Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Comcast - Sr. Software Engineer

Sr. Software Engineer
Englewood, CO

Provide lead tech expertise for design, develop., & deployment of enterprise solutions w/in Weblogic platform.

Reqs: Bach deg (or foreign equiv) in CS or rltd tech. field, & 5yrs. progressively resp exp. in SOA-based development of Java /J2EE enterprise app. solutions in Weblogic platform, utilizing JMS/EJB, web services, Spring, Struts, & XML/XSLT; of which 2 yrs. must incl. using bus process mgmt tools/systems incl. Oracle SQL, PLSQL & Oracle BPM.

Apply to: Denise Mapes, HR, Comcast Cable Communications, LLC, 1500 Market St, 11th Fl East, Philadelphia, PA 19102; or denise_mapes @cable.comcast.com.

I-Behavior - C# ASP.NET Architect

I-Behavior Inc., a fast paced, growing database marketing services company with offices located in Harrison, NY and Louisville, CO has a great opportunity for a highly skilled C# ASP.NET Architect in our Louisville, CO office.  I-Behavior is now a KBM Group company and part of the WPP organization. (www.i-behavior.com)


As an architect, you will utilize your Microsoft technology skills to help shape technical direction and provide strong leadership for a development team building I-Behavior’s interactive product, an extremely high volume Data Management Platform for behavioral data based advertising.  You will be actively involved in contributing to all aspects of the application development lifecycle from understanding requirements, to setting architectural direction, through delivering innovative products to the marketplace.

Specifically, your primary role will be to:

·        Drive development of overall technical design and lead development team during implementation of technical roadmap

·        Design and develop application features and frameworks with the goals of maximizing performance, scalability, maintainability, quality, and extensibility

·        Directly contribute to development activities to implement new features

·        Work with customers to understand business needs and to direct integration solutions

·        Use your experience and creativity to find new ways to solve business problems

·        Collaborate with development team to teach and learn during design and coding reviews

·        Engage in Agile team practices such as backlog grooming, release planning, sprint planning, daily scrum meetings, and working towards incremental value producing feature construction

·        Document code and processes clearly

·        Develop unit tests and quality assurance procedures

·        Ensure data integrity and quality


·        BA or BS in Computer Science or related degree

·        Demonstrated experience working in a leadership / architect role for enterprise projects

·        6+ years experience Microsoft Visual Studio, C#, ASP.NET, and JavaScript

·        6+ years experience with database systems, including Oracle and MySQL

·        Hands-on, motivated self-starter with ability to take direction and manage tasks with minimal supervision within an energized, collaborative and entrepreneurial environment

·        Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and listening skills

·        Innovative and creative, able to champion new ideas and initiatives with attention to detail

·        Flexible and resourceful

Desired Experience:
Experience providing solutions in the Direct Marketing domain
Background in data analytics
Agile development

Employee Benefit Package

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Epsilon - Database Administrator

About the Opportunity
The successful candidate must have 5+ years experience as a production Oracle DBA on UNIX/LINUX, with a proven track record in administrating large databases. Sr. Oracle DBA is expected to work in concert with DBA team members as well as other teams on supporting Oracle databases in a 24x7 environment, with rotating on-call duties after hours.

Installation, configuration, migration and upgrading of Oracle databases, including Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)

Perform database administration activities including monitoring, schema management, space management, capacity planning, performance tuning, SQL and PL/SQL tuning, database backup and recovery, data replication, and database refresh.

Evaluate new technologies and products.

Support production, development and QA databases.

Interacting with Oracle support to resolve issues.

Provide day-to-day support for users & application databases.

Demonstrated proficiency of troubleshooting techniques and detail-oriented problem diagnosis.

Strong Oracle RAC performance tuning and troubleshooting skills.

Good understanding of the Oracle database, including RAC, related utilities and tools, including database regulatory compliance experience.

Experience in database change management through the various stages of the development life cycle.

Oracle 11g experience required.

Experience with Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) is required

Unix shell scripting, SQL & PL/SQL expertise required.

Experience with RMAN required.

Knowledge with ETL and Data warehouse technology

Data Guard/Stand by experience required.

