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Select * From DatabaseGurus

Did you read the blog heading and think “You shouldn’t do a ‘select *’ – you should specify the columns you want – how can you tune that?!” then you should be talking to us about a job! You may have noticed recently on the Twit-sphere and on on our careers page that we’re looking to grow our team.

One of the roles is for a DBA. (Though I don’t really like that term because it sounds like a systems administrator role.) What we really want is a database guru – particularly a SQL Server guru.

This is a pivotal role for both our development and operations team.  You’ll keep our databases humming and help us to tune and scale as our customer growth rates are accelerating. We’re a database app (Rod always tells me that what we do at Xero is simple – it’s just a database!) so our database guru  is one of most important positions in our team.

So do you love SQL Server? Big SQL Server? Do you know the difference between a scan and a seek? Do you have experience with managing large databases and want to get out of the server room and into the cloud? Then please flick someone at Xero a tweet or an email (go to the careers page to find out more or email me direct at craig at xero dot com) and become one of our team.

 

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1 comment

lubos
24 April 2009 #

good luck, the best MS SQL server expert I know on the internet is Brent Ozar, you could try to contact him whether he is interested to interview some possible candidates for you.

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