Database Administrator

US-MO-St. Louis
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NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $140 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $80 billion in derivative notional value.  We seek bright, motivated individuals who can contribute to our growing team of professionals. Candidates with a high degree of independent thinking skills, strong analytical and quantitative skills, and team playing abilities are encouraged to apply.


Provides general administration and support for NISA’s SQL Servers in the Development, Test, Staging and Production Environment. Participates in weekly on-call rotation and occasional night and weekend off-hour projects that cannot be done during normal business hours. Provides mentorship to the application development team, teaching T-SQL best practices. The successful candidate will work as a member our DBA team to provide support for database architecture, design, installation and configuration of SQL Server 2008R2 through 2016 instances:


  • Assist in maintenance of SQL Server instances in virtualized environment
  • Support development staff for Query debugging and T-SQL Tuning
  • Maintain audit, error and system maintenance logs
  • Join in rotating overnight and weekend on-call activities
  • Replication monitoring and break/fix remediation as needed
  • Monitor workload performance and environmental security, making recommendations to improve as identified
  • Assist in change deployment
  • Debug performance problems as they arise
  • Assist in major projects
  • Assist in the installation and configuration of new SQL Servers
  • Assist in maintenance of NISA’s backup strategies


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, related field or comparable experience
  • Understanding of basic database principles such as indexing, table structure, data types, security and normalization
  • Minimum one year applicable experience
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Familiarity with SSIS, SSRS and/or SSAS a plus
  • Familiarity with SQL Server monitoring tools a plus
  • Capable of working independently in a self-guided work schedule to meet team requirements.
  • Good interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills with the ability to interact effectively with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Enjoy giving others the tools to develop better queries and design methodologies
  • Passion for SQL Server technologies (and non-SQL technologies) - driven to learn new skills and push current skills forward to drive process innovation and efficiency.


NISA Investment Advisors, LLC is an equal Opportunity Employer – minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.


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