Experience with Oracle Virtual Machine (OVM) is a plus

OCP certification is a plus

Experience with Oracle Enterprise Manager and TOAD is desirable.

B.S. in Computer Science or related area of study

Compensation and Benefits
Alliance Data offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive selection of benefit options including 401(k).

Conditions of Employment
All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of drug screen and background checks.

About Us
Epsilon is the industry's leading marketing services firm, with a broad array of data-driven, multichannel marketing solutions that leverage consumer insight to help brands deepen their relationships with customers. Services include strategic consulting, acquisition and customer database technologies, loyalty management, proprietary data, predictive modeling and a full range of direct and digital agency services, including creative, interactive web design, email deployment, search engine optimization and direct mail production. In addition, Epsilon is the world's largest permission-based email marketer. Epsilon is an Alliance Data company. For more information, visit http://www.epsilon.com/or call 1.800.309.0505.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

DIRECTV - Data Center Principal Analyst

DIRECTV, the nation's leading and fastest growing Digital Video Recorder (DVR) and High Definition Television (HDTV) service provider is looking for a talented, energetic, and motivated IT Operations Principal 1 to join the Data Center Orchestration (DCO) Team.

The IT Operations Principal 1 candidate will work as a member of the Data Center Orchestration Services team. This team is responsible for providing support, maintenance, and enhancement services for selected products of the Infrastructure Applications department. The Operations Orchestration (OO) is the primary tool in the DIRECTV Data Center Automation (DCA) suite. The client utilizes DCO to automate the server provisioning and the change management process in DIRECTV's cloud computing and other data center environments.

Candidate will maintain and administer all aspects of the Data Center Orchestration. As an experienced specialist with strong technical and analytical skills, one will be providing orchestration services in 24x7 open system environments. Supporting technologies Operation Orchestration (OO), Network Automation (NA), Server Automation (SA), and Business Service Automation Essentials (BSAE) are necessary.
The candidate will spend time supporting the operations and work with end-users to troubleshoot and resolve issues with existing operations. Knowledge of industry experience/knowledge to help mature the use of DCO in DIRECTV's environment is required.

The Data Center Orchestration Services Team operates on a 24x7x365 basis; on-call/off-hour may be required.
This position will be located at our Englewood, Colorado office; local candidates are preferred.

Essential Duties:
* Experience with Data Center Orchestration, OO, NA, SA version 7.5 or higher is necessary and high availability configurations of these tools.
* Basic experience in designing, implementing, and maintaining OO flows.
* Effectively troubleshoots and resolves incidents related to flows and operations in DCO.
* Support installs and configurations of OO, SA, and NA products.
* Experience deploying, configuring, operationally maintaining and scaling OO, NA, and SA for large environment, business critical applications.
* Skills to debug low level operating system, networking, and application problems.
* Ability to train peers in the use, administration, and customization of OO, NA, and SA products.
* Customize and extend Data Center Automation products (OO, NA, and SA) based on business requirements.
* General knowledge and experience with Linux (RedHat), UNIX (HPUX), and Windows operating systems.
* Develop Python scripts, Shell scripts, PERL scripts, Visual Basic scripts, and batch files for automation of system and application administration.
* Develop custom applications using the DCO APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) and industry standard programming languages to meet business needs.
* Computer Associates (CA) Service Desk experience is required.
* HP Openview Suite (OMU, BAC, NNM, UCMDB) skills are essential.
* Oracle database and VMware Virtual Infrastructure knowledge is helpful.
* Highly tuned problem solving and analytical skills is necessary for this position.
* Provide expertise in troubleshooting and critical problem resolution.
* Initiate and maintain service desk tickets to include receiving or identifying incident/problem, track process, find resolution, make necessary correction to the incident/problem area, and close ticket.
* Support the ITIL model for best practices of IT processes.
* Create reports for metrics of system incidents, problems, and requests for all DCO products and distribute to appropriate members.
* Troubleshoot hardware and software incidents both locally, and remotely.
* Assist with various projects relating to the DCO OO, SA, and NA tools.
* Maintain quality control and customer service; work with vendors, and customers internal/external.
* Follow established polices and processes; improve process documentation in areas of responsibility.
* Take ownership of assigned tasks and drive to completion; provide status and follow-up as needed.
* Attend appropriate meetings.
* Candidate may be required to be on call; must be willing to support flexible working hours, including nights and weekends.
* Candidate may also be required to participate in the weekly on-call rotation; frequent overtime may be necessary.
* Other duties assigned.
* Bachelor's, Master's degree preferred in Computer Science, 2 years of functional experience, or its equivalent
* ITIL certified in at least basic foundation or higher levels
* Ability to work varying shifts with 4 year's customer service related experience
* May supervise others within the team
* Expert skills of Microsoft Office suites
* Excels in Information Technology in a large distributed data center environment
* 2 years professional experience with Data Center Orchestration tools
* System administration and debugging experience on at least two of the following platforms: Windows, Solaris, Linux, AIX, HP-UX
* Network configuration and troubleshooting on large IP networks
* Automation of common tasks with PERL, Python, Shell scripts, VB scripts, and batch files
* Experience with software packaging (e.g. RPM, MSI, etc.) and software distribution
* Performance monitoring, system tuning, high availability, and capacity planning experience
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Experience writing technical documentation
* Support for the environment 24 X 7
* Some travel may be necessary (5%)
* Must be customer-focused and have demonstrated strong teamwork, problem solving, and organizational/planning skills
* The ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment is also essential
* Ability to produce effective results under pressure
* Ability to adapt to technical changes in the industry
* Posses good time management and priority skills
* Maintains advanced knowledge on subject matter and often consulted on a variety of topics regarding function/specialty
* Technical lead for medium to large projects; has at least one but may have multiple complex projects
* Must be self-motivated, maintain positive attitude, high-energy, and able to work with minimal day-to-day project guidance
* Exercises wide latitude in determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments
Job: Information Technology

