Abbott Senior Database Engineer (MS SQL environment) in Hollywood, Florida

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Senior Database Engineer (MS SQL environment)

The database administration function provides in-depth technical expertise of database management systems, including database architecture, installation, and technical support of DBMS (MS SQL primary, Oracle 12c secondary) software. Responsible for designing, securing, and maintaining the data structures used to store data for client computer systems in the STARLIMS application. Responsible for the backup and recovery of client and corporate database data. Provides technical support for data extraction, transformation, and load (ETL) tools, which are used to extract data from various database technologies, manipulate the data, and load to a new database environment. Performs database administration activities such as modifications, enhancements, expansions, and capacity planning. Provides technical support and assistance to Systems analysts and Sr. Systems Analysts in the design and tuning of computer applications. Provides in-depth technical expertise related to the ongoing maintenance and support of the database software.( ie: SQL/SERVER, Oracle).

Additional Main Responsibilities

Review, validate and enhance logical database designs.

Define and implement physical databases.

Perform database administration activities (e.g., modifications, enhancements, expansions).

Conducts production database performance monitoring and capacity planning.

Install, test and upgrade database releases and associated products.

Diagnoses database-related issues (e.g., database outages, application performance).

Lead the development of database standards and procedures for a production cloud environment.

Evaluate and recommend new database utilities, and tools.

Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

Solve technical issues in a 7x24 hour production environment.


Daily interaction with clients on divisional and enterprise wide projects and peer resources in other technical support organizations (e.g. hardware, storage, etc.).

DBA supports databases for applications that could impact thousands of clients and clients’ customers.

Knowledge of the systems development life cycle a plus.

Requires experience with file structures, design, retrieval, and access methods, etc.

Experience establishing guidelines, procedures and standards for database administration is a plus.

Requires excellent analytical, communication and consultative skills, as well as sound judgment and the ability to work effectively with client and other IT management and staffs.

Preference for MS SQL experience in a production environment.


Bachelor degree in Computer Science (or a related discipline), Masters preferred. Minimum of five years experience as a DBA in the design, testing, implementation and administration of management systems database. Technical training including Database Administration, Performance and Tuning, and Backup and Recovery. Total combined experience: 10-13 years

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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