Lead Specialist – SQL Server Database Administration *

Energy Transfer

Full Time
Houston, TX
Posted 1 month ago

*Internal opportunities open. Please contact us for internal reference*

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Summary:    

Energy Transfer Partners is seeking a Microsoft SQL Server Administrator with extensive experience in managing and maintaining large, complex environments. This individual is responsible for designing, installing, monitoring, maintaining, and performance tuning production databases while ensuring high levels of data availability. He/she is also responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing database policies and procedures to ensure the integrity and availability of databases and their accompanying software.  Initial focus will be on database administration, particularly in making sure all production databases are up and running 24×7, and making sure all databases are backed up properly.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:  

  • Responsible for implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of critical SQL Server RDBMS systems
  • Ensure all production databases are up and running 24×7
  • Ensure all data assets are protected by designing and implementing the appropriate backup and restore strategy
  • Monitoring database performance, including stored procedures and query execution times, and implement efficiency improvements
  • Respond to and resolve database access and performance issues
  • Monitor and optimize the physical data storage for database systems
  • Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours
  • Plan, coordinate and implement database migrations and upgrades
  • Perform database security audits
  • Establish appropriate database access control levels
  • Configure SQL to achieve high levels of performance, scalability, and availability
  • Experience with SQL HADR technologies; including failover clustering and always-on availability groups
  • Design and implement disaster recovery strategy
  • Participate in the On Call rotation
  • SQL Encryption technology including TDE and Network traffic encryption

Requirements:  Education and/or Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements for this position are listed below:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Systems or equivalent
  • 7+ years of experience in Information Technology working in a MS SQL DBA capacity.
  • Strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices.
  • Hands-on database development, tuning, and troubleshooting experience
  • Migrating, Upgrading SQL Server to later SQL versions
  • Must be a Team player
  • The ability and desire to rapidly learn complex technologies and software products in a self-starting mode without the benefit of formal training
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to conduct research into database/software issues, standards, and products as required
  • Highly self-motivated and directed
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to lead in projects and work efforts
  • Strong customer service

Required experience is commensurate with the selected job level:

  • The Senior IT Specialist level requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and 5-8 years of relevant job related experience
  • The Lead IT Specialist level requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and 8+ years of relevant job related experience
  • The Principal IT Specialist level requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and 10+ years of relevant job related experience.

Preferred Technical Skills

  •  Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and greater
    •    Powershell
    •    ServiceNow
    •    Foglight / Litespeed
    •    Encryption / SQL TDE
    •    Vormetric/Ciphertrust

Working Conditions:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  

  1. Usually, normal office working conditions.
  2. Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time due to prolonged sitting or standing.  
  3. Occasional overnight travel may be required.  

An equal opportunity employer/disability/vet

Energy Transfer is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against qualified applicants on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

The nature and frequency of the above working conditions and requirements may vary depending on individual operational circumstances. Where feasible, the Partnership will make reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job.

DISCLAIMER: The statements listed in this job posting, which are subject to change, are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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An equal opportunity employer/disability/vet

Energy Transfer is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against qualified applicants on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

The nature and frequency of the above working conditions and requirements may vary depending on individual operational circumstances. Where feasible, the Partnership will make reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job.

DISCLAIMER: The statements listed in this job posting, which are subject to change, are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Job Features

Job CategoryDevelopment Services - Planning, Admin & Clerical, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Communication, Customer Service, Data Management, Document Control, Hardware/Software Support, Information Technology, Inventory Control, Management, Mathematical/Statistical Skills, Media Relations, Network Administration, Project Management, Quality Control, Research Development, SQL Server Administration

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