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DBA / Data Architect

at PitchEngine in Lander, WY   —   Jul 14, 2014   |  
Overview
This is a MS SQL Server DBA role largely responsible for providing operational database services for a large web application.

We are looking to fill a need to have a highly competent and highly motivated individual in this role. This is a production DBA role, as such it will require a commitment on your part as well as ours. Some of the primary responsibilities of this role would include owning, tracking and resolving database related incidents and requests, fulfilling requests and resolving incidents within SLAs, reviewing service related reports (e.g: database backups, maintenance, monitoring) on a daily basis to ensure service related issues are identified and resolved within established SLAs, responding to database related alerts and escalations and working with database engineering to come up with strategic solutions to recurring problems.

This MS SQL Server DBA role requires a service oriented mentality, high sense of ownership of the problems and requests assigned, focus on managing and resolving issues in alignment with the SLAs, establishing and maintaining communication with technology customers to keep them updated with status of their requests, initiating and performing changes on production systems and proactively escalating any issues that cannot be resolved within the established timeframes.

We will ask that you pass a small technical exam before an interview.
Responsibilities
Ownership of the data base and the servers it resides on.
Create new data bases and schema when needed for product development.
Maintain legacy databases.
Maintain and upgrade legacy databases.
Keep performance and scale in mind.
Experience
Experience with SQL Management Studio.
Experience in designing schema for applications.
Experience in Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools.
Experience with backups, restores and recovery models.
Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for MSSQL Server.
Experience in implementing operational automation using scripts.
Knowledge of indexes, index management, and statistics.
Experience working with Windows server, including Active Directory and proper disk configurations.
Good communication and documentation skills.
Skills
MSSQL
MySQL
XML
Verbal Communication
Written Communication
Education
4 Year degree in computer science or equivalent experience.
Advances experience or classes in data structures.
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