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September Meeting - Tuesday, September 16, 2014

When:   Wednesday Sep. 17th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

              (Always the third Wednesday of the month)


Where:  New Horizons

               2727 NW Loop 410



              Naomi Williams - USAA

I was a very active member of SQL Server Users Group in Nashville and attend numerous SQL Saturdays. I have been active on SQL Server since SQL 7 and currently working on all versions of SQL up to SQL 2012.

I am also an Oracle DBA that has been active on Oracle since Oracle 9i.

Topics of interest; IT leadership, enterprise architecture, high availability, performance and teaching/mentoring




What are the various areas of memory inside of SQL Server?  How are queries handled behind the scenes? What does SQL Server do with procedural code, like functions, procedures, and triggers?  What happens during checkpoints? Lazywrites?  How are IOs handled with regards to transaction logs and database?  What happens when transaction logs and databases grow or shrinks?


Give away:

            Several SQL books.


More Info:




Pizza and soda will be provided.  All are welcome.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for administration and maintenance of Enterprise databases. This includes support of SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008 as well as assisting in support of vendor managed Oracle databases, their configuration, and administration. This position also requires occasional travel, off-hours work, and participation in an on-call rotation.

Ensure availability and high performance of the Enterprise SQL Server and Oracle Databases in a multi-site and multi-domain hosting environment.
Investigate and document Database and server information
Plan, deploy, support and maintain new Enterprise databases
Proactively Monitor databases and resolve any alerts
Implement and release database changes according to agreed cost and timelines
Problem solving and troubleshooting connection, performance and job scheduling issues
Stay up to date on and suggest new ways to better manage the database environments
Implement database backup strategies for new projects
Enforce security and best practices within database environments and patch database instances
24 hour availability when on-call and the willingness to work outside business hours as needed
Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor
Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures and government regulatory requirements

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree or relevant work experience
In depth SQL Server Database Administration experience
Experience managing multiple MS SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008 RDBMS on Enterprise Systems
Strong self-sufficiency and initiative working on Database projects
Practical experience in monitoring and tuning a database to provide high availability and maximum performance
Good database fundamentals and knowledge of SQL Server internals
Database system migration, upgrade and patching

In addition we expect:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external clients
Excellent computer proficiency (e.g. MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook)
Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices
Innovation, focus, dynamism, off-centeredness, dedication, humor, compassion and intelligence.

Tanya Duelm
Technical Recruiter
8626 Tesoro Drive, Suite 480, San Antonio, TX 78217
P: 210-787-2217| C: 210-875-9046

















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