Jack Henry and Associates Microsoft SQL Server Database Administrator in Allen, Texas

Job Description

Jack Henry & Associates is seeking a Sr. Microsoft SQL ServerDatabase Administrator. This position will work under minimal supervision, largely responsible for providing operational database services to the organization. Jack Henry offers an excellent benefit package and stresses the balance between work and life.


  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in database administration (Microsoft SQL Server)

  • Excellent knowledge of database administration, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), and systems analysis procedures.

  • Excellent working knowledge of database software and operating systems.

  • Excellent communication, writing, and editing skills needed to transfer information to individuals involved in development process. Excellent presentation skills.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Able to design databases according to industry standards and make tuning recommendations.

  • Able to write and optimize complex queries.


  • Bachelor’s degree in CIS or higher level education preferred

  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) a plus.


  • Maintains several database environments; applies updates, maintenance packs, patches, & fixes for all environments.

  • Prepares implementation plans for database upgrades and may coordinate rollout.

  • Designs database reporting infrastructure.

  • Monitors server performance and makes changes as needed. May design performance monitoring systems.

  • Mentors new DBA staff and provides training.

  • Works closely with developers, support and QA teams to design and optimize all database environments.

  • Prepares scripts to automate administration tasks.

  • Performs advanced database administration activities including; installation, configuration, monitoring, space management, database backup and recovery, and may design disaster recovery procedures.

  • Performs installation, configurations, and maintenance for clustered database servers.

  • Plans and performs database server upgrades and determines standards for server configuration.

  • Performs database reviews and provides input to database design.

  • Writes and reviews stored procedures and makes recommendations for optimization.

  • May assist less experienced peers.

  • Has a wide range of experience and able to resolve complex issues. Works on complex and diverse projects. Analysis requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises good judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining solutions.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Applicants for U.S. based positions with Jack Henry & Associates must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and maintains a Drug-Free Workplace.