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Senior Database Administrator

Location: Guaynabo, PR
The Cervantes Group is one of the fastest growing international technology project-based companies in the world. See our website:

At The Cervantes Group, we know that with the right people on board, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees have been the number one reason for our consistently high growth and excellence. By hiring the best people and facilitating their career path growth both professionally and personally, we ensure a bright future for all of us! We are currently seeking a Database Administrator to join our team in Puerto Rico. Send us your resume now!

Role Description:

The Senior Database Administrator is responsible for maintaining the company’s database systems, a Microsoft SQL Architecture including backup, performance tuning, capacity planning, monitoring critical events, and documentation.


  • Analyze, design and implement database structures.
  • Define and maintain physical structures, ensuring the best possible performance and recoverability of databases.
  • Perform backup and recovery tasks on local and remote environment (DRS).
  • Maintain data integrity and security (manage roles and permissions of database users).
  • Use tools like SQL Profiler for database tuning. Generate traces, execution plans, identify performance issues, deadlocks/contention and resolve them.
  • Conduct design reviews to meet physical and performance demand for storage and response time requirements.
  • Develop strategies and implement solutions for managing back-ups, restoration and replication.
  • Conduct DBMS system maintenance tasks to ensure uptime and expected business performance.
  • Write database documentation including data standards/procedures and definitions for the data dictionary.
  • Develop, test, and provide instructions for back-up and recovery plans.
  • Ensure that storage and archiving procedures are functioning correctly.
  • Conduct capacity planning monitoring and forecasts schedules for storage and server performance tuning.
  • Confers regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security model standards are followed consistent with company governance.

General Knowledge and Skills:

  • 8-15 years’ experience in administering MS SQL server databases; preferably on later versions of versions of MS SQL such as SQL Server 2012 and later
  • Extensive experience writing T-SQL and stored procedures and query tuning on high-transaction systems
  • Minimum of eighr (8) years of experience administering databases in Oracle and SQL operating systems environment.
  • Experienced in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
  • Experienced in ETL (Extract-Transform-Load) development/data integration
  • Experience in SQL Server Clustering and High Availability (HA) technologies including mirroring, log shipping, failover cluster and various replication technologies
  • Knowledge of other databases like MySQL, No SQL databases and in-memory databases and MCTIP certification would be desirable
  • Familiarity with standard concepts, practices and procedures of database administration.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and/or Computer Engineering or related field from accredited college or university.


  • Fully bilingual in English and Spanish.