SQL DBA Mid – Senior

Location: North of Pittsburgh, PA

Job Type: Contract to Hire


  • Coordinates physical changes to computer databases; and codes, tests, and implements physical database by performing the following duties.
  • Advise the customer on best practices
  • Implement best practices on Microsoft SQL Server Databases and Servers
  • Interface and communicate with customers
  • Interface and communicate with other internal departments at Remote DBA Experts
  • Participate in an on call rotation
  • Install and configure SQL Server
  • Document processes and procedures
  • Implement/Support Log Shipping
  • Implement/Support Mirroring
  • Implement/Support Replication
  • Implement/Support Clustering
  • Participate in migrations for customers
  • Participate in upgrades
  • Keep time entry up to date within 24 hours
  • Advise customers on hardware and licensing questions
  • Ensure that customers are have appropriate maintenance in place including backups, index maintenance, consistency checks and statistics maintenance
  • Support SSIS, SSRS, SSAS solutions for customers
  • Performance tuning
  • Continue to learn new skills involved in being a SQL Server DBA as the technology evolves
  • Keep up to date with new releases of Microsoft SQL Server and advise customers of the aspects that pertain to them

Education & Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; 5+ years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of SQL Server Database software, including SSMS, BIDS, Embarcadero, and Perfmon.
  • The employee should know how to perform a server side trace, and how to use the various DMVs, the Cluster Manager, and other tools needed to troubleshoot issues when they arise.