Principal Database Administrator/SQL Server DBA
IHS - Englewood, CO

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Description

Title

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Principal Database Administrator

Summary

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This experienced database administrator will possess deep technical knowledge and bring an established work history with Microsoft SQLserver to a high-availability, production environment.

Individual will be a subject matter expert in SQLserver technologies and able to drive database direction and standards within the enterprise.

This person will own the availability and performance of top revenue-producing databases and coordinates troubleshooting efforts across the infrastructure.

Incumbent is a strong team player, who is comfortable leading database projects

and mentoring global database team members in many areas of SQLserver database administration.

General Job Duties:
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== Leads tasks on

project teams to deploy and maintain database technologies and database-dependent product releases.

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== Provides oversight to - or performs - database administration tasks, including:

installation, configuration, monitoring, maintenance, tuning, and backup/recovery in a production envrionment.

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== Authors strategic, procedural, and standards documents for databases.

== Promotes and educates adherence to database policies within the enterprise.

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== Develops and publishes regular reports of database health, including analysis of output to formulate and implement proactive/corrective measures.

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== Mentors/Trains other database administrators in database support and triage.

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== Coordinates with business units to understand database requirements, and collaborate with network, storage,and system engineers to design and deploy optimal database architectures.

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== Owns troubleshooting investigations of IHS' key internal and customer facing databases, and coordinate cross-discipline resolution of problems.

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== Stays abreast of database technogies, develops standards, and implements roadmap for rolling out relevant features and upgrades.

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== Reports to management regularly on database project status; calling out issues impacting technical or business goals, identifying areas of opportunity, and recommending action plans.

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== Participates in a global 24x7 on-call rotation.

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== Performs other duties as assigned.

Specific Job Duties:
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== Performs as a member of the Global Database Administration team.

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== Serves as a subject matter expert in SQLserver database technologies; advising on best practices, developing standards, and optimizing deployments.

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== Leads response to complex and escalated SQLserver operational issues and mentors other DBAs in evaluation and resolution of issues.

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== Analyzes SQLserver database performance data and usage trends to institute corrective actions, and predict future usage.

Oversees deployment and management of SQLserver monitoring framework.

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== Implements SQLserver high-availability features (replication, clustering) features and insures a corporate database backup/recovery strategy is adopted and tested.

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== Liasons with Microsoft to stay abreast of SQLserver product releases and communicate and integrate relevant information within the DBA team.

Tracks and manages SQLserver support cases with vendor.

Organizational Relationships:
Reports to Manager, Global Database Administration

Organizational Level:
G

Qualifications

Required Experience:
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==Must have a minimum of 10

years Microsoft SQL server databases (2000, 2005, 2008) administration experience in a medium to large, multi-user environment.

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==Must have a minimum of 5 years production DBA experience in a dispersed, medium size, multi server database environment.

== Must have experience in 24x7 production database operations

== Adva

nced user experience with SQLserver tools, including some/all of: SSMS (Management Studio), SSRS (Reporting Services), SSIS (Integration Services), SSAS (Analysis Services)

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== Deployment experience in Microsoft high-availability technologies, including clustering and replication.

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== Administator-level capability with Microsoft Windows operating systems (Windows Server 2000/2003/2008)

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== Avanced TSQL scripting and query optimization ability.

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== Versatile in storage (NAS, SAN)

and virtualization (VMware) technolgies.

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== Experience with other enterprise-class databases (Oracle, MySQL) and operating systems (Linux, Solaris) desirable.

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== Proven problem solving ability across IT disciplines.

== Demonstrated teamwork and task leadership ability.

Other Skills:
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== Ability to prioritize work and own multiple tasks, both long and short term, simultaneously in a fast paced, diverse and growth-oriented environment.

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==A bility to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

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== Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

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== Comfortable leading major projects and mobilizing colleagues for problem resolution.

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== Strong interpersonal and customer skills – must be able to work effectively as part of a project/program team and relate to user communities.

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== Must be able to effectively communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical personnel.

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== Comfortable interacting with a globally diverse team and authorized contractors.

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== Available to perform occaisonal after hours/weekend/holiday tasks that support 24x7 database operations.

Physical Requirements:
Responsibilities require candidate to located onsite, in the Englewood office

Travel:
None

  • Only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow up*
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

  • Only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow up*
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Location

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US-Colorado-Englewood - Corporate - USE1

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