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US-CA-SanMateo: SQL Database Administrator

Date: 17-Dec-2012
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SQL Database Administrator

* Design, Install, configure, support, and manage SQL servers and databases in clustered and standalone environments. * Manage and test backup/recovery policies and procedures. * Responsible for SQL Server database upgrades/patches. * Proactively manage database support issues and effectively take corrective actions. * Resolve user and system incidents and alerts; participate in 24x7 on call. * Responsible for the scaling and availability of SQL Server databases. * Develop stored procedures and scripting to automate databases tasks. * Develop interfaces and integrations with other applications and RDBMS (Oracle and MySQL). * Work collaboratively with the development, business analyst teams and end users during all stages of projects. * 5+ years database management experience with a strong understanding of SQL Server 2005/2008 in clustered environments. * Good working experience with relational database architecture and database. implementations/monitoring/maintenance with the primary focus on SQL Server. * Good working experience troubleshooting database performance and scaling problems; good knowledge with handling traces, performance monitoring, and blocking issues. * Good working knowledge with database tools to manage, support, scale and enable highly available databases. * Working experience in a distributed SQL Server environment that supports high-volume transactions in geographic locations. * Good working experience with database backup, recovery, replication, database clusters and service broker environments. * Must be able to work in a team environment. * Experience with Oracle and MySQL is a plus.

* Bachelor's degree in MIS, Information Technology, Computer Science or a related degree. * 5+ years’ experience with database administration with strong diagnostic and analytical skills.

* Demonstrated experience managing SQL clusters and fault tolerant database environments. * Self-motivated and passionate about the database administration role. * Solid expertise with database technology with hands-on experience in SQL Server technologies and tools. * Solid knowledge and hands-on experience with SQL server management tools and SQL procedures. * Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal). * Good ability to explain database technology, methodology, processes, tools, templates, environments, and concepts to team members.

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