Position Title: SQL Server DBA

Location : Plymouth, MN

Type of position: Contract

Duration: 6+ Months
Job Description:
Provides 24x7 production support for client server systems. Provide SQL Server Database Administration support to numerous systems on Windows platform. Participate in production support and implementation of databases.
Individual will provide database administration for a variety of mission-critical custom and packaged software applications.

Core responsibilities will include:

? Design, implement and monitor database functionality to ensure stable environments
? Perform database administration and management activities in a safe, recoverable and professional manner that ensures the optimal operation of all database environments
? Uphold enterprise policy guidelines and recommend new and improved guidelines to ensure compatibility and better service for end-users
? Identify and initiate resolutions to user problems/concerns associated with database server equipment (hardware and software)
? Identify potential service level problems before they occur and notify appropriate parties
? Stay abreast of the most current release of SQL Server, including compatibility issues with operating systems, third party software and utilities
? Test and evaluate new products as relevant
? Log support cases as necessary and effectively work with Microsoft
? Maintain up-to-date plans for disaster recovery and fail over capabilities and test as required
? Perform capacity monitoring and short and long-term capacity planning in collaboration with development resources, system administrators and system architects
? Propose solutions, identify tools, and generate procedures to ensure an efficient, consistent repeatable environment
? Use and deploy RDBMS software, data management tools and utilities, data warehouse and replication tools
? Maintain security according to best practices and generate security solutions that balance auditor requirements with user requirements
? Participate in 24x7 on call rotation

Candidate will possess:

? 7 + years supporting SQL Server databases in high availability environments
? Demonstrated experience in disaster recovery planning and testing
? Thorough knowledge of Windows platforms
? Understanding of systems development processes and business processes
? Proven analytic skills and strong judgment
? Excellent communication skills
? Ability to work effectively with team/others and share knowledge to ensure team success
? Ability to work through issues with Microsoft technical support
? Experience with performance tuning and capacity planning
? Experience with enterprise job scheduling tools (AutoSys a plus)
? Demonstrated diagnostic skills
? Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline

If you are interested, please respond with the following details:

Updated resume in Word format

Your availability to start

Your salary expectations

Your work Authorization (US Citizen, H1, GC, etc. If you have H-1B, can you transfer your visa?)

Best number and time to reach you

If not local, are you open to relocation / travel?

Please feel free to contact me at 412.894.8124 or via email. If you are not available at this time, I would really appreciate if you could forward this email to any of your friends who may be interested.

Thanks for your time!


Neeti Aggarwal