As I travel and visit DBAs from around the United States, I am always surprised at the job titles DBA have. Rarely is their official job title "DBA." Some are Data Analysts, Data Architects, System Administrators, IT Specialists, Developers, and on the rare occasion, Database Administrator.
So, for fun, I would like to hear from you, telling us what your job title is. Besides telling us about your title, tell us about your most common job duties. I think we would all be interested in learning more about what other DBAs do.
To start off, I'll begin with myself. Although I am a DBA by profession, my job title is "Director of DBA Education" for Red Gate Software. (At least DBA is included in the title.) My job duties include, but are not limited to:
- I manage the databases used for the SQLServerCentral, Simple-Talk, and Red Gate Software websites. I really do DBA work. ;-)
- I work with Red Gate Software Product Managers to help develop new products and improve current products.
- I work with Red Gate Marketing Managers to help them better understand the inner workings of the mind of the average DBA.
- I write a lot of blog entries, articles, and e-books, helping DBAs to keep up with the latest in DBA technology.
- And my favorite activity, I speak at user groups, Code Camps, TechFests, and conferences, teaching DBAs how to become better at their job.
So let's hear from you. Tell us what your job title is, and what your key job duties are.
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