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Avanade Inc. SQL Server DBA - W2 contract-100% remote 9 mos. in Portland, Oregon

This is a W2 contract only- no C2C-

The SQL Server DBA will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of critical SQL Server RDBMS systems, to ensure the availability and consistent performance of our corporate applications. This is a "hands-on" position requiring solid technical skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and sustainment of the SQL Server Production environments, ensuring its operational readiness (security, health and performance), executing data loads, and performing data modeling in support of multiple development teams. Must be capable of working independently and collaboratively.

As a (SQL Server Database Administrator), you will participate in: * Administering databases running on SQL Server Standalone, SQL Always On platforms on the latest versions including SQL 2012, 2014, 2016 etc. using DBMS tools and SQL Server Management Studio * Involving in the database monitoring using Foglight or other monitoring tool, review the alerts, identify the root cause and take remediation actions. * Capacity Management, Security Management, High Availability Management and Backup and Recovery Management * Install, upgrade, and manage database applications. Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security. * Building and supporting SQL Server databases in the cloud platforms, 360 health check, performance tuning recommendations, and database migration activities. * Provides 24 x 7 database support services. After hour and weekend support is required. * Automation of the repetitive functions with the cloud database build, configure, test, deployment, and monitoring activities. * Configuration of Windows Clustering, PowerShell scripting, SSRS/SSIS/SSAS installation. * User control management access provisioning and deprovisioning.

Essential Functions: • Project Management: Manages large, complex projects using budgeting & financial tracking controls. Develops project structure & approach w/minimal statement of objective. Provides project reporting to project sponsor. • Meta Data Repository: Recommends strategies for the development of data definitions & meta data structures for information repository & the performance of model management activities ensuring proper alignment w/organizational goals & industry directions. • Database Design (physical): Develops high-level information architecture & ensures that the high-level business requirements are met through successful completion of tactical/strategic projects. Represents KP is industry standards agencies & assures incorporation of industry standards across information management projects. • Database Development (physical): Develops high-level database architectures & ensures that database systems are consistent w/information architecture & information management & industry standards. • Database Performance: Establish database performance criteria & thresholds. • Communications: Prepares research, prepares technical studies & makes recommendations. Prepares business requirements reports, feasibility studies, & cost justification statements. Articulates information management direction to IT department & to management. • Technology Evaluation: Researches & evaluates alternative solutions & recommends the most efficient & cost-effective database solution for the systems' design at the enterprise level. • Methodologies & Standards: Evaluates methodologies/standards for fir w/enterprise information architecture. • Database Management & Support Tools: Recommends & evaluates management & support tools that fit w/ enterprise architecture. Recommend changes to architecture to accommodate tools as needed. • Client Consulting: Consults w/clients & development areas in the design & implementation of large complex database solutions. Consults w/IT staff & clients to determine the impact of new or revised applications on information infrastructure. Represents client perspective for the development of information management strategy & acts as a consultant to management. • Training/Mentoring: Coaches staff in consulting skills & information management skills & approaches. Identifies skill sets that need to be developed. Performs formal training. • Data Transformation: Involve in the integration of data transformation in the overall architecture. Represents KP in industry standard agencies & ensures incorporation of these standards across KPT supported projects. • Database Maintenance: Consult w/management & develops database troubleshooting policies, procedures, methodologies, standards, & practices. Evaluates & selects tools in conjunction w/staff. Provides in-depth consulting to management & staff at the highest level in the identification & resolution of major database problems or difficulties.

Skills and Qualifications: * 7+ years MS SQL Server Administration experience required - SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 * Experience in SQL AON High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server * Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization, using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools and TSQL. * Experience with backups, restores and recovery models * Experience working with Windows server, including Active Directory * Excellent written and verbal communication

Employment Transparency Avanade® Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. Avanade prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information or any other protected status.

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