Our Fortune 500 client is seeking a Database Administrator for 6-12 month contract roles. Database Administrator This position is accountable for the design, implementation and maintenance of complex database systems supporting business requirements. A successful candidate will maintain technical vendor software using engineering releases from the manufacturer; provide problem resolution support services; be actively involved in the design and development of software to supplement product capabilities; and, apply a comprehensive knowledge of the interrelationships of hardware and database management technology. Provide and maintain reliable Microsoft SQL Server databases to support business applications. Oracle assignments as appropriate. Implement, monitor and administer FirstEnergy Microsoft SQL Server databases, including writing and enhancing scripts. Manage backup and recovery functions for FirstEnergy Microsoft SQL Server databases. Perform system administration, performance and storage monitoring, system backup and recovery functions. Perform database migrations from Microsoft SQL Server to Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle. Support system utilities and tools. Recommend improvements to strategy, application usage and process. Investigate and resolve application problems. May involve extra hours to meet project and maintenance needs. Required to carry a pager and be available for call out (on-call) duty and support . Required Background/Experience: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, or the equivalent experience in a production Database Administration role. Broad experience in Microsoft SQL Server database management software products and the use of those products in application development. Oracle experience is a plus Must work effectively in a team environment and on concurrent assignments. Strong technical writing skills. Strong LAN skills, including Microsoft Windows Server administration. AIX, HP-UX and Linux experience a plus. Excellent analytical abilities and troubleshooting skills Ability to develop effective working relationships with workers at all levels of COMPANY Ability to deliver quality, accurate work within established deadlines Superior written and verbal communication skills Keywords: Database Administration
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