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SQL Database admin

SQL Database admin

Job Description

Job Title: SQL Database Admin
Location: San Francisco, CA
Duration: 6+ Months
Job Responsibility: 
Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Candidate will be serving as the primary point of contact for advanced level troubleshooting issues, and perform hands-on Database/Systems administration as required. 
  • Candidate will automate regular Database/OS administrative work with other support teams and ensures they are functioning correctly. 
  • Candidate will plan and executes tests of fault tolerance capabilities, including backup/recovery, replication, failover, and disaster recovery. 
  • Candidate will write documentation, including data standards, procedures, and data dictionary definitions. 
  • Candidate will work with Systems and Development teams on designs, SQL performance optimization, and perform on-­ call support by providing responses to high priority requests for assistance by Operations teams and provide after hours and weekend support as needed. 
  • The candidate will work with application developers to evolve the database architecture and design and will participate in the creation and refinement of staging & production database instances. 
  • The candidate should have experience in tuning database server configurations, queries, and indexes.
  • He/she will also be required to run such queries as requested by the development teams.
Requirements: Required: 
  • 5 or more years of working experience in Database Administration/Engineering (SQL Server & MySQL) on Production Environment, supporting complex, highly available OLTP databases. 
  • versed in HA strategies including database replication, failover clustering, database mirroring and Log Shipping. Well versed with creating and implementing full-­ proof DR plans – including Backup and Recovery. 
  • Candidate should be well versed in database server performance monitoring and storage performance optimization.
  • Candidate should have experience in tuning database server configurations, queries, and indexes. 
  • Candidate should have a good understanding of the Operating System concepts, mainly Linux and Windows. 
  • Proficiency in any of the scripting language ( e.g. Python /PHP/Perl/ Ruby .. and SQL)
  • Exposure to any NOSQL solutions (Mongo is a Big plus but any other NOSQL will also do). 
  • Working experience on Amazon Web Services. 
  • Respond to on-call (24/7 rotating shifts) incidents and be available for inquiries from staff, management and vendors. Provide technical assistance and support.
  • Any experience with tools like Chef/Puppet or Log management tools like Splunk.
  • Detailed understanding of Service Delivery/support Processes or ITIL Framework.
  • The ability to communicate technical knowledge in a clear, concise and easy to understand manner is essential, as the candidate will participate in technical and customer reviews and must communicate effectively with both technical and non-­ technical audiences.
  • Ability to adapt mid-­ stride to accommodate rapid evolutions of technology.
  • Rapidly picks up new techniques, technologies, and concepts.
  • Should have the aptitude to work independently on projects/tasks with minimal instructions.
  • Participation in technical blogging, PoCs and community projects.
  • Strong sense of humor

Job Requirements


Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Information Technology
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Computer Software
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 14-12000
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SQL Database admin

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