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Colorado Access - Web Service Architect

Wouldn’t it be nice to work for a company where the mission makes sense, the salaries are competitive, the company listens to the needs of the employees and the office is professional yet the dress is casual? 

Colorado Access is a nonprofit health plan serving the medical and behavioral needs of the medically underserved in Colorado.  We offer an excellent benefit and compensation package, including medical, dental & vision, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and competitive PTO.

We are currently looking for a Web Services Architect responsible for the overall architectural design, associated core development and ongoing support of strategically developed web applications. This position is accountable to provide the business with timely, useful, stable and long-term, supportable solutions to meet the needs of the business for years to come. Through mentoring, and coaching, this position will cultivate highly-scalable and supportable web architecture, a staff of highly skilled, efficient, and productive developers whose product solutions will drive the efficiencies of business processing.

Essential Functions Summary:

·         Direct and participate in the design and development of Colorado Access' web services architecture with an emphasis on cross-platform database environments to effectively and efficiently support long-term business needs.

·         Provide usage and performance statistics of all web services on a monthly basis. Provide recommendations to ensure continued, successful and high-performance delivery of all web applications.

·         Ensure the delivery of stable solutions by maintaining rigorous testing and QA processes. Monitor the effectiveness of all development efforts through usage, performance, and error reporting as well as user satisfaction surveys. Establish and maintain development methodologies, tool-sets, and processes.

·         Provide continuous support and performance monitoring of our production websites and web services applications. Ensure that all processing is as efficient and automated as possible. Manage dependencies, errors, and notifications to ensure accurate and timely data processing.

·         Motivate and provide leadership and vision to subordinates and peers ensuring each employee is performing to the best of their ability.

·         Facilitate the appropriate processes and escalations to ensure enterprise database efforts are aligned with current business needs. Enforce data ownership by identifying company-wide departmental accountabilities and roles around corporate data. Ensure data integrity by maintaining these data ownership roles through stringent processes and security mechanisms.

·         Remain continuously aware of business, technical, and infrastructure issues and develop creative solutions to business needs. Ensure that solutions are agile, flexible, and scalable in order to extend their useful life as business and technical demands change.

