Sr Database Administrator

L-3 Communications

Madison, MS

Sr Database Administrator


The Sr. Database Administrator is responsible for recommending, implementing and supporting current and new SQL Server DB technologies, as required, to support the technical capabilities of Vertex Aerospace. To be successful in this role one must be able to work effectively in a fluid, fast-paced environment. This role requires good communication skills, both with team members and business contacts. In addition, the successful Sr Database Administrator must be able to work with minimal supervision on multiple concurrent projects.


Diagnose and Resolve problems around database performance, capacity, replication, T-SQL, etc.

Proactively monitor databases for errors and respond quickly and effectively to troubleshoot and resolve DB on-going issues on all environments DEV/QA/PROD.

Coordinate and schedule DB downtimes to perform DB maintenance procedures. i.e DB patching, upgrades, etc.

Define Backup and Recovery strategies using Native SQL Server Backup/recovery Tools

Performs advanced database administration activities including but not limited to; DB Performance Tuning, T-SQL tuning, Backup and recovery and DB disaster recovery solutions.

Work with application groups gathering requirements for new instance build outs, or supporting existing applications.

Ability to analyze existing systems and make recommendations on which technology best suits the business requirement for high availability, Disaster Recovery or high performance.

Create/update Vertex’s database documentation about standard procedures, DB technology features, or production issue troubleshooting.

Stay current with changes in the technical area of expertise.

Design and implement highly available production systems using the following technologies: Database Mirroring, Windows/SQL clustering and availability groups.

Review scripts submitted by the Development team for performance and standard adherence.

Work with development teams to deploy code in production when needed.

Participate in on-cal

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