Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 800 lawyers located in 52 offices across the United States, Canada, Europe and Mexico. Ogletree Deakins has been named a Law Firm of the Year six consecutive years by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” In 2017, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law - Management category. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.
Our Greenville, SC administrative office has an opportunity for an experienced Database Administrator to join the firm’s expanding Technology Department.
We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm.
Summary of Position:
The Database Administrator is responsible for leading the design, installation, maintenance, and upgrades of the Firm’s SQL server databases. The administrator must have significant technical expertise in the use of SQL database technology. The administrator will work closely the SQL Manager, with business unit members, and other IT staff to understand business requirements and ensure that application systems utilizing SQL properly function to meet business needs, delivering value across the organization. The administrator will work closely with the SQL Manager to ensure daily maintenance, logging, reporting, backups, updates, etc. are handed in a timely and efficient manner.
Database Administrator duties include monitoring and analyzing performance metrics, and allocating database resources to achieve optimum database performance. Administrator will proactively monitor the database systems to ensure secure services with minimum downtime. Responsible for supporting and closely following plans and instructions from the SQL Manager in support of all SQL operations delegated to the administrator. Responsible for assisting in troubleshooting and problem-solving SQL development and runtime issues, improvement and maintenance of all databases, to include rollout and upgrades. Additional duties include working with related process stakeholders to identify and resolve related problems and issues as well as realize efficiencies as a result of process and system improvements.
Develop, test, document, implement, and maintain SQL infrastructure for departmental or Firm initiatives.
Troubleshoot, support and maintain all SQL systems.
Analyze and identify time-sensitive system problems that could have an impact on business operations.
Communicate effectively to non-technical customers and sponsors.
Proactively and effectively communicate potential problems, solutions and accomplishments to management.
Analyze existing processes and identify dependencies and potential break points, and recommend and implement improved technical solutions.
Partner with internal customers to understand requirements in business terms and translate those requirements into technical solutions, includes developing new capabilities as well as break/fix.
Develop specific SDLC documentation.
Ensure approval of technical solutions from IT management and key stakeholders.
Write functional specifications.
Continuously develop technical and professional skills.
Evaluate user requests for new / modified programs.
Install and test programs; monitor program performance after implementation.
3+ years of SQL Server database administration experience.
Four year degree in computer science, computer engineering, computer technology, management information systems, or related fields of study or equivalent relevant experience.
Experience in the installation and configuration of Microsoft SQL Server.
Experience in database administration, database monitoring and tuning, and physical database development.
Understands the principles, theories, practices and techniques of SQL Server database administration.
Extensive experience managing multiple MS SQL 2005/2008/2012/2014 servers on enterprise-class server clusters running Windows 2003/2008/2012.
Practical experience in monitoring and tuning a database to provide a high availability service.
Experience with T-SQL, DTS, SSIS and stored procedures.
Practical experience in managing internal and external Microsoft SQL Server database security.
Experience with Replication, Log Shipping, Database Mirroring, and Availability Groups.
Understanding of High Availability, Business Continuity, and Disaster Recovery concepts as they relate to Open Systems architecture.
Knowledge of system life cycle and application development alternatives.
High aptitude for complex problem analysis and resolution.
Experience in the following knowledge areas, competencies, and experience: Applications Administration, Systems Administration, Database Administration, Systems Analysis, Business Analysis and Project Management.
Law firm experience a plus.
Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, MS Project.
ITIL and process knowledge highly encouraged.
Ogletree Deakins offers a robust suite of benefits for our Staff including: Paid Time Off, Sick Time, a 401K matching program, Profit Sharing, 9 Paid Holidays, affordable Health and Life Insurance including Dental & Vision coverage, Tuition Reimbursement and an EAP Program.
We are not working with outside recruiters for this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
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About Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has a reputation for legal excellence and responsive client service. Ogletree Deakins' labor and employment practice is complemented and supported by related practice groups in the areas of business immigration, litigation, employee benefits, occu...pational safety and health, and construction law.
With offices throughout the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico, the firm represents a diverse range of clients. Our depth of experience in labor and employment law has produced a successful track record for our clients - Fortune 50 corporations to start-up companies.
Although the size and scope of our practice has grown over the past quarter century, our core values remain constant. We are committed to personalized attention, innovative solutions and old-fashioned hard work.
Our approach to providing clients with the resources to solve today's business challenges is always forward-thinking and strategic. We remain committed to providing our clients with an insider's view of the workplace issues of the day.