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MS SQL Server DBA
Minnetonka, Minnesota  |  Onsite
Contract to Hire Position
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Applied on November 30, 2021
Job Id #51810 Posted November 2, 2021

Please provide a summary of the project/initiative that this candidate will be working on?
- The goal of this position is contract to hire. If hired, candidate will be working on a team highly focused on customer service, providing solutions and stable MS SQL DB environments.

Please describe the team the candidate will be working with - how many members?
- Team of 6

What is the break-down of the teams skill sets (ex: 1 PM 4 Developers etc.)?
- 1 Lead and 5 DBAs

What are the top 5-10 responsibilities for this position (please be detailed as to what the candidate is expected to do or complete on a daily basis)?
- Primary Responsibilities
• Installation, administration and configuration of SQL 2019/2016/2014 and other supported lower version of Microsoft SQL Servers
• Participate in 24x7 on - call support
• Define Backup / Recovery strategy
• Production support
• Design and architect various high availability and disaster recovery solution as well long term archival process.
• Experience on different type of database backup, replication, recovery, restoration, solutions.
• Excellent knowledge in other RDBMS and cross platform technology concepts.
• Knowledge on Azure or cloud based solutions on SQL platform, supporting key, business initiatives.
• Experience on automation and PowerShell scripting to build infrastructure for automation.
• Experiences on BI, Data ware housing architecture and implementations
• Design, implement and maintain all functions of database systems, including access, methods and time, device allocations, validation checks, organization, security, documentation and statistical methodology.
• Assists in development of systems and procedures affecting database management, design and maintenance
• Support problem resolution; consult and advise in application design and tuning; plan, organize and execute product benchmarks for threshold and functionality
• Participate in product evaluations, design review session, data requirement meetings and consulting with application development products
• Performance Tuning
• Project Delivery
• Review ongoing and proposed projects to identify opportunities for reuse and process improvement
• Review technical documentation to verify compliance with client requirements and established architectural standards and guidelines

What does the ideal candidate background look like (ex: healthcare specific background specific industry experience etc.)?
- Healthcare background is helpful but not required.

What skills/attributes are required (please be detailed as to number of years of experience for each skill)?
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related computer discipline
• 3-5 years of strong Microsoft SQL Server database administration experience
• 3-5 years of production support experience
• 3-5 Experience with relational databases, database structures and design, systems design, data management, data warehouse
• Ability to prioritize, coordinate, and manage multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment
• Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills

Of the required skills listed, which would you consider the top 3? Please list your expectations regarding years of experience for each requirement.
• Installation, administration and configuration of SQL 2019/2016/2014 and other supported lower version of Microsoft SQL Servers
a. 5 years
• Experience on automation and PowerShell scripting to build infrastructure for automation.
a. 3 to 4 years
• Support problem resolution; consult and advise in application design and tuning; plan, organize and execute product benchmarks for threshold and functionality
a. 4 to 5 years

What skills/attributes are preferred (what will set a candidate apart)?
- Team work and problem solving. Must be able to manage difficult customer situations.

What will the interview process look like? (Video phone or in person?
-Phone to start. In person in further rounds

How many rounds? How technical will the interviews be?
-2 to 3 rounds with technical and behavioral

Work hours (ex. 9am-5pm day/night shifts rotating shifts etc)?
- 9am - 5pm with oncall support as well

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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