Job Description :
Barrister Global Services Network Inc. is currently looking for a motivated, highly detailed, organized and outgoing individual to support one of our major nationwide clients. The successful applicant should be able to quickly adapt their knowledge to the current IT environment and be able to enhance the current systems in place. They should also possess excellent verbal and written communication skills so as to be understood by technical and non-technical personnel.

Job Summary :

The successful candidate supports primarily Netezza appliance environment that will include configuration, administration, and maintenance of business-critical 24x7 non-production and production environments. You will be responsible for the design, development, installation, and performance of our Netezza appliances. We are looking for someone that has the ability to work within a cross functional team environment and is able to self-prioritize workload and manage deadlines effectively . Strong communication, organizational, and time-management skills are a must .

Essential Job Functions:

Develop and define administrative and operational standard practices using Netezza utilities (Groom, Distribution, statistics, Zone Maps
Solid experience in Netezza system configuration and setup with its utilities and tool sets.
Strong knowledge and experience with computer hardware including Servers, Network, SAN technologies, I/O subsystems.
Perform database performance analysis, capacity planning, system sizing and ongoing maintenance/tuning to ensure maximum performance on Netezza systems.
Recommend and implement a detailed security design for the appliance to meet our security and application needs.
Create, test, implement and monitor an automated set of procedures for database and server backups as well as necessary maintenance procedures including performing backup and restore activities.
Responsible for managing and supporting high performance, highly available and mission critical database platforms along with DR platforms.
Assist development teams with planning and implementing database changes and query optimization.
Supporting QA and DEV environments with refresh tasks.
Use the NzAdmin/NZMigrate tool for typical administrative tasks which include genstats, groom.
Review and Patch of Netezza including OS and Server firmware.
Weekend support as needed. Must be flexible to meet current and future business needs.


US Citizens and Green Card candidates Only
Over 6 years of previous experience
Experience with Multi-Rack Netezza Administration is required.
Bachelor''s degree, preferably in Computer Science/Technology or Engineering, or equivalent relevant work experience
At least a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in Netezza
Extensive experience with different backup/restore and disaster recovery solutions.
Expert level experience in administering large databases in mission critical environment.
Must have Netezza Hardware and Network component knowledge.

Employment Type: Contractor (6 months)