Sr. Specialist, DBA in Minneapolis MN

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General Mills
Sr. Specialist, DBA
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Minneapolis MN
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Job Types:
Business Analyst, Database Administrator, IT Manager

Enterprise Database Administrator

  • Design, build and run database infrastructure at scale. Primary accountability for Microsoft SQL Server, but with a small but growing MongoDB, Redis, and MySQL footprint.
  • Develop and maintain automation solutions using PowerShell, Python and Ansible.
  • Contribute your ideas on improving the operational and strategic health of the enterprise computing environment.
  • Consult with development teams to ensure sustainability in application architecture.
  • Proactive performance monitoring.Mentor application developers to optimize processes and ensure efficient use of shared infrastructure.
  • Work with strategic vendors on best practices and service issues.
  • Create and enforce database standards.
  • Support a global 24 x 7 support rotation approximately 1 week per month for critical production applications.

  • Minimum two years of experience as a SQL Server DBA
  • Strong TSQL skills
  • Well versed in Windows server OS and Clustering concepts
  • Strong grasp of networking, DNS, Active Directory and authentication protocols
  • Proven track record of delivering outstanding results
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technology
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting
  • Ability to plan, organize, lead and implement new processes or technology


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field of study
  • Proficient in PowerShell, Python and/or Ansible
  • Familiarity with the Linux operating system
  • Familiarity with virtual environments, especially VMWare
  • Experience with agile techniques or methods

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