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Senior SQL Server DBA (6 month contract)

Reference ID: 835358

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Are you an SQL expert with years and years of professional experience supporting mission-critical databases? Do you have the technical skills to tackle complex deployment issues, plus the soft skills to work collaboratively with dev teams, support teams, and test teams? If yes, we're looking for someone like you to join our IT team as a Senior SQL Server DBA .

At Best Buy Canada, we believe empowered people and teams make smarter, faster, and more creative decisions. Our IT department is an Agile environment, where the distance between any one person and senior leadership is microscopic. Here, you'll work on something big, small, or super cool and before you can blink 100,000 people will see it. You'll create fast, learn fast, and develop fast. Oh, and sometimes you'll fail fast too. That's ok. (Honestly.) It's all part of the process.

As a Senior SQL Server DBA you'll be working closely alongside development teams, application support teams, and testing teams. You'll be actively involved in project design, execution, and testing. You'll tackle complex problems, propose robust solutions, and deliver detailed production deployment plans. Your work will ensure smooth production deployment and optimized performance, availability, and security after deploym. Note: This is a 6 month contract position, with possibility of renewal.

What you'll be doing:
    • Reviewing business requirements and analyzing existing environments • Proposing, architecting, and implementing solutions for SQL Server database projects • Building SQL Server clusters and standalone SQL database servers • Deploynig SQL Server databases • Proposing, defining, and implementing SQL Server database migration solutions • Working with project teams to resolve a variety of database, application, performance, and security issues • Defining and testing detailed lower environment and production deployment plans to ensure a smooth production deployment • Providing post deployment support as needed

What you'll need to succeed:
    • 7+ years of professional experience working in IT infrastructure • 7+ years of experience supporting mission-critical 24/7 databases • 5+ years of experience implementing, managing, and performance tuning Clustered SQL Server databases in mission critical, production environments • 5+ years of experience providing timely and accurate problem resolution and/or recovery for SQL Server database issues • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related discipline • Oracle OCP certification, MCSE data management and analytics training, and in-depth training of Windows and Windows clusters • Direct experience building SQL Server 2012/14/16 in production-clustered and standalone databases • Direct experience upgrading SQL Server 2008/12/14/16/16 in a production environment • Highly collaborative mindset that allows you to build trust and accountability • Natural curiosity to explore and entertain fresh ideas and feedback • Ability to embrace change with positivity and enthusiasm

If this sounds like a perfect fit, we want to hear from you! Send us your resume and cover letter to apply. Best Buy Canada is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on gender, race, or sexual orientation.

Posted: January 19, 2019
Closes: March 20, 2019
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