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Date: Jun 14, 2019

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

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Position Summary

CPS Energy is seeking a SQL Database Administrator to help maintain the ongoing operations and functions at our organization!

The Administrator Database position is responsible for backup, recovery, server architecture, performance tuning, security, auditing, metadata management, optimization, statistics, capacity planning, connectivity and other data solutions of mission critical database systems. Develops databases with SQL, stored procedures, triggers, transactional modeling, dimensional modeling, normalization, indexing methods, constraints and object usage.

Grade 14

Position opened until July 5, 2019

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Builds and maintains the ongoing operational functionality and efficiency of CPS Energy databases ensuring system performance, availability, reliability, security, recoverability and efficient usage of server infrastructure resources.
  • Performs the capacity planning required to create and maintain corporate databases and processing demands.
  • Provides all facets of database administration to production, development and quality assurance systems.
  • Ensures database system security, change management, backup and recovery are maintained in compliance with corporate, state and federal regulations.
  • Provides database solutions to solve complex business issues including data processing, loading, performance improvements, data storage and data replication.
  • Diagnoses, troubleshoots and resolves database related issues including storage, performance, availability, data integrity and database security.
  • Performs and automates database management, maintenance and data processing activities.
  • Applies understanding of modern networks and operating systems as they pertain to database system architecture and functionality.
  • Develop scripts to perform system maintenance, monitor systems, automate tasks, etc.
  • Performs as technology subject matter expert for relational database management systems such as MS SQL Server 2008 and 2012.
  • Modifies existing databases and database management systems or directs programmers and analysts to make changes with appropriate database objects such as indexes, tables, partitions, triggers, constraints, stored procedures, large objects, views, etc.
  • Works as part of a project team to coordinate database development and determine project scope and limitations.
  • Writes and codes logical and physical database descriptions and specifies identifiers of database to management system or directs others in coding descriptions.
  • Trains users, documents systems and answers questions.
  • Specifies users and user access levels for each segment of database.
  • Reviews project requests describing database user needs to estimate time and cost required to accomplish project.
  • Develops standards and guidelines to guide the use and acquisition of software and to protect vulnerable information.
  • Administers all database objects, including tables, clusters, indexes, views and sequences, packages and procedures.
  • Assists with impact analysis of any changes made to database objects.
  • Evaluates releases of MS SQL Server and its tools, and third party products to ensure that the organization is running the products that are most appropriate.
  • Troubleshoots issues associated with databases, applications and development tools and provides technical support to application development teams.
  • On-call rotation is required to support 24/7 environment and is also expected to be able to work outside business hours to support corporate needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Skills

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Strong knowledge of MS SQL Server database administration in Windows and virtual environments.

Possess knowledge of performing detailed performance analysis and resource utilization of systems.

Experience with backups, restores and recovery models.

Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server.

Experience working with Windows server, including Active Directory.

Experience and knowledge in migrating code and database changes through the various stages of the development life cycle.

Moderate troubleshooting and performance tuning skills.

Working knowledge of project management concepts, tools and techniques.

Strong ability to organize information, manage tasks and use available tools to effectively contribute to a team and the organization.

Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision with experience in making independent decisions and recommendations

Proficient in Microsoft Office Package, including word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation software, electronic mail and scheduling

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Information Systems or related field from an accredited university.
  • MCTS, MCITP, and/or MVP certifications a plus.
  • Utility Industry experience.


Demonstrating Initiative

Communicating Effectively

Serving Customers

Learning Quickly

Using Computers and Technology

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Engineering, and Computer Science or related field from an accredited university.

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Indoor work, operating computer, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, repetitive motion. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer and calculator. Ability to travel between business related events. Work hours may be extended.

Physical Demands

Office Environment

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.

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