Job Title: SQL Server DBA

Location: Petersburg, VA

Duration: 6 Months Contract



In-Person Interview Must After Initial Telephonic Interview



Job Description:



The Microsoft SQL Server Database Administrator (DBA) will be responsible for the 25+ development and production Microsoft SQL Server databases in SQL 2005/2008 by performing maintenance, monitoring, analysis, tuning, disaster recovery (backups and restores) and troubleshooting/problem resolution.
The DBA may also be asked to install new SQL servers (including creation of new databases, maintenance jobs, and security); implement replication; assist in data architecture and infrastructure planning; assist in present and future capacity planning; develop and enforce a High Availability strategy; develop and enforce Archiving, Backup, and Recovery strategies; develop and enforce organizational SQL standards and best practices; and creating accurate written documentation of all activities.
Other related duties as assigned.
A minimum of 4-7 years of working experience as a Microsoft SQL Server Database Administrator using SQL 2000/2005/2008 is required.
Expertise in SQL Server database administration principals including configuration, implementation, maintenance, security, disaster recovery, availability strategies, migrations and upgrades, troubleshooting, and performance tuning.
Expertise in writing SQL code, scripts, and reports.
The position requires excellent organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills, including the ability to communicate solutions to users at all skill levels.
Excellent documentation skills for recording the history of problem resolutions and product features are also required.
Ability to establish effective working relationships with users, vendors, peers, and management; and to develop successful plans of action with minimal direct supervision is essential.










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