SQL Server DBA
IBM - Richmond, VA

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Activelty seeking a SQL DBA.
Job Description
Responsible for supporting the SQL Server databases and ensuring their performance, availability and security

Duties and Responsibilities :
Proactively monitor the SQL server database systems to ensure secure services with minimum downtime
Responsible for implementation and release of database changes according to agreed timescales and costs.
Responsible for ensuring availability and performance of the databases that support the system.
Responsible for ensuring Backup of databases and trouble shoot any backup failures.
Perform recovery operations as and when required in various database environemnts. (Production, Development and Testing)
Responsible for improvement and maintenance of the databases to include rollout and upgrades.
Responsible for troubleshooting and problem solving of SQL Server Environment
Responsible for maintaining large databases (terabytes of data).
Responsible for providing trend analysis to management team to enable them to make informed decisions regarding resource management.
Prepare and maintain databases related documentation,
Responsible for data modelling/ tuning (Preferred)

Skills Required
4-5 years Microsoft SQL Server experience
In depth SQL Server Database Administration experience with knowledge of distributed architecture and design.
Experience of managing multiple MS SQL 2005 & 2008 RDBMS on large systems
Should have a thorough knowledge of data backup/ recovery/ rollback planning and implementation
Exposure of Transact-SQL and DTS stored procedures.
Should have proficiency in SQL Server 2005/2008 optimization, fine-tuning, and scalability techniques.
Should have hands on Data Migration (SQL Server 2000 - 2005, 2005 - 2008)
Knowledge of reporting and query tools and practices
Good interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
Technical documentation skills
Self motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail. Strong self-sufficiency and initiative working on Database projects
Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
Required

Bachelor's Degree

At least 4 years experience in Microsoft SQL Server Experience

At least 4 years experience in In Depth experience in SQL Server Database Administration

At least 4 years experience in Exposure of Transact-SQL and DTS stored procedures

At least 2 years experience in Experience in SQL Server 2005/2008 optimization, fine-tuning, and scalability techniques.

At least 4 years experience in data backup/ recovery/ rollback planning and implementation

English: Basic knowledge

Preferred

At least 5 years experience in Microsoft SQL Server Experience

At least 5 years experience in In Depth experience in SQL Server Database Administration

At least 5 years experience in Exposure of Transact-SQL and DTS stored procedures

At least 4 years experience in Experience in SQL Server 2005/2008 optimization, fine-tuning, and scalability techniques.

At least 5 years experience in data backup/ recovery/ rollback planning and implementation

English : Intermediate

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