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SQL Server DBA

Scotts Valley, CA 
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SQL Server DBA, Admin, Setup, Backup, Support 
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Client has a rich and rapidly growing client base and has been located in Santa Cruz since 1992. Lately, they are experiencing high amount of growth. CLIENT's product is a command-and-control database front-end used by small- to medium-sized law enforcement, hospitals, casinos, universities and private security operations. The work is often high-pressure and mission-critical.

Job description

Client is looking for a part-time SQL Server DBA to assist engineering and support team. The work load will be around 10~20 hours per month. A substantial portion of this can be performed after hours and on weekends.

The primary role is to administer and maintain client installs and internal dev & testing databases. The DBA will help Client’s engineering and support team to optimize, troubleshoot, recover and restore databases as needed. Some of the databases are installed in mission critical, production environments. Maintenance work on them needs to be done with zero downtime.


  • Must pass background checks
  • Production experience in SQL Server 2008 and 2008R2 (strong) required. Experience with SQL Server 2012 and Powershell is a plus.
  • Experience in setup and maintenance of Database Mirroring and replication
  • Strong knowledge in database backups, recoveries and data restorations
  • DBA needs to be at a "senior" level (i.e. minimum 5 years of hands-on experience)
  • Ability to apply SQL Server software maintenance upgrades and fixes for current and past versions
  • Ability to monitor and react to system-down situations
  • Experience in installing, configuring, monitoring and maintaining databases
  • Ability to investigate and resolve problems which may require working with the supplier
  • Ability to assist in architecture planning and implementation to maintain a highly available infrastructure
  • Willingness to participate in 24x7 on-call rotations
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills are required.
  • Professional certification is not required, but is desirable
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