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SQL Server Architect - Military veterans preferred

Company name
Cognizant

Location
Teaneck, NJ

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The SQL Server Architect will work under the Cognizant Infrastructure Services team (CIS) to help clients establish overall SQL Server and Database architectural vision and direction. He or she will help clients design, deploy, and migrate complex SQL environments as well as work with software developers, consultants, and engineers to create scalable and repeatable solutions for partners.

Responsibilities:

Billable Project work 80% of time which includes:

Gathering and Documenting Current State SQL Infrastructure (Current hardware and software functional specifications)
Identifying and Documenting requirements for new SQL Infrastructure
Designing and Documenting a new SQL Infrastructure based on requirements gathered (Performance/Capacity/DR/Business Continuity/Etc.)
Developing and Documenting a Implementation/Migration Strategies
Developing and Documenting Test Plans
Developing and Documenting Deployment Plans
Migrating the SQL Infrastructure
Decommissioning the legacy SQL Infrastructure
Following standard project delivery methodologies and working with a project team

Provide SQL consultancy services to existing Cognizant customers as well as potential customers
Evangelize the Cognizant platform to DBAs and management
Plan, design, and build new service offerings around SQL
Participate in a pre-sales involvement to provide services overlay to the existing sales motion primarily as a SME
Create toolkits and best practice documents and whitepapers

Required Qualifications:

Up to 70% of travel
A minimum of 8 years of industry experience
High level of comfort performing white boarding sessions and PowerPoint presentations
Proficient in Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2012/2014/2016
Proficient in designing/implementing/administering large and complex SQL Server environments
Deep understanding of virtualization technologies with a focus on VMware
Experience with data center infrastructure including servers, SAN, switches
Comfortable writing, analyzing and optimizing SQL queries
Comfortable administering Database Mirroring, Disaster Recover, Backups, and Restores

Preferred Qualifications:

Deep understanding of virtualization technologies with a focus on VMware
Experience with data center infrastructure including servers, SAN, switches
Perform DB migrations onto cloud platform (Private/Public)
Experience with scripting languages (Bash/Shell/Python)
Experience in consulting or as a DBA
Experience with other DB technologies (MongoDB/Progres/Oracle)
Experience with Amazon Web Service (AWS) Technologies
Experience with Microsoft Virtualization Technologies and Azure pack.
A Bachelor\u2019s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Systems.

About CognizantCognizant is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant, a member of the NASDAQ-100, is ranked 205 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at http://www.cognizant.com/or follow us on Twitter:USJobsCognizant. Cognizant is recognized as a Military Friendly Employer and is a coalition member of the Veteran Jobs Mission. Our Cognizant Veterans Network assists Veterans in building and growing a career at Cognizant that allows them to leverage the leadership, loyalty, integrity, and commitment to excellence instilled in them through participation in military service.

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Cognizant
Website : http://www.cognizant.com/

Company Profile
Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 260, 200 employees as of December 31, 2016, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000 and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world.

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