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Robert Half International Database Analyst in CHICAGO, Illinois


The SQL Database Analyst will be responsible for the design, development, and deployment of new database solutions, as well as provide support for existing databases and data-driven applications.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

•Hands-on writing of complex, and optimized, T-SQL scripts, stored procedures, and database functions

•Troubleshoot and resolve any database related issues including performance, waits, bottlenecks, deadlocks

•Assist with the design and development of new data solutions, applying best practices to current and new processes including unit, integration, and acceptance testing.

•Assist with managing and monitoring multiple mission-critical SQL Server environments

•Support operational activities including production applications, tech support tasks, troubleshooting data issues, database change requests, monitoring jobs & data processes

•Investigate and resolve application performance issues, tracing and identifying the root cause and resolving in production systems.

•Understand database environment including schemas, table indexing and statistics, query strategies, and database objects maintenance and performance issues.

•Research & Develop new and improved strategies and processes to help enhance the data environment.

•Performance tuning in critical production environments using Extended Events/Profiler, execution plans, system tables, error logs, data/plan caches, etc.

•Work with system architects to maintain database performance by identifying and resolving production problems.

•Assist with training data analysts on best methods for SQL reporting and querying

Preferred Knowledge:

•Expert knowledge of T-SQL

•Microsoft SQL Server 2008 through 2016, and beyond


•Query and database performance optimization

•Ability to prioritize and concurrently manage multiple projects

•SQL Server Analysis Services and SQL Server Integration Services a plus, but not required


MS SQL Server, MS SQL Server 2008, SQL Server Analysis, SSIS - SQL Server Integration Services, SSAS - SQL Server Analysis Services, T-SQL, Database Servers, SQL Server Databases, Database Query, JSON, XML, XSL, Database Development


Critical thinking


Attention to Detail

Technical Communication

Problem Solving

Systems Analysis

Time Management


5+ years of professional database-related experience preferred.

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Salary: DOE

Location: CHICAGO, IL

Date Posted: October 15, 2020

Employment Type: Temp to Hire

Job Reference: 01300-0011591063

Staffing Area: Technology u0026 IT