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Senior Database Administrator

Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: Bonita Springs, Florida, United States

Company: Herc Rentals

Req #: 36729

Herc Rentals Inc. is a premier, full-service equipment rental firm – providing our customers the equipment, services and solutions they need to achieve optimal performance safely, efficiently and effectively. A pioneer of the equipment rental industry, Herc Rentals continues to evolve and grow through technological innovations, expanded product offerings and value-added services and consultative solutions to support its customers’ projects. 


With more than 55 years of equipment rental expertise, approximately 5,100 employees and approximately 295 company-operated locations across North America, Herc Rentals serves a broad range of end markets, including construction; industrial operations, refineries and petrochemical operations; governmental entities and contractors; disaster recovery and remediation; infrastructure; railroad operations; utilities; film, television, live entertainment and special event production; agricultural operations; and facilities management..



Short Description

The Senior Database Administrator role is to ensure the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the inhouse database systems that support core organizational functions. This is achieved by monitoring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all networked database systems. Senior database administrator applies proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve issues to maximize the benefit of IT systems investments.  


  • Design and review new database structures to ensure appropriate performance, indexing, redundancy, resiliency, and cost effectiveness. 
  • Collaborate with network staff to ensure smooth and reliable operation of software and systems for fulfilling business objectives and processes. 
  • Assists in the development, testing and operations of database systems. 
  • Perform cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for proposed systems to aid management in making implementation decisions. 
  • Evaluate acquired database systems and identify, protection and security remediation need to safeguard data and availability 
  • Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure database-related products and services. 
  • Plan, document and conduct database upgrade, data migration as the need arise  
  • Plan and periodically test fail over for redundant systems 
  • Review database monitoring metrics to identify and correct performance bottlenecks 
  • Maintain an inventory of databases and key attributes for manageability 


    Professional Experience

    Proven experience in overseeing the design, development, and implementation of database systems, applications, and related products
    Experience reviewing database system architecture and identifying improvement opportunities to proposed designs
    Proven experience with designing and implementing highly available database systems
    Build database schemas, tables, views, and stored procedures
    Experience on AWS services EC2, RDS, S3, CloudWatch, Database Migration Service, IAM
    Knowledge on AWS services ECS, S3 Glacier, VPC, Subnets, Security Groups, Directory Svc
    Experience with managing all aspects of database administration in a Windows Server stand-alone and clustered environment by developing and maintaining backup and restore architecture, security management, service packs & cumulative updates installation
    Advanced T-SQL skills including development and performance optimization
    Experience in creating and using Stored Procedures, Triggers, Views, User Defined Functions, Sub - Queries and Joins for complex queries involving multiple tables and exception handlers
    Strong experience working on Disaster Recovery, High Availability concepts Always-On Availability Groups, Replication
    Excellent understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives
    Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws
    Good project management skills
    Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
    Ability to conduct research into systems issues and products as required
    Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail
    Proven analytical and creative problem-solving abilities
    Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
    Strong customer service orientation
    Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
    Minimum of Five (5) years of database administration experience in a corporate environment
    Master’s degree a plus
    ITIL certification a plus
    MS SQL Server certification preferred
    Other IT related certification favorable

    Educational Background

    The Sr. Database Administrator will have a bachelor’s degree and 10 years of related experience, associate degree and 12 years related experience, or 15 years related experience

    Conditions of Employment


    • 1+ years of MySQL and Postgres experience required
    • 5+ years of SQL Server experience is required
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; ability to multi-task, change direction, effectively prioritize, and meet deadlines
    • Experience developing technical diagrams and topology maps with various software applications
    • Experience using scripting languages to automate tasks and manipulate data; programming knowledge is a plus
    • Experience with all aspects of high availability fault tolerant architectures
    • Experience with building/testing/maintaining clustered, multi-AZ and replicated database systems
    • Experience with optimizing queries required
    • Experience working in an Amazon environment highly desired
    • Linux and Telematic Experience is a plus


    Our long-term strategy underscores the understanding that our success depends on the dedication and capability of our team members. We are focused on attracting, retaining and empowering talented and dedicated people to build the best team in the equipment rental industry. We also seek to build a team that reflects the variety of people, cultures and communities we interact with every day and to create an inclusive, productive environment in which all team members feel valued and respected.


    Herc Rentals provides an excellent compensation and benefits package, which includes a competitive salary, retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive medical, dental, vision care, life insurance coverage, paid vacation and holidays. 


    Herc does not discriminate in employment based on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, disability, nationals origin, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, political affiliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.


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