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.

One Comment

lubos
April 24, 2009 at 11:20 am

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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