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Database Administrator - SQL Server


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Gensler — Career Opportunities

Database Administrator - SQL Server

Careers Site Location: Oakland, CA, US


Gensler is a global architecture and design firm grounded in the belief that design strategy optimizes business performance and human potential. Our 5,000+ practitioners networked across 46 offices use global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale.

Whether we are refreshing a retailer’s brand, planning a new urban district, or designing a super tall building, we strive to make the everyday places people occupy more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.

Your Role
The Application Support group has a key position available for a Database Administrator with SQL Server and T-SQL expertise. We are looking for candidates who have a strong technical background, but also possess excellent problem solving skills. Good communication and collaboration skills are a must. The perfect candidate will be someone that is self-motivated and likes to take initiative to propose solutions.   

What You Will Do
•    Provide expert knowledge in SQL; Administer SQL Server technologies like CDC and replication;  Backup and restore using SQL Server utilities. Install all versions of SQL Server
•    Provide daily monitoring of all data center systems including but not limited to servers, workstations
•    Identify areas in need of improvement and collaborate with internal teams across all Gensler to create scalable solutions.  Automate processes when possible
•    Handle the batch/agent job scheduling system for the data team
•    Excellent written and communication skills with the ability to simplify and explain complex problems. Provide analytical support and able to work independently
•    Maintain and ensure compliance with the Data Operations Policies and Procedure Manual 
•    Provide first and second level support to the Gensler Help Desk for the Data Team.  Also provide exceptional customer service from Gensler team members worldwide
•    Ability to optimize a query using native or 3rd party tools
•    Understand how to leverage Microsoft AD security in a Database

Your Qualifications
•    7 years of experience in a database administrator position
•    1 to 2 years of experience in Azure SQL or Azure SQL Data Warehouse or SQL on Azure VM
•    Proficient in T-SQL and strong working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server Engine
•    Experience with Backup, Restore and Recovery processes
•    Experience with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
•    Conceptual understanding of enterprise application integration
•    Idera, HVR or SolarWinds usage would be beneficial
•    Awareness of other database technologies like MongoDB, Postgres extremely beneficial
•    Effective problem solver and strong critical thinking skills

Life at Gensler
At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions and hackathons, to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our teams’ diverse interests.

We encourage our employees to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership and twice annual bonus opportunities.

Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


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