Bachelor degree in Computer Science or other closely related field.   
Minimum of eight (8) years progressive experience in architecting web solutions using PHP, .NET or Java technologies
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in an real-time ODS implementation
Extensive understanding of SOA architecture and real-time messaging technologies using Websphere Application Server/TIBCO/MQ
SQL Expertise in database technologies – Oracle/Microsoft/DB2/Sybase/MySql
Expertise in XML xpath queries and related XML data parsing
Expertise in Oracle XDB is a plus
Related experience or education may be substituted for part of the above requirements.

Please send, fax or e-mail your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:

Colorado Access
E-mail: recruiter@coaccess.com

Hiring decisions will be made without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, religion, ancestry, mental or physical handicap, age or sexual orientation. EOE.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Mercury Payment Systems - Business Intelligence Developer, Production DBA

"innovations".  Like, cool.  And stuff.  Or something.

"These partnerships translate internally to create a trusting and cooperative team environment."  Really?  This happens through magic or black box?  How much did HR pay for that drivel?

Mercury is an integrated transaction processing company created to enhance point-of-sale systems by offering credit, debit, check, gift card and loyalty processing. Mercury’s integrated Internet protocol (IP) or dial-up processing solutions are fast, reliable and affordable. Retailers can leverage the reliability and enhanced efficiency of integrated payment processing to increase productivity and customer satisfaction. Mercury helps resellers increase their opportunities with reseller support and superior technology.  Mercury is in the business is to help other business’s prosper.


Responsible for the design, development, support and overall management of MPS Business Intelligence solutions.


•Works with business units to gather and understand requirements, rules and processes, identify Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and high-level reporting metric as inputs for the design and architecture of MPS business intelligence and data warehousing solutions
•Works closely with DB and Software developers to ensure BI architecture delivers enterprise-wide needs
•Evaluate and deliver enterprise-wide toolsets for varying user aptitudes
•Support the design and development of a new data warehouse through data modeling and ETL development activities
•Controls, and documents user access to reporting UI’s and underlying databases.
•Navigate, understand, and leverage existing complex data structures
•Acts as project architect and contributes to architectural decisions.
•Define, design and implement logical and physical data models
•Debugs, monitors, and troubleshoots BI solutions
•Identify opportunities to optimize performance of existing data structures
•Design and implement data quality and data auditing processes
•Develops systems testing strategies, plans, cases and conditions; monitors testing efforts; tests complex operating environments and database management systems in compliance with testing standards
•Knowledge of data, master data and metadata related standards, processes and technology
•Depicts highly complex ideas, issues and designs to varied audiences; communicates project objectives, scope and direction to project team and management
•Leads team in developing and implementing best practices and standards.
•Understands Technology Limitations/Features and sets expectations
•Increases knowledge (including new software and tools) through internal resources, company training, developer forums, external education and trade publications
•Authors process and systems documentation; participates in knowledge sharing with the database team and project teams
•Has a general understanding of IT software development methodologies
•Mentor, coach, train and encourage information exchange amongst junior level developers
•Production support responsibilities including full-spectrum documentation, internal cross-training and some on-call duties


•Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or related field preferred. 
•Microsoft Certifications preferred
•5-7 years’ experience translating business requirements into technical requirements
•5-7 years’ experience working with data warehouse and/or relational database concepts
•3-5 years’ experience working with Pervasive, Informatica or similar ETL toolsets, able to architect an ETL solution
•3-5 years’ experience working with the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack:
- Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) 2005/2008 Development
- Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008/2008R2
- Microsoft SQL Server Integrations Services (SSIS)
- Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 2005/2008
•3-5 years’ experience designing and building, applying data mining algorithms, writes relational and multidimensional database queries, designs reports
•3-5 years’ experience building data models for data warehousing projects using data modeling tools (i.e. Erwin, ER Studio, SQL Developer, Rational)
•3-5 years’ experience in Business Intelligence with hands-on experience building OLAP (online analytical processing) cubes,  data warehouse or BI tools for business purposes (SSRS, Tableau, MicroStrategy, SAP BI, OBIEE, Business Objects, Crystal Reports, PowerPivot, SharePoint, ASP.Net, VB.Net, etc.)
•3-5 years’ experience performing development DBA activities a plus
•Experience in Payment Processing, Sales, or Finance a plus


Mercury offers competitive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits package that includes a 401(k) plan.

