Microsoft SQL Server Database Administrator 3

University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT

Job posting number: #7195223

Posted: November 20, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The University of Connecticut, Information Technology Services (ITS) Department, is seeking a high-level Microsoft SQL Server database administrator. Under the general supervision of the designated team leader, and in conjunction with other ITS teams, the successful candidate will help design and deliver robust, scalable SQL Server database solutions in a virtualized environment. The candidate will provide capacity planning, installation, migration, monitoring, troubleshooting, performance tuning, and problem-solving in support of the University’s database environment. The candidate is expected to be a technical leader with strong communication skills that will allow them to forge and maintain working relationships with other ITS teams as well as business stakeholders across the University.


Possesses comprehensive knowledge and the ability to design and manage enterprise databases in a large and complex environment.
Identifies and resolves complex system issues in large-scale enterprise applications.
Consults with functional users to resolve problems in information technology services/data administration and system performance.
Leads or assists with technical staff in the design, installation, upgrade, and maintenance of database solutions and tools.
Develops and documents procedures, techniques, or programs to analyze or improve the performance of software systems.
Documents software installs and upgrades made to the software. Work with vendor support teams to identify and resolve issues.
Writes advanced scripts and/or programs to assist with data administration.

Ten years of related experience; OR an Associate’s degree and eight years of related experience; OR a Bachelor’s degree and six years of related experience.
Experience in MS SQL Server database systems configured in an HA (High Availability) setup.
Knowledge of data analytics technologies and systems.
Knowledge of ETL principles and best practices.
Experience with Windows Server OS installation, maintenance, and best practices.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Experience with data encryption, in all states.

Knowledge of Azure or other cloud services and providing database systems therein.
Knowledge of other database systems such as Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB preferred.
Knowledge of Linux OS operating systems, specifically RedHat Linux.
Knowledge of intermediate/advanced infrastructure and security topics including networking, firewalls, threat detection, configuration management, vulnerability analysis, and multifactor authentication.
Familiarity with Oracle RAC, ExaData, Dataguard, RMAN, and OEM installation, configuration, optimization, use, and best practices a plus.
Familiarity with CommVault backup services would be beneficial.

This is a full-time position. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate's background and experience. Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #497997 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on December 1, 2023.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all. We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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