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WANTED: Expert-level SQL Server Database Consultant to join our elite Advanced Technology Consulting group



Why This Is A Great Opportunity:



Are you fed up trying to convince your boss to send you to conferences? Convincing them that blogging is actually work? Reading white papers is necessary to stay up to date? Want to go on a training course but the budget won’t allow it this year?

At Pythian:

We give you your own conference budget to spend on as many conferences as you like anywhere in world
We encourage you to blog regularly and present at conferences worldwide
We expect you to stay up to date and recognize that this takes time and effort
We will give you your own training budget to allow you to choose which way your career grows

Consider Applying if you Someone who:

Has a passion for client-driven consulting and have proven experience working with a variety of clients to create, implement and manage their data infrastructure
Has a big picture mindset
Is challenged by technical puzzles and you are at your best when there are technical and business “unknowns” surrounding you
Enjoy travelling as part of your role

TRAVEL: Up to 50% travel is required within North America; primarily the travel will be centred in USA



OVERVIEW: The SQL Server Database Consultant (DBA) will, as part of our Pythian Consulting Team, supply complete support for all aspects of database and application infrastructure to a variety of clients, as assigned.



This includes database design and architecture, data modeling, planning of deployment, deployment/test, transition to production environment, performance and health monitoring, performance, security and DR audits and reviews.



You will also get to solve the most challenging problems escalated from the regular DBC teams.



RESPONSIBILITES:



Provide support to external clients on all aspects of SQL Server Database Management, including but not limited to:

• Recommendation of best practices for improvements to current operational processes and procedures

• Restoration and recovery of corrupted databases

• Database server configuration and maintenance

• Support of Database services

• Administration of backup procedures and disaster recovery plans

• Troubleshooting of operational problems, including performance

• Responding to monitoring alerts

• Oversee backup, clustering, mirroring, replication and failover

• Coordinating, analyzing, designing, implementing and administrating IT solutions

• Configuring and maintaining database servers

• Administrating backup procedures and disaster recovery plans

• Provide 24x7on-call support and participate in applicable on-call rotation

• Periodic overtime and weekend work

• Troubleshooting of operational problems, including performance

• Other duties as assigned by the SDM/Team Lead



QUALIFICATIONS: Highly experienced in Database design and Administration performing the following:

• Expert knowledge of all versions of SQL Server

• Design and implementation of Highly Availability Architectures

• Design and implementation of Disaster Recovery strategies

• Data modeling

• Performance Tuning

• Coding Scripts, Procedures, functions, etc.

• Installations, configurations, and upgrading of databases

• Develop methods for monitoring

• Minimum 8 years of experience in Database Administration, and expertise in all of the following:

Installing, configuring and upgrading SQL Server databases
SQL Server Administration
SQL Server client tools
Performance tuning of SQL Server databases
SQL Server technical support
Designing and implementing various SQL Server backup/recovery strategies
SQL Server DR strategies (database mirroring, log shipping, etc.)
SQL Server Replication
SQL Server Clustering
Coding scripts, procedures, functions, etc.
Developing methods for monitoring
SQL Server tools (SSIS, SSRS, SSAS)

• Experience with Virtualization

• Knowledge of server hardware

• Experience interfacing with external customers

• Good Project Management, time management, scheduling and coordination skills

• White paper writing, blogging and presenting a plus

• The successful candidate will have proper authorization to work and travel in the US



BONUS QUALIFICATIONS: (Any of the following)

• Oracle Experience

• MySQL experience

• NoSQL Experience (Any flavor)

• BI Experience

• Sharepoint

• Expertise with all Microsoft operating systems, other major Operating Systems is a plus

• Experience with other database platforms a plus

• Experience with major operating systems is a plus





PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

• Interfacing with external customers, strong customer service focus with the ability to manage customer expectations and priorities

• Excellent oral and written communication

• Self-motivated and directed, while working in a fast-paced demanding environment

• Keen attention to detail

• Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities

• Very effective organizational skills

• Ability to work in a team

• Demonstrate sound work ethics

• Understanding of current IT service standards such as ITIL



WORKING CONDITIONS:

• Frequent, short notice, travel on a regular basis

• Participate in on-call rotation and periodic overtime

• Ability to perform primary job functions while standing or sitting for extended periods of time

• Dexterity of hands and fingers (or skill with adaptive devices) to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other computing equipment

• The incumbent must spend long hours in intense concentration

• Stress may be caused by the need to complete tasks within tight deadlines



EDUCATION:
Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Information Technology other related field from an accredited university or equivalent experience.



DISCLAIMER: An equivalent combination of education and experience, which results in demonstrated ability to apply skills will also be considered. Pythian is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will need to fulfill the requirements necessary to obtain a security check.

Apply today!: https://careersen-pythian.icims.com/jobs/1541/expert-sql-server-database-consultant-%28remote-opportunity%29/job
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Posted Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:20 AM


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That's weird:
RESPONSIBILITES:
Provide support to external clients on all aspects of Oracle Database Management, including but not limited to:...


and

QUALIFICATIONS: Highly experienced in Database design and Administration performing the following:
• Expert knowledge of all versions of SQL Server....



Either it's a typo or there's something wrong with this position...




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LutzM (8/12/2014)
That's weird:
RESPONSIBILITES:
Provide support to external clients on all aspects of Oracle Database Management, including but not limited to:...


and

QUALIFICATIONS: Highly experienced in Database design and Administration performing the following:
• Expert knowledge of all versions of SQL Server....



Either it's a typo or there's something wrong with this position...


nah - they probably want somebody to do both.




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nah - they probably want somebody to do both.


If that's the case, why isn't Oracle listed as a required qualification?

Or do you mean they're asking for a SQL Server expert to "turn" him/her into an Oracle expert?




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LutzM (8/12/2014)
nah - they probably want somebody to do both.


If that's the case, why isn't Oracle listed as a required qualification?

Or do you mean they're asking for a SQL Server expert to "turn" him/her into an Oracle expert?


All of the above??





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Posted Tuesday, August 12, 2014 11:05 AM
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Sorry for the confusion, folks.... it is fixed now. That line should have SQL Server rather than Oracle.
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rogers 62092 (8/12/2014)
Sorry for the confusion, folks.... it is fixed now. That line should have SQL Server rather than Oracle.


Phew - that is much better




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