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US-CA-AgouraHills: Sr Database Administrator

Date: 05-Sep-2011
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Sr. Database Administrator

Develop, organize, manage, implement & provide security for SQL Server databases. Setting up scalable & high-available solutions such as Clustering, Database Mirroring and Log Shipping. Defines procedures for performing database performance analysis and tuning for production databases. The procedures include monitoring and giving early notification of changes in performance. The DBA will perform initial analysis and recommend improvements to R&D and application support.

Define procedures that will anticipate when database or system limits are being approached. Create methods of tracking rates of growth and to make adjustments to ensure the database is operating at peek performance. Data growth will require changing storage requirements including software solutions as well as hardware. Software changes must be coordinated with the group responsible for applications support and hardware changes are coordinated with the appropriate administrators.

Evaluates and performs testing of new versions, features and/or releases of database software. Define procedures for installation and upgrades as well as applying service packs and/or patches

Mentor and support other database administrators and software development staff. Completes all responsibilities as outlined on annual Performance Plan. Completes all special projects and other duties as assigned.

Responsible for day to day monitoring, problem detection and correction. Ensures that the database is well maintained and accessible by only authorized personnel. Ensures proper configurations, defines and documents procedures for proper maintenance of the environment, including backup and recovery. Works with Architect, as well as applications database engineers to facilitate logical and physical database design, implementation and maintenance of database environments. Defines proper configurations, and develops standards, policies, and procedures for proper maintenance of the environment, including backup and recovery, as well as long and short term database configuration planning. Mentoring staff to bring up overall team skill level. Work Experience: 5-10 Years of Database administration experience Education experience: Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience

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