Senior Database Administrator

The Database Administration – Senior evaluates and optimizes database configuration and access. Designs, manages and maintains the company database of medium to high complexity. Being a Database Administration – Senior performs database recovery and back-up. Resolves database performance and capacity issues. In addition, Database Administration – Senior may require a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Being a Database Administration – Senior contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. Working as a Database Administration – Senior typically requires 4-6 years of related experience.

Senior Database Administrator Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Senior Database Administrator to join our team.


  • Resource and Performance Monitoring;
  • Document maintenance and support procedures for routine and complex tasks;
  • Proactively escalate and own issues to resolution before they become problems;
  • Manage existing backup solutions;
  • Perform Service and Reporting Databases;
  • Regular Collaboration with Developers and DevOps Engineers;
  • Experience writing and reviewing SOPs, process documents, business plans, CONOPS, and other technical documents;
  • 5 years’ recent experience as SQL Database programmer;
  • Knowledge of network protocols such as TCP/IP, UDP/IP, Dynamic Host Configuration, Domain Name System (DNS) and directory services;
  • Experience with PostgreSQL, DB2, Oracle 11g and 12c in a 24×7 production environment;
  • Prepares users by conducting training; providing information; resolving problems;
  • Experience with PL-SQL package implementation and troubleshooting;
  • Provides 24×7 production and non-production DBA on-call support;
  • Must have an active Secret security clearance;
  • Establishes corporate standards for disaster recovery, data retention and database security and monitors industry standards.


  • Database Tuning;
  • SQL Server 2008 R2/2014/2016;
  • Experience in Linux / Unix operating systems;
  • 4 years minimum experience in Relational Database Systems required; MariaDB or Percona MySQL preferred;
  • Experience with installation and maintenance of database software;
  • Highly motivated, organized, capable of multitasking;
  • Skills in reviewing/debugging, modifying, document existing code;
  • Experience in logical and physical data modeling;
  • 8+ years of experience with implementing and monitoring database architectures and providing system documentation;
  • Comfortable with self-direction and working under pressure to resolve production issues;
  • Skills in writing web user interfaces in modern programming language (e.g. PHP, Python, HTML, XML, KML);
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE);
  • Experience in logical and physical data modeling;
  • TS/SCI Clearance Required;
  • Secure web testing (e.g. HPs WebInspect).