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Posted Monday, October 10, 2011 4:02 PM
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Hello, my company currently has an opening for a SQL DBA/Developer. The position is in the Metro Detroit area. We prefer local candidates but anyone fitting the job description will be considered. I am the Sr. SQL DBA and the position will be working closely with me. Feel free to email me if you have any specific questions.

https://www.quickenloanscareers.com/web/ApplyNow.aspx?ReqID=53292

Our company has been named to the Fortune Magazine's Top 100 Companies to Work For the previous 8 years and ranked in the top 15 companies to work for in technology by Computer World.
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Posted Monday, October 10, 2011 4:31 PM


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Looks like a solid position. A curiousity I'm hoping you'd be willing to comment on? I'm in Phoenix and don't have a B.S. so I'm not applying, just I'm always interested in trying to understand more about how people post these and the decisions behind them.

I'm curious why, when you want query optimization, one of your requirements is having worked in any relational database. As I'm sure you're aware, the engine is as important as the syntax. It seems an odd choice, especially when wanting someone familiar with MDX and cubes.



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Hey Craig,

I would be more than happy to try and answer your question. I agree with you completely about the importance of the relationship between the engine and syntax. However, we did not want to discount anyone because of the platform they currently work on. I am significantly out-of-date on my Oracle skills but I would think that the basic principles would still apply. Additionally, these job descriptions are not always as easy to write especially when it is the first one you have ever written as in this case.
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tgarland (10/10/2011)
Hey Craig,

I would be more than happy to try and answer your question.


Thank you very much.

I agree with you completely about the importance of the relationship between the engine and syntax. However, we did not want to discount anyone because of the platform they currently work on. I am significantly out-of-date on my Oracle skills but I would think that the basic principles would still apply.


Ah. For future note you would usually mention you want 2+ years of experience in any version of SQL Server, this would indicate non-currency would be allowable with the right other skillsets. However, that makes some sense. It will really come down to data volume which isn't described as to how deft a hand the tuner would need to have.

Additionally, these job descriptions are not always as easy to write especially when it is the first one you have ever written as in this case.


Oh I agree. If this is your first one, it's amazingly well done. Concise, tightly targetted position with a full understanding of the expectations and required skills that aren't asking for the world so you might actually be able to get your job done in a reasonable week.

Not having a degree I usually have a personal annoyance when the degree is 'required' instead of 'preferred', as it means I can't usually get past the gatekeepers to show equivalent value, but otherwise I'd apply... if there wasn't so much danged WINTER up there in Detroit. I like my desert.



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Hey Craig,

Thanks for the comments and will take into account your suggestions. We may even change the posting to reflect that a degree is preferred instead of required. I know personally that I am more interested in someone that has a strong passion for SQL Server and continually trying to learn and improve. I work at a great company and a great attitude and passion goes a long way.

Winters are not as bad as I thought. I moved here specifically for this job from Tennesse and was expecting a lot worse winters than it actually turned out. I am sure Arizona to Michigan would be more of a change than Tennessee to Michigan. Detroit is really turning things around and our family of companies is helping lead the way in turning Detroit into a strong technological area.

I would not hesitate to apply if you are interested. We will review all resumes and anyone that finds the job posting from this website has a leg up in my book.
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Craig, I just went back and looked at the job posting and it already contains "or equivalent experience" when referring to educational requirements.
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Just wanted to let everyone know the position is still open for anyone that is interested.
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Hello,

I don't know whether this is appropriate place to put this kind of request.
Do you consider remote database support or services option? As you are working as Sr. DBA, you might very aware of condition of your company for remote database support.
Do let us know, if you have any kind of database work.

Our Mail ID is sales@dbawork.com
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Do you consider remote database support or services option?


At this time, we are only considering full-time, on-site support.
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Thanks for you reply.
Do consider us, if you have any remote dba work kind of opportunity.

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