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MS SQL Database Administrator

Req # JR - 056797 Location Guadalajara, Jalisco, México Job Category Information Technology Date posted 05/03/2022

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To Provide Database support for multiple applications in production and other environments including cloud. Liaise with IT Infrastructure teams and the application support team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring availability and performance of the databases that support the PROD/test/Training and QA application environments.
  • To proactively monitor the database systems to ensure secure services with minimum downtime.
  • Responsible for problem escalation to Microsoft SQL product support team and third parties as appropriate.
  • Responsible for Co-ordination of Infrastructure issue with the Infrastructure and System DBA team.
  • Responsible for setups of new databases on Windows servers
  • Responsible for improvement and maintenance of the databases to include rollout and upgrades.
  • Responsible for implementation and release of database changes as submitted by the development team.
  • Responsible for performing refreshes of data from production databases into test and development databases

Skill sets / Qualifications

  • Proven MS-SQL Database Senior Administration experience. (7+ years)
  • Experience and know-how of High Availability and Disaster Recovery options for MSSQL (AlwaysOn Availability Groups, High Availability Disaster Recovery, etc)
  • Experience on SQL Server Database Engine internals and SQL Server Components (i.e. SSRS - SQL Server Reporting Services, SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services), SSAS – SQL Server Analysis Services)
  • Performance tuning (T-SQL knowledge)
  • Proven experience working in Cloud environments like AWS, Azure, Google Platform, etc.
  • Experience working in a team that delivers a high availability service.
  • Practical experience in monitoring and tuning a database to provide a high availability service.
  • Practical experience in performance tuning of MS-SQL databases as well as specific SQL statements
  • Experience in other DB platforms like PostgreSQL, Oracle is highly preferred
  • Practical experience in analysing infrastructure bottlenecks and infrastructure sizing
  • Application know-how and tuning experience SQL Production severs
  • Able to follow-through on tasks and small projects
  • Strong analytical skills and communication skills
  • Experience working on team implementing COTS application with high number of concurrent users

Education and / or experience

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in Computer Science or a related field with systems experience preferred.  
  • 7+ years of system experience, including 3+ years on large enterprise applications, in developing and/or supporting applications to solve business problems.
  • Interact with senior management, negotiate, and manage conflict.


At least one of the following industry certifications is desired:

  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCSA)
  • Microsoft Azure Database Administrator
  • Microsoft Azure Administrator
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
  • AWS Certified Database Specialist
  • Google Cloud Engineer Associate


Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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