Location: Montvale, NJ
Duration: Long Term


- this job is WEEKEND shift - can decide which two weekdays want off but must work sat-sun

- on call on rotation schedule with rest of team

A. Responsibilities:
Perform duties of a Senior Database Administrator of Microsoft SQL Server in a production environment
Provide installation, maintenance, monitoring and support for Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008 databases
Implementation and support of application requested database development changes in the Microsoft SQL Server and Windows environments
Support of production systems for database problem resolution and recovery, as well as assistance with production applications including Emergency off-hour support
Specification and development of systems for capturing and tracking database performance metrics, database and application performance monitoring, evaluation and recommendations
Technical support of in house and 3rd party developed SQL Server applications, including software installation, upgrades, problem diagnosis, performance monitoring, evaluation and tuning recommendations
Evaluation and recommendation of data base-related software products within technical architecture framework
Development and implementation of backup/restore, disaster recovery and data replication procedures

B. Qualifications:
BS/BA or higher degree from an accredited college/university
A minimum of five years experience as a production support MS SQL Server database administrator
Senior technical skills in MS SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008, including system installation and upgrade, backup and recovery, data server migration, database maintenance and support, release management, troubleshooting, performance tuning, developer and third party product support, configuration and support of DTS and SSIS jobs, SQL Server Agent jobs and maintenance plans
Experience with the SQL Server Log Shipping, clustering, replication and database mirroring features
Experience with installing and supporting SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008, particularly with features such as Integration Services, Reporting Services and Analysis Services
Familiarity with SQL, Transact-SQL and troubleshooting queries and stored procedures
Experience creating documentation of installation procedures, monitoring procedures, security policies, configuration changes, migration procedures, and best practices for development teams
Experience with installing and managing 3rd party vendor applications and dependent components, including packages that utilize IIS, Microsoft Reporting Services, etc.
Experience with automating database tasks: installations, refreshing databases from backup
Experience with scripting tools such as VBScript will be a plus
Experience with SQL Server Enterprise Manager, SQL Profiler, Query Analyzer, Access, Excel, Windows, Outlook, Explorer, and Windows scripting
Experience using 3rd party monitoring tools for infrastructure support (e.g., BMC Patrol, MOM, Tivoli, Quest) and/or in-house developed tools for reporting of faults and performance issues
Experience using 3rd party maintenance tools designed for SQL Server such as Idera?s SQL Safe
Development support experience including database object creation and maintenance, performance analysis, troubleshooting
Able to install and troubleshoot client connectivity software, such as ODBC
Self-motivated; proactive; a team player; able to manage own projects efficiently for on-time delivery
Ability to learn new software and technologies rapidly
Experience providing on-call production DBA support including off hours and weekend support
Ability to function efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work an off-hour schedule which may include weekend support for production emergencies
Professional appearance and conduct
Strong written and verbal communications skills a must. Able to interact with clients at all levels, both technical and non-technical