SQL Server Database Administrator

Job Overview
Job Order:JO00017663
Date Posted:Jan 14
Category:3 - Information Technology (I/T)
Metro Area:
  • Responsible for data integration within company. Evaluate and recommend data retrieval, storage and management strategies.
  • Evaluate corporate standards, methodologies, policies and procedures to ensure compatibility and peak performance throughout all database structures.
  • Ability to identify and define, and document business problems and opportunities.
  • Provides technical assistance to staff in all aspects of database management.
  • Consults and advises application development teams on database design, security, query optimization and performance.
  • Manages the design, integrity, constraints, indexes, monitoring, performance, replication, mirroring, log shipping, security, availability, capacity management, and access requirements for databases.
  • Recognizes and identifies potential areas where existing policies and procedures require change, or where new ones need to be developed.
  • Provides technical leadership during the development and enhancement of the enterprise’s production applications including working with applications, technical support and operations during the design, development and implementation of applications.
  • Gather the data necessary to provide information to evaluate performance, address areas of concern, and do trend analysis.
  • Performs DB support activities in partnership with internal and external service providers and ensure that activities are handled within agreed to standards.
  • Manages upgrades and installations of Microsoft SQL Server software and other database related software.
  • Develop internal quality processes, standards, and verify they are adhered to, i.e. backup systems, naming conventions. Ensure each system is fully documented.
  • Work with developers and customers to resolve individual product performance issues relating to databases as needed.
  • Properly exercise given authority to execute assigned responsibilities within the parameters established by management.
  • Participation in 24x7 on-call rotation.
  • Provide off-hours support as required to perform job functions and ensure service delivery.

Required Skills

  • Business-Partner Focus - Has ability to understand business partner’s view. Viewed as business partner by business partners. Anticipates business partner needs to ensure no barriers to doing business.
  • Uses Effective Communication Skills - Candid, clear and concise in communication. Effectively matches style, tone and method to audience. Connects with intended audience. Manages communication and feedback within the organization.
  • Displays Leadership/Team Orientation - Works collaboratively to achieve organization’s success. Effectively uses position and interpersonal skills, mobilizes and inspires others to take action (situational leadership). Willing and able to lead beyond area of expertise.
  • Develops People - Provides positive coaching. Actively engages staff in challenging assignments. Holds self and others to high standards. Identifies and hires high potential. Takes action on non-performers.
  • Technical Skills - Hold self and others to high standards. Strives to stay ahead of technical expertise, is proactive and inspires others to stay current in areas of technical expertise.
  • Problem Solving and Analysis – Able to gather appropriate data and diagnose the cause of a problem before taking action; separate causes from symptoms; apply lessons learned from others who encountered similar problems or challenges; anticipate problems and develop contingency plans to deal with them; develop and evaluate alternative courses of action.
  • Continuous Quality and Performance Improvement – Able to establish personal standards of quality for own work; independently improve the quality of own work processes, products, and/or services; identify and apply “best practices” in own work; improve the efficiency of own work by eliminating barriers and streamlining work processes; measure and track own performance.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or other related area, or 5-10 years, equivalent experience
  • Database certification, such as MSDBA or MySQL, or equivalent, relevant experience
  • Experience with Database Administration for Microsoft SQL Server
  • 5+ years, experience with Microsoft SQL Server, replication, T-SQL, query optimization, and tuning.
  • 5+ years, experience with Strong scripting skills as relevant to DBA functions and activities.
  • Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office and similar productivity products
  • Experience managing multiple MS SQL Server production, test, and development environments, supporting MS SQL 2008 R2 or 2012
  • Experience with backup, restore and recovery models
  • Experience with SQL Server Reporting Services or Integration Services a plus.
  • Experience with additional RDBMS such as MySQL a plus.
  • Experience with Idera tools a plus.
  • Experience with Powershell a plus.
  • Experience with XML a plus.
  • Experience with other database tools and products a plus.

If you are a high performer and would like to work for an equally high performing company and you think the above opportunity is appropriate for you, we invite you to submit your resume in Microsoft Word format TO Aparish @VENTEON.US.COM.

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