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Senior SQL Database Administrator

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Information Tech

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Client Overview:

Discover amazing career opportunities with a company that is all about helping people achieve their dreams and aspirations! 


Our client is a leading insurance and wealth and asset management group with global headquarters in Canada, operating regionally in Asia and the United States that 35,000 employees across the globe. Its global shared service centre in Quezon City and Lapu – Lapu City provides administrative, finance, investments, analytics, professional services, support, contact centre and information technology services to companies around the world and puts the customers at the forefront. 


The company aims to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. 

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Job Description and Qualification:

Job Summary:

Provides Level 2 SQL Database Administration and Application support to business unit.


Key Accountabilities:

·         Performs periodic backups and perform restore procedures if needed or requested.

·         Perform database tuning and performance monitoring.

·         Perform SQL Server installation, upgrade, patches and troubleshooting.

·         Develop maintenance plan for SQL Servers and Application Servers.

·         Takes immediate actions when database and applications performance issues arise.

·         Execute database and application implementations.

·         Maintain documentation procedure and standards.

·         Attend to team, client and vendors meetings to discuss plans, growth, changes and issues.

·         Respond to Level 1 and Level 3 Support team concerns / questions.

·         Participate in off-hour on-call list.

·         Perform weekend duties as required.


Minimum Skills Requirement to Hire:

·         Understanding of Relational Database Management System Concept.

·         Intermediate skills in one of the following SQL Scripting, PowerShell & DOS Scripting.

·         Administration and Database Management background.

·         Experience in Disaster Recovery Planning & High Availability Setup.

·         SQL Server / Database Troubleshooting.

·         Must pass current job expectations and meet performance metrics.

·         Must not have any attendance issues and have not received any disciplinary action.

Minimum Experience:

·         At least 5 years tenure as regular SQL Server Database Administrator.


Computer Science / Information Technology diploma / degree or other relevant post-secondary education preferred.

Work Experience:

Soft Skills:

·         Excellent comprehension, analytical and decision-making skills

·         Self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.

·         Good interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

·         Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

·         Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

Technical Skills:

·         5 years IT operation with strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices.

·         5 years Microsoft SQL Server experience.

·         Understanding of, and experience with SQL Server High Availability, monitoring, performance tune-up, Backup and Restore, Installation, Upgrade and Database Migration.

·         Understanding of, and experience with Disaster and Recovery processes and execution.

·         Understanding of, and experience with, server-client computing, ETL and relational database environments.

·         Experience maintaining Windows 2008R2/2012/2016/2017/2019 Enterprise Server.

·         Strong PC skills, with experience in using Microsoft Office, especially Excel (Intermediate knowledge preferred)

·         Experience in Microsoft Azure

·         Knowledge of CyberArk or ComVault are a plus.

·         Familiarity with ITIL practices.

Minimum Skills Requirements to Go-live:

Tools Specific Knowledge:

·         Required SQL Server 2008R2, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019

·         Oracle 10g, 11g and 12c are a plus

·         Microsoft Office O365 (Excel, Word, Outlook, Access)

·         Microsoft Azure

·         Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

·         SQL Scripting

·         DOS / PowerShell Shell Scripting

·         Windows Enterprise Servers

·         Planview

·         Service Now, SM7 and ISM

·         FTP/SFTP

·         SSIS, SQL Profiler

·         ETL Concepts

·         Performance Monitoring Tools (SentryOne, Precise, Idera)

Product Specific Knowledge:

  • MS SQL Server 2008R2, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019

·         Windows Server 2008R2, 2012, 2016 and 2019

Process Specific Knowledge:

·         SLA

·         Request, Incident and Change Management Process.

·         System and Application Monitoring.

·         System and Database troubleshooting.