Senior Database Administrator
Earth Networks - Germantown, MD

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Earth Networks is seeking a Senior Database Administrator to work out of our Germantown, MD office. The candidate selected for this position will be in charge of a complex network of database servers required to run a 24x7x365 enterprise.

Responsibilities include:
  • Work with the product development team to refine new products for proper database scalability and reliability in deployment
  • Design and document current database and database cluster architecture
  • Architect upgrade of current database clusters to a higher reliability new technology platform
  • Build database schemas, tables, procedures and permissions
  • Set up data sharing and disk partitioning
  • Develop database utilities and automated reporting
  • Create shell scripts for task automation
  • Create, test and execute data management languages
  • Monitor systems and platforms for availability and performance, tune and tweak for improved performance
  • Oversee backup, clustering, mirroring, replication and failover
  • Restore and recover corrupted databases
  • Install and test upgrades and patches
  • Implement security and encryption
  • Provide 24/7 support as required for critical problem resolution
  • Evaluate and recommend new database technologies
  • 6+ years of progressive, high reliability database operations experience
  • Microsoft certification (MCDBA, MCTS : SQL, MCSA, MCITP, MCM : SQL, MCA or other certification relevant to this job description)
  • SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008 experience required. MySQL experience beneficial.
  • Expertise with setup, administration. and optimization of SQL Server clustering and replication.
  • Comprehensive Windows Server operating system administration skills.
  • Experience with Linux required
  • Ability to interact with clients in a professional, articulate manner
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Proven ability to work with developers, testers, and other ops engineers through the product lifecycle
  • Able to learn and adapt to new technologies through self-directed training

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