Wednesday, March 23, 2005

New meetings coming up

FYI, the next two meetings are being planned.

One I hope will be on SQL Server Reporting Services (possibly in June) and the other will be discussing the .NET Compact Framework (tentatively set for May 11th with Russ Nemhauser from INETA).

Stay tuned for more details as I get things finalized!


Here's an opportunity for any SQL DBAs out there!


General Summary:

Candidate report directly to the Director of Application Development managing multiple databases in a development, beta, and production environment. Responsibilities will be multi-faceted including management of a corporate data warehouse, providing backup and recovery strategies, collaborating with the development team, managing the replication of a distributed data model, designing data models, performing maintenance and optimization, as well as importing and exporting data.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Administer various SQL Server DBs
2. Take a lead role in the design of a corporate data warehouse
3. Implement and manage merge replication strategy
4. Review stored procedures and tables to ensure optimal performance
5. Compile and document the data dictionary and data model
6. Author an archive process
7. Analyze findings to design, develop/test data extraction, transformation, and loading processes
8. Ensure the safety of the data through backup and recovery plans
9. Create stored procedures for recurring tasks
10. Recommend, build and analyze all indexes
11. Research data issues and propose/implement preventive actions.
12. Implement and manage database security
13. Assist application developers in their database environments
14. Identify/define opportunities to improve relevant business processes


Backup and recovery processes and technologies
Database knowledge (relational database concepts, logical and physical design)
Database tuning
Data integrity concepts
Broad technical knowledge of client/server environments

Education and Skills:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
Minimum 3 years MS SQL server DBA experience (2000 preferred)
3 - 5 years IT experience
Documentation skills
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently or as part of a team
Positive attitude

Contact for more info:

Aaron S. Rinehart
Technical Recruiter
Vision Technology Services

Friday, March 04, 2005

* NEXT MEETING ALERT * - March 10th!

Our next meeting is scheduled for:

Thursday, March 10th with

Sean Allison!

Sean is going to talk about Business Objects in .NET. Sean has been going around to all the local user groups (and to old ladies on the street) and giving this talk, because it's so cool (and because it works well with the ladies).

Sean works for Solutions.NET Corporation, a local, .NET consulting firm that also has such luminaries as Ken LeFebvre. Solutions.NET has been been providing custom solutions for over 20 years and also offer affordable web hosting and site design services.

Come on out and check out Sean!