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SQL Database Administrator

Company: Confidential Location: Indianapolis
Industry: IT City/Region: Indianapolis
Commitment: Full Time Contract Type: Direct Hire
Practice Area: IT Education: Relevant Work Experience

Our progressive and highly profitable client in downtown Indianapolis seeks a SQL Database Administrator to manage the Microsoft Windows Server 2016 platform hosted on physical servers in a 24/7 environment. The full-time direct hire position comes with a HIGH BASE SALARY, free downtown parking, gym membership and other perks!



  • Responsible for maintaining and supporting all Production/Test/Development MS SQL Servers, ensuring that database code meets company standards for readability, reliability, and performance.
  • Install and configure new SQL Servers, on physical hardware and virtualized testing environments.
  • Experience with SQL Server performance optimization, determining the most effective way to increase performance including server configuration changes or index/query changes.
  • Proactively identify performance gains (index strategies, TempDB configuration, partitioning, compression, etc.)
  • Audit/approve change requests to existing tables, stored  procedures, indices, constraints, triggers, and views as well as audit/approve new entries.
  • Advise developers on the most efficient database designs (tables, datatypes, stored procedures, functions, etc.)
  • Troubleshoot SQL Server outages as they occur, including after-hours and weekends
  • Assist with production system release management, collaborating with Software Configuration Manager and Operations team to plan and execute production releases, and when necessary, coordinate release reversion.
  • Define the blueprint for how we monitor our production, test and development SQL Servers, and implement a solution to keep our system free from error and outages 24x7x365.
  • Collaborate with Software Configuration Manager on effective strategies to improve development workflow in regard to SQL infrastructure and continuous integration methodologies
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible, automated approaches for system administration tasks, and identifying approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.




  • 2+ years of experience using Windows PowerShell against SQL Server for executing queries and automating processes
  • Experience using SQL Server dynamic management views to monitor server  instances, diagnose problems, and tune performance
  • Experience reviewing query execution plans for SQL  Server
  • Understand complex software engineering principles to be able to discuss with clarity pros/cons of various design/tool choices.
  • Work and communicate well within groups
  • Be comfortable working with a great deal of autonomy.

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