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SQL Database Administrator

SQL Database Administrator

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UFG can offer you an award-winning workplace and a trustworthy, financially-stable company. While we’ve always known our commitment to employees and financial stewardship, it is good to have others recognize our dedicated efforts. UFG was named to the “2015 Top Workplaces” list by The Des Moines Register, and was also included on the Forbes’ America’s Most Trustworthy Financial Companies” list for both 2014 and 2015. Additionally, UFG is a super-regional property and casualty insurer rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.


UFG is looking for a SQL Database Administrator to join our growing organization. This position requires a critical thinker with strong technical skills who can thrive in a fast paced environment.



Participates in all aspects of database development, implementation, operations and training to ensure data integrity and availability. Develops backup and recovery procedures for the database environment, analyzes database statistics and tunes the database for optimal performance. Oversees all database changes and coordinates and monitors reorganizations. Plans for and performs database upgrades related to new DBMS software releases.

  • Identifies database requirements to optimize performance. Gathers data and information by interviewing customers, analyzing department applications, and other methods as required.
  • Consults with development, systems, and operations teams to improve stability and performance of systems.
  • Recommends solutions by defining database physical structure and functional capabilities, database security, data back-up, and recovery specifications.
  • Maintains database performance by calculating optimum values for database parameters; implementing new releases; completing maintenance requirements; evaluating computer operating systems and hardware products.




  • Associate’s degree from an accredited college/university in computer related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5+ years of experience within SQL database administration and development including but not limited to: Database Performance Monitoring and Tuning, Database Management, Database Security, and Database Development.
  • Proven ability to analyze infrastructure, evaluate products, services and technologies, and make recommendations based on goals of project and organization.
  • Effective communication, both written and verbal and the ability and willingness to work individually and within a team environment.
  • Experience with SQL SentryOne is preferred.


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