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Senior SQL Server Database Administrator

Job ID: R-002570 Date posted: 04/04/2018 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill

Description:

The Senior Database Administrator’s role will be responsible for the installation, configuration, maintenance, monitoring and performance of critical database systems, to ensure high availability and consistent performance of our corporate applications.  The Database Administrators team provides 24x7 database and production support for all database systems ensuring their database integrity, security and availability. This is a “hands-on” position requiring solid technical skills with advanced skillsets with SQL Server performance, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills to perform Production Support of financial applications using database technologies of MSSQL 2000/2016.

Responsibilities:

  • Technical Lead that specializes in SQL Server performance with heavy collaboration with development organization in regards to SQL coding standards and TSQL optimization.
  • Responsible for design, installation, configuration, security and maintenance of highly available enterprise database systems
  • Troubleshoot and resolve database incident tickets.
  • Monitor backup jobs on all enterprise databases and perform routine disaster recovery scenarios
  • Participate in on-call after-hours support rotation, responding to support calls after- hours/weekends/holidays.
  • Establish and maintain database policies and standards
  • Generate database schema definitions and modifications as required
  • Plan and coordinate data refreshes from one environment to another
  • Monitor database system details within the database, including stored procedures and execution time, and implement efficiency improvements.
  • Monitor, optimize and allocate physical data storage for database systems.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain change control and testing processes for modifications to databases.
  • Create, or support creation of, required reports in response to business user needs.
  • Perform database transaction and security audits.
  • Follow and maintain in-house documentation for repeatable processes, including database feature installation, disaster recovery,  and common problem resolution
  • Establish appropriate end-user database access control levels.
  • Develop routines for end users to facilitate best practices database use.
  • Follow ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) practices for Change Management.

Formal Education & Certification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the field of computer science/engineering and/or 7 years equivalent work experience with SQL Server database administration and/or SQL Server development.
  • MCDBA and or MCIT Certification desirable

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • 7+ years direct experience managing and supporting Microsoft SQL Server version (2000-2016)
  • Expert knowledge and experience in Database Performance, Tuning and Optimization (PTO)
  • Excellent knowledge in system views and system stored procedures using T-SQL.
  • Hands on experience with database security, auditing, backup/restore, DR and high availability
  • Experience with data partitioning, indexing best practices, resource governor, extended events
  • Experience with DTS and SSIS Packages.
  • Experience in installation and configuration of SQL Server in Virtualized Environments
  • Experience in PowerShell a plus
  • Experience in Solarwinds Monitoring and DPA (Ignite) a plus
  • Experience in financial services is a plus.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
  • Knowledge of Incident/Problem Management and is familiar with ITIL processes in a critical production environment.

Personal Attributes:

  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong technical documentation skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to conduct research into database issues, standards, and products as required.
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong customer service orientation.

Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Our Company:

LPL Financial, the nation’s largest independent broker/dealer since 1996* and the fourth largest broker/dealer overall, serves as an enabling partner to more than 14,000 independent financial advisors and approximately 700 financial institutions. Since its formation decades ago, LPL has focused on one primary mission -- enabling independent financial advisors to bring objective and un-biased financial advice to millions of Americans. 

Headquartered in Boston, San Diego, and Fort Mill, and powered by more than 3,300 client-centric employees, LPL is financially strong and growing.

Our Culture:

If you join LPL, you will join a culture that believes in delivering a world-class client experience and looks to all employees to contribute to that goal by sharing their creativity, experience, and passion for continuous improvement. As a destination of choice, our top priorities are growth and development, social responsibility, and financial health for our employees. 

We offer competitive compensation and industry leading benefits, including a wellness facility with onsite fitness classes, healthy meal choices, and a walk-in clinic. We support employee financial health through a 401k match, ESPP, and employee discounts. Work/life balance is our foundation and is supported through paid holidays, and paid time off (including time to volunteer). We foster a diverse work environment through Employee Resource Groups and diverse strategic partnerships.  

Join the LPL team and help us make a difference by turning life’s aspirations into financial realities. Please login or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE

*As reported by Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2017, based on total revenue.

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