Database Administrator - SQL Server DBA
Grocery Shopping Network - Minneapolis, MN

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Company: Grocery Shopping Network
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Would you like to truly leverage your experience with SQLServer database technologies? Would you like to grow your technology skills with an exciting team that strives to be their best? If you do, this might be the opportunity you’ve been looking for!
Grocery Shopping Network ( is a nationally respected Web Services & Advertising provider. We are a 16 years young company supporting companies with over $30B in sales, and are poised for even greater growth in the near future.
We are seeking a qualified candidate for a Database Administrator with a minimum of 4 years of DBA experience. This is a highly diverse role where you can grow and make a positive difference every day.

> Understanding of high-availability, heavily trafficked web-based platforms
> Able to deploy and maintain SQL databases, instances and services to meet application and customer needs
> Deployment of new technologies to properly apply system & data resources to business needs based on a tiered data service model
> Able to lead the upgrade of multiple databases (to 2008/2012) in a planned, well-managed approach
> Maintaining the software as well as the data structure, integrity, performance, capacity, availability, recoverability, and security of the database information
> Demonstrated ability to examine day to day systems processes and recommend improvements
> Capable of trending observations on system and application failures/bottlenecks and recommending approaches to resolve and proactively prevent them
> Supports the daily operations of the database and appropriately applies resources to ensure integrity and uptime/availability of the customer-facing systems
> Must be able to efficiently monitor server and database status
> Act as first point of contact and response for issues related to the application, server or storage related issues
> Manages relationships with vendor technical support resources to resolve problems quickly and restore service in the event of issues
> Implements effective solutions consistent with the size and scope of the business need

> College degree in computer science or equivalent, and 4 years’ experience with Windows SQL Server in a web-based environment
> Knowledge of relevant Microsoft technologies including clustering, load balancing, patching, security, maintenance, backups, integrity, partitioning, tuning, etc…
> Excellent trouble-shooting skills that possess technical breadth and depth
> Comfortable working in a collaborative team structure yet able to work independently
> Strong analytical skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to think strategically and act tactically
> Beneficial: Knowledge of SAN, ETL, T/SQL, SSIS/SSRS, licensing

We offer a competitive salary & benefits package, progressive management and a great personal growth oriented environment.