Support Engineer - Back End - SQL


Looking for an expert back end support resource with strong SQL Server, dating back to 2008R2, maintenance, performance tuning and disaster recovery

  • Back End Support
  • SQL Expert
  • Monitoring, maintenance, performance tuning
Please let me know if you're open to this 1 year contract in the Philadelphia area, with some remote work.


• University degree or equivalent work experience
Expert knowledge of :

o Installation, configuration and troubleshooting of current and previous MS SQL server versions/editions dating back to 2008R2
o SQL server maintenance tasks
o SQL server high availability / disaster recovery solutions especially SQL Cluster and Always On
o SQL server backup strategies and recovery of instances and databases
o Performance tuning/optimisation of SQL server
o Data encryption

Good knowledge of :
o SQL server monitoring concepts
o Data protection (GDPR/SOX etc. concepts)
o Security, secure SQL server access and user/role assignment
o Secure SQL networking
o T-SQL\PowerShell
o Cloud concepts – optional (e.g. Azure\AWS\GCP)
• Hands on experience in :
o Upgrading and updating SQL server
o Log shipping, mirroring, replication techniques
o SCOM operations
o Windows OS administration - optional
o Virtualisation technology (VMware/Citrix) - optional
o SSIS/SSRS administration - optional
• Ability to plan and execute patch plan for SQL server
• Open to work in 16x5 support shifts and on-call support during off-business hours and weekends
• Experience with ITIL processes especially incident, change and problem management
• Need to be independent and coordinate with various teams for the daily operations, plan and execute scheduled activities.
• Possesses SQL Server Microsoft certification at associate or expert level
• Willingness to learn new skills and technologies.
• Ability to think independently and have ability to find solutions to complex issues from different sources
• Ability to make quick decisions, assume leadership without supervision, able to assume a role of authority as necessary.
• A keen eye for detail and a result driven approach
• Effective analysis: Ability to listen, analyze and summarize.
• Ability to work in stressful situations. Conflict management skills is a plus.
• Customer and team-work oriented.
• Outstanding communication skills. Excellent English written and oral communication skills


• Min 5 to 7 years in Microsoft SQL Server administration
• Experience in working in a large organization with globally distributed personnel, functions and operations
• Software industry experience strongly preferred.