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SQL Server DBA - INF0019331

Austin, Texas, US

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Location: Austin, TX


About the General MotorsGlobal Database Services: Operations DBA Team


GM is enabling an unparalleledIT transformation, enabling the latest technology trends, unleashing ITinnovation, in an effort to help GM to design, build, and sell the world’s bestvehicles. The Global Database Services organization is supporting that initiativeby providing for all aspects of database technology strategy, deployment,monitoring, and operations of GM databases in an effort to provide GM with thebest managed database solutions in the world.


The database operations team,within Global Database Services, is chartered with providing best-in-classDatabase Management System (DBMS) operations solutions to our IT applicationpartners world-wide. The team is responsible for troubleshooting all aspects of database operations in a way that ensures GM’sdata is secure, highly available, current, flexible, and monitored. Teammembers are to be “trusted advisors” to each and every application team theysupport.


We are looking for a SQLServer/NoSQL DBA to join one of our teams in one of the followinglocations: Austin, Phoenix, Atlanta, Warren.


About the role:


The SQL Server/NoSQL DBA - Operations will work with other GMIT organizations in supportand management of all GM SQL Server and NoSQL databases world-wide. Thisincludes working closely with database vendors, infrastructure groups, otherDBAs, and application teams to proactively administer, monitor, manage, control,upgrade, and patch across GM’s database landscape.


This individual will beresponsible for the global monitoring and 24x7 resolution of database incidents, while working with a team of SQL Server and NoSQL DBAs. This individual willprovide DBMS expertise to application teams during incident resolution, be apoint of escalation for on-call resources, and work to proactively deliverbest-in-class availability across GM’s database platforms.  


This businesscritical role will provide around-the-clock, active monitoring of GM’s criticaldatabase infrastructure & features flexible shift opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years Information Technology experience with 3+ years enterprise database experience
  • 3+ years experience in SQL Server 2008 and above, Replication, AlwaysOn, Performance Analysis and Optimization, SQL and Database Tuning, Database Security, Encryption, SSRS, SSIS, SSAS, T-SQL, Stored Procedures, etc.
  • Practical experience with NoSQL Database technologies such as Apache, Cassandra, CouchDB, etc.
  • Extensive technical knowledge across multiple technology areas including: .Net framework, performance tuning, storage, networking, client libraries
  • Experience with data modeling, database design, and database patching methodologies
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Great team player with the ability to juggle multiple priorities with a degree of ambiguity.


Why General Motors?

AtGM, we’ve charged ourselves with one mission: to design, build and sell theworld’s best vehicles. And to achieve our goals, we’re currently undergoing oneof the largest information technology transformations in the history of theautomotive industry.  GM IT is a leaderin cutting edge technologies such as Mobility, Telematics, Mission-CriticalBusiness Systems, Supercomputing, Vehicle Engineering, and Real-time Computing.We offer challenging growth oriented positions for passionate professionalslooking to get in on the ground-floor of a growing “Fortune 5” firm that isre-inventing IT with a laser focus on innovation, speed, and business value.

Thepolicy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants andemployees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color,sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genderidentity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors iscommitted to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offersopportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. Ifyou need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search orapplication for employment, email us at In youremail, please include a description of the specific accommodation you arerequesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position forwhich you are applying.

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