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SAP Ariba - Senior DBA Engineer Job

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Date: May 20, 2019

City: Pittsburgh, PA, US

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 206351
Work Area: Information Technology
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
Career Level: T3
Recruiter Name: Heather Doering



SAP Ariba, Inc. is the leading provider of collaborative business commerce solutions. SAP Ariba combines industry-leading software as a service (SaaS) technology to optimize the complete commerce lifecycle with the world's largest web-based community to discover, connect and collaborate with a global network of trading partners and expert capabilities to augment internal resources and skills, delivering everything needed to control costs, minimize risk, improve profits and enhance cash flow and operations – all in a cloud-based environment. Whether you’re buying, selling or managing cash, you can do it more efficiently and effectively in the SAP Ariba® Commerce Cloud. Over 300,000 companies, including more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500, use Ariba’s solutions to drive more efficient inter-enterprise commerce.


Job Description
The DBA will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, security, and performance of critical RDBMS systems, to ensure the availability and consistent performance of our corporate applications. This is a “hands-on” position requiring solid technical skills, as well as excellent leadership/interpersonal and communication skills.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the sustainment of multiple database environments (MSSQL, SAP HANA), ensuring its operational readiness (security, tuning, develop, health and performance), executing data tasks, and performing data modeling in support of multiple development teams. Must be capable of working independently and collaboratively within a global team.



  • Manage databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems.
  • Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.
  • Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end.
  • Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes
  • Assist developers with complex query tuning and schema refinement.
  • Provide support for critical production systems.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours.
  • Share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other peers and team members.



  • 5+ years MS SQL Server Administration, installation and troubleshooting (version 2012 to 2016) experience required. This is mandatory.
  • SAP HANA Installation, Administration, and Data Modeling a plus. At least SAP HANA database concepts are required.
  • Agile Methodology experience
  • Relational Database programming concepts (automated Scripts and batch processes).
  • Administration and configuration over reporting services, integration services and analysis services for SQL Server version 2012 to 2016
  • HANA Administration utilizing HANA Studio, HANA Cockpit and Linux command line.
  • Strong SQL Query skills within MSSQL and HANA (via HDBSQL)
  • Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization, using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools (Idera tools preferred)
  • Experience with backups, restores and recovery models within MSSQL and HANA (Dell LiteSpeed experience preferred)
  • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server (Always on is a plus) and HANA (HANA replication a plus)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and ability to work with a global team
  • Ability to multi-task and context-switch effectively between different activities and teams
  • High attention to detail and adherence to established processes
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and knowledge to adapt and learn quickly in a changing environment
  • Desire to succeed, grow skill sets, and a positive attitude
  • Strong data security experience for both MSSQL and HANA.
  • Proven experience in projects and concepts related to GDPR, PII data, SSL, TLS protocols and data encryption.
  • Familiarity of GDPR requirements and tools (Idera SQL Compliance Manager preferred)
  • Experience with code review tools (Perforce and Crucible preferred)
  • Strong Linux skills and shell scripting experience


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EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.
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Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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