Database Administrator

David Aplin Job Details

Database Administrator

Calgary, AB


Posted Date: 05/05/2022

Job ID: HS82955155

Information Technology

Join a top employer and advance your career. Our client, a leader in the mining industry, has partnered with David Aplin Group to hire a Database Administrator to advise and support database applications such as system-to-system integrations or as an advisor to data migration/data cleansing efforts.
This is a 6-month contract role. This opportunity is available to candidates in Vancouver or Calgary.
  • Develop plans for providing reliable, recoverable, and scalable database/computing environments to store and integrate company data
  • Plan and deploy upgrades or modifications to improve the performance and availability of SQL servers and production databases
  • Build and maintain overall systems architecture concerning databases back-end servers and computing environment
  • Install, supervise, maintain, and performance tune production SQL Servers and databases while ensuring high levels of data availability
  • Lead all aspects of database policies and procedures to ensure the integrity and availability of databases and their accompanying software
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts to improve performance and provide increased functionality of SQL Servers and database environment
  • Develop and improve tools and procedures used for automated checks and supervise the status of database systems ensuring their integrity and availability
  • Supervise and optimize the performance of database queries including preparation of periodical metrics
  • Implement and maintain compliance of SQL/database environments with internal database security standards
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple work activities
  • Be available to work extended hours, including weekends and holidays when required, and participate in on-call rotation
  • 7+ years’ experience in a Database Administrator role
  • Microsoft SQL Server (2019) certification
  • Experience with ORACLE 12c and higher
  • Experience with GCP and Azure Cloud services
  • Experience working with Windows Server 2016 and higher
  • Experience with Active Directory in the context of database security
  • Experience implementing operational automation using scripts (PowerShell, T-SQL, VB Scripts, etc.)
  • In-depth performance tuning and troubleshooting of SQL queries, stored procedures, and SSIS packages
  • Indexing for performance (index maintenance and statistics, index usage analysis, etc.)
  • Azure cloud services: Azure SQL, Azure SQL led, Azure Data Lake, Azure Data Warehouse, Azure Data Factory – resources provisioning, cost optimization, licensing/pricing models, database restore scenarios
  • On-premises, Cloud, and Hybrid database environments design, development, and support
  • Experience with PowerBI development and support, including on-premises SSRS and Cloud, based PowerBI dashboards
  • Database design, data modeling, monitoring, troubleshooting, performance tuning and scripting
  • High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for MS SQL Server (log shipping, DB mirroring, replication, and Always-On)
  • DR strategies design, implementation, and testing
  • Hands-on experience with Microsoft SQL Server Reporting (SSRS), Analysis (SSAS), and Integration Services (SSIS) projects development and deployment
  • Solid grasp of Database security and implementation of standard methodologies in database access across the enterprise, including Azure specific authentication and access methods
  • Source Code repository experience (TFS, GitHub, Azure DevOps) to support the software development process, including CI/CD pipelines setup and management, automated database deployment techniques
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in both technical and non-technical scenarios (including presentation skills to senior-level management
 Job ID: HS82955155
If you are interested in this position and meet the qualifications, apply today! We thank all applicants; however, only those who are authorized to work in Canada or are selected for an interview will be contacted.
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