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Friday, October 24, 2008

Sr. DataBase Administrator - Cox Communications (Alpharetta, GA)

As the third largest cable provider in the nation, Cox Communications, Inc. is noted for its high-capacity, reliable broadband delivery network as well as the company's ability to provide superior customer service. For Cox, it's not about being the biggest; it's about being the best.


Primary responsibility is to design highly available, cost-effective database solutions. Incorporate technical planning, cost and risk mitigation considerations, systems design, technology integration, implementation oversight, and development of enterprise-wide standardization.


1. Work with the developers and other development DBA's to create a well designed, consistent data architecture to support business needs, while understanding the business processes that the data structure will support
2. Work with PM¿s to ensure database projects maintain an enterprise-wide view, along with leveraging knowledge, lessons learned and skills from across all departments
3. Meet with PM¿s and Developers to review systems performance, capabilities and quality to ensure that SLA¿s are continuously maintained
4. Participate in the adherence to corporate database standards, best practices and assure managed evolution of cross-applications integration
5. Work with the ETL architects and other development DBA's to identify data integration opportunities
6. Work with BA¿s and Subject Matter Experts to identify and understand business needs for data
7. Perform data analysis to assist in the triage of data anomalies
8. Participate in database design review sessions
9. Participate in capacity and growth planning in the development environments
10. Provide technical leadership to project teams
11. Provide expertise with large volume data loading, SQL Tuning, and problem diagnosis
12. Provide standard database administration for development databases (Monitoring, Tuning, Patching, Backup/Recovery).


1. Four to six years experience of Data Warehousing database development experience
2. Experience with complex applications which require analyzing information, problems, practices or procedures to: Define the problem or objective; identify relevant, concerns or factors; identify patterns, tendencies and relationships; formulate logical and objective conclusions and recognize alternatives and their implications
3. Seven to nine years experience of database design experience.
4. Ability to manage technical tasks to meet project goals (upgrades, enhancements, etc.)
5. Ability to work effectively on concurrent, multiple tasks and projects
6. Ability to work independently to coordinate, organize and track tasks effectively and meet project deadlines
7. Excellent oral and written communication skills
8. Four-year degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent required

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