Sr. SQL Server DBA


On Site
Contract - W2
Contract - 13 month(s)


SQL Server 2016 and higher
Windows Server Administration
error monitoring
Always On

Job Details

Our direct client located in Little Rock is looking for a Senior SQL Server DBA to be responsible for providing reliable, cost-effective, & secure enterprise-wide support for business critical production & non-production databases The ideal candidate will have 7 years of experience as a SQL Server DBA as well as 5 years of Windows Server experience. Responsibilities will include typical DBA tasks including installs/upgrades, security, capacity planning, backup and recovery, high availability, etc. This is a 13 month contract to start but is eligible for extensions. Work will be done on-site for the first 3 months and then open to some remote, but local candidates are preferred.

Please apply for more information. Thank you!

Essential Skills:

7 Years Experience SQL Server 2016 (or later versions) database administration:

- Installing and upgrading SQL Servers, including applying service packs

- Performing routine database maintenance

o Creating and scheduling SQL Server jobs to perform database maintenance activity

o Rebuilding indexes

o Updating statistics

o Consistency checks

o Monitoring error logs and event logs for database errors

- SQL Server native tools and services

o SQL Server Profiler

o Index Tuning Advisor

o SQL Server Configuration Manager

o Extended Events

o Performance Monitor

o Dynamic Management View

o SQL Server Broker Service

o Linked Servers


o SQL Server System Databases

o Database Mail

o SQL Server Health Checks and Policies

- Managing SQL Server security and auditing

o User security

o Database roles

o Authentication methods

o SQL Server and database auditing

o Encryption at rest, transit, and backup

- Capacity Planning for storage and database objects

o Maintaining and managing SQL Server disk space to ensure storage is properly utilized

o Index and statistics usage

o Managing disk storage for Windows Failover Cluster Service (WFSC)

- Database backup and recovery

o Establishing standards and schedules for database backups

o Developing recovery procedures to meet RPO and RTO

o Restoring databases with point in time recovery

- Creating and testing Disaster Recovery plans

- Proficient in TSQL coding, tuning, and ETL methodologies

- SQL Server High Availability Methods

o Mirroring

o Always On

- Building and maintaining Windows Host and Guest Servers

- Installing and managing end point protection

- Nessus configuration and vulnerability scans

- Application Server, Web Server, File Server, and FTP Server configuration and maintenance

- Utilizing PowerShell for administration tasks

- Windows Failover Cluster configuration and maintenance

- Windows Server Roles and Features

- .NET Framework Components


- Familiarity with industry security standards (PUB1075, FIPS, and PII)

Cloud computing knowledge

Cloud storage, backup, and restore mechanisms

- F5 administration

- Firewall administration and maintenance

- SAN, RAID Controller, and other storage device maintenance knowledge

- Active Directory knowledge (GPO, FQDN, DNS Server, SPN)

- Email, SMTP, and Proxy Server troubleshooting

- GenTax architecture and application maintenance

- Web Services development and support

- Availability to provide 24 hour support

- Strong communication skills, both oral and written

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Please click the Apply Now button to apply for the job.

We will review your resume and call if you are qualified.

Resumes will NOT be sent to clients without your approval.


Refer a colleague to us, and Precision will give you $ 1000 if we find a job for that person!

(The fine print: The referred candidate must be previously unknown to us. Start date must be within 6 months of referral.)

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Our Clients. We work with the best.

- We are direct vendors to Fortune 500 companies across North America

- We're the top provider of contract IT professionals to many of our clients

Our Experience. We know how to sell our candidates to clients.

- We've been in business for over 20 years, and have made thousands of successful placements

Our Background. Precision is run by former IT professionals.

- We know what it is like to be an IT consultant working in a large organization.

- We actually understand your skills. We'll make sure that you are right for the job, and that the job is right for you.

Our Reputation for Quality. Clients favor Precision's candidates.

- We take the time to learn about you so that we can best match you to our openings and sell you to our clients.

- Our clients know from experience that Precision's consultants are the most qualified and the best fit for their project teams.

Our Ethics. We pride ourselves on our ethical business practices.

- We never submit your resume without your permission, and we never give your resume to other staffing companies

- We are up front about pay rates and the interviewing process, and provide you with constant feedback.

Our Responsibility. We take seriously our obligations to our consultants.

- We always pay on time

- We offer highly competitive pay rates, as well as an opportunity to participate in our group health insurance, long term disability and 401(k) plans.

- When required, we carefully manage H1-B and applications, and involve you at every step.

- We have dedicated HR personnel that will answer the phone when you call.



Job ID 5000DI-0017
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