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Robert Half Database Administrator in Washington, District Of Columbia

Description Robert Half has an exciting opportunity for a Database Administrator who is proficient at and enjoys solving problems involving multiple layers of complexity. This may be the position for you if you are a skilled problem solver with fine-tuned decision-making abilities. The permanent Database Administrator position will be in Washington, District of Columbia.

Major responsibilities

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

  • Restore databases as service outages occur, including after hours and weekends

  • Give advice on database design, tuning options, and other possible issues

  • Configure monitoring utilities for databases to keep false alarms to a minimum

  • Establish the baseline for system performance and detect deviation, suggesting and executing improvements to slow running queries

  • Verify that SLA objectives for database server topology, configuration, and maintenance are met in design and execution

  • Maintain all database instances across development, staging, and production environments, handling installations and configurations as needed Requirements - Previous experience in production environments and being on-call

  • QA Testing experience

  • Solid understanding of Database Administration

  • Service Cloud experience required

  • 3+ years of database experience

  • Storage and server hardware knowledge a plus

  • Prior experience adjusting queries to enhance performance

  • Good understanding of relational database management systems

  • Relevant background in building and maintaining documentation Technology Doesn't Change the World, People Do.®

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