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Expert SQL DBA

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Santa Clara, CA US
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Job Description

Team lead and subject matter expert for SQL Server 2008/2012

Stay current on the latest technology/database trends and knowledge share with the team

Collaborate with engineers and architects on application/database design Ensure availability/uptime for business critical database systems

Provide recommendations on standardization for instance, database, and operating systems

Design, develop, and implement procedures, processes, work instructions/run books

Windows and SQL Server installation and configuration, including complex configurations: clustering, multi-site clustering, and SQL Server Failover Clustering Instances

In-depth Windows and SQL Server troubleshooting

Participate in patch management/deployment

Lead database migration/upgrade strategies

Maintain complex replication topology and drive improvements/efficiencies

Assists in developing and testing disaster recovery processes and procedures

Lead capacity planning activities.

Evaluate capacity trends and make recommendations

Drive optimizations and efficiencies through process enhancement and/or automation

Partner with project technical leads and engineering teams to execute technical solutions in line with customer expectations and company strategic goals

Participate in after hours/on-call support as needed


Minimum 8 years of related experience with 5+ years using SQL Server in a DBA/equivalent role
Hands-on experience with SQL Server 2005/2008/2012 supporting very large 1+ TB OLTP databases with 99.995% availability
In-depth query performance tuning - detailed understanding of the query optimizer, execution plans, plan cache, cost estimation, indexes, and statistics
Automation of manual processes, T-SQL coding and PowerShell scripting
Extensive knowledge and troubleshooting skills with SQL Server replication
Expert knowledge with log shipping, mirroring, and Always On Availability Groups
Strong working knowledge SAN/storage, hardware, and network components used in SQL Server implementations
Extensive work experience with NetApp/EMC storage technologies
Excellent communication and collaboration skills

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