Infrastructure Design Engineer -MS SQL Server Database Administrator

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Durham, NC, United States
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We are looking for you to join our already skilled team of experts. We want you to have a real passion for technology and apply it to our high-performance culture. We care deeply about the work we do and the impact it has on our customers. You can take pride in knowing your work has a positive effect on the people of North Carolina.

You’ll be a trusted member of a high energy, tight-knit, creative team. As one of our valued members of the team you will be responsible for design and implementation of efficient, scalable, highly available database applications. Proactively work with development teams with application support such as performance tuning and coding issues.

  • Plan and develop engineering designs in support of the implementation of network, compute, telephony, platform, middleware and database solutions.
  • Maintain technology currency and capacity planning in support of established SLAs.
  • Maintain hardware and software performance standards.
  • Share knowledge in emerging technologies with strategic technology vendors
  • Participate in software and hardware licensing,financial and capacity activities that plan for the most efficient way to introduce and maintain datacenter technology within the environment.
  • Effectively partner with IT and business areas as well as vendors directly or indirectly affected by the network or data center infrastructures.
  • Execute the infrastructure design of internal projects collaborating with IT stakeholders, service owners and partners.
  • Provide operational readiness through the engineering, planning, coordination, and execution of performance and tuning analysis, systems support, incident and problem resolution, software installation, and upgrades.
  • Provide guidance and consultation in solutioning production incidents when required.
  • Maintain appropriate standardized guidelines, work procedures and schedules for solution engineering within the data center environment to expedite workflow and ultimately improve efficiencies.
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with the broader architecture community to effectively maintain technical roadmaps and provide input into strategies and standards related to area of specialization.
  • Collaborate with vendors on infrastructure designs to ensure the final product is what was architected or designed.

Hiring Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of systems engineering experience is required.
  • In lieu of degree, 5 years of systems engineering experience.
  • Direct experience in one or more of the following technical specialties: network, compute, storage, telephony, platform, middleware, and/or database.
  • Knowledge in automation of tasks associated with technical specialties.
  • Experience working on data center projects and initiatives.

Hiring Preferences:

  • Experience in multiple technical specialties preferred.
  • Experience in one or more of the following technologies (aligning with relevant technical specialties) preferred: Software defined networking, Software defined storage, Compute virtualization, Private/public cloud, Software defined WAN, Network function virtualization, Linux containers, Platform-as-a-service
  • Experience in engineering technologies to be delivered “as a service” and an understanding of concepts of multi-tenancy.
  • Strong technical aptitude in specialty area.

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Infrastructure Design Engineer -MS SQL Server Database Administrator
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