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US-PA-Pittsburgh: SQL Server DBA

Date: 31-Dec-2012
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SQL Server DBA

The DBA must be familiar with database design concepts, methods for creating highly available environments, industry standards for security and integrity, options for integrating onsite and hosted data sources, tools for monitoring and tuning database instances, and programming techniques for writing efficient queries. In addition, the DBA must be able to effectively establish and document requirements, track and report on projects, publish technical documentation of solutions, and research and understand best practices and regulatory obligations.

* Access health of databases and articulate issues and resolutions to improve health and performance * Design, build, analyze, tune, backup, and support databases * Troubleshoot and resolve issues * Define and execute a plan for maintaining appropriate levels of database availability, security, performance, and integrity * Able to build, maintain and support high availability databases * Understanding and ability to troubleshoot and maintain database servers * Establish metrics and report outcomes * Meet commitments and provide updates on progress * Advise users about the best approaches for their database needs * Document methods and configurations * Debug web site interactions with databases * Recommend ways to improve server performance, including the performance of stored procedures and web pages that access the databases * Understand disaster recovery options and is able to evaluate and recommend solutions to meet business needs * Other duties as assigned by management

* Bachelorís Degree in information technology or a related field or equivalent work experience * At least four years of previous database administration experience in a comparable environment * Expert proficiency with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2012 and SSRS * Proficiency with query optimization, SQL development, parameterized queries, and T-SQL for developing complex stored procedures, triggers, etc. * Skill with HTML, CSS, and ASP .NET for creating reports and supporting database connections * Knowledge of tools like SQL Profiler and performance monitors * Experience with other RDBMS * Exposure to alternative database platforms, e.g., MultiValue, NoSQL

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