18 September 2008

Geeks need apply !

I saw this job posting this morning. Looks like the government is getting creative ! LOL

Your Challenge

Geeks and techies need apply!

The Information Management Services Branch of the National Research Council, Canada’s foremost national science and technology institution, requires a Database administrator.

Are you a Computer System Technician, Developer/Programmer or Database Administrator with a track record that demonstrates potential for growth and who is currently seeking a new challenge?

You might be our kind of geek if…

You have installed, configured, maintained Windows servers and Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS)

You are a self-starter, have an aptitude for details, excellent troubleshooting skills and a proven ability to work as part of a team. These qualities will be critical when it comes to identifying problems with the development of scripts used to create the physical data warehouse and date mart data base structures.

You are focused and know what is required to succeed and have what it takes to work independently. This skill set will serve you well when it comes to serving as the principal database monitoring analyst and obtaining agreement or persuading colleagues on the resolution of technical issues.

You are skilled at conceptualizing, analyzing and prioritizing. We'll rely on your troubleshooting expertise to quickly get to the bottom of a problem and suggest possible resolutions.

You understand the differences between MS-SQL Server and Oracle databases and how to optimize SQL queries for use against each.

You enjoy the challenge of resolving difficult functional or performance related issues and can use multiple resources to determine the best possible solution given our environment.

You are an adventurous type of person who enjoys problem solving

Why be an NRC geek?

Work – Life balance is important to you: NRC offers flexible schedules and working arrangements designed to enable employees to reconcile professional and personal responsibilities.

Location, location, location: NRC is located close to downtown and major bus routes; the Montreal Road campus offers free parking, proximity to NCC bicycle paths, restaurants and shopping centres; the campus setting is perfect for lunch hour leisure activities such as, running, in-line skating, volleyball…etc.