About Mercury

Known as an "innovations" leader in the Payment Processing Industry, Mercury was awarded in 2011 for the 2nd year in a row the top (GOLD) award in the Payment Processing category and Best Overall Retail Technology Vendor at RSPA. We were honored with a “Best Company To Work For In Colorado” and a ColoradoBiz Magazine “Top Company” award in 2008. Headquartered in Durango, Colorado, with a second office in Denver, we offer challenging career opportunities in a fast paced, strategic work environment. EOE

Mercury is an integrated transaction processing company created to enhance point-of-sale systems by offering credit, debit, check, gift card and loyalty processing. Mercury’s integrated Internet protocol (IP) or dial-up processing solutions are fast, reliable and affordable. Retailers can leverage the reliability and enhanced efficiency of integrated payment processing to increase productivity and customer satisfaction. Mercury helps resellers increase their opportunities with reseller support and superior technology.  Mercury is in the business is to help other business’s prosper.

Job Summary
Ensures availability, performance and accessibility of databases to meet business needs

Essential Functions include the following. Others may be assigned.

•Production DBA Functions include
•Backup strategy, review, maintenance and annual testing
•Database recovery to meet business requirements
•SQL Server product installation
•Database installation and deployment, including patches, upgrades and utilities
•Security administration, review and audit
•Database normalization and de-normalization
•Replication and transformation services management
•Performance Tuning
•Server sizing and configuration
•Data cleanup, data refresh
•Promotes usability of databases to support business needs; Works with customers to recommend query tools to assist with data retrieval requirements
•Works with business units and customers to define data recovery requirements, SLA's and implement systems to ensure requirements are met
•Reviews and recommends improvements for current production processes operating procedures, and completes/improves on daily operational monitoring checklists
•Researches, designs, communicates, and leads to implement best practices around production database administration, operations and support
•Organizes and leads process improvement teams oriented towards continually improving database production support processes and systems
•Responsible for maintaining internal best practice library for database production operations
•Work with customers to develop and consistently update the Production Database service catalog based on the needs of the customers
•Attends change management, On Call and product-rollout meetings as required

Qualifications - to perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential functions satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability needed or desired.

Education and Experience

•Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or related field preferred. 
•5-7 years’ experience in implementing and maintaining SQL Server production and non-production environments including clustered environments, including:
•Performance tuning, query optimization, performance monitor and other related monitoring tools
•Proficiency with indexes, including, but not limited to, management, checks, configuration and patching.
•Backups, restores, DR drills, recovery models, database shrink operations, clustering, database mirroring and replication.
•Trouble-shooting and resolving database issues including, but not limited to: integrity, performance, blocking and deadlocking, replication, log shipping, connectivity and security
•Detecting and trouble-shooting SQL Server related CPU/memory, I/O, disk space and other resource contentions
•5-7 years’ experience T-SQL programming
•3-5 years’ experience with MS Office suite
•MS SQL DBA Certifications strongly preferred
•Expert experience in implementing operational automation.
•Strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices
•Strong understanding of Virtual environments
•Strong understanding of SQL Server replication strategies
•Strong understanding of DTS/SSIS
•Functional knowledge of Windows servers, security delegation, SANs and storage components.
•Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing SSIS, SSRS and SSAS is a plus
•Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; must be able to document processes and procedures clearly and effectively (e.g. runbooks, topology, etc.).
•Ability to work well in a team environment, as well as individually.
•Ability to work a rotating 24x7 on-call support schedule.


•Strong written and oral communications
•Thorough reading comprehension
•Proactive troubleshooting, listening and problem solving skills
•Critical thinking using logic and reason
•Excellent time-management skills with the ability to meet deadlines
•Maintain regular and punctual attendance
•Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-task environment
•Ability to sit for long periods of time
•Ability to interact with a diverse population
•Ability to work on computer for long periods of time
•Ability to accept and evolve with changes in policies and procedures
Physical Demands and Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear; both on the telephone and in a personal environment. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle, feel or type. The employee is occasionally required to climb stairs, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Team Environment

Each Mercury employee plays a role in the success of company relationships with Developers, Resellers and Merchants. These partnerships translate internally to create a trusting and cooperative team environment.  Both internal and external partnership success relies on every Mercury employee understanding and participating in their individual team function to their highest ability.

