Senior Consultant (SQL), Services & Support in Kansas City, MO

TitleSenior Consultant (SQL)
CategoryServices & Consulting
LocationKansas City, MO
DivisionServices & Support
Date AddedFebruary 11, 2015
Open Positions1

Microsoft Services is pleased to announce a search for a SQL Consultant to support the United States Marine Corps (USMC).

Microsoft Services is proud to have the opportunity to serve U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) customers and offer an opportunity for you to do the same. In Services, we work side by side with our customers to create solutions that address their defense mission requirements. The Microsoft Services DOD team plays a vital role in supporting our customers' objectives through accelerating the adoption and deployment of Microsoft technology.

This position requires an IT professional able to guide our USMC customers in the architecture, design and implementation of applications and solutions leveraging the Microsoft SQL Server platform.
Microsoft is seeking individuals who exude passion and possess deep technical competence in SQL development, backed by a portfolio of successful services deliveries in complex, challenging environments.

This SQL and Database-as-a-Service Consultant must have extensive technical knowledge and the ability to architect a solution by mapping a customer's business problem to an end-to-end solution. Does your background demonstrate the ability to engage in effective dialog with senior-level technology decision makers, a focus on the development of customer business agility and business value, and deep experience with database technologies? The ideal resource for this position will have experience in deployment of SQL in a traditional private cloud environment, understanding of hybrid cloud deployments, and a history of successful large scale implementations. If this is you, we have an exciting career opportunity for you within Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS)! MCS Consultants manage the complete lifecycle of large, complex, and leading-edge projects, leveraging your passion for the customer that is demonstrated through a track record of professionalism and excellence in all aspects of the customer experience.

The Consultant focused on Core Database and Business Intelligence must apply advanced analysis skills and experience in principles of installation, configuration, availability, recoverability, scalability, performance tuning, etc. to define appropriate customer solutions. To be credible, he or she must have current and deep experience with implementation of large database and tier-1 and tier-2 type solutions.

Understanding of competitive and complementary technologies (Oracle, Hadoop, DB2, MySQL, Cloud OS, Azure, etc.) enables the consultant to properly assess feasibility of migrating customer solutions from, and/or integrating with customer solutions hosted on non-Microsoft platforms. Advanced domain knowledge in one or more vertical industries is also an asset.

Expert level knowledge is required in assisting customers in envisioning, designing, planning, building and deploying (release, maintenance, monitoring) solutions including many of the following:
o Demonstrated excellence at presenting complex development topics to both executive and technical personnel.
o Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
o An ability to articulate architectural differences between solution methods and the challenges and approaches to integrating solutions built on different platforms including a working knowledge of different architectural frameworks that may be used by our customers.
o Knowledge of the Data Warehouse Lifecycle (Kimball) and the Corporate Information Factory (Inmon)
o A deep understanding of, and ability to use and explain all aspects of, relational database design, multidimensional database design, OLTP, OLAP, KPIs, Scorecards, and Dashboards
o A deep understanding of, and ability to use and explain all aspects of application integration in .NET and data integration with SQL Server and associated technologies and standards
o Understanding of the approaches to designing, deploying, and migrating to a Database-as-a-Service environment from a traditional, manually intensive legacy environment.
o Expert level knowledge in at least one and deep knowledge of the following Enterprise Server technology areas is also required: SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Office SharePoint Server Enterprise features, and PerformancePoint Server.
o Expertise with High Available / Always Available solutions.
o Expert level experience in SQL Server performance tuning and administration working with Large to very large databases (multiple terabyte or larger).
o Exceptional demonstrated consulting skills.
o Familiarity with Massively Parallel Databases.
o Large enterprise deployment experience in complex heterogeneous environments.
o Ability to build credibility with senior level executives representing the traditional and emerging data warehouse areas.
o Ability to lead technical discussions on data warehouse appliance technology (hardware, software, database, storage).
o Ability to move between high level architectural review/design and the "roll up the sleeves" level of actually doing all phases of a solution delivery project.
o Ability to accurately express the benefits that Microsoft SQL Server products present over other competitors.

The Consultant helps customer account teams identify, pursue and close strategic business development opportunities while continually driving add-on business within existing projects. To accomplish this, Consultants must be effective in fostering executive level relationships. They also play a key role in employing and developing partners as part of the overall Microsoft services delivery model. When asked, consultants help translate business requirements into technology requirements for inclusion in contracts and/or statements of work (SOW). The Consultant must have proven experience managing projects through the entire project lifecycle. This includes managing multi-phase/multi-dimensional/multi-resource projects to conclusion while maintaining high customer satisfaction.

The successful candidate will have a BS/BA degree and/or 8 years of relevant work experience.
Travel is an integral part of this position as are high levels of recognition and visibility. This is a classified engagement and the position requires a minimum US Secret clearance.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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