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US-IL-Schaumburg: Microsoft SQL Server DBA

Date: 09-Jan-2013
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Microsoft SQL Server Database Administrator

* Develop comprehensive understanding of current web application and Microsoft SQL Server landscape, including servers, databases, applications, and users * Make certain all SQL Server database servers and user databases are available at all times * Ensure success of all Microsoft SQL Server database backup jobs and the validity of the backup files * Manage and implement performance monitoring, utilizing native tools, existing scripts/automation and creating new ones as needed * Identify and resolve issues related to database performance, capacity, security, clustering and replication * Analyze and configure SQL Server system with focus on optimization in the areas of memory, CPU, disk space and network * Work with server and network installers to determine best configuration for new servers running Microsoft SQL Server * Install and configure SQL Server instances as necessary * Keep all SQL Server instances current with SQL Server-related service packs and hotfixes, making sure that all related development, test and production environments are in sync * Implement new data models and database designs in accordance with application requirements. Analyze existing models and designs when working with application change requests.

* 5+ years of professional experience administering Microsoft SQL Server technologies * 3+ years of professional experience in data analysis and/or database development * Experience with Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008/2012 * Skilled at constructing SQL statements, stored procedures and functions using Transact-SQL (T-SQL) * Experience working with Windows Server 2003/2008 * Understanding of optimal disk configurations for SQL Server * Thorough knowledge of database design, data modeling and related tools

Education and/or Experience

B.A. or B.S. from four-year college or university; or equivalent and relevant work-related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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