Broadridge - Software Developer

Interesting approach to hiring in that requirements are not too strict.  There are some basics, and this firm may get a golden candidate.
Broadridge is a leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven-solutions to banks, broker-dealers, mutual funds, and corporations globally. Our systems and services include investor communication solutions, securities processing and operations. In short, we provide the infrastructure that helps the financial services industry operate. With 50 years of experience, we provide financial services firms with advanced, dependable, scalable and cost-effective integrated services to help run their businesses.

 In this role you will develop and maintain application programs using one or more of the following:  VB6, VB.net, C#, Crystal Reports and Microsoft SQL Server.  The ideal candidate will be able to work effectively on independent projects as well as part of a team on larger efforts.  Typical project work will offer the candidate an opportunity to creatively develop solutions within the scope of established user requirements.  In many cases, the candidate will be called upon to work with the QA group to develop test plans and methodologies.



In addition to prior experience with applications utilizing VB6, VB.Net, C#, Crystal Reports and MS SQL Server, experience within and/or understanding of Mutual Funds processing would be a definite asset but not a requirement. 

Beyond technical skills, a candidate for this role should possess the following:     

Excellent organizational skills,

Time management skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to manage multiple priorities

Bachelor’s degree highly preferred along with 5 to 7 years of previous experience.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Intrado - Senior Software Engineer

Intrado Inc. is North America's leading provider of 9-1-1 infrastructure systems and services. Founded in 1979, Intrado's wide range of offerings for safety and commercial markets includes 9-1-1 data management, wireless data services, target notification and data aggregation and delivery.

The company's unparalleled industry knowledge in data management, network transaction, call handling and notification technology reduces the effort, cost, time and complexity associated with providing reliable information for 9-1-1, safety and commercial applications. Intrado is "work worth doing!"

Responsible for working on highly technical, complex projects in order to develop technical solutions and services which are cost effective while meeting the business needs of the Company; lead activities throughout the entire software development life cycle providing consultative advice and direction to development team, as needed; develop technical specifications including the configuration of standard applications, modifications to standard reports, development of new reports, development of interfaces in and out of the application, and end user support for multiple applications in multiple geographies; participate in business meetings to identify and understand the company's goals and objectives in order to develop software that will meet the company's current and future business needs; analyze and review functional and performance requirements to support design architecture, providing alternative solutions as necessary; perform troubleshooting and issue resolution throughout project ensuring issues are brought to resolution and on-going communication with project team and management is maintained; coach and mentor project team members to ensure thorough understanding of project tasks and company goals; provide quality expert technical level deliverables; maintain necessary design and testing documentation.

Applicant for this job will be expected to meet the following minimum qualifications.

• Bachelor's degree in computer science, MIS, or a related field required
• Equivalent work experience in a similar position may be substituted for educational

• Minimum five years increasingly responsible programming experience using a standard
coding language and/or platform required
• Minimum four years experience writing detailed program designs for medium to large
sized projects preferred
• Project management experience preferred

Preferred skills
*SQL Server or Oracle
*GIS experience

Do you share our passion of "work worth doing?" Demand for our services continues to grow. We are looking for the nation's best who are interested in making a difference. If this is you, apply online today!

Applications will be accepted through 1/21/2013.


Please Note: Intrado requires background check, drug screen and motor vehicle record check as a condition of employment. Additionally, Intrado has a restricted workplace smoking policy. Intrado discourages smoking and strongly supports helping employees quit smoking. Anyone hired on or after November 1, 2008 is prohibited from smoking and using tobacco products on Intrado premises or at any Intrado-sponsored event.

Intrado is an AAP/EEO Employer

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

TriZetto - SQL Server DBA

The TriZetto Group, Inc. is the leading provider of information technology and service solutions for the healthcare payer industry. TriZetto's technology touches more than half of the insured population of the United States with offerings that include enterprise and component software, hosting and business process outsourcing services, and consulting. TriZetto is committed to a vision of Integrated Healthcare Management (IHM) to improve the US healthcare system, by enabling the systematic application of processes and shared information to optimize the coordination of benefits and care for the healthcare consumer.

