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Consultant, Database Admin

Pulau Pinang
Key Responsibilities
  • Performs as a technical subject matter expert in the development of highly complex, innovative and cost effective database solutions 
  • Plans and manages implementation and integration of new technologies 
  • Provides ultimate direction for multiple projects and is responsible for solving highly technical and complex problems 
  • Acts as a consultant to development groups, technical teams, executives and customers 
  • Recognized regionally and internally as a technical and subject matter expert in a specialized field 
  • Serves as consultant to senior leadership on database programs and long-term systems strategies 
  • Provides expertise and guides work on complex database systems of great scope with advanced technical complexity that may have global impact 
  • Works with database functional management to initiate and lead strategic efforts


  • Should be very strong in replication concepts and troubleshooting replication issues with in SLA.
  • Extensive experience in designing and handling Disaster recovery/high availability.
  • Failover Clustering
  • Data Modeling
  • Implementation experience in Enterprise wide automation tools/custom automation.
  • Data Transformation and Loading
  • Experience with SSIS and SSRS troubleshooting
  • Upgrade from DTS to SSIS packages
  • Backup the current code for rollback purposes
  • Analysis - Analyze the data to determine the core problems
  • Testing - Test the various options to ensure they perform better and do not cause worse performance in other portions of the application
  • Plan growth and changes (capacity planning)
  • Perform general technical trouble shooting and give consultation to development teams
  • Interface with Microsoft Corporation for technical support.
  • Patch Management and Version Control
  • Should have good understanding of the MS SQL, related utilities and tools Identification - Use native tools like Profiler, Perfmon, system stored procedures, dynamic management views, custom stored procedures or third party tools
  • Backing Up and Restoring SQL Server, Knowledge of ALL MS DB backup and recovery scenarios.
  • Establish and maintain sound backup and recovery policies and procedures
  • Backup tools, Performance tools, Check for failed processes
  • Research errors, Validate disk space is not low, validate none of the databases are offline or corrupt
  • Perform database maintenance : Perform both MS SQL and operating system performance tuning and monitoring
  • Monitor application related jobs and data replication activities (Automated)
  • Setup custom scripts to query for particular issues and email the team
  • Write error messages centrally in the application and review that data
  • Setup Operators and Alerts on SQL Server Agent Jobs for automated job notification
  • Should have sound communication skills with management, development teams, vendors and systems administrators
  • Setup and maintain documentation and standards
  • Review the current process to understand what is occurring
  • Determine what the business and technical problems are with the process Document the requirements for the new process
  • Provide a strategic database direction for the organization
  • Should have the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Should possess a sound understanding of the business
  • Good understanding of the underlying operating system
  • At least 12-15+  or more years working as a DBA and handling production critical databases/Servers.
  • 10+ or more years of experience as a SQL Database Administrator/Engineer
  • 10+ or more years of hands on Production/Development DBA/DBA experience.

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