Senior Database Administrator

Senior Database AdministratorJR008447


Consistently provides proven, formal mentorship

High complexity assignments owner

Moderate complexity assignments owner (1 or >)

Low complexity assignments provide oversight/review

Regularly lead self and others and/or established as Product SME and/or established as specialist

Understands how whole picture aligns to overall Ensono strategy

Installation and configuration of database software and related products

Plans and implements Database backup and recovery

Implementing robust change control and configuration management policies

Capacity planning & system-level architecture

OS/Storage/DB configuration and optimization

Database security checks and audits, including compliance-related reporting & controls

General database health checks

Database monitoring

Working with DBMS vendor support (Oracle support, Microsoft support, etc.)

Defining and maintaining quantitative SLAs and helping enhance current service levels

Physical data model/architecture, DDL generation and maintenance

DB server migrations and decommissioning

Database creation and configuration

Applying patches

Upgrading the databases

Maintenance (proactive, reactive and automated); both scheduled and unscheduled

Database refreshes

Improve processes and procedures

Log-file review

Complex trouble-shooting and repairs

Reporting on state of databases

Database tuning (proactive and reactive)

Maintaining specialized environments such as log shipping, replication, cluster-based instances, etc.

SOP (Std. Operating Procedure) definition & automation

DBMS and related tools license management

Documentation related to all Systems DBA areas

Management of database-related tools (monitoring systems, tool repositories, etc.)

Automated measurement of quantitative SLAs & any deviations thereof

Development & utilization of detailed triage processes

Detailed workload analysis

Infrastructure advise and planning

Disaster recovery/failover services

Working with Developers

Ensuring the availability of the database

Managing database users and security/access control

Contributes significant, new and innovative ideas to the DBA knowledge base

Architect complex database solutions



This position does not have direct reports but may mentor less experienced associates in the role.


Specific hiring needs may vary by location, industry, client, internal department and other business related factors. The qualifications section lists examples that may be used as guidance when populating required and preferred skills sections of recruiting requisitions / job postings.



  • Typically requires a minimum of 7 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 6 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 3 yearsexperience; or equivalent work experience

  • Analytical

  • Organizational

  • Complex Problem Solving

  • Documentation

  • Ability to Multi-task

  • Strong Relational Database

  • SQL

  • UNIX

  • Windows

  • Strong Database Administration and Performance Tuning

  • Project Management Skills

  • Coaching Skills

  • Leadership

  • Ability to work independently

  • Logical /Physical Database Design


  • Detailed knowledge of Ensono products.

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7 years of related experience; or equivalent work experience

Travel %

< 5%


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