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DBA Team Leader

Company: Sammons
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Sammons-- Financial Group Companies offer some of today's most sought after life insurance, annuity, and retirement planning products. Unlike most financial organizations, our companies are not publicly traded, which means we're focused on long-term value rather than short-term earnings pressures. As a privately held company, our leaders and employees remain consistently focused on long-term growth, making decisions that allow us to deliver on our commitments to customers, distribution partners, our employees, and our communities. Individually, our companies provide value in the products and services they offer. Together we represent a history of strength and longevity.What you can expect when you join Sammons Financial Group:A casual dress code including jeansA rich company culture driven by private ownership and intentional leadership inspiring employees to engage in our healthy, high-performing and values based cultureHealthy balance between work and personal lives. Friday afternoons off all year long, competitive PTO and generous number of paid holidaysGreat benefits including medical, dental, vision, wellness plan, charitable giving programs, education assistance... to name a fewESOP-A generous 100% company funded retirement planJob Summary:We are looking for an experienced DBA Team Lead to join our team. Under administrative direction, lead a database administration team by providing direction for daily activities, allocating staff for project assignment, and developing group and strategic direction. Provide technical, hands on assistance with the design, build, and management of database solutions that enhance mission-critical business strategies and operations, while ensuring high levels of quality. This is a working, hands-on leadership position that will split time between administrative management duties and hands-on technical activities.Essential Functions:Coordinate DBA activities and mentor teamProvide thought leadership responding to database outages in critical client-impacting situationsPlan and manage maintenance windowsLead/Perform script maintenance on existing monitoring scripts and automate everyday tasks with the teamLead/Design database backup and recovery plan and strategy based upon business data retention and data recovery specificationMonitor systems and proactively manage and maintain configurations to ensure performance, availability, and stabilityDevelopment of SQL procedures, triggers, views, functions, and reports to support enhancement to critical SQL-based business systemsAnalyze, troubleshoot, and remediate data integrity issuesReviews & recommendations for solutions that require the definition of databases' physical structure, functional capabilities, data security, data backup, and recovery specificationsLead/Performs scheduled backup, index defragmentation, and when necessary, restore operationsAnalyze system performance to plan for capacity management and scalabilityProvide database assistance and problem support to application developers, business analysts, and business usersConduct research and prepares recommendations for database tools, software, and/or hardware requirementsCommitment to embrace Sammons Financial Group Companies shared values (Respect, Accountability, Integrity, and Openness)As stated within the Company Attendance and Punctuality policy, regular attendance is required and expected in order to meet the business service levels and workflow demands.Qualifications:College Degree in the field of computer science, information science, management information systems preferredMinimum 12 years' IT related experience or the equivalent preferredMinimum 12 years' of Database Administration experience preferredExperience in managing a DBA teamExtensive knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 & 2017 (2019 a plus)Strong Microsoft SQL query optimization and index managementExpert performance troubleshooting skillsAble to implement Disaster Recovery methods3rd Party monitoring tools such as Quest Spotlight, Grafana, etc.Ability to review developer code to assure SQL best practices and to identify areas of inefficient query structuresOn-Call RotationUnderstands and uses normalization methods and design methodologiesUnderstanding of Scrum/Agile methodologies is preferredPossess relevant knowledge of data/database technologies outside of traditional RDBMS's systems such as: AWS Console Management, S3 Storage, Azure Database Services, and noSQL.Criminal background check required.

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