Database Administrator
Job Details
DSS NPB - North Palm Beach, FL
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Up to 25%
Information Technology

Database Administrator:

  • Is responsible for providing thought leadership to a broad range of IT disciplines including Database and System performance and resiliency, network performance, security administration, and operations in physical/virtual, Cloud Windows and Linux environments. 
  • Is a hands-on administrator that installs, configures, monitors, and performs problem determination for Databases, Servers and Software.



Essential Duties:

  • Administer, Design, monitor and support MS SQL, Azure and Cache databases and On call 24/7.
  • Serve as a Database Administrator for On-Prem and Cloud Environments, Products, solutions supported by DSS.
  • Implement architectural enhancements on the database tier of the solutions suite to further improve system performance and scalability
  • Provide leadership and direction related to operational backup/recovery strategies
  • Work with Microsoft technologies, primarily in MS SQL and associated products.
  • Guide technology directions by recommending specific technologies to pursue related to the database tier as well as suggesting training and staff development activities.
  • Work collaboratively and cohesively in a team.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve database integrity issues, performance issues, blocking and deadlocking issues, replication issues, log shipping issues, connectivity issues, and security issues.
  • Disaster recovery planning and support.
  • Develop and maintain best practice policies, procedures, standards, and system level documentation related to the Production, Disaster Recovery and Staging environments.
  • Develop and maintain best practice policies, procedures, standards, and system level documentation for database security.
  • Adheres to all Service Request, Incident, and Change Management policies and procedures.
  • Adheres to all procedures and policies including the use of Incident and Change Management.
  • Works with leadership to identify project requirements.
  • Assists and leads project teams.
  • Addresses complex technical issues and offers solutions supporting the enterprise.  
  • Participates in overall support rotation.
  • Ensures system and tool checks are performed daily to verify the integrity, performance, and availability of Databases, Servers and resources in physical/virtual and Cloud environments. 
  • Assists Systems Administrators as required or requested.
  • Researches and recommends innovative, and where possible automated, approaches for Database and System administration tasks in physical/virtual and Cloud environments.
  • Performs troubleshooting as required and leads problem-solving efforts often involving outside vendors and other support personnel and/or organizations.
  • Performs ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization in physical/virtual and Cloud environments.
  • Performs capacity monitoring and assists with short and long-term capacity planning.
  • Installs, configures, tests and maintains Databases, Operating systems, application software and system management tools in physical/virtual and Cloud environments.
  • Identifies approaches that leverage resources and provide economies of scale.
  • Assists with security monitoring, vulnerability scanning, and penetration testing.
  • Verifies data backup, replication, and testing operations are performing correctly.
  • Applies OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis and upgrades administrative tools and utilities.
  • Actively participates in the implementation of disaster recovery and business continuity capabilities.


Other Duties:

  • Identifies and helps to gather and format data for Key Performance Indicators (KPI).
  • Perform on-call responsibilities and after-hours duties, as necessary.
  • Creates and maintains detailed technical support and process documentation.



The preceding functions are examples of the work performed by employees assigned to this job classification.  Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments and make a reasonable accommodation as needed.





  • 5+ years of experience running SQL in a Virtualized and Cloud environments.
  • 5+ years of experience administering Windows Server operating systems.
  • 2+ years of experience administering servers and services in the Azure Cloud.
  • Practical experience with the installation, maintenance, and upgrades of SQL Server
  • Practical experience with data migration and data replication tools, technologies, and strategies
  • Knowledge of SQL Server 2017, SQL Management Studio, SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Reporting Services, and Integration Services.
  • Knowledge of Azure Cloud hosting of SQL and experience in Cache Database Systems, PostgreSQL, MySQL/MariaDB or in other RDBMS experience in OnPrem and Cloud Environments will be plus.
  • Knowledge of reporting and query tools and experience with OLAP and OLTP.
  • Hands on experience on SSRS, SSIS, SSAS, Power BI or Tableau.
  • Capable of running Perfmon or SQL tools to analyze and troubleshoot SQL performance and capacity.
  • Ability to Automate processes and manage priorities effectively to achieve optimal results.
  • Experience in Enterprise backup and recovery procedures and the ability to use system performance monitoring tools.
  • Good technical documentation and communication skills with the ability to articulate clearly and concisely, technical information to non-technical staff, both orally and in writing; prepare clear, detailed instructions.



  • Fluency in at least one scripting language, shell scripting, and experience with object-oriented programming languages.
  • Experience developing automation tools and frameworks for performance measurement and analysis.
  • Working understanding of IIS, Active Directory and DNS.
  • Working knowledge of Linux operating system, especially process and system monitoring facilities.




  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience.


  • Master’s degree, Computer Science





10% per day


80% per day


5% per day


5% per day


Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. unassisted

Computer Work

80% per day

Telephone Work

10% per day


10% per day




All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you need an accommodation seeking employment with DSS, Inc., please email or call (561) 284-7373. Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis.