Database Manager @ Deloitte - Princeton, NJ

Job Overview

2 months ago

Database Manager

Deloitte - Princeton, NJ

Do you thrive on developing creative and innovative insights to solve complex challenges? Want to work on next-generation, cutting-edge products and services that deliver outstanding value and that are global in vision and scope? Work with other experts in your field? Work for a world-class organization that provides an exceptional career experience with an inclusive and collaborative culture?

Want to make an impact that matters? Consider Deloitte Global.

Work you'll do:

  • Install and patch SQL Server software for standalone and clustered configurations.
  • Define, document, and implement SQL Server best practices for Deloitte database environments.
  • Define, document, and perform procedures for SQL Server database migrations (hardware refreshes, SQL version upgrades, on prem to cloud migrations).
  • Manage SQL Server AlwaysOn clusters for SQL 2014 and above running on Windows 2016 and above.
  • Develop and customize SQL Server maintenance jobs.
  • Monitor and remediate SQL Server maintenance job failures to include backups, DBCC and reindexing.
  • Troubleshoot database and instance performance problems.
  • Troubleshoot issues with SQL Server high availability solutions to include Windows Failover Clusters and SQL Server AlwaysOn for servers in private cloud and public cloud environments.
  • Review and provide feedback on scripts and procedures for SQL Server database changes.
  • Implement and maintain database security according to Deloitte security provisions.
  • Proactively monitor database systems to ensure minimum downtime.
  • Perform database analysis and provide tuning recommendations to include database instance configuration, add/drop/change indexes, query tuning, maintenance routines, etc.
  • Review SQL Server instances for standards compliance and best practices.
  • Provide excellent customer service for incident and service request tickets.
  • Work with development teams to ensure SQL development best practices are understood and implemented.
  • Review architecture and infrastructure plans to ensure that recommended server resources are adequate for optimum performance and provide high availability.
  • React to and resolve all database related warning and alarms from database monitoring system.
  • Provide database backup and recovery operation according to given strategy.
  • Review and analyze “critical (security) patch” information sent by Microsoft.
  • Manage database storage and capacity planning for internal database objects and database files.
  • Escalate and manage problems to resolution through Microsoft Support, SQL Development Team and/or third parties as appropriate.
  • Provide 24x7 on call support as scheduled.
  • Document SQL standards and team processes/procedures as needed


  • Proficiency in writing and modifying PowerShell scripts
  • Documentation skills for processes and procedures (creating Knowledge Base articles, work instructions, standards definitions, etc.)
  • Some level of understanding of AD and AD security principles
  • Knowledge of 3rd party monitoring tools and applications (SentryOne, SCOM)
  • Expert knowledge of SQL Server best practices as defined by Microsoft and generally accepted in the DBA community
  • Expert knowledge of backups, restores, recovery models and backup strategy design and implementation.
  • Expert knowledge of SQL installation, configuration and patching on standalone server, Windows failover cluster and SQL AlwaysOn cluster.
  • Ability to detect and troubleshoot SQL Server related CPU, Memory, I/O, disk space and other resource contention
  • Extensive troubleshooting ability to resolve database performance issues, blocking and deadlocking issues, connectivity issues, security issues, etc.
  • Ability to write and troubleshoot SQL Server TSQL automation scripts (backups, indexing, migrations, etc.)
  • Extensive operational support knowledge of SQL Server AlwaysOn
  • Extensive experience in SQL database engine infrastructure and support, version 2014 and higher
  • General knowledge of infrastructure technologies and how they relate to SQL performance (storage model/design, Windows OS, VMWare, clustering, public cloud technology)
  • 8+ years of experience in database administration in a large MS SQL Server environment

What you'll be part of - our Deloitte Global Culture:

At Deloitte, we expect results. Incredible—tangible—results. And Deloitte Global professionals play a unique role in delivering those results. We reach across disciplines and borders to serve our global organization. We are the engine of Deloitte. We develop and implement global strategies and provide programs and services that unite our network.

In Deloitte Global, everyone has opportunities. We see the importance of your perspective and your ability to create value. We want you to fit in—with an inclusive culture, focus on work-life fit and well-being, and a supportive, connected environment; but we also want you to stand out—with opportunities to have a strategic impact, innovate, and take the risks necessary to make your mark.

How you'll grow:

Deloitte Global inspires our people at every level. We believe in investing in you, helping you at every step of your career, and helping you identify and hone your unique strengths. We encourage you to grow by providing formal and informal development programs, coaching, and mentoring. We want you to ask questions, take chances, and explore the possible.

Benefits you'll receive:

Deloitte’s Total Rewards program reflects our continued commitment to lead from the front in everything we do — that’s why we take pride in offering a comprehensive variety of programs and resources to support your health and well-being needs. We provide the benefits, competitive compensation, and recognition to help sustain your efforts in making an impact that matters.

Corporate Citizenship:

Deloitte is led by a purpose: to make an impact that matters. This purpose defines who we are and extends to relationships with our clients, our people, and our communities. We believe that business has the power to inspire and transform. We focus on education, giving, skill-based volunteerism, and leadership to help drive positive social impact in our communities.

Education: College Diploma in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

Years of Experience:8+ years as SQL Server DBA

Other Qualifications:

Knowledge of public cloud technologies to include Azure, AWS and GCP.

Knowledge of public cloud technologies to include Azure, AWS and GCP.

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