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:
? == Leads tasks on project teams to deploy and maintain database technologies and database-dependent product releases.
? == Provides oversight to - or performs - database administration tasks, including: installation, configuration, monitoring, maintenance, tuning, and backup/recovery in a production envrionment.
? == Authors strategic, procedural, and standards documents for databases.
== Promotes and educates adherence to database policies within the enterprise.
? == Develops and publishes regular reports of database health, including analysis of output to formulate and implement proactive/corrective measures.
? == Mentors/Trains other database administrators in database support and triage.
? == Coordinates with business units to understand database requirements, and collaborate with network, storage,and system engineers to design and deploy optimal database architectures.
? == Owns troubleshooting investigations of our company's key internal and customer facing databases, and coordinate cross-discipline resolution of problems.
? == Stays abreast of database technogies, develops standards, and implements roadmap for rolling out relevant features and upgrades.
? == Reports to management regularly on database project status; calling out issues impacting technical or business goals, identifying areas of opportunity, and recommending action plans.
? == Participates in a global 24x7 on-call rotation.
? == Performs other duties as assigned.
Specific Job Duties:
? == Performs as a member of the Global Database Administration team.
? == Serves as a subject matter expert in SQLserver database technologies; advising on best practices, developing standards, and optimizing deployments.
? == Leads response to complex and escalated SQLserver operational issues and mentors other DBAs in evaluation and resolution of issues.
? == Analyzes SQLserver database performance data and usage trends to institute corrective actions, and predict future usage. Oversees deployment and management of SQLserver monitoring framework.
? == Implements SQLserver high-availability features (replication, clustering) features and insures a corporate database backup/recovery strategy is adopted and tested.
? == 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.
Reports to Manager, Global Database Administration
? ==Must have a minimum of 10 years Microsoft SQL server databases (2000, 2005, 2008) administration experience in a medium to large, multi-user environment.
? ==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
== Advanced user experience with SQLserver tools, including some/all of: SSMS (Management Studio), SSRS (Reporting Services), SSIS (Integration Services), SSAS (Analysis Services)
? == Deployment experience in Microsoft high-availability technologies, including clustering and replication.
? == Administator-level capability with Microsoft Windows operating systems (Windows Server 2000/2003/2008)
? == Avanced TSQL scripting and query optimization ability.
? == Versatile in storage (NAS, SAN) and virtualization (VMware) technolgies.
? == Experience with other enterprise-class databases (Oracle, MySQL) and operating systems (Linux, Solaris) desirable.
? == Proven problem solving ability across IT disciplines.
== Demonstrated teamwork and task leadership ability.
? == Ability to prioritize work and own multiple tasks, both long and short term, simultaneously in a fast paced, diverse and growth-oriented environment.
? ==A bility to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
? == Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
? == Comfortable leading major projects and mobilizing colleagues for problem resolution.
? == Strong interpersonal and customer skills - must be able to work effectively as part of a project/program team and relate to user communities.
? == Must be able to effectively communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical personnel.
? == Comfortable interacting with a globally diverse team and authorized contractors.
? == Available to perform occasional after hours/weekend/holiday tasks that support 24x7 database operations.