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US-UT-SaltLake: Microsoft SQL Database Administrator

Date: 01-Jan-2014
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Microsoft SQL Database Administrator (DBA)

Ensure all databases are appropriately backed up, and conduct disaster recovery tests at regular intervals Set up high availability for the database servers, by using clustering, log shipping, mirroring, replication, and SAN replication Set up new database servers with optimal configurations for performance, and high availability At a regular interval, provide one week of nightly and weekend on-call support, as part of the DBA on call rotation Conduct regular SQL deployments into production environments, while ensuring deployment success and data integrity Troubleshoot database performance problems as they arise, and conduct root cause analysis Review poor performing queries, while providing improvement feedback for the development process Maintain indexes on servers, by conducting use analysis to determine what indexes should be added or removed. Need to understand intricacies of the various index structures Write complex SQL queries, including the use of correlated subqueries, windowed functions, pivots, recursive CTEs, etc. Write adhoc reports as needed Manage various work requests from multiple sources Work with vendors to evaluate and implement new technologies

BA / BS Degree or equivalent experience 1-3 years of experience in the administration of Microsoft SQL 2005, 2008 or 2012 Good interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills Self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment Able to multitask, prioritize and manage time and complex tasks and projects effectively

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