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US-CA-SantaClara: Sr. Database Administrator

Date: 08-Jun-2011
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Sr. Database Administrator

Key Responsibilities:

* Be responsible for analyzing business requirements; determining appropriate technical approach and developing specifications for implementation. * Directly interact with the technical architects and drive database infrastructure solutions. * Be expected to lead technical design activities; produce sizing estimates; consult on testing plans; and participate in all related software build and deployment activities. * Be the primary technical staff responsible for application level operational production support. * Work closely with the IT Operations staff to diagnose and resolve escalated technical issues in the production systems. * Be on site during normal working hours and to provide occasional after hours 24x7 support. Remote access options are available to accommodate after hours support. * Plans, analyzes, designs, implements, maintains, and controls the organization's databases. * Define strategies for backups, migration of database changes, and longer term system growth * Long term planning for scalability of the database infrastructure. * Lead performance analysis and tuning of the databases and applications. * Work on monitoring db systems & Applications * Develop health checks/monitors for monitoring systems * Maintain and improve the build, management and deployment framework and participate in the design and documentation of this environment * Establishes and enforces all database standards. Analyzes all informational requirements of new or production systems and develops database specifications. Establishes and enforces controls to ensure database integrity. * Additional duties as assigned


Required Experience/Skills & Education:

* BS degree or higher or equivalent * 5+ years supporting SQL Server (upgrades, patching, mirroring, log-shipping and skilled database administration) * Proficient in Microsoft SQL 2005, 2008 * Experience with SQL tuning and performance optimization * Experience with multi tiered architectures, document management and workflow systems. * Must be flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities

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