Builder wanted for Auckland

Someone wanting to grab Auckland by the horns is wanted by Nelson-based SQL Services. A senior DBA/consultant is wanted in its Auckland office to build up the customer base, serve the region and New Zealand, particularly in high-end consultancy.

Title: Senior DBA/consultant, SQL Server Auckland

Function: Build up the Auckland base and serve the region, particularly in high-end consultancy

Description: Database administration and support, consultancy work, build relationships with clients and partners, develop projects, train and mentor junior staff.

Dosh: $80,000 to $100,000+

Someone wanting to grab Auckland by the horns is wanted by Nelson-based SQL Services.

The company specialises in database administration services to big organisations. It has offices in Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch. Key partners include MicrosoftComputerland and Compaq.

A senior DBA/consultant is wanted in its Auckland office to build up the customer base, serve the region and New Zealand, particularly in high-end consultancy.

SQL’s Colin Andersen says the role combines sales and consulting as well as high-end support, particularly in high-availability SQL Server systems, the large systems used by organisations with stringent uptime requirements.

“The key job with this person is to ensure that the systems stay on and perform optimally. Should they need recovery, they can be recovered safely,” says Andersen.

Working with partners is important, with the successful candidate having a track record in building customer and partnership relationships. They will also need to demonstrate they can take projects from an initial approach through consulting, design, implementation and support phases independently, while drawing on support from the internal DBA team.

Whoever gets the job will have a strong background in database management and administration, including at least three years’ experience with Microsoft SQL Server. The Microsoft CDBA qualification is expected along with reasonable infrastructure experience, such as NT and Windows 2000.

Andersen says the appointee is likely to be doing in-house DBA work for a big organisation and is ready to branch out into a growing business that offers experience with other large New Zealand firms.

SQL Services, he says, is a growing business, with plans to open offices in Singapore, Australia and the US. And the successful candidate could work overseas and help this growth.

“There’s also an element of team leadership and mentoring juniors,” says Andersen.

The salary is $80,000 to $100,000, with a significant bonus. That means an okay performer gets $80,000, while a first-class one can earn $100,000 or more.

“We want someone to grab the Auckland market, own it, rise to a challenge and tackle it head on,” Andersen says.

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