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SQL Server Data Platform Engineer/DBA (Mid Level) - Contract

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SQL Server Data Platform Engineer/DBA (Mid Level) - Contract
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Ann Arbor,  MI 48106
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Title:  SQL Server Data Platform Engineer/DBA (Mid Level) 

Our History:
From our start in 2009, Conexess has established itself in 3 markets, employing nearly 200+ individuals nation-wide. Operating in over 15 states, our client base ranges from Fortune 500/1000 companies, to mid-small range companies. For the majority of the mid-small range companies, we are exclusively used due to our outstanding staffing track record

Who We Are:
Conexess is a full-service staffing firm offering contract, contract-to hire, and direct placements. We have a wide range of recruiting capabilities extending from help desk technicians to CIOs. We are also capable of offering project based work.


  • Manage Microsoft SQL Server environment supporting transactional systems, enterprise data warehouse environment and other critical business applications
  • Install, configure, administer and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure highest levels of performance, availability, and security.
  • Apply data modeling techniques to ensure development and implementation support efforts meet integration and performance expectations
  • Help analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end.
  • Refine and automate regular operational processes, track issues, and document changes.
  • Assist developers with complex query tuning and schema refinement.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities.
  • Install/upgrade/configure SQL Server 2012 - 2017.
  • Configure and deploy High-Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions for critical applications to meet SLA’s and limit the outage within the given RPO / RTO.
  • Configuring SQL SERVER Always-On Availability Groups in SQL 2012/2014/2016/2017 for High Availability of database servers as a part of disaster recovery solution.
  • Apply Critical Patch updates and Patch Set Upgrades to the SQL Server environments.
  • Responsible for day-to- day database support and maintenance activities, such as database backups, restores for development env to mission-critical production systems to meet or exceed business and IT needs.
  • Responsible for ongoing database management including but not limited to Query Store monitoring, statistics updates, index management, partition management, data archival etc.
  • Setup and Design of backup and recovery solutions, according to Disaster Recovery scenarios, Plan and Document specifications.
  • Provide support for the client applications and solve client issues.
  • Document the company’s database environment
  • Install and administer other SQL Server technologies including Analysis Service and Integration Service
  • Provide 24/7/365 support of the environment thru on-call rotation
  • Administer and manage Hadoop and Big Data environment – Ambari, Yarn, Spark, Kafka etc.
  • Help operationalize and manage newer NoSQL/NewSQL data platforms for transactional and analytical workloads

Minimum Requirements:

  • Database platform production operations experience with SQL Server 2012 – 2017
  • MUST have experience with Performance Tuning
  • MUST have worked on SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups (AAG)
  • MUST have worked on both transactional and warehouse database environments
  • Nice to have knowledge on Distributed AAG (DAAG) setup and operations
  • Must have knowledge on operations of large (3 to 8 TB+) databases
  • Nice to have experience with batch and PowerShell scripting
  • Nice to have some production operations management experience with managing Hadoop
  • Nice to have some production operations management experience with managing NoSQL / NewSQL data platforms
  • Nice to have experience with Python scripting


  • 3-5 years of IT experience (or 2 years of IT experience with Master’s degree in Computer Science)
  • At least 2 to 3 years of DBA experience with SQL Server platform
  • At least 2 to 3 years of hands-on production operations management experience with SQL Server 2016/2017
  • At least 2 years of operations and management experience with data warehouse and/or online transactional environments
  • Team player and the ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Must be highly resourceful and creative in fulfilling the job requirements
  • Must be able to work independently with limited management
  • Share knowledge and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other team members
  • Must be a great communicator


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