Database Administrator III

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Date: Aug 3, 2019

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Company: Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Position Overview:

The role of the Database Administrator III is to provide expert data base support knowledge and experience to ensure the availability, reliability, integrity, and efficient operation of the database systems that support the enterprise application functions.  This is achieved by designing, implementing, monitoring, supporting and optimizing the organization database servers, applications and processes. Database support may extend from design and implementation, to testing and troubleshooting problems, to periodic maintenance. The Database Administrator III will apply experience, technical expertise and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve issues in order to maximize the availability and performance of database system investments.

All duties are to be performed in accordance with departmental and The Venetian | The Palazzo policies, practices, and procedures.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Key Responsibilities
  • Manage a queue of work requests to meet service levels and KPI objectives.
  • Assess and determine governance, stewardship, and frameworks for managing data across the organization.
  • Troubleshoot, identify and repair complex database issues for connectivity, data integrity, performance and reliability and service end-user requests while working within internal ticketing/trouble reporting systems
  • Develop and promote data management methodologies and standards
  • Conduct research on database platform and related products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the database platform industry.
  • Establish and implement policies, procedures and technologies to ensure security and integrity of the enterprise database environment.
  • Review technical requirements, establish project milestones and tasks and determine level of effort estimates for their completion.
  • Develop and oversee rules, procedures, and standards for the access and maintenance of shared data resources
  • Create strategies and plans for data security, backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, and archiving.
  • Prepare and maintain documentation of database design, security and access standards, configurations, procedures and troubleshooting methods
  • Perform all work in a manner to ensure interoperability and maintain compliance of enterprise application and database systems.


  • Key Processes
  • Monitor and test system performance, capacity and prepare and deliver database performance statistics and reports.
  • Reorganize database structures as needed: Automate procedures at regular intervals; use tools to reorganize or de-fragment database table spaces, tables, and indexes; and provide an efficient database environment to maximize productivity and improve performance
  • Conduct data capacity planning, life cycle, duration, usage requirements, feasibility studies, and other tasks Establish appropriate end-user database access control levels
  • Develop and perform database security audits, configuration reviews, backup procedures, and other recovery processes in accordance with the organization’s disaster recovery and business continuity strategies
  • Respond to emergency situations in accordance with business continuity and disaster recovery plans, assisting other departments as required
  • Effective collaboration skills to work with systems, storage, network, telephony and other technical staff to ensure reliable integration of systems and software for fulfilling business objectives and processes.
  • Understand and abide by Incident, Problem and Change management processes and procedures.
  • Interact with vendors, peers, and contractors to ensure secure, reliable database implementations and upgrades are performed within project parameters.


  • Consistent and regular attendance including on-call availability on a rotational basis, is an essential function of this job


  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in MIS or similar technical program or acceptable industry and work experience
  • 5+ years SQL Server DBA experience - both Administration and Development in a large corporate environment
  • 5+ years’ design, implementation and administration of SQL Server solutions including version upgrades, migrations, service packs and hot fixes, log management, backup / recovery, log shipping, performance tuning and security management
  • Direct experience in implementing enterprise data management processes, procedures, and decision support.
  • Strong understanding of relational data structures, theories, principles, and practices.
  • Experience with business requirements analysis, entity relationship planning, database design, reporting structures, and so on.
  • Ability to interpret and create effective database documentation for database systems including:

entity relationship diagrams

data flow diagrams

database normalization schemas

logical to physical database mapping

data table parameters


  • Advanced competence with monitoring tools, techniques, alerting and notification processes.
  • Competence with fault isolation, testing procedures, and network mapping and diagramming tools
  • Experience working in a highly regulated environment (MICS, PCI, SOX)
  • Training and experience with ITSM practices.
  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and manage projects
  • Good written and oral communication skills; good interpersonal skills.
  • On-call availability on a rotational basis is a requirement of this role
  • Flexibly to adapt to a changing environment while under pressure
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Must be a self-starter that is reliable, punctual, and consistent with excellent organizational and documentation skills.
  • 21+ years of age
  • Proof of authorization/eligibility to work in the United States
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a positive/upbeat fashion utilizing English, both in oral and written form.
  • Have interpersonal skills with focused attention to guest needs to deal effectively with all business contacts.
  • Maintain a professional, neat and well-groomed appearance adhering to Company appearance standards.
  • Maintain consistent adherence to the Venetian and Palazzo Unmatched Guest Service Standards.
  • Work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.


Preferred Qualifications:

Technical Certifications: Current, relative industry certifications and continuing education.

Physical Requirements:

  • Work in a fast-paced, results-oriented and ever-changing environment
  • Able to maintain composure under pressure and consistently meet deadlines with internal and external customers and contacts
  • Maintain physical stamina and proper mental attitude while dealing effectively with guests, management, team members, and outside contacts 

Job Segment: System Administrator, Database, DBA, Data Management, SQL, Technology, Data

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