Senior Database Administrator

Looking for a Senior Database Administrator and Integration Specialist in Toronto
Client: Law Practice
Role: Senior Database Administrator and Integration Specialist
Job Type: Permanent Rate/Salary: Open *depending on experience
Location: Toronto

Our client, a law practice firm is looking to hire Senior Database Administrator and Integration Specialist for a permanent role, to join their team.

Your New Company
Our client is one of Canada’s fastest-growing national business law firms, with ten offices across the country. Our consistent ability to provide practical, creative and cost-effective advice, combined with an unyielding service commitment to our clients and a strong dedication to our lawyers, staff and the communities in which we practice, gives us a unique position in the Canadian legal industry.

Your New Role: Overseeing an integrated framework of overall IT, the Enterprise Architecture & Security team is responsible for defining, designing, build & overseeing overall IT Strategy, Enterprise Architecture, Governance & Security including Datacenter, Cloud, Networks, End Users devices, application platforms, Databases, Data Integrations, & Application & systems services delivery. The Senior Database Administrator & Integration Specialist supports Firm operations through the rigorous management of all SQL Server instances, various data integrations & architecture, data analysis & reporting, as well as databases platforms across all departments and practices. Also manages data, infrastructure and resource lifecycles, including capacity and succession planning as well as performs routine monitoring, testing and troubleshooting of all supported database infrastructure to maintain high availability and optimal performance levels.

  • Monitor all production SQL Server instances for optimal performance, addressing issues directly or via escalation as appropriate to circumstance;
  • Enrich monitoring through systematic addition of detail on monitored queries and processes to monitoring solution;
  • Optimize database growth and index performance by ensuring appropriate maintenance plans are in place and operating normally on all production instances;
  • Review database backup operations to ensure consistent completion and availability of restore points;
  • Maintain high-level documentation of all production instances configurations, licensing, operating relationships and dependencies, and workflow;
  • Review and refine security model applied to all production, test and development instances, ensuring best balance of information protections and operating efficiency;
  • Participate in ongoing and project-based activity as required, serving as senior resource on all database operations;
  • Review and recommend/approve on all requests from internal or external parties regarding enterprise database operations;
  • Conduct periodic review of resource utilization to inform instance lifecycle management and annual resource planning;
  • Review and draw together all existing data integration operations to central integration/workflow platform to ensure central management going forward;
  • Participate in integration/workflow platform development efforts, representing database operations and data flow;
  • Work with technology partners (i.e. Solution Designers and Architects) to research and analyze current state system capabilities and define technology solutions options and recommendations;
  • Assist quality assurance teams in translating requirements and use cases into test conditions and expected results for product, performance, user acceptance, and operational acceptance testing.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:
  • University degree /diploma in Computer Science or related information technology;
  • Minimum of 7 years of IT experience, 3 years of which in a Senior level Role designing and implementing Database Architecture, Database Integrations, Data analysis & reporting Solutions, and Application Integration after analyzing & gathering Business requirements preferably in Legal Industry;
  • Knowledge of designing, implementation, and management of SQL Clustering, High Availability (HA) and (DR) options for SQL;
  • Experience with Implementing operational automation using scripts (PowerShell, TSQL, VB Scripts, etc.);
  • Experience in ETL design, strategy and associated processes as well as in PowerBI, Analytics, SSIS and Other ETL Tools;
  • In-depth knowledge of relational objects such as tables, stored procedures, triggers and DTS/SSIS packages is required along with experience performance tuning and troubleshooting of queries, stored procedures, and SSIS packages;
  • Experience Indexing for performance (index maintenance and statistics, index usage analysis, etc.);
  • Experience in one or more development platforms, including .NET, Visual Basic, Visual C++, Java, SharePoint, Lotus Notes/Domino;
  • Experience in designing solutions for data warehouse system integrations;
  • Experience building integrated systems from on premise to cloud based infrastructures;
  • Develop, maintain, & improve processes for deploying Power BI reports & dashboards;
  • Experience working with software & service vendor resources, and managing scope and activity on professional service engagements;
  • Familiarity with the software development life cycle (SDLC) model and one or more application development methodologies (i.e. Agile, Waterfall, etc.);
  • Possess broad range of legal industry applications & related security & operational knowledge (application management, monitoring, trouble-shooting, security & access controls, database administration, backup & recovery, DR, BCP etc.) & systems development life cycle management experience in multiple technological platforms;
  • Senior level experience with business requirements gathering & analysis, process and policy development/enforcement with a vision and strategy for continual improvement and Enterprise Governance for all Line of business (LOB) applications;
  • Proficiency in the use of PowerShell and Scripting languages;
  • Knowledge of Aderant, IntApp, Iridium and iManage will be an asset;
  • Knowledge of Incident Management, Security Analysis & reporting, Risk management and business awareness and end-user training

What You’ll get in Return
We believe in the importance of a Total Compensation package, ensuring our mix of salary, benefits and perks are competitive within the market as well as a work-life balance. We offer:
  • A comprehensive Benefits package that includes Health, Dental and Vision Care, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, 3+ Weeks’ Vacation and 10 Personal Days;
  • A Diverse and Inclusive Workplace;
  • A Firm matching Group Retirement Savings plan and TFSA;
  • Childcare, eldercare and family resources to support you and your family;
  • A wellness reimbursement program to foster employee well-being as well as a perks program through Perkopolis;
  • Professional development opportunities through MT Learn;
  • Flexible working options;
  • Special appreciation events/celebrations;
  • Charitable savings programs
Interested? If you’re available and interested in this role, please reply to this email as soon as you can attaching your updated resume and hourly rate requirement. #1105539


Job Type
Legal Practice
As per experience

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Thomas Mallerman, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Toronto (EN)
8 King Street East, 20th Floor

Telephone: 6474948564

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