SQL Server Database Consultant


(New York, New York)
Full Time Weekends Fully Remote
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About Pythian
Pythian is a global IT services company that specializes in designing, implementing, and managing systems that directly contribute to revenue and business success. We help companies adopt disruptive technologies to advance innovation and increase agility.
The SQL Server Database consultant will, as part of a team based approach, supply complete support for all aspects of database and application infrastructure to a variety of clients, as assigned.
* Coordinating, analyzing, designing, implementing and administering IT solutions * Recommending best practices for improvements to current operational processes * Configuring and maintaining database servers * Supporting SQL Server Database services * Administering backup procedures and disaster recovery plans * Troubleshooting operational problems * Administering proactive daily checks * Responding to monitoring alerts * Presenting technical courses to customers * Participating in on-call coverage rotation plan * Communicating status and planning activities to customers and team members
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**Qualifications:** * Installing, configuring and upgrading SQL Server 2008 - 2016 databases(2017 soon) * SQL Server Administration including: * Managing Server and Database storage * SQL Server third party tools * Performance tuning of database server * SQL Server management tools * Designing and implementing various backup/recovery strategies * Replication, log shipping, mirroring, clustering, AlwaysOn * SSRS & Power BI, SSIS, and BI experience * Coding scripts, procedures, functions, etc. * Strong TSQL scripting and tuning experience * Performance tuning experience * Developing methods for monitoring * SSAS: Support of cubes, ETL processes and data warehouse environments * Supporting cloud migrations and environments, would be considered and asset * Awareness of development practices including but not limited to agile and waterfall * Working directly with external customers * Project managing * White paper writing, blogging and presenting skills * Excellent written and verbal communication skills * Administering cloud solutions inc but not limited to Azure, AWS and Google Cloud * Developing cloud solutions inc but not limited to Azure, AWS and Google Cloud * Ability to lead and design technical project roadmaps with clients and internally * Powershell experience an advantage * Automation experience an advantage **Personal Attributes:** * Interfacing with external customers, strong customer service focus with the ability to manage customer expectations and priorities * Excellent oral and written communication * Self-motivated and directed, while working in a fast-paced demanding environment * Keen attention to detail * Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities * Very effective organizational skills * Ability to work in a team * Demonstrate sound work ethics * Understanding of current IT service standards such as ITIL **Working Conditions:** * Participate in on-call rotation and periodic overtime * Ability to perform primary job functions while standing or sitting for extended periods of time * Dexterity of hands and fingers (or skill with adaptive devices) to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other computing equipment * The incumbent must spend long hours in intense concentration * Stress may be caused by the need to complete tasks within tight deadlines * Shifted Work Week (Saturday - Wednesday OR Sunday - Thursday). Eligible for Salary Premium **Education:** Undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, information technology or related field or equivalent experience.


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