Database Administrator II in Fort Worth, TX at First Cash

Date Posted: 8/9/2018

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Job Description

Purpose of Role:

Responsible for supporting First cash Inc. databases and ensuring their performance, availability, security and scalability. Will be responsible for the physical design, configuration and tuning of a critical high-volume system.

Job Description:

  • Ensure availability and performance of the databases. Proactively monitor the database systems to ensure minimum downtime. Work with the System Administration team to ensure the database environment is sufficiently tuned.
  • Pro-active and reactive performance analysis, monitoring, troubleshooting and timely resolution of issues.
  • Capacity planning and monitoring database growth. Providing trend analysis to management team to enable them to make informed decisions regarding resource management.
  • Regular database capacity planning related to database growth and system utilization, trend analysis and predicting future database resource requirements.
  • Defining database configuration standards related to performance and sizing for both transactional and data warehouse databases.
  • Responsible for the improvement and maintenance of the databases to include rollout and upgrades.
  • Responsible for implementation and release of database changes according to agreed timescales and costs.
  • Installs, upgrades, configures and evaluates Oracle features and related products.
  • Establishes and maintains sound backup and recovery policy and procedures.
  • Responsible for database design and implementation, including all elements of database security implementation, user management and maintenance.
  • Performs general technical troubleshooting, problem solving and consultations to development teams.
  • Manages database using SQL Server management Studio and other third-party Admin tools.
  • Create shell scripts for task automation.
  • Mentoring and knowledge transfer to other Windows Engineers.
  • Participate in rotational on call schedule and provide 24x7 support as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Understand Application requirements.
  • Follows Standard Operating procedures & Best Practices of Database Services group.
  • Creates and maintains configuration standards.
  • Install & Configure binaries for various RDBMS such as Oracle, MS SQL
  • Performs User setup, Backups and space allocation.
  • Proactively monitors space usage and other resources specific to databases
  • Provide cross platform support
  • Participates in Team discussions
  • Willing to learn new technologies and provide engineering support to the team