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April Meeting - Friday, April 10, 2015

When:   Wednesday April 15th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

              (Always the third Wednesday of the month)


Where:  New Horizons

               2727 NW Loop 410



              Mike Byrd, Senior Database Engineer ByrdNest Consulting


About Mike: Former rocket scientist and USAF Fighter Pilot -- now a SQL Server geek. Past opportunities include free-lance technical writer for PC Magazine, Senior Software Manager for government sponsored munitions effectiveness committee, and IT Director for insurance company, Currently senior database consultant for several companies; free lance tech writer for Confio. Ideal job is sproc and query performance tuning. Specialties SQL Server performance tuning; database (OLTP & OLAP) architecture



SQL Server in memory.


Give away:

            Several SQL books.


More Info:




Pizza and soda will be provided.  All are welcome.

 Job Opportunities

JR Database Administrator

As a member of the DBA team, you will be responsible for configuring, managing, maintaining and monitoring SQL Servers in our Production environment. Our DBAs will also assist in supporting our SQL Servers in multiple Development environments. Database security, reviewing object level changes for deployments, implementing new SQL technology/features, upgrading our SQL servers will also be an essential part of your role. You will report to the DBA Manager.


·         Support a high volume, large database environment within our Production infrastructure

·         Own, track and resolve database related incidents and requests within established SLA’s

·         Review service related reports (capacity, post-deployment performance, etc.)

·         Respond to database related alerts and escalations within expected timeframes

·         Assist with DR documentation and drills

·         Act as the lead on major department initiatives and projects

·         Assist with creating functional documentation

·         Work with Engineering and Data Center team to help resolve performance issues

·         Work with the IT Infrastructure team for SQL Server installation and administration

·         Work with the Engineering team to come up with strategic solutions for recurring issues

·         Configure and manage backups

·         Provide 24x7 on-call support for production database issues

Skills & Requirements


·         Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or related field or related experience


·         3+ years of experience with MS SQL Server in a production environment

·         Profiler and other monitoring and troubleshooting tools

·         Experience with any of the following Failover Cluster/Log shipping/AlwaysOn

·         Ability to identify and prioritize actions to achieve goals and mitigate risk

·         Excellent written and oral communication


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