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Sr SQL Server Database Administrator

Company: McKesson
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Job Description:

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payors, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. We believe in the importance of strong, vital organizations because we know that patients can only be healthy when our system is healthy.Every single McKesson employee contributes to our missionby joining McKesson you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our companyand of healthcare. At McKesson, youll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry thats vital to us all.We understand the importance of a system that works together. Your expertise drive and passion can help us improve everything we touch, from providers to payors to pharmacies. Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.Wherever you contribute here at McKesson, you will have the ability to make a real impact in the lives of others.Current NeedWe are seeking a Senior SQL Server DBA to join our team in the Las Colinas office.Position DescriptionThe Senior SQL Server DBA role requires a highly competent and highly motivated individual who wants to strengthen their technical abilities and grow their professional career.This role requires a service-oriented mentality, high sense of ownership of the problems and requests assigned, a focus on managing and resolving issues in alignment with the SLAs, establishing and maintaining communication with customers to keep them updated with status of their requests, initiating and performing changes on production systems and proactively escalating any issues that cannot be resolved within the established timeframes. Excellent analytical skills, time management skills, communication skills, ability to prioritize and multi task, ability to routinely make effective and timely decisions in alignment with departmental direction is requiredKey Responsibilities:Install, Configure, Manage and Monitor databasesPerformance Optimization, SQL Optimization, TroubleshootingData Modeling, Mentoring, Database Security and Audit ComplianceSQL Server Clustering, Always On Availability Groups, Log Shipping, Replication, Backup and RecoveryScripting and AutomationIdentifies server hardware, software and configurations necessary for running databases in an optimal fashionPerforms installation, configuration, patching and upgrades in a SOX compliant environmentInstalls, configures and integrates third party applications and tools as neededDevelop procedures for automated monitoring and proactive intervention, preventing customer impactConduct research and make recommendations on database products, services, protocols and standardsConfigure and optimize Windows/Linux servers to support databasesExperience installing RPMs, setting kernel/TCP parameters, optimizing IO subsystem and system layout for databasesControl and monitor user access to databases and ensure regulatory and security complianceWork with application service owners and technical leads to ensure project and service deliverables are metResponsible for providing database expertise to project teams to maximize system availability, efficiency, and securityWork with development teams and 3rd party vendors throughout the development life cycle regarding optimal use of database resources and featuresResponsible for designing, building, testing and deploying database solutions for projectsCollaborates with all members of IT to ensure successful application and database implementationsFollow release management, change management and quality assurance standardsAssumes ownership of database related problems; pursues problem resolution and root cause analysis.Responsible for opening, managing, escalating and resolving Support Requests with Microsoft and other vendorsAssists vendor support services as well as IT team members to quickly resolve problemsMonitor and analyze database performance and make changes to optimize performanceResponsible for working with the development/support teams to optimize SQL statementsResponsible for solving production problems in a timely manner, including off hours and weekend support when necessaryWill be the subject matter expert on the supported applications and will provide support to the on-call DBAProvide 24x7 support and participate in on-call rotationResponsible for validating the backup strategy and performing on demand backups and restoresDevelop new backup and recovery processes that leverage new techniques and technologyExperience scripting and automating solutions using Powershell, Perl, Shell, T-SQL, PL/SQL, Pythonetc.Learn and stay current on the features and functionality of all databases supported by the teamMaintains current knowledge of industry trends and standardsMinimum RequirementsTypically has 8+ years relevant experience. Less years had if has relevant Masters or Doctorate qualifications.Critical SkillsHands on experience administering SQL Server SE/EE 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017Expert knowledge of SQL Server Architecture and ConceptsExperience optimizing database solutions for multi-terabyte databasesGood knowledge of SQL Server backup and recovery scenariosGood knowledge of SQL Server Tools and UtilitiesMust have experience writing and optimizing T-SQL and Stored ProceduresMust have experience writing scripts using PowerShell and/or PythonMust have experience with SQL Server Clustering, Always On Availability Groups, Log Shipping and ReplicationAdditional SkillsExperience administering databases in Azure/GCP is a plusWindows/Linux administration experience is a plusExperience using Idera/Oracle Enterprise Manager is a plusExperience using one or more of Oracle/DB2/SAP HANA/Sybase/Postgres/MySQL/MariaDB is a plusKnowledge of Remedy preferred but not requiredEducation4-year degree in computer science or related field or equivalent experienceTravelTravel requirement of 10% as neededPhysical RequirementsGeneral office demandsBenefits & Company StatementMcKesson believes superior performance individual and team that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded. We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and its flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.But we cant do it without you. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our missionwhatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the gl

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