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Senior Database Administrator

Date Posted: Feb 17, 2021

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Position:  Senior Database Administrator


Job Location: 101 MetLife Way, Cary, NC 27513


Role Value Proposition:

Duties: Partner with the engineering and architecture teams to ensure that the database systems are maintained at the highest level of support in production and non-production environments. Architect and provide disaster recovery (DR) and high availability (HA) solutions. Provide expert opinion and technical details for business applications by performing capacity planning, workload modeling and prediction. Maintain currency with operating system and support software to ensure that the database management environments are updated with current stable versions of software products. Plan and implement major software upgrades so the change management procedures and methodologies are implemented and followed. Participate in establishing processes, best practices, strategies and database management solutions, including development standards, backup/recovery, quality control, DR/failover, monitoring, maintenance, metric reporting, optimization, improvement and automation for SQL Server.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills

Requirements: Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Computer Science, Applied Computer Science, Computer Applications or Information Technology (willing to accept foreign education equivalent) plus eight (8) years of experience developing database and database internals using SQL Server in physical and virtual environments. Specific skills/other requirements - Must also possess the following (quantitative experience requirements not applicable to this section): architecting and providing High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) solutions for MSSQL Server; planning and implementing SQL Server software upgrades in a 24/7/365 environment; performing backups and restores using different recovery models, including full, simple and bulk-logged recovery models; performing database optimization, query tuning and review of execution plans; troubleshooting SQL Server production issues during business and non-business hours; performing storage, capacity planning and configuration of SQL Server databases; and performing scripts documentation and maintenance for data processing.


Requisition Number:



Business Category:

Data Ops - SQL Server & Oracle 29829


Number of Openings:



Contact Information

Submit resume to McKenna Easterbrook


Hiring Manager:

Lalit Yadav


“At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.” 




MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $651 billion of total assets under management as of September 30, 2020. We are ranked #48 on the Fortune 500 list for 2020. In 2019, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fourth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies.


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.


We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.


MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.


Requisition #: 116138


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