Requisition Number: 2023-08-03012-0160-002
Job Title: SQL DBA
City: New York
State: NY
Shift: Monday - Friday; 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Hours: 35

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 1,000 lawyers. Headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around the globe. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.


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Description/Job Summary

The SQL DBA is responsible for developing and maintaining custom applications, performing conversions of existing applications, and interfacing with users to ascertain requirements for modifications.


  • Develop new on-prem and cloud-based web applications per business requirements
  • Analyze and understand application and system requirements
  • Design and create database E-R diagrams, program overall logic and essential program classes
  • Lead and provide ongoing support, maintenance, and troubleshooting of existing projects
  • Develop system and user requirements for new business applications
  • Design and develop user interfaces to Internet/intranet applications by determining design methodologies, completing programming languages and software products; designing and conducting tests
  • Create and maintain SQL databases used in application development; create/modify tables/views/stored procedures, maintain user security, perform backup/restore databases, and perform import/export data
  • Design and create web forms, setup IIS server for web application such as application pool, virtual directory, local users/groups
  • Analyze, trace and correct problems in the application.; communicate with the user to acquire in depth information regarding the problem when necessary
  • Follow the STB application development standard and use Microsoft.NET, SQL Server, Chrome and other software on Microsoft Windows operating system to perform all of the above tasks
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Experience as a SQL Developer or DBA
  • Excellent understanding of T-SQL programming
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject
  • Excellent understanding of Microsoft SQL Server
  • Good knowledge of HTML and JavaScript
  • Experience with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE)
  • Experience with SQL Server Reporting Services and SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Familiarity with the practical application of NoSQL\NewSQL databases
  • Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on company’s success
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Team player
  • Good time-management skills
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Available for Out of hours support when required as systems are required 24/7

Preferred Skills

  • Experience in working with an application development team using full development life cycle preferred
  • Experience with Rubriks is a bonus

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience required


The estimated base salary range for this position is $150k to $170k at the time of posting. The actual salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job. This role is exempt meaning it is not overtime pay eligible.

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