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Senior Database Administrator

Company: Ballard Spahr, LLP
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Ballard Spahr, a national law firm with 15 offices across the country is seeking a Contract to Hire Senior Database Administrator to support the Firm's SQL Server database systems in test and production environments, both on premise and in the cloud. Additional responsibilities include ensuring backups are performed properly, monitoring performance and key system resources, and establishing and enforcing database policies. This position is remote with the expectation to work in the office, as needed. Must reside in a state with a Ballard presence.
Our Administrator will:

  • Design, configure and support database servers.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot to effectively diagnose database problems.
  • Document all programs & systems, including system changes and maintenance plans.
  • Plan for future SQL database needs.
  • Work with applications staff on the installation and testing of prospective applications and make recommendations for implementation.

    The selected individual will be self-motivated with strong client service and multitasking skills without loss of efficiency or accuracy. Thinks strategically and has an exceptional attention to detail and excellent analytical, organizational and problem solving skills. Solid communication skills and the ability to work independently as well as know when to escalate issues that are beyond scope of responsibility and/or knowledge. The ability to set priorities, manage multiple deadlines and perform when under pressure are essential.
    Requirements include 7+ years of relevant experience as a database administrator or a combination of education (e.g., college degree, certification, etc.) and related experience. Certification in MS SQL preferred. Must be proficient in managing cloud resources related to SQL like Azure SQL Database and SQL Managed Instances. Experience with Power BI, Power Automate, and Azure Data Factory and ETL experience using SQL Integration Services. Familiarity with configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting Availability groups and the ability to write PowerShell scripts to perform job related functions.
    Ballard Spahr offers an excellent benefits package which includes medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage; life insurance, short and long-term disability; 401(k) retirement savings plan with a firm contribution and match; and a generous paid time off program. Additional benefits provided are health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and a health savings account; firm subsidized emergency child and elder care services; family and medical leave; employee assistance program; and a pre-tax transportation program. The salary range for this position is from $90,000 - $110,000 depending upon experience and location.
    Ballard Spahr is committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession and to supporting the communities where we live and work. People from all backgrounds are valued and integrated into every part of the firm. Diverse candidates including women, people of color and members of the LGBTQAI+ community, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
    The health, safety and well-being of our Ballard community is a top priority. Therefore, all lawyers and staff are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of employment. In connection with this policy, we will require proof of vaccination. We believe this is the best way for us to fulfill our legal obligation to provide a safe workplace, which has been and continues to be a top priority as we manage the many challenges of the pandemic. If you have any questions regarding the firm's vaccination policy, please contact our Human Resources Department at
    The firm is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position. Ballard Spahr LLP offers excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and a generous paid time off program. For immediate consideration, please visit and apply online.
    Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Ballard Spahr, LLP, Atlanta , Senior Database Administrator, IT / Software / Systems , Atlanta, Georgia

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