SQL Database Administrator
Keynote Systems - San Mateo, CA

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Keynote Systems, Inc. is the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud monitoring. We provide companies with solutions for continuously improving the online experience. Our testing, monitoring and measurement products and services are used by a variety of enterprises such as online portals, e-commerce sites, B2B sites, mobile operators and mobile infrastructure providers. With Keynote, companies know precisely how their Web sites, content, and applications perform on actual browsers, networks, and mobile devices. We have an immediate opening for a SQL Database Administrator in our San Mateo, California headquarters.

Since the dawn of the Internet, Keynote Systems (NASDAQ: KEYN) has been in the business of helping our customers improve their Web site performance and mobile communications quality. Founded in 1995, Keynote keeps pace with the market, providing a breadth of products and services that help improve the online experience in four areas: Web performance, mobile quality, streaming, and real user experience testing. With more than 3,000 measurement computers and mobile devices in more than 240 locations we represent the largest geographic coverage of online users in the world.

Today, we assist more than 2,800 corporate customers in becoming “the best of the best.” Our customers represent top Internet and mobile companies including American Express, Best Buy, Disney, eBay, E*TRADE, Expedia, FedEx, Google, Microsoft, and YouTube.

Keynote’s Operations group is an exciting, challenging, and fast-paced organization with some of the best technical minds in the industry. We are responsible for building and supporting the world’s largest mobile and Internet test and measurement network, which collects over 540,000,000 measurements each day! As a Database Administrator, you will be involved in architecting, managing, and supporting the databases for new applications, business systems and tools for both external customer-facing and internal customers. You will need to be comfortable with juggling multiple high-priority tasks, have a drive to exceed expectations, and be willing to hit the ground running and getting your hands dirty along the way.

The SQL Server Database Administrator is responsible for providing technical hardware, operating system, and database software support in the form of installations, upgrades, root cause analysis, architecture, capacity planning, performance management and maintenance for all SQL Server database platforms managed by Keynote Systems. The DBA will need to be able to develop complex SQL and scripting procedures and work closely with developers and business users. This position will require programming along with DBA responsibilities.

Design, Install, configure, support, and manage SQL servers and databases in clustered and standalone environments.
Manage and test backup/recovery policies and procedures.
Responsible for SQL Server database upgrades/patches.
Proactively manage database support issues and effectively take corrective actions.
Resolve user and system incidents and alerts; participate in 24x7 on call.
Responsible for the scaling and availability of SQL Server databases.
Develop stored procedures and scripting to automate databases tasks.
Develop interfaces and integrations with other applications and RDBMS (Oracle and MySQL).
Work collaboratively with the development, business analyst teams and end users during all stages of projects.

5+ years database management experience with a strong understanding of SQL Server 2005/2008 in clustered environments.
Good working experience with relational database architecture and database. implementations/monitoring/maintenance with the primary focus on SQL Server.
Good working experience troubleshooting database performance and scaling problems; good knowledge with handling traces, performance monitoring, and blocking issues.
Good working knowledge with database tools to manage, support, scale and enable highly available databases.
Working experience in a distributed SQL Server environment that supports high-volume transactions in geographic locations.
Good working experience with database backup, recovery, replication, database clusters and service broker environments.
Must be able to work in a team environment.
Experience with Oracle and MySQL is a plus.
Skills and Experience
Bachelor's degree in MIS, Information Technology, Computer Science or a related degree.
5+ years’ experience with database administration with strong diagnostic and analytical skills.
Demonstrated experience managing SQL clusters and fault tolerant database environments.
Self-motivated and passionate about the database administration role.
Solid expertise with database technology with hands-on experience in SQL Server technologies and tools.
Solid knowledge and hands-on experience with SQL server management tools and SQL procedures.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
Good ability to explain database technology, methodology, processes, tools, templates, environments, and concepts to team members.
Keynote offers a competitive compensation package.

For additional information about the company, visit our web site at www.keynote.com

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