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Sr Database Administrator

CenturyLink, Inc Town And Country, MO

Job Description

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network.

The Senior Database Administrator - SQL Server position is responsible for Tier 4 troubleshooting and maintenance functions for the CenturyLink Managed Hosting product suite.

Required skills:

  • A broad range of technical skills with a desire to develop and expand those skills
  • Self-motivated to improve the environment and enhance customer experience
  • Ability to communicate well with peers and customers
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008, 2012, 2014, and 2016 database administration
  • SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services)
  • SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services)
  • Ability to install and configure new MSSQL Servers
  • Ability to troubleshoot MSSQL Server performance issues to including server configuration, indexes, queries, as well as ¦¦..
  • Implementing and supporting transparent data encryption (TDE) and secure socket layer (SSL)
  • Implementing and supporting log shipping, transactional replication, database mirroring and Always On
  • MSSQL Database security
  • SQL Server Clustering and Windows Failover Clustering
  • Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2012
  • Proficient in administration and management of hosted Windows computing environments
  • Windows Scripting (Batch, VBScript, Power Shell)
  • Promoting Process Improvement
  • Preferred Skills (not required):
  • Experience with third-party backup and HA tools (SQLSafe, LiteSpeed, DoubleTake)
  • Familiarity with virtualization (VMware) Experience with SQL Server Analysis Services

Education or Equivalent Experience: 

  • Four year college degree in information technology or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 6 years of experience with Microsoft SQL Server
  • Strong experience in operations and systems administration


Alternate Location: US-Missouri-Town And Country

Requisition #: 126227

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at 

EEO Statement

No Discrimination. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, œprotected statuses). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug test and background check.


The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

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