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Robert Half Database Administrator in San Francisco, California

Description This Robert Half Database Administrator position requires for sharp problem solving skills capable of working out complex, multiple layered challenges. This may be the position for you if you are a skilled problem solver with fine-tuned decision-making abilities. The opening for a long-term contract / temporary Database Administrator is available in San Francisco, California.

Key responsibilities

  • Establish the baseline for system performance, recognize deviation, and suggest and implement improvements to slow running queries

  • Configure database monitoring utilities to avoid false alarms

  • Fix database service outages as they occur, including after hours and weekends

  • Install, configure, and maintain all relational database instances across development, staging, and production environments

  • Ensure database server topology, configuration, and maintenance are designed and executed to meet SLA objectives

  • Improve performance with the most effective solution, such as hardware purchases, server configuration changes, or index/query changes

  • Suggest solutions for database design, tuning options, and other potential issues Requirements - Good understanding of relational database management systems

  • Practical knowledge of storage and server hardware desired

  • 7+ years of database experience

  • Proficient at adapting queries to enhance performance

  • Previous experience with production and on-call environments

  • Solid understanding of system administration

  • Prior experience building and maintaining documentation

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