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US-NY-Latham: Database Administrator

Date: 23-Jan-2013
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Database Administrator

* Manage the installation, configuration and administration of database management systems, utilities, and tools in MS SQL 2000, 2005 and 2008 clustered and non-clustered environments. * Design and implement systems, policies, and procedures for data backup/ archiving and disaster recovery to ensure effective protection and integrity of data assets. * Provide support related issues for production, QA, and development databases. * Create standards for new database development and/or changes to existing ones. * Work with system administrators to develop optimal hardware and software configurations. * Perform tuning to ensure database optimization, review preliminary database designs, data analysis, and creation of new databases as needed. * Write and analyze code used for adding, querying, and modifying of data. * Create/ troubleshoot/ maintain SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages. Occasionally troubleshoot / maintain SQL server 2000 Data Transformation (DTS) packages. * Daily monitoring of the database space, file distribution, response time, utilization and other parameters to ensure that the system is performing at its peak. * Administer database servers across multiple geographic locations. * Plan and coordinate data migrations between systems. * Understand environments that are part of the application, where they reside and how they interrelate on the various servers * Test new database software and upgrades to be put into production. * Perform installation and maintenance of third party databases; provide technical support for solving database/software failures. * Participate in projects, manage deadlines; provide status reports. * Create, or support creation of, required reports in response to business user needs. * Create documentation of database specifications and processes. * On a part-time, rotating schedule, provide night / weekend on-call support for mission critical databases. Respond to on-call pages as required.

BA/BS in an appropriate discipline 3+ years of real-world experience as a DBA or equivalent using Microsoft SQL Server.

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