DBA vacancy at Sheet Music Direct - Milwaukee, WI

  • SheetMusicDirect.com, a division of Hal Leonard, is the world’s premier destination for digital sheet music. Offering musicians around the world access to instantly downloadable sheet music and all-access streaming sheet music via its popular subscription, PASS, SheetMusicDirect.com is looking for a talented and motivated SQL Server DBA to join us in revolutionizing the digital sheet music industry.  We are based in Milwaukee, WI.

    The successful applicant will have proven skills in administering Azure-based Microsoft SQL Server systems, experience of working in an e-Commerce environment, and preferably an active interest in music to suit the specific role.  This is a great opportunity for an able and personable DBA to develop their skills and take on responsibilities at a growing company backed by the world’s leading music publishers.

    Reporting to the CTO, the role will involve a range of DBA tasks, including managing cloud-based environment, query performance analysis, server health monitoring, writing standardised reports for use throughout the company and writing bespoke reports on an ad-hoc basis. The role will result in taking on responsibility for mission-critical systems requiring high availability and maximum performance in a fast-moving industry.

    Essential Skills

    Experienced Microsoft SQL Server 2008+ Administration including:

    • Implementation of a robust backup / restore strategy
    • Monitoring server performance & resolving errors
    • Upgrading server versions with minimal downtime
    • Installation / configuration of new servers
    • Data warehousing knowledge
    • Implementing security & auditing for PCI compliance
    • Maintaining database integrity and indexes

    Knowledge and experience of SQL Server Analysis Services

    Knowledge and experience of SQL Server Reporting Services

    Knowledge and experience of SQL Server Integration Services

    Excellent T-SQL skills and query analysis skills

    Ability to translate non-technical requests into technical solutions

    Excellent problem-solving ability

    Ability to work on own initiative and to prioritize sensibly

    A willingness to expand and develop technical skills on an ongoing basis, keeping in touch with current industry trends and changes in technology

    Desirable Skills

    Experience with cloud-based database solutions

    Experience with CI software such as TeamCity or Jenkins/Hudson

    Powershell and MSBuild scripting


    Knowledge and experience of C# .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio

    Some musical ability / interest

    Interested applicants should email a cover letter and résumé to careers@sheetmusicdirect.com, with subject line “Application: DBA”.

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