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Sybase Data Base Administrator v. 15

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Our client company, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, wants to add a Sybase Data Base Administrator (DBA) to their team. You must be experienced with Sybase version 15. The initial duration of this assignment is one year, with a likely extension. You will be a W2, hourly employee of Aquent during this time. We do have health and dental benefits from which you may choose.

Here is what you will do:
You will function as the primary subject matter expert for Sybase database administration service operations. This involves performing incident and problem resolution, standard service requests, infrastructure monitoring & alert response, and consultation with application support and development staff. You will be part of a 24x7 on-call rotation. Cell phone contact information is required.

Here is what you need to have:
• Deep experience in Sybase (version 15) data base performance tuning techniques.
• Competency in ITIL processes: Incident, Problem, Knowledge and Change Management.
• Competency in Root Cause Analysis and Cause Mapping.

Other responsibilities include:
• Coaching other data base administration team members toward a functional understanding of Sybase data bases.
• Ability to assess varying types of incidents and determine appropriate subject matter experts (SME’s) to involve when necessary.
• Basic scripting knowledge: SQL, UNIX shell, Perl.
• Basic awareness of other infrastructure technologies – for example, WebSphere, Informatica PowerCenter, Business Objects, UNIX and Windows Server Administration, storage, or data networking.
• Data modeling skills (Power Designer).
• Proficient with advanced monitoring tools (MDA tables) and ability to coach others in their use.
• Awareness of Service Management target metrics.
• Experience with application of Sybase database patches.
• Experience with other Sybase technologies such as Replication Server and Direct Connect.

The following skills, while not required, are also helpful:
• Competency with MS SQL Server and related BI Suite software.
• Ability to learn new technologies with limited direction.
• Ability to effectively communicate issues and solutions across all levels of the organization.
• Ability to manage infrastructure projects such as patching cycles and migrations.

Here is a little bit about our client:


Company Leads Industry in FORTUNE® Survey; Ranks #1 in Seven Out of Nine Key Attributes

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)— Our client is the “World’s Most Admired Company” in the life insurance industry, according to executives, directors and analysts worldwide responding to FORTUNE® magazine’s 2011 annual survey. Our client led its industry in seven out of nine key attributes:
• Financial soundness
• Quality of products and services
• Long-term investment
• Quality of management
• Social responsibility
• People management
• Use of corporate assets


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