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Charlotte, NC 28202
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Cognizant is hiring for "SQL DBA"- Charlotte - NC, Interested candidates who are willing to relocate within the USA can apply. Relocation assistance will be provided

Note:Cognizant will not sponsor H-1B or other U.S. work authorization, or lawful permanent residence (otherwise known as a Green Card) for this role.

Job Description:

The SQL Server DBA will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of critical SQL Server RDBMS systems, to ensure the availability and consistent performance of critical applications that depend on these databases. This is a hands-on position requiring:

1. Solid technical skills

2. Ability to troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve issues

3. Ability to create and organize documentation

4. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

The successful candidate will be responsible for the maintenance of multiple SQL Server instances that support various 24/7/365 critical applications. Must be capable of working independently and collaboratively, and able to pass knowledge to less experienced DBAs.


1. Manage High Availability (HA) SQL Server DBs that utilize clustering, log shipping, and mirroring.

2. Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.

3. Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end.

4. Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes

5. Provide 24x7 support for critical production systems.

6. Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours.

7. Share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other peers and team members.

Skills and Qualifications:

1. 5+ years MS SQL Server Administration experience required

2. Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools

3. Experience with backups, restores and recovery models

4. Experience with High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server

5. Experience working with Windows server, including Active Directory

6. Excellent written and verbal communication

7. Flexible, team player

8. Ability to organize and plan work independently

9. Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment

10. Ability to multi-task and context-switch effectively between different activities and teams

Cognizant is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Cognizant is committed to ensuring that all current and prospective associates are afforded equal opportunities and treatment and a work environment free of harassment
Cognizant is recognized as a Military Friendly Employer and is a coalition member of the Veteran Jobs Mission. Our Cognizant Veterans Network assists Veterans in building and growing a career at Cognizant that allows them to leverage the leadership, loyalty, integrity, and commitment to excellence instilled in them through participation in military service.

Posted: 2020-06-29 Expires: 2020-07-28
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