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Sr. SQLServer DBA (SME level)
Ref No.: 18-00050
Location: Homldel, New Jersey
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 11 Years
Start Date: 02/09/2018
Job Description
This resource will provide engineering support as well as operational support of the Client's Production, UAT and Test environments The qualified candidate will assert him/herself into complex project assignments where he/she will represent the Database team in all dialogue and decisions around the architecture, deployment and/or management of database environments.
The individual will also take a role in the definition of operational best practices and automation of operational tasks.  To succeed at this function requires the individual to present subject-matter expertise on the SQL Server platform with real world experience performing field operations support.
Technical Skills
  • 10+ years of SQL Server DBA experience
  • Strong experience with SQL Server Clustering, Mirroring, Log Shipping
  • Experience with SQL coding and tuning
  • Must be hands-on, technically adept DBA, capable of performing required DB tasks
  • Deep knowledge with SQL Server 2008, 2012, 2014 databases
  • Strong troubleshooting/performance tuning skills required.  Must be able to improve SQL performance
  • Ability to diagnose problems and triage/resolve issues across various tiers (application, network, database, server or storage tiers)
  • Ability to implement automation to reduce manual administrative tasks through use of jobs, shell scripts, PL/SQL, cron or other techniques
  • Expert level of SQL Server RDBMS installation/configuration, patching, troubleshooting, performance tracking/tuning, back-up/recovery, remote monitoring skills with hands-on experience in large and very dynamic environments
  • Experience with very complex database environments
  • Experience in SQL/TSQL and/or PL/SQL
  • Experience in working controlled environment, change control and validated systems
  • Experience with Foglight and OEM is a plus
  • Experience on Oracle RDBMS is a plus
Functional Skills
  • Strong commitment to following SDLC/Change Management principles
  • Self starter and be able to perform work with minimal supervisory direction
  • Knowledge of data quality, data management and data testing strategies and practices
  • Strong oral and written skills
  • Able to communicate efficiently and effectively to technical and non technical audiences
  • Anticipate and handle critical situations
  • Ability to thrive in change.  Fast, flexible, cooperative work style
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours