Database Developer/Adminstrator
Guidance - Marina del Rey, CA

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As our DBA you will ensure database performance for client projects by planning, designing, developing, managing, maintaining, and securing databases according to Guidance standards.


  • Design database architecture for client projects which include ecommerce sites, intranets, extranets, software applications, and data warehouses
  • Confirm database requirements by communicating with internal and external team, including Project Managers, Developers, and clients; studying operations and objectives; integrating enterprise requirements; applying database concepts and functional capabilities
  • Troubleshoot database issues to support client projects and ensure database functionality at all times.
  • Develop Data Flow Diagrams, Entity Relationship Diagrams and Data Structure Plan for database growth, capacity planning and scalability
  • Perform database development/implementation activities
  • Configure, tune and maintain SQL Server database servers
  • Ensure 24/7 database availability, reliability and security during production
  • Maintain database performance by developing tuning methodologies
  • Maintain data integrity by consistently applying Guidance’s database design methodology, monitoring performance, and performing tuning techniques
  • Maintain design structure by implementing SQL standards and guidelines
  • Complete platform upgrades and migrations, monitor performance, and coordinate actions with team members
  • Collect, analyze and summarize database performance and trends
  • Respond to client calls regarding database issues and inquiries


  • 8-10+ years SQL Server experience. 5+ years’ experience with SQL 2005/2008
  • Fluency in SQL and Transact SQL and writing stored procedures
  • Proven success in creating Logical and Physical Data Models from user requirements
  • Knowledge of relevant configuration parameters to tune the database for reads/writes
  • Hands-on experience monitoring a running database and performing tuning processes
  • Experience in planning for database growth, capacity planning and scalability
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; in compassing a proven track record of conversing with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Development and deployment of MS SQL Server Integration Services packages (SSIS)
  • Knowledge of SQL Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Analysis Services (SSAS) a plus


  • BS in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Microsoft Certification a plus