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US: SQL Server Database Administrator

Date: 30-Jul-2012
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SQL Server Database Administrator

* Evaluate, test and deploy new releases, patches, and upgrades related to the database management system * Perform advanced database administration including; installation, configuration, monitoring, space management, database backup and recovery, and testing of disaster recovery procedures * Work with developers and end users to solve problems or issues related to database systems * Implement scripts to automate routine database administration tasks including database restores to development, QA and stage environments * Proactively identify, troubleshoot and resolve live database systems issues * Review database design and integration of systems and make recommendations for enhancements or improvements * Support ETL and data warehouse initiatives * Maintain a secure environment across all application environments including data scrubbing * Work with the application and development teams to develop and optimize database designs * Write database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions * Adhere to business and technical requirements throughout the database design and development process * Performa regular monitoring of user access and security logs * Ensure high availability and uptime of production databases * Monitor and optimize of performance including working with development teams to provide efficient, fast-query responses * Communicate regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security * Ensure backup, recovery, archiving, and database integrity

* 3 to 5 years of experience as a Database Administrator with Microsoft SQL Server in a production environment * Experience with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and 2008 * Experience implementing scripts to automate routine database administration tasks * Excellent written and verbal communication skills * Education and Experience: * Bachelorís degree in Computer Science or a related area and 3-5+ years of experience as a DBA * Expertise with configuring, implementing and supporting high availability SQL Server environments, including experience with log shipping, database mirroring and failover clustering * Experience with SSRS, SSIS and database development in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and 2008 * Experience in data-warehousing and BI development * Experience managing large SQL server databases over 100 GB * Experience managing SQL server databases in a virtualized environment * Experience with tuning query performance, examining execution plans, using traces and other performance diagnostic tools :

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