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This is an on-site contract to hire role in South Bend, IN

SUMMARY
The Systems Specialist IV – Database Specialist is responsible for documenting, maintaining,
standardizing, optimizing and improving the database infrastructure and required
subsystems. Works with business units to define and analyze the needs of their units and architect
system standards to support their environment.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This list represents the types of duties required by the position. Other duties may be assigned as
reasonably expected.
· Follow and create in-house documentation for repeatable processes of the current database
environment
· Monitor backup jobs on all databases and perform routing disaster recovery scenarios
· Maintain and optimize performance by ensuring necessary resources are available within the
database environment
· Monitor and troubleshoot issues with performance and access to the database environment
· Perform maintenance routines including software updates, patches, verification of database
integrity through transactions and security audit
· Troubleshoot database performance problems as they arise and conduct root cause analysis
· Establish and document standards for all elements of the database environment including design,
security, replication, high availability, backup and disaster recovery
· Recommend changes to optimize the database environment including consolidating current
database servers and configuring clustering and high availability
· Design database architecture and solutions and create using standard protocols for performance
and high availability
· Configure new database servers with optimal configurations for performance and high availability
· Create scheduled and adhoc reporting for business units
· Train using on functionality of SQL Reporting Services
· Stay current with database best practices
· Member of the Information Technologies team and works with end-users to troubleshoot, support
and resolve problems with desktop computers, laptop computers, printers, software and other
peripherals

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a
satisfactory manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related area of study. Significant professional
experience will be considered in place of a degree
· Minimum 2 years of experience administering Microsoft SQL 2005, 2008, 2008R2, or 2012
databases
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES PREFERRED
· Strong interpersonal written and oral communication skills
· Excellent organizational skills
· Self-motivated with keen attention to detail
· Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a professional manner
· Ability to analyze problems and select proper corrective action
· Ability to work independently and as a team member
· Strong knowledge of Windows Operating Systems (XP, 7, 2003, 2008 Server, 2008R2
Server, 2012 Server)
· Understanding of .NET development and storage platforms are a plus
· Experience with PowerShell 2.0 (or higher)
· Installation and configuration experience with SQL Server, SQL Server Service Packs and
Cumulative Updates
· Extensive knowledge of security policies and procedures for securing SQL Server databases
· Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
· Valid United States Driver’s License required
· MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) –preferred
· MCDBA (Microsoft Certified Database Administrator) – preferred

If qualified and interested, please send your resume in Word format to holly@profsearchgroup.com
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