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Silicon Valley Microsoft Data Platform Meetup Message Board › I'm Hiring: MS SQL DBA at Gazillion Entertainment: Great Pay/Stock Options ;

I'm Hiring: MS SQL DBA at Gazillion Entertainment: Great Pay/Stock Options ; marilyn.hommes@gazillion.com

Marilyn H
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San Francisco, CA
Post #: 2




Senior MSSQL DBA/Architect

Gazillion Entertainment - San Francisco Bay Area


Job Description

Senior MSSQL DBA/Architect



Gazillion develops massively-multiplayer online games based on Marvel’s universe of more than 8,000 characters, including icons like Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and Spider-man. In addition to the currently live Marvel Super Hero Squad Online, Gazillion will be launching the highly anticipated Marvel Heroes MMO. Marvel Heroes is a free-to-play MMO Action RPG created by David Brevik, the visionary behind Diablo. Marvel Heroes will bring AAA production values to a free-to-play game.



The Data Base Administrator (DBA) is responsible for providing technical support for the database environment including overseeing the development and organization of the databases, assessment and implementation of new technologies, and providing Information Technology with a long-term perspective on the relationship of database technology to the business opportunities facing the company. It is extremely important to the company that on-line processing database systems offer the highest reliability and performance possible. The DBA is challenged to work with architecture, application development and operations to help achieve a state-of-the-art environment that meets current and future business objectives.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills required with the ability to communicate effectively to a diverse group of IT professionals. Candidates must possess strong analytical, organizational and time management skills as well as the ability to take initiative in a goal-oriented environment to meet tight deadlines.



Responsibilities:
•Provides and designs tools to assist in the management of the database and transaction processing environment.
•Works to provide a working model of our transaction processing environment for capacity assessment and planning.
•Develops a methodology for the ongoing assessment of database performance and the identification of problem areas.
•Develops a security scheme for the database environment, as well as assisting in disaster recovery if necessary.
•Provides leadership during the development and enhancement of production applications including working with applications, technical support and operations during the design, development and implementation of applications.
•Work with the transaction processing area to develop both the physical and the logical database administration functions and assists in the development of our processing database and computing environments.
•Work with others in IT to build the logical database area and provide technical guidance during all phases of the development process.
•Work with vendors in evaluating and implementing new technologies.

Required Experience:
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills required with the ability to communicate effectively to a diverse group of IT professionals.
•Candidates must possess strong analytical, organizational and time management skills as well as the ability to take initiative in a goal-oriented environment to meet tight deadlines.
•BE or BS Degree in one of the following subject areas: Computer Science, Business Administration, Information Technology or related field preferred
•5 -7 years IT operation with strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices in a 24x7 environment.
•5 – 7 years Microsoft SQL Server experience
•Expert knowledge of MSSQL Server 2008 or 2008R2.
•How to install and upgrade MSSQL Server to their current service packs.
•Understands how to setup and perform backups and restores.
•Able to do database architect work for a highly used OLTP system.
•Understand performance monitoring and tuning. Example (page life, buffer cache hit ratio etc…) what to do when these counters are high or low.
•Able to write SQL Queries and optimization of queries developers write.
•Understand how to setup and monitor Mirroring and the concepts or replication and log shipping.
•Handle security understand the differences of table level and database level security and Domain access and SQL server access.
•Able to setup scheduled jobs and monitor these jobs for completion
•Able to write T-SQL stored procedures and optimize those procedures.

Required Skills:
•MSSQL Server 2008
•Database Administration
•Database Tuning
•Database Management
•Database Security


Company Description

Gazillion develops massively-multiplayer online games based on Marvel’s universe of more than 8,000 characters, including icons like Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and Spider-man. In addition to the currently live Marvel Super Hero Squad Online, Gazillion will be launching the highly anticipated Marvel Heroes MMO. Marvel Heroes is a free-to-play MMO Action RPG created by David Brevik, the visionary behind Diablo. Marvel Heroes will bring AAA production values to a free-to-play game. For more information go to: www.gazillion.com , www.marvelheroes.com and www.heroup.com.


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