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Netezza Admin | ETL Developer
Ref No.: 16-00083
Location: Reston, Virginia
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 11/22/2016
The main function of a database administrator is to coordinate changes to Netezza databases, test and implement the database applying knowledge of database management systems. A typical database administrator is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing security measures to safeguard the computer database. 

Job Responsibilities: 

• Serve as a subject matter expertise for Netezza system and database development. 

• Support application releases to modify database objects, database creation, and data migration. 
• Review SQL queries and database design for performance. 
• Work as part of a project team to coordinate database development and determine project scope and limitations. 
• Develop standard and best practices for Netezza database. Work with application teams closely to implement the standard and best practice. 
• Occasional off hours and weekend support required. 

• Expert knowledge of Netezza appliance systems 
• 5+ years of experiences in Netezza database administration 
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, customer service and interpersonal skills. 
• Ability to work independently and manage one's time. 
• Multi-tasking and organization skill. 
• Experience in SDLC and Change Management process. 

• Associate's degree in computer programming or relevant field required. Bachelor's degree preferred. 
• 5-7 years experience required. 
Manager Notes:
  • 1 Netezza professional on the team now, mainly does DBA work. Need someone higher level to manage close to 9 applications in production. Make sure this person can communicate a problem and problem solve as well. Engineering team really, as they mainly provide solutions. Team supports Enterprise Data Warehouse applications, supporting container for any enterprise data warehouse. Also have Hadoop skill set on the team as well as Oracle. Data is being moved in and processed through Netezza.
  • Responsibilities: Primarily to manage DBA + architect role for Netezza environment. Looking for architectural design experience and experience planning for future state
  • Should be a senior Architect, someone with IBM or Netezza experience
  • Technically a DBA role, need good comm skills and ability to understand Netezza limitations. Will present plans to large groups, need someone with several years of experience
  • Skills:
RedShift; plus
Dash-DB (Netezza equivalent); plus
Senior level architect – working in environment where they have done Massive Parallel Processing
  • Netezza DBA vs High-Level Architect – 30/70
  • Business Need: Backfill but at the same time, team is expanding beyond this current role.
  • Interview Process: Phone interview followed by In Person Interview. Isn't too keen on doing WebEx video interviews.

The correct Netezza Admin will have ETL exp. Netezza interfaces with ETL (Informatica) and BI (Tableau).