SQL Server SME - Great Opportunity!

Last Post 05 Aug 2010 10:13 AM by Mary. 0 Replies.
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05 Aug 2010 10:13 AM

I have a direct hire full-time role with one of our top clients.  This person can be located anywhere on the east coast - as long as they are willing to travel.  Please send your resume to me ASAP - the client is motivated to move quickly on this role.  My email address is mary.patrick@modis.com - you can reach me at 713.425.6836.


Senior SQL Server Database and Infrastructure Expert

Our client is a leading global provider of products, technologies, solutions and services to consumers and business. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, and global services. They are seeking a Senior SQL Database Consultant with a mix of advanced technology and business skills as this consulting role requires both technical background and the ability to map business problems to technology solutions.  Below is a description for the duties and qualifications for this position:

·         Technical Consulting supporting Microsoft SQL Server and Infrastructure Team

·         Installation and configuration of various SQL Server Hardware and Software configurations

·         Database design expertise.

·         SQL programming of complex stored procedures, functions, views and triggers

·         Implement and maintain database security (create and maintain users and roles, assign privileges)

·         Establish and maintain backup and recovery policies and procedures

·         Perform necessary database maintenance and database software upgrades, i.e., security patches, database updates

·         Database and platform performance monitoring and tuning to assure proper performance levels are met

·         Create and maintain technical documentation

·         Ability to engage in senior level technology decision maker discussions related to agility, business value, and end to end information technology security

·         Identify and address technical or operational risks

·         Provide review/input on project activities for large enterprise or global level project.

·         Collaborates with the project manager to develop detailed project plans and work breakdown structures for large enterprise or global level projects.

·         Industry experience - minimum 10 to 15 years Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent experience.

·         Experience in performance tuning of applications by optimizing SQL, database design, stored procedures and triggers

·         Migration knowledge from competitive products to SQL and SQL release migrations

·         Knowledge of Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

·         Knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint

·         Solid experience in technical troubleshooting

·         Experience in SQL Server programmability with several of these - T-SQL, ADO.NET, OLEDB, ODBC, SQL, XML, XQuery/XPath

·         Experience in core RDBMS: RDBMS internals, architecture and tuning, performance and scalability, replication, notification services, HA including clustering, SAN and 32/64 bit SQL

·         Experience with management and implementation of tiered and large software systems

·         Solid experience in enterprise architecture as well as infrastructure deployment and/or distributed system implementation

 Other Qualifications:

Business Acumen:

·         Ability to understand the customer's business problem, need, or opportunity and to envision and design a SQL Server database solution that addresses the business problem, need, or opportunity.

·         Ability to develop Customer Requirements Documentation deliverables that map customer business requirements into complete information systems (technologies, processes and people) or operational solutions.

·         Ability to work both on-site and remote in a geography to responsibly deliver on consulting engagements.

·         Ability to continue developing and expanding knowledge in the area of SQL Server expertise


·         In depth knowledge of SQL Server technologies including OLTP, ROLTP, DW/BI and Infrastructure.

·         Broad IT industry knowledge with depth in multiple areas, servers, storage, networks and operations.

·         Has pulse on future technology or operational trends as they relate to and support customer business directions ("trusted advisor" role).

·         Broad knowledge of IT and business standards and best practices and how to apply the appropriately in solutions

·         Ability to write Statements of Work for large enterprise or global level solutions that span multiple technologies or operational areas.

·         Successfully works on project teams (individual success defined by how the organization works as a team, including resource and skill sharing across the organization).


·         Excellent customer influence and negotiation skills.

·         Ability to strategically consider all sides of an issue within the contexts of time, breadth, and range of options.

·         Ability to systematically gather, assess and apply critical organizational, technical, operational, and sales/marketing information for business decisions.

·         Ability to prepare clear, concise, and persuasive communications for multiple audiences, including demonstrating effective writing and presentation skills, listening actively, and projecting a credible image.

·         Ability to articulate technical or operational problems into understandable business terms appropriate for the audience.


·         Able to design and present high-impact messages to customer's Executive level management.

·         Able to use a wide variety of presentation tools to persuasively communicate complex messages to multiple audience levels, including Executive level management

·         Ability to use prepared and to create complete original materials to communicate with the customer.

·         Communicates mostly strategic information and some Tactical information.

·         Excellent speaking and writing skills with proven capability to represent our client at external customer and industry events.


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