions.
  • Knowledge of TSQL and PowerShell.
  • Configuration of servers for SQL server installations.
  • Installation SQL Server according to practice and internal policy.
  • Upgrading SQL Server as well as pathing
  • Setting up database permissions procedures according to policy and practice
  • Setting up and maintaining Disaster/Recovery procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of SQL Server Reporting Services and SQL Server analysis Service.
  • A bachelor’s degree or Associates Degree in MIS or CS preferred, or relevant concentration
  • 5 years minimum of MS SQL server experience

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Hispanic Origin & Latin Affinity, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

(The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters and must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Work is generally conducted in an office environment. 
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, walk and reach with hands and arms.
  • Frequently required to communicate orally.
  • Ability to use hands and fingers dexterously to operate office equipment.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
  • Employee use of personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required in certain situations. 
  • Office:  Florescent lighting, dust, recycled air, cooling fans, semi-enclosed areas, central heating, seasonal warmer temperatures, and office noise
  • Shop:    In locations with a factory or shop floor, exposure to factory/shop and machinery.
  • 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday during local office hours
  • Collaboration with global teams may require participation in teleconferences outside of local office hours
  • Support of business-critical systems will require availability or work outside of local office hours, including weekends and holidays
  • Although no regularly scheduled travel is required, domestic or international travel will be occasionally required in support of specific projects or activities.

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $100,000 to $150,000 plus bonus.  At Xylem, it is not typical for an individual to start at the top end of the range for the role however compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. We offer a generous benefit package, including Medical, Dental, Vision plans, 401(k) with company contribution, paid time off, paid parental leave and tuition reimbursement.