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Location :
Irving, TX US
Level :
Experienced Professional
Job Category :
Information Technology
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Job Description


The environment is one of the largest SQL Server environments in the industry and leverages state of the art technologies to provide the highest levels of service for Allstate’s SQL Server applications.

The SQL Server DBA role will be responsible for implementing and supporting SQL Server technologies in a highly virtualized and consolidated environment primarily supporting a vast range of Enterprise Applications.

 This includes monitoring, performance-tuning, backup and recovery, upgrades, establishing user access controls, database security, application onboarding, server and instance configuration and capacity planning.

•Research and development for new SQL Server technologies  - 2012/14/16 (to include Database - Monitoring, Disaster Recovery, High Availability and Backup)
•Planning, documentation and execution of application and SQL Server performance tests
•Troubleshooting SQL Server issues
•Application database monitoring and control
•Backup server management and monitoring
•Performs the capacity planning required to create and maintain the databases and VM guests
•Server release management and upgrades
•Performs ongoing performance analysis, tuning and optimization
•Implements and enforces security for all of the databases, users, and objects
•Administers all database objects, including tables, clusters, indexes, views, sequences, packages and procedures and other database objects
•Assists with impact analysis of any changes made to the database objects
•Provides support for application automated processes
•Regular server and database maintenance
•New application database implementations

Job Qualifications


Essential Requirements

• Have a minimum of 8 years working as a SQL Server DBA; and
• has knowledge and understanding of SQL Server database systems; and
• has an understanding of the ITIL best practices, and
• Database Modelling and Design experience and
• Database Performance Tuning and Troubleshooting.


Other DBMS experience
Database Security Experience
Experience of SQL sentry
Experience using Guardium

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

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