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Database Administrator

Knight Transportation, Inc.

This is a Contract position in Krugerville, TX posted August 24, 2021.

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Responsible for providing technical support for the database environment including overseeing the development and organization of databases, assessment and implementation of new technologies and providing IT with a long-term perspective on the relationship between database technology and business objectives.

Maintain system level entity relationship diagrams, translate business requirements into transactional database schema designs, assesse the appropriateness of replicated data and verifie compatibility of database tool and application software packages with existing database architectures and standards.

Maintain meta data, administer the development and staging environments data repository, determine data types, optimize the physical database design for the specific Database Management System (DBMS) and approve schema changes, call patterns and Sequel (SQL) code.

Code and install changes to the database schema, stored procedures and replication processes utilizing DBMS or package-specific techniques as appropriate.

Work closely with a team of developers and be actively involved in design decisions; consult developers on performance and optimizing SQL scripts.

Develop and execute procedures to validate changes to the database infrastructure.

Prepare required documentation and participate in change control; work with production database administrators to migrate schema and stored procedure changes to production and participate in the verification processes.

Responsible for the modeling, definition, creation and maintenance of the database resource; create and/or review data models.

Review and test new technologies and architectures that support and are aligned with applications.

Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner which facilitates the success of business operations in order to meet company demands and expectations.

Perform additional responsibilities as assigned by leadership.

Skills: Conceptual knowledge of project management techniques is required.

Solid technical skills with ability to research and solve complex problems.

Strong written, verbal, and documentation skills required.

Education: Associates degree in a technical field (Computer Science or Information Systems preferred) Experience Required: Five plus (5) years Microsoft SQL experience and minimum of three to six (3-6) years experience in data analysis, database administration, or database replication in a high volume multi-platform transactional environment.

Experience with data warehousing technologies is desirable.

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