SQL Server DBA

Job Title : SQL Server DBA

Relevant Experience (Yrs) : 8+ Years

Certification: SQL Certification

Scope Of Service :

  • Lead data modeling and database design for application development and product implementation initiatives.
  • Participate in requirements definition, analysis and design.
  • Create conceptual/logical/physical models for custom application development, data exchange, integration services and reporting.
  • Work closely with business analysts, subject matter experts and development teams in design, development, testing, implementation, and support of application projects.
  • Develop, review and optimize SQL/T-SQL code.
  • Facilitate creation, migration and maintenance of database objects across development/QA/ production environments.
  • Perform data model management and version control using industry standard tools like ERwin and ER/Studio.
  • Follow best practices in data modeling including use of standard naming conventions, processes and templates to ensure consistency of data models.
  • Monitor and optimize database performance and capacity utilization to provide high availability and redundancy.
  • Take ownership of database performance, scalability and security.
  • Reverse engineer and document database architecture for business-critical legacy databases.
  • Define data strategies and architectures to meet compliance requirements.
  • Identify and plan data replication needs between internal/external data sources and heterogeneous/ legacy platforms.
  • Collaborate with service DBAs to optimize data structures for data integration and reporting.
  • Define and implement data testing strategies with business stakeholders, application development teams and QA groups.
  • Participate in the software testing process, including identification and resolution of defects. * Contribute to and support roll-out strategies.
  • Participate in and contribute to formal/informal technical reviews and presentations.
  • Understand other database platforms like Oracle, MySQL and IBM DB2.
  • Understand high level application architecture/design, network design, performance constraints and security frameworks.
  • Apply technical knowledge to determine solutions and solve complex problems.
  • Research, present and/or make recommendations on technical issues.
  • Explore new ideas and initiatives that encourage innovation.
  • Take inputs from reporting manager(s) and appropriately apply comments/feedback.
  • Accurately predicts time required to complete development tasks.
  • Demonstrate the ability to cooperate with a variety of people and achieve results.
  • Proactively initiate, develop, and maintain effective working relationships with team members.
  • Mentor and guide development team members on database-related tasks.


Mandatory Skills/Experience :

  • BA/BS Degree or equivalent, in a technology related field or other degree preferred.
  • 8-10 years of expertise in MS-SQL Server database administration, utilities and tools.
  • 6-8 years of application data modeling experience using tools like ERwin or ER/Studio.
  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator or equivalent certification in database development and management.
  • Proficiency in supporting SQL Server 2005/2008 databases in high availability environments with intimate knowledge of both SQL and T-SQL.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of designing, developing and integrating databases, data warehouses and multidimensional databases in MS-SQL Server.
  • Working knowledge on cross-platform databases like MySQL/Oracle/DB2.
  • Ability to write and optimize complex SQL queries, procedures and functions.
  • Familiarity with BIDS (SSRS, SSAS, SSIS) and data warehousing concepts like ETL, Dimensions, Facts, Cubes.
  • Experience with database replication techniques.
  • Ability to perform both database-level and operating system performance tuning and monitoring.
  • Knowledge of SQL Server backup and recovery scenarios.
  • Proficiency in SQL Server security management.
  • Experience in code migration, database change management and data management through the various stages of the development life cycle.
  • Ability to design databases according to industry standards and make tuning recommendations.
  • Strong analytical, decision-making and problem solving skills.
  • Good communication, presentation and leadership skills.
  • Team player who can establish excellent working relationships with peers and other teams.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects as team lead or team member.
  • Ability to understand business requirements and estimate for delivery commitments.
  • Utilize application development environments, tools and methodologies across multiple platforms.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Applications.


Desirable Skills :

  • Technically proficient in more than one language and platform.
  • Familiarity with public/private cloud-based database implementations.
  • Familiarity with Open Source database initiatives.
  • Experience in replication between Mainframe systems and relational databases.
  • Experiences with database-level encryption technologies.
  • Experience with high availability features such as clustering and mirroring.
  • Prior experience with database server installations and configurations.
  • Strong object-oriented analysis, design and programming skills.
  • Expertise in Microsoft .NET web application development.
  • Experience involving all phases of the Software Development Life cycle.
  • Experience with version control and release management principles.
  • Prior experience in federal/state/local government projects.


Duration: Long Term

Work Location : New York, NY

FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION email your resume to: sudharsan@digitalprocedure.com