Job Description :
Perform SQL database administration tasks:

Monitoring and tuning all SQL databases to ensure availability
Monitoring production databases and data processing jobs
Implementing and administering database replication
Troubleshooting performance issues relating to indexes, fine-tuning queries and stored procedures
Coordinating database checkpoint frequencies, archive logging, resource usage with programmers and system Administrators
Creating capacity planning forecast
Establishing and maintaining custom-tailored backup/restore procedures and disaster recovery plans for Production Servers.
Enhancing system availability
24 X 7 Production support

Provide support to Application Development Groups in the following ways:

Providing logical database structures alternatives
Creating a physical database design
Helping with construction, testing and installation
Ensuring application performance, integrity and availability
Proficient with system development techniques and tools

SQL Server Software Maintenance:

Installing, configuring, securing SQL Production servers
Upgrading databases from earlier versions to the latest versions
Applying MS maintenance fixes
Providing technical support to the application developers
Reviewing new databases that come with purchased packages

Skills and Qualification Requirements:

Experience supporting mission critical production systems is required.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with peers, other application teams and clients
Provide direction to application development team(s)
Organization and time management skills are critical.
Must continue to enhance technical knowledge and skills through research and experimentation

Education/Certification Requirements:

Candidate must have a 4 year degree (or equivalent experience)
5+ years of MS SQL Server Administration experience required
Requires solid knowledge of MS SQL Server programming and administration for mission critical systems