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US-MD-ChevyChase: Senior Database Administrator

Date: 03-Aug-2011
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Senior Database Administrator

* Administer enterprise production and development databases. * Install, configure, patch, upgrade, maintain and migrate databases. * Design, initiate, test and maintain database maintenance jobs. * Implement and maintain a robust database disaster recovery structure, working with the Infrastructure team.

* Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field required. * 8 to 10 years experience as either a senior Oracle, a senior SQL Server or a MySQL DBA. * 6 to 8 years IT operations with strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices * Either Microsoft, Oracle or MySQL Database Administrator Certification. * Experience with more than one database a real plus. * Experience with Cognos Data Warehouses also a plus. * Thorough knowledge of Oracle RDBMS 9/10x environments ORMicrosoft SQL Server 2008/2005 OR MySQL 4/5x including installation, backup, restore and tuning. * Extensive experience in database design, performance monitoring and tuning, capacity planning, database backup and recovery, and SQL statement tuning. * Strong database disaster recovery, architecture planning, implementation experience, and troubleshooting skills. * Strong understanding of Data Warehouse concepts and implementation, particularly using Cognos. * Solid Windows and UNIX batch processing and shell scripting experience. * Strong knowledge of database tuning to provide a high availability service. * Demonstrated, in-depth knowledge of database internals and data structures. * Expert knowledge of SQL/SQL*Plus and strong understanding of PL/SQL and stored procedures/pkgs. * Proven experience managing the external and external database security * Strong knowledge of UNIX shell scripting languages. * Knowledge of reporting and query tools and practices. * Excellent time management skills and ability to balance multiple job assignments at once. * Sufficient technical depth to communicate with development and other internal organizations at a peer level. * A high degree of attention to detail and excellent concentration. * Excellent judgment skills required due to possible use of confidential data. * Ability to work independently, as well as, part of a cross-functional team. * Ability to produce high quality work in a short period of time with little supervision. * Excellent organizational skills. * Strong communication skills- written, verbal and presentation. * Ability to manage several projects simultaneously. * Ability to attend training courses, learn and apply new technologies. * Proficient use of Microsoft Office product suite.

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