Senior SQL Server DBA in Charleston, SC at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 7/13/2018

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Job Description

Job #:  867136

Looking for Senior SQL Server DBA with 10+ years of experience. Open to candidates without an Active Secret Clearance. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance. Candidates with a current clearance will be given priority. 

W2 candidates only. 

**For immediate consideration, please send an updated resume to 

The SQL Server DBA will be responsible for the overall SQL Server environment. Overseeing the implementation, configuration, security, maintenance, and performance of SQL Server RDBMS systems, as well as ensuring the availability and performance of enterprise applications. Maintain SQL database objects and perform database capacity planning, data modeling, data loads, troubleshooting, database backup and recovery and support onsite applications.


  • Manage SQL Server databases through multiple product life-cycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems
  • Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security
  • Ensure development and implementation support efforts meet integration and performance expectations
  • Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end
  • Script automation
  • Manage database structures by monitoring and adjusting the internal structures (tuning) as required
  • Defines, establishes and performs regular backups of databases
  • Involvement in planning, designing, creating, installing, customization, upgrades and maintaining of databases to meet defined requirements
  • Perform upgrades of the database and software to new release levels
  • Documents databases and deployed applications
  • Perform Database Security implementation and documentation
  • Create and maintain reports and forms
  • Ensuring databases are compliant with applicable STIGS
  • Perform other duties as required


  • 10+ years MS SQL Server Administration experience required
  • Must be 8570 compliant within 60 days of hire:
    • Sec+ CE and CEH
    • Or
  • SSCP
  • Strong systems & software engineering and/or database administration process background
  • Experience with implementing STIGS on MS SQL Server
  • Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), monitoring and troubleshooting tools
  • Experience with VMware and SQL Clusters
  • Experience with SQL backup and recovery
  • Experience with SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services)
  • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) & Disaster Recovery (DR) for SQL Server
  • Experience with Windows server 2008, 2012, 2016, including Active Directory
  • Understanding of network architecture
  • Strong application support experience
  • Prefer Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field, but not required
  • Up to 10% travel









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