OLTP Database Engineer III

NBC Universal Orlando, FL

The OLTP Database Engineer III participates in the design, development, implementation, review, and monitoring of all database environments. The OLTP Database Engineer III works closely with the software development team, the OLAP team, and the QA team to ensure that each has the environments needed to run efficiently and effectively and to provide guidelines and recommendations on best practices in the field.


* Design, implement, maintain, and monitor database servers in production, stage, RC, DR, BC, QA, and development environments.

* Ensure high availability and meet SLAs for production systems.

* Design and implement monitoring solutions to achieve HA and SLA goals as set by the director.

* Monitors and audits corporate DBAs during: change planning, scheduling, tracking, implementation, and follow-up.

* Reviews and audit all environments for best practices in security.

* Responsible for the lifecycle of TSQL development (check-in, review, build, testing, and deployment). Including automation where appropriate.

* Drafts documents with TSQL coding guidelines for developers.

* Assist developers in best practices for writing queries / procedures.

* Performs tuning in production to identify performance bottlenecks.

* Ensure future capacity planning and data system performance in expected tolerances.

* Designs, develops, and implements ETL jobs based on business requirements.

* Creates and implements new environments based on the needs of the business.

* Evaluates new acquisition data systems. Designs and implements plans for assimilation.

* Designs and implements data systems integration.

* Works closely with the Director of Data Services through preparation of reports, emails, and correspondence.

* Manages transactional database engineers.


* Eight years and above of hands on SQL Server transactional experience.

* Expert knowledge of all aspects of SQL Server Transact SQL.

* Profound understanding of SQL Server high availability and disaster recovery technologies, such as backups and restores, log shipping, mirroring, and replication.

* SQL Server administration skills, such as backups, restores, taking and reverting snapshots, user/role security, access permissions, etc.

* Extensive experience in SQL performance analysis and optimization (tuning / optimization).

* In-depth knowledge of tuning SQL Server to achieve the maximum performance possible.