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Database Administrator Client Server
North Chicago, Illinois
Contract Position
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Applied on April 13, 2021
Job Id #46240 Posted March 12, 2021


  • Ensures the database environment is highly reliable, provides the required functionality, is efficient, and cost effective.
  • Accountable for the creation of the logical and physical data models.
  • Troubleshoots daily program problems to assist program users in accessing and manipulating computerized data.
  • Analyzes and creates programs to streamline production jobs.


  • Establish and maintain data bases for user testing purposes and production;
  • consult with business analysts, data modelers and designers on procedures pertaining to new and existing files; provide input to the data models (functionality, efficiency and usability);
  • responsible for the technical aspects of one or more databases including availability/reliability; assist in the definition of the database requirements;
  • analyze existing databases and their interfaces looking for opportunities to improve their efficiency; and resolve technical problems.


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent training or work experience; understanding of customer's business operations and products produced; knowledge of systems applications delivery tools and techniques.
  • Four to six years of applications programming experience or equivalent; three to five years of experience in respective database area; experience in more than one database structure (hierarchical, network or relational);
  • understands the pros and cons of each;
  • experience with tools and utilities for platform; and understand the pros and cons of different designs with respect to storage, system performance and user flexibility.


  • Manager is looking for a Windows Systems Administrator to assist with a File Share Security and Migration project.
  • The Windows Systems Administrator will be responsible for managing the file systems on Window Servers and NAS Appliances.
  • This includes NTFS, CIFS, Unix NTFS Hybrid shares.
  • Successful candidates will have 3-5+ years of Windows Systems Administration experience, knowledge of Active Directory Groups, including Global and Local Domain Groups, and experience managing file share security or migration projects.
  • Candidate must understand Windows NTFS File Share level and File Level Security.
  • Additionally, knowledge of applications such as Treesize or Security Explorer, keeping tools up to date and knowledge of Azure file shares/ sync, as well as, working in a cloud based and on premises environment (Recovery Service Vault, Sync Services and Storage Accounts knowledge) is a plus.
  • Selected candidates will assist with:
  • Migration Projects to newer file share technologies including Azure File Services and OneDrive · Data Classification / Data Scanning and Security Project
  • Open shares scanning and remediation
  • File share security remediation
  • Move to a standard security model
  • Run and maintain PowerShell scripts to scan NAS environment for open shares
  • Review Scan reports for open file shares, maintain list of open shares
  • Contact owners of shares to lock down shares.

Top Skills

  • 1.) 3 – 5 years of Windows Systems Administration
  • 2.) Knowledge of File Share Security and/or Experience supporting File Share Migrations
  • 3.) Knowledge of AD, including: global groups, domain local groups
  • 4.) Powershell (experience updating existing scripts; not required)
  • 5.) Azure File Services (1-2 years)
  • 6.) Windows Server 2003-2019

This position will be On-site preferred; work hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm or 9am – 5pm.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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