Senior Database Administrator / Technical Lead

Information Technology
77713 Requisition #

Senior Database Administrator/Technical Lead

Gallagher is a global leader in insurance, risk management and consulting services. We help businesses grow, communities thrive and people prosper. We live a culture defined by The Gallagher Way, our set of shared values and guiding tenets. A culture driven by our people, over 30,000 strong, serving our clients with customized solutions that will protect them and fuel their futures.


Position Summary

The Sr. SQL Server DBA/Technical Lead will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of critical SQL Server RDBMS systems, to ensure the availability and consistent performance of our corporate applications. This is a “hands-on” position requiring solid technical skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 


This role will be responsible for the development and sustainment of the SQL Server environments (security, health and performance).  Also the candidate will need to be familiar with architectural design and data flows to Data Warehouse/ODS environments, ensuring its operational readiness, executing data loads. This role will require an advanced knowledge of Windows Server OS, SQL Server and security protocols for hardening the server and SQL environments.  This role will be heavily involved in auditing all systems owned by the Corporate Database and Middleware Department and act as a technical liaison during project discussions.  Must be capable of working independently and collaboratively.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage SQL Server databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems.
  • Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.
  • Apply data modeling techniques to ensure development and implementation support efforts meet integration and performance expectations
  • Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end.  Must be an expert in performance tuning.
  • Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes
  • Assist developers with complex query tuning and schema refinement.
  • Provide 24x7 support for critical production systems.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours.
  • Share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other peers and team members.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering and related fields.
  • 10-15+ years MS SQL Server Administration experience required.
  • Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools.
  • Experience with backups, restores and recovery models.
  • Experience building and utilizing various High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server.
  • Experience with multiple database platforms a plus.
  • The applicant will need to have a deep understanding of integrated security and be able to participate in troubleshooting activities.
  • The ability to discuss database related topics with both technical & business audiences.
  • Strong problem solving skills and a commitment to getting things done right.
  • Experience in Installation, configuration and upgrades of SQL Servers.
  • Monitor, optimize and report on system performance.
  • Experience with Failover clustering and SAN replication.
  • Experience with SQL Server merge, peer to peer, or transactional replication.
  • Experience with LINQ, Entity Framework, NHibernate, or other ORMs.
  • Experience with Service Broker.
  • Experience with Analysis Services, Integration Services, or Reporting Services.
  • Experience developing, managing and testing back-up and recovery plans.
  • Experience with code migration of all objects following established change control procedures.
  • Troubleshoot, investigate, offer and execute resolution to database issues.
  • Monitor and report on database storage utilization.
  • Experience with data warehousing, data access accountability.
  • Writing T-SQL from scratch and C# code, desired but not required.
  • Experience in Performance Tuning and Index Design/Maintenance.
  • Expert level understanding design and writing of PowerShell scripts within SQL Server and WMI.
  • Expert in analyzing data to recognize data patterns for escalation.
  • Experience working with Windows server, including Active Directory.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Flexible, team player, “get-it-done” personality.
  • Ability to organize and plan work independently.
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment.


Valued Skills & Experience

  • Working with code to bring advancement of continuous integration/deployments.
  • The ability to think out of the box and offer new ideas and opinions.
  • A fan of automation with the ability to bring additional knowledge around this topic to our team.
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment and are overall fun to be around.
  • Prior experience with SharePoint, TFS, Idera/Solarwinds.


U.S. Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit an application and resume/CV online to be considered
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation; any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.  For U.S. employment opportunities, Gallagher hires U.S. citizens, permanent residents, asylees, refugees, and temporary residents. Temporary residence does not include those with non-immigrant work authorization (F, J, H or L visas), such as students in practical training status. Exceptions to these requirements will be determined based on shortage of qualified candidates with a particular skill. Gallagher will require proof of work authorization
  • Must be willing to execute Gallagher's Employee Agreement or Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement, which require, among other things, post-employment obligations relating to non-solicitation, confidentiality and non-disclosure


Gallagher offers competitive salaries and benefits, including: medical/dental/vision plans, life and accident insurance, 401(K), employee stock purchase plan, educational expense reimbursement, employee assistance program, flexible work hours (availability varies by office and job function) training programs, matching gift program, and more.  


Gallagher believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against nor favor any applicant because of race, sex, color, disability, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, gender, gender identity / expression, actual or perceived sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic.‚Äč Equal employment opportunity will be extended in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, layoff, and termination. In addition, Gallagher will make reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.





Please Note:

Gallagher never extends an offer of employment or requests any personal identification information without having received an online application and conducted one or more in-person or video interviews. If you have received any communication referencing the offer of a job at Gallagher and you have not submitted an online application or been interviewed by a Gallagher employee, please do not assume that the offer is being sent from a legitimate Gallagher representative.

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