This person must have DBA skills, the ability to think and communicate both strategically and tactically, and a proactive approach to ensure success of both personal and team deliverables. Must be able to analyze business and technical requirements. Need to ensure the accuracy, reliability and scalability of the data. Success requires initiating and performing changes in development and production systems and proactively escalating any issues that cannot be resolved within the established timeframes.

SQL Server DBA *2nd shift

*This is a second shift position. Candidate must be able to work second shift working hours which are approximately from 4 p.m. to midnight and will include one weekend day within the rotation.


* 5+ years' experience of core database administration in a SQL Server environment.

* knowledge of database performance tuning and Transact-SQL.

* knowledge or SQL Server Cluster administration and support.

* Experience in implementing and enhancing operational automation using scripts.

* Experience with system integration.

* Work with application developers to design SQL databases, estimate proper table sizes, and document all aspects of the database.

* Responsible for the production deployment of stored procedures including code review; maintain proper source control for all database and stored procedure changes.

* Must have in-depth and hands-on experience in troubleshooting and resolving database problems, including working with 3rd party support towards resolution.

* Experience with backups, restores and recovery models; demonstrated knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for MS SQL Server .

* Ensure continuous 24 x 7 x 365 database operation.

* Maintain clustered servers running SQL Server in regards to availability, recoverability, and performance.

* Setup and configure MS SQL databases and maintain the database performance criteria; perform daily monitoring of database performance

* Develop and maintain proper security of the database, including access for changes, application access, and end-user interfaces that meets regulatory requirements; must have a strong commitment to maintain the security and data modeling standards set forth by the company

* Diagnose and troubleshoot problems as they arise with the database, including poor performing stored procedures or applications; work with developers to do performance tuning of stored procedures

* Experience working with MS Windows server , including Active Directory and optimal environment configurations

* Must be highly organized, a self-starter, and have excellent project management skills

* Must possess initiative and strong teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills; strong written and verbal communication skills.

* Solid understanding of systems architecture, systems testing, and software development best practices; experience with Software Development Life Cycle.

Please visit www.trizetto.com/careers for more information about the benefits and advantages of choosing a career at TriZetto.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

ViaSat - Database Administrator

"fast-paced IT team environment"
Frequent posting of similar position.  Recycling through these on-the-job tryouts?  Hmmm.

Temporary - Database Administrator
Denver, CO 80111

Job Responsibilities
Do you love working with a broad array of the latest technology? Are you motivated to ensure our database systems run smoothly to allow our engineering teams to run successful satellite networks?  If so, ViaSat might be a great place to take your career.

As part of our fast-paced IT team environment, you will grow your career in Database Administration as you provide dedicated support for the design and implementation of commercial systems. You will be part of a strong team designing, building, and supporting our enterprise Oracle database platform. Sound interesting? Keep reading…

Experience/Skills Required

Bachelors degree

8+ years experience designing, building, and supporting an enterprise Oracle database platform

Extensive experience working with Web/Services applications

Expertise in working with Red Hat LINUX and storage platforms

Experience with the design, data modeling, and construction of logical databases

Strong application experience integrating with multi-tier architecture

U.S. Citizenship

Living in Denver means you get to enjoy: panoramic vistas on your morning commute, three hundred days of sunshine, the largest public parks system of any U.S. city, world-class theatre, museums, and sports teams and a cost of living that’s easy on your wallet!

Are ready to be part of an engineering team responsible for creating our worldwide network? Then submit your resume. It only takes a few minutes and could start you on your new path to a fulfilling career at ViaSat. We look forward to hearing from you.

Education Requirements

Charles Schwab - Database Engineer

Charles Schwab has been a leader in financial services for nearly four decades, working to make investing more affordable, accessible and understandable to all. Driven by our purpose to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity, we’re committed to providing an environment that respects and appreciates the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. Our goal, as seen through clients' eyes, is that Schwab continuously improves on being a premier financial service provider through best in class service, technology, products, people and advice.

