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SQL Database Administrator

First Data Marietta, GA

Job Description



Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure all database servers are backed up in a way that meets the business's Recovery Point Objectives (RPO)
  • Test backups to ensure we can meet the business' Recovery Time Objectives (RTO)
  • Troubleshoot SQL Server service outages as they occur, including after-hours and weekends
  • Configure SQL Server monitoring utilities to minimize false alarms
  • As new systems are brought in-house, choose whether to use clustering, log shipping, mirroring, or other technologies
  • Install and configure new SQL Servers
  • Deploy database change scripts provided by third party vendors
  • When performance issues arise, determine the most effective way to increase performance including hardware purchases, server configuration changes, or index/query changes
  • Document the company's database environment



  • On-call troubleshooting experience with at least one production SQL Server for a year.
  • Analyzes, troubleshoots and configures SQL Server systems issues.
  • Finding DMV queries to answer questions about server-level performance
  • Using free tools like sp_Blitz and sp_WhoIsActive to diagnose server reliability and performance issues

Job Requirements

  • Tuning T-SQL queries to improve performance
  • Troubleshooting hardware using tools like Dell OpenManage, HP System Insight Manager, and IBM Director
  • Failover clustering, SAN replication, and other high availability technologies
  • SQL Server merge, peer to peer, or transactional replication
  • EMC Networker
  • Service Broker
  • Analysis Services, Integration Services, or Reporting Services

·         BS/MS Computer Science/Information Technology or a closely related field and/or relevant job experience


First Data is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled/LGBT) 

Job Details

Date Posted May 12, 2018
Date Closes June 15, 2018
Requisition 1800000V
Located In Marietta, GA
SOC Category 00-0000.00