Sr. Database Administrator
Next Jump - New York, NY

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Next Jump is looking for a database administrator (DBA), having 4-6 years of experience with SQL Server technology. The DBA works closely with development and systems teams to enhance the performance and functionality of existing systems. The DBA also participates in the design and delivery of new database solutions. The candidate will be called upon to support production systems and participate in an on-call rotation. The current environment includes Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Responsibilities:
  • Configure, patch, test, monitor, and support all MS SQL Server database instances, keeps the MS SQL databases at current release and maintenance levels
  • Lead performance monitoring and fine tuning of the system for optimal performance and proactively planning and managing all aspects of the database
  • Work closely with development group on logical database design to support new and existing application development
  • Assist in the development and implementation of standards and procedures for schema and query design
  • Work closely with reporting group on scheduling reporting and data jobs; ensure reporting availability
  • Plan and implement the synchronization of data across several development, testing and production environments
  • Evaluate the merits/ benefits of available system upgrades and enhancements
  • Ability to manage and mentor junior DBAs while also contributing personally to day to day tasks and longer term strategic projects
Requirements: The candidate should have expert level query writing and tuning skills. The candidate should have familiarity with various design/modeling tools. It is critical that the candidate have excellent communication skills and the willingness and flexibility to work as part of a team. General database administration responsibilities include production monitoring and support, server tuning, user administration and database infrastructure support.
  • 4-6 years experience in MS SQL Server environments;
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience is a high volume eCommerce environment is a plus
  • Start-Up company experience is a plus
  • MySQL experience is a plus
  • Large Scale Data Warehouse DBA experience is a plus

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