Organizational Objective/Purpose:

The AMTDE Technology Team, part of the CTS (Client &Trading Solutions) organization supports both internal and external facing web portals (B2B) in support of various business partners including the Managed Accounts, Alternative Investments, Insurance & Annuities, Clearing, CSTOA and Mutual Funds business.  The AMTDE Technology Team utilizes a Microsoft SQL Server & Oracle environment to support both internally developed and 3rd Party integrated applications.  The team is responsible for the planning, development, installation, and implementation of multi-tier application architecture.  Work includes the development of interfaces, SSIS packages, scripts, SQL Objects and extracts for downstream systems.

Brief Description of Role:

This position will fulfill the role of subject matter expert (SME) for the provisioning, maintenance, and development of database & applications in support for numerous business-critical systems and processes.   The candidate will be providing support for problem analysis and interfacing with internal support personnel. 
• Responsible for supporting the SQL Server databases and ensuring their performance, availability and security
• Responsible for implementation and release of database changes according to agreed timescales
• Creates prototypes, codes, tests, debugs and implements more complex software applications
• Monitors system performance, troubleshoots and resolves system failures, and plans system changes necessary to respond to changes in the computing hardware and software infrastructure
• Provide support and leadership in critical production support issue resolution.
• Ability to leverage internally developed ETL solution developed in Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008r2.
• Collaborate with developers, project managers and business analysts in conceptualizing, designing and developing new software applications and enhancements
• Building and maintaining production SQL jobs, ETL Scripts, & developing SQL queries, stored procedures for data analysis and extract.
• Creating installation scripts – including the base installation scripts to create the tables, indexes, stored procedures and initial data
• Work with others in IT to build the logical database area and provide technical guidance during all phases of the development process.
• Understanding and analysis of applicable business systems and customer needs/requirements
• Ability to follow the defined System Development Lifecycle process which includes the creation of required documentation and required approvals for each phase
• Follows established Change Management process to maintain a stable IT environment and mitigate the risks associated with implementing new technologies and upgrading existing systems.
• Must support the Q/A team with data driven requests.

Technical/Functional Qualifications:

Requisite Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Ability to play an integral part in project delivery given tight constraints but uncompromising quality
• Ability to provide accurate and timely estimates for tasks, and to effectively multi-task project efforts
• Ability to develop productive business relationships in an effort to identify and develop solutions
• Strong communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills required to interact with colleagues and clients
• Self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and in at team environment
• Excellent analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting abilities
• Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
• Ability to translate business requirements and technical specification documents into working solutions.   
• Attention to detail, and ability to write clear supporting and turnover documentation
• Understanding and analysis of applicable business systems and customer needs/requirements
• Ability to follow the defined System Development Lifecycle process which includes the creation of required documentation and required approvals for each phase
• Follows established Change Management process to maintain a stable IT environment and mitigate the risks associated with implementing new technologies and upgrading existing systems.
• Ability to work in an ambiguous and dynamic environment and manage changing/conflicting priorities


• A minimum of 3-5 years experience with Microsoft SQL Server database development and administration experience utilizing Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008
• Working knowledge of Solid Relational Database experience (SQL, Stored Procedures, DDL/DML).   MS SQL, Oracle, and/or Teradata experience preferred
• BS Degree in Computer Science or related Information Technology field.
• Proficient in writing stored procedures, triggers, and functions and also provide database development assistance and code for software developers (including Hands on experience with SSIS, scheduled SQL Jobs)
• Should have a thorough knowledge of data backup/ recovery/ rollback planning and implementation
• Ability to review, analyze, and optimize complex stored procedures to increase speed and performance.
• Understanding of, and experience with, server-client computing and relational database environments
• Experience with data management and ability to flowchart data processes
• Knowledge of reporting and query tools and practices
• Knowledge of relational database constructs (indexes, partitions, compression, etc.) and data warehousing concepts (dimensional modeling, slowly changing dimensions, etc.)
• Strong experience in SQL Scripting and automation process
• Must be well versed in database development, database interfaces, data analysis, and database performance. 
• Must be able to work with Configuration Management to migrate work though all project stages and environments. 
• Strong knowledge of Oracle, SQL, PL/SQL and Unix Shell Scripting is required