SQL Data Base Administrator Position

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Location: San Jose, CA

ZAG Technical Services, Inc. (ZAG) is an award winning IT consulting firm specializing in network infrastructure, security, disaster recovery, virtualization, cloud computing services, and remote access. We serve SMB and enterprise businesses throughout the Northwest, consistently delivering solutions designed with the business needs in mind, deploying according to best practices and managed in a way to ensure our clients stay productive.

We are looking for an SQL DBA to work out of our San Jose office, in this client-facing, revenue-generating position, who has expert level implementation experience. The primary purpose of this position is to design and maintain Microsoft SQL Server database systems in support of client business goals and objectives, and to ensure that the company is delivering exceptional business value to its clients.  

Responsibilities Include

Delivery Management (80%):

  • Lead in defining solution architecture and maintain responsibility for all technical deliverables on assigned project; this includes providing technical leadership and mentoring
  • Assess possible risks and develop mitigation approaches and resolve operational and technical problems
  • Develop migration plans
  • Develop/test SQL backup plans and disaster recovery plans
  • Design SQL infrastructure using Microsoft “best practices” 
  • Provide technical oversight to consulting teams in the resolution or delivery of complex SQL server solutions for business
  • Provide management and planning support to Project Managers including escalation of client/project issues and resolution, planning and estimating technical tasks, and coordinating resources
  • Install and configure new SQL servers
  • Trouble shoot SQL Server service outages as they occur, including afterhours and weekends
  • Perform performance analysis and make recommendations

Presales (20%):

  • Lead customer interviews and facilitate requirements gathering
  • Assist in scoping and level of effort estimation
  • Assist in responding to RFIs and RFPs
  • Lead client discovery workshops to better position our solutions and services
  • Understand customer's business with the ability to white-board [articulate] solutions and strategies to client executive teams, users, and IT staff
  • Contribute in a leadership role to the development, review and presentation of requirements documents, scope definition, proposals, and project plans
  • Identify risks and define scope during project assessments and requirements gathering exercises and review those identified by others
  •  Stay current with new SQL technologies and architectures

Applications: Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Windows Server, others as needed

What You Will be Doing

  • Consistently service multiple clients simultaneously, or a large, complex engagement
  • Provide expertise and work efforts focused primarily on the implementation and support of Microsoft SQL Server database systems, including requirements gathering, design, migration planning, implementation, support and documentation
  • Define, manage, and meet client expectations
  • Define organization and content of project deliverables or proposals
  • Work closely with sales team to identify future opportunities with existing clients and provide pre-sales support for potential clients when needed
  • Sustain strong ongoing relationships with Client IT staff and management both during and between active engagements
  • Lead or indirectly supervise project development and functional consultant teams during project implementation/support/change activities.

What You Bring to The Position

  • 3-5 years direct, client facing consulting experience
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience with Microsoft SQL
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2012
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and within aggressive schedules
  • Demonstrated experience working with a team
  • Demonstrated understanding of technology and business trends that are shaping SQL Server solutions
  • Demonstrated understanding of T-SQL and SQL performance tuning
  • Demonstrated experience in implementation, management, migration, configuration, and integration of SQL Server
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple complex tasks at the same time
  • Demonstrated leadership and motivational skills and interpersonal and team building skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with an IT focus or equivalent experience
  • MCSE/MCTS/MCITP certification preferred - Windows 2003/2008/2012, Microsoft SQL  2008/2012
  • Scripting experience in PowerShell, C# and T-SQL

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