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Database Administrator

St. Louis, MO 63017

Posted: 08/02/2019 Employment Type: Direct Placement Job Category: Database Technologies Job Number: 12704

Job Description

Adaptive Solutions Group is a premier provider of information technology personnel. We provide a variety of technical professionals available for contract, contract to hire, or direct placement positions to companies in and around the St. Louis, Kansas City, and Denver Areas.


We are currently looking for a Database Administrator to join our team.


Position Responsibilities
  • Responsible for translating functionality requests made by business leaders and Sr. Management into technology solutions supportable by the rest of IT.
  • Make recommendations for system modification to reduce user problems and optimize system performance.
  • Responsible for technical deliverables related to the implementation of the application enhancements and underlining databases.
  • Served as liaison with Developers, Application Support, Unix Administrator, Infrastructure and Security.
  • Responsible to develop, test, and manage Back-up, Recovery and Disaster Recovery processes for all Database environments.
  • Routinely interact with equipment vendors and service providers to stay abreast of technologies.
  • Meet with System Architects to represent local and regional concerns to the larger organization.
  • Assess, make analytical decisions, and develop implementation/upgrade roadmap for the specific technology functional domain, in accordance with global and local initiatives.
  • Must have the ability to quickly identify cause of technical problems and provide resolution.
  • Expert in identified technical domain, providing a point of escalation to the IT Service Desk.
  • Ability to provide technical support over the phone; professional phone skills and demeanor required.
  • Manage technical domain(s) enabling supportability and upgrade path.
  • Engineer technical solutions in accordance with defined global and local architectures, policies and standards that satisfy business, regulatory, and internal technical drivers.
  • Develop and document local policies and standards that underpin defined architectures.
  • Contribute and affect the evolution of global architecture, policies and standards in defined technical area to accommodate local and regional needs.
  • Develop clear and concise documentation for end users and support teams.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Manage projects, within technical domain, from start to finish, coordinating the entire project life-cycle, team and end-user involvement and impact.
  • Lead problem resolution identifying gaps in documentation and providing clarified documentation for frontline technical staff.
  • Rotational on-call responsibility
  • Some travel may be required.
  • Demonstrates ability to grasp and use new technology concepts. 
  • Friendly presence and helpful attitude; good interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing.
  • Must be familiar with and comply with laws, regulations and internal policies and procedures that are applicable to required job duties.
  • Ability to work in a “ team” environment


Required Qualifications
  • BS in computer science, information technology, or a related field.
  • 5-7 years’ experience in Information Technology
  • 2-4 years of experience with MS SQL Server or Oracle database Administration.
  • Strong understanding of the MS SQL Server or Oracle Database structure.
  • Experience with Microsoft SSIS, SSRS and SSAS.
  • Detailed understanding of MS SQL Server or Oracle, backup and recovery processes.
  • Strong knowledge of SQL including DML, DDL and DCL commands.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Windows Server
  • Basic knowledge of Linux shell scripting.
  • Basic knowledge of MS Office.
  • Basic understanding of Active Directory.
  • Understanding of Windows networking and telecommunications, to include SMTP, TCP/IP, DNS, and VPN.
  • General knowledge of Computer hardware, software and peripherals.
  • General understanding of the procedures for installing, configuring, upgrading, troubleshooting and repairing applicable software, hardware and peripherals.
  • General knowledge of techniques for explaining technical concepts and procedures to non-technical users.
  • Ability to solve complex problems and deal with a variety of situations where only limited standards may exist and critical thinking is needed for effective resolutions.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
  • Oracle Database Certified Associate or Professional.
  • Advanced degree a Plus
  • Experience MS SQL Power BI
  • Experience with PostgreSQL, NoSQL
  • Data Warehouse experience
  • Application Server experience with Oracle WebLogic, IBM WebSphere or Apache Tomcat.


Adaptive Solutions Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

Adaptive Solutions Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental, STD/LTD, life insurance coverage, 401k, paid vacation and holidays.

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