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Microsoft DevBoston Message Board › SQL Server Performance and Support SME wanted at Bit9 in Waltham, MA

SQL Server Performance and Support SME wanted at Bit9 in Waltham, MA

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Our organization has grown over 100% the past three years. We picked up additional funding last year for another 34M and our sales and customer base have exploded. As we grow past 175 people we have some significant opportunities for individuals with some key skills and passions in a few areas. One of those is SQL Server Performance and database Storage Management expertise. Here are details on the role below.

Email me if you would like to learn more and like tackling big database performance challenges!

We are seeking a motivated Sustaining Engineer with significant experience maintaining and improving enterprise class software applications and databases.

Do you get excited about challenging technical issues that span multiple technologies? Do you like working with customers and working as part of a high performance Software Engineering team? Do you want to work in the hottest security area in the software industry with a company that has grown 100% for the past three years? If so this is the right job for you! This role is full of great technical challenges and provides an opportunity to grow technically and make a difference. You will be part of an experienced team that builds and improves Trusted Security Software that protects the IP of over 60% of the F500 Brands.

This position executes post-launch support tasks related to items affecting the functionality, performance, scalability and quality of our products. This position provides support, maintenance and coding of both existing and new products. The person in this role will bring extensive experience with enterprise applications running on Windows Server Infrastructure. Significant database experience improving SQL Server performance and connectivity to high-performance applications is required.

Qualifications and Requirements:

5+ years of experience as a Software Engineer
SQL Server database proficiency required, (Developer profile: Writing, reading, T-SQL, profiling, optimization, troubleshooting Server to Database connectivity, diagnosing and troubleshooting performance issues.)
Proficient C/C++ skills
Storage experience (SAN + DAS), specifically experience evaluating and tuning SQL storage
Experience in PHP or .NET on IIS is a plus for Web App that interfaces with real time security data across multiple TB+ size databases.
Be able to work on problems of diverse scope (software/hardware/configuration)
Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
Demonstrated results in addressing product issues and driving corrective actions
Extensive experience maintaining enterprise web/database applications
Experience using code management and bug tracking tools
Must be proactive, self-motivated and attentive to detail
Must be able to work well under pressure and be able to manage multiple items effectively
Strong written and verbal communication skills. (Ability to White Board and discuss ideas/concepts/process flows)
Knowledge of popular scripting languages such as Python, bash, and/or perl a plus
Exposure to install technology on Windows a plus
BSCS degree or equivalent

Responsibilities include:

Engage with customers extensively to understand and find a quick solution to their issues related to Bit9 product performance in their environments.
Review logs, systems and table structures to identify areas to improve performance of databases and servers.
Submit formal product changes to QA and release engineering, resulting in production-quality patches for use by customers
Verify the product changes prior to submitting for release
Troubleshoot customer-reported issues, and find a quick solution
Merge changes into future product releases

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