1+ months

Senior SQL Server DBA

Waukegan, IL

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Working without appreciable supervision as a part of the Global Information Technology organization, maintains the Abbott relational databases including both Decision Support Systems and Online Transactional Processing.

Responsible for providing and insuring data availability, data integrity and data security. Performs routine database administration functions including database capacity planning, pro-active performance monitoring and tuning, executing security procedures and backup and recovery processes.

Supports activities and acts as a member of and resource to various application development teams in the development, QA (Quality Assurance), and test/production environments. Efficiently works with server administrators, application administrators, vendors and consultants. Work requires the application of theoretical principles and creative/analytical techniques typically acquired in a recognized four-year or higher academic course of study. Remains abreast of database advancements and offers recommendations for use of these technologies. Identifies and routinely uses the most effective and cost efficient best practices/technology to execute processes; continually evaluates their effectiveness and appropriateness. Assist the manager with all aspects of database services provided to the customer. Coordinate efforts among the team members as needed.

Job Duties

  • Defines requirements and associated designs for relational database systems.
  • Works closely with application development team to ensure successful deployment and performance of database applications.
  • Research and evaluate alternative solutions to resolve issues and recommend the most cost effective solutions.
  • Lead or participate on the design and implementation of large, complex database solutions.
  • Consult with developers and clients to determine the impact of new and revised processes on the overall architecture of systems.
  • Facilitates monitors and implements solutions around data replication for multiple databases.
  • Implements advanced monitoring and alerting solutions for database systems.
  • Maintains appropriate level system documentation.
  • Maintains and ensures database consistency, integrity, security and auditing in accordance with regulatory and compliance requirements.
  • Working closely with members of upper management, drafts proposals or papers, acts as a vendor liaison, conducts presentations to customer or client audiences and/or professional peers.
  • Ensures the implementation of roadmaps and assignments as defined by his/her management.
  • Ensure data recovery, integrity, space requirements of databases through formulations and monitoring of policies, procedures and standards.
  • Plan and monitor assigned projects and communicate project progress.
  • Manage development, testing, and implementation of database systems to meet database capacity standards and sizing objectives.
    • Supports continuous process improvement and innovation.
    • Oversees project intake for resource allocations.
    • Assist in evaluating new requirements and recommend new processes and standards and appropriate
    • Mentors less experienced DBA’s in the performance of day-to-day and project-related duties as directed
    • Troubleshoots and solves problems with existing systems quickly and completely. Responsible for diagnosing the problem, impact analysis and implementing a solution to prevent future problems.
    • Assist in defining standards, guidelines, best practices and metrics
    • Provide 24x7 on-call support as part of rotating team coverage                              
    • Participates, as requested, in the Information Technology strategic planning process.
    • Performs related functions and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned or required.
    • Collaborate with all interested parties, gather requirements and provide recommendation for database standards and architectural design


      • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent degree with knowledge of database concepts
      • 7+ years of SQL Server DBA experience
      • Experience in large enterprise database environments, as well as solution delivery methodologies gained through a combination of formal training and progressive work experience
      • Experience working in a SOX regulated environment
      • Experience with transactional and/or data warehouse practices
      • Experience in Database Security industry
      • Knowledge of programming skills such as in T-SQL, PowerShell, VBScript, etc.
      • Excellent communication and customer service skills
      • Knowledge of SQL Server native HA (High Availability) and Disaster Recovery (DR) technologies
      • Knowledge of Windows Operating System (OS) and clustering component
      • Experience in database performance tuning and optimization, using native or third party monitoring and troubleshooting tools

        Job Family: IT Operations
        Division: ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical
        Travel: No
        Medical Surveillance: No
        Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


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