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Database Administrator/DBA in Birmingham, AL at Ram Tool

Date Posted: 9/7/2018

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Dynamic company seeks a Database Administrator to embark on a successful career at our Corporate Headquarters in Birmingham, AL Motivated and energetic people with a sense of urgency will have the chance to join Ram Tool Construction Supply Co., the largest family-owned distributor of specialty commercial construction supplies in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Texas. Ram Tool has a vast product line with 30,000+ unique items to sell and over 90% of deliveries made within 24 hours.

Reporting to the Director of Information Technology, the Database Administrator will implement, administer and secure multiple databases in Ram Tool's Microsoft SQL and MySQL environments. Additionally, the Database Administrator will design and manage ETL processes, create data views, design data cubes and work closely with developers to support custom database backend applications and to expose data to analytics professionals and business users.

This person will play a key role in the planning and execution of Ram Tool's next-generation analytics initiatives and will be the primary Information Technology contact for supporting analytics and reporting professionals. Through this initiative, the incumbent will have significant exposure to SAP HANA/HANA Live and the opportunity to expand their skillset to include this exciting technology.


  • Design, implement, oversee security and maintain MS SQL and MySQL Databases

  • Extract, Transform, Load (ETL), warehousing and integration

  • Support analytics and reporting end-users

  • Oversee data governance by ensuring data is available on a "need to know" basis; design security solutions that ensure highly-sensitive data is encrypted; stay abreast of regulatory and legal requirements that affect the company's duties regarding data security

  • Act as a flexible, IT generalist in support of IT and business driven projects

  • Identify trends and technologies that will contribute to operational efficiency.

  • Document work and assist IT management with system design documentation, conceptual diagramming, cross-training, knowledge transfer and other efforts to guard against interruption of services

  • Act as an ambassador to the business organization

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree with technology related focus

  • At least 5 years of experience independently performing Microsoft SQL database administration, SQL queries and creating SQL views

  • General exposure to a variety of databases and database types

  • Experience with "light" data warehousing, including ETL and OLAP cubes

  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills

  • High degree of motivation and commitment to learning new technologies to include SAP HANA Live

  • Ability to prioritize multiple issues and projects from various sources

  • Experience in medium or large enterprise environments, with the primary responsibility for a breadth of database-related tasks and analytics

  • Relevant experience managing and provisioning Microsoft SQL databases, data modeling, SSIS, SSRS, custom views, data cubing and SQL queries

  • Support of reporting and analytic functions for end-users using a variety of front-end software

*Standard Drug Screen and Background Checks will be performed.

Ram Tool is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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