Lead SQL Server DBA

Leon Leonwood Bean (L.L. Bean) founded his business on a passion for the outdoors, a profound belief in honesty, and an unwavering commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Those core values, coupled with a genuine excitement for the work we do, are why L.L.Bean has been a trusted source for quality apparel, reliable outdoor equipment and expert advice for over 100 years!
L.L. Bean is currently recruiting for a Lead SQL Server DBA to join the Enterprise Applications team based in Freeport, ME. This is a highly skilled technical role with ultimate responsibility for designing and maintaining physical data base structures supporting a shareable base of corporate information and ensuring that corporate data is effectively implemented and managed. This Lead DBA role provides technical leadership for large and/or complex business efforts. Acts as system and data integrator. Work closely with the Information Architect to define and design strategies for better data management infrastructure and processes.
Create, develop and review physical database models from logical models of small to large size databases and complex systems; provide guidance and ensure designs comply with standards guidelines and procedures; research and analyze the impact of proposed changes and additions to the installed bases of data and fit in with future requirements.
Provide consulting support to Application Development teams Data Warehouse staff as well as DBA's on complex integrated systems including distributed solutions
Provide technical leadership for large and/or complex business efforts
Set DBMS environment standards
Maintain and disseminate knowledge of DBMS software capabilities
Provide consulting support on database performance issues; resolve problems in code or database design determine or implement solutions
Design backup/recovery environment and procedures for dbms environment
Reorganize database structures as needed
Support implementation of new releases of DBMS software; plan and implement new features where appropriate
Provides shareable database solutions for complex business applications
Mentors less experienced DBA's and application developers
Represent database administration and collaborate with the Information Architect and other architects in the department to develop data management infrastructure recommendations.
One week of 24x7 primary on-call as first call for all DBMS systems as part of a 7 person rotation is required. One week of secondary on-call is also required as part of the rotation. DBA for primary on-call is expected to fix issues in their DBMS expertise and broker the call for other DBMSs to another DBA.
Health and Safety Requirement: Every employee is responsible for contributing to a safe and healthy workplace. Employees are expected to be active participants in health and safety by following all safety policies and procedures reporting unsafe conditions or at-risk behaviors to leadership and conducting work in a safe manner. Those in a leadership role are also expected to model safe behaviors evaluate risk and ensure that risks are reduced to acceptable levels.
8-10 years experience in database administration discipline
Advanced broad knowledge of L.L. Bean DBMS software & infrastructure
Advanced knowledge of data/database administration concepts and trends
Familiarity with DBMS architecture; ability to provide consultation to database architects
Advanced skill in SQL Server database administration; in addition Oracle database administration skills preferred
Advanced backup and recovery knowledge and skills; CommVault software experience preferred
Advanced skills in Always On SQL Server technology
Advanced Windows Operating System
Advanced use of DBA tools
Experienced in large complex database design
Extensive experience in logical and physical database design data modeling techniques
Advanced SQL skills including use and optimization techniques
High level knowledge of key business drivers measures processes and challenges
Ability to think more broadly about data management and information architectural concepts and principles.
Strong collaboration skills and ability to promote ideas and advocate for change.
Education: 4 Year Bachelors Degree
Experience: 7+ Years
Each year Forbes Magazine compiles a list of U.S. companies that are the best at making employees feel happy and inspired. For the third year in a row, L.L.Bean made Forbes' coveted list, the highest ranked in the clothing, shoes and sports equipment retailer category. These awards were achieved in part due to the corporate culture and unique benefits we offer our employees. Below is a partial list of what is offered to those who join L.L.Bean:
An excellent total compensation package
401(k) retirement savings plan with generous matching funds
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for employees, spouses and domestic partners, including dependents up to the age of 26
Pre-tax flexible spending accounts for qualified health care and dependent care costs.
Life and disability insurance for employees, spouses and domestic partners
Flexible PTO earned to cover vacation, personal and holiday hours
Ability to purchase additional PTO
Tuition reimbursement program
Outdoor experience days for qualified positions
Discounts on Outdoor Discovery School adventures
Generous discounts on L.L.Bean merchandise (25-40%)
Access to L.L.Bean Fitness facilities and health and wellness activity classes
Shop at the Employee Store and utilize the equipment loan program at the Employee Use Room
Access to L.L.Bean cabins and tent sites at Rangeley Lake through internal quarterly lottery
Benefit eligibility varies according to employment status, level and location. For more details, please visit our website at llbeancareers.com and refer to the benefits section.
We recognize the importance of diversity in creating a better world and a stronger organization. L.L.Bean is an equal opportunity employer.

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