Hiring a SQL database administrator is a daunting task. If you’re not a developer or DBA yourself, it can seem insurmountable. After all, how do you know if your potential candidates have the chops to handle your needs?
Writing stored procedures and report queries, rectifying blocked queries, taking and restoring backups, managing permissions… your candidate needs to be able to keep your server running at optimal performance and ensure its safety and availability.
What technical questions do you ask?
How do you evaluate the candidate’s abilities when you don’t have a degree in the ins and outs of a SQL Server? How do you know if they’re answering the question adequately, or if they are just throwing around a lot of jargon?
You clearly have a handicap and candidates might take advantage of that.
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You’re the expert on your company culture. We’ll handle vetting them for technical expertise so you can get on with evaluating them on other merits.
Our background includes working across different industries including healthcare and online marketing and insurance. We understand the different needs a small business and a Fortune 50 have.
If you hire someone who isn’t up to the job, they cost you more than their salary. They can cost you lost productivity because they’re not doing what they need to. They can even impact the productivity of their co-workers. If you end up needing to fire them, they can cost severance pay or they might even sue you.
In the case of a SQL database administrator the problems can get worse. They control your data. If they don’t know the proper backup procedures or how to maintain security on your SQL Server, you could lose more than a few lost hours. You could lose all of the data your business runs on. Don’t let that happen to you. Remember, your data is your business.
If you are thinking about hiring, contact us by calling 832-377-5489 or emailing us now.
Save yourself costly headaches and let us help you evaluating the candidates. We can help you write the proper job description, review resumes and conduct technical interviews.
Let’s say you’re in need of someone with database skills. The search for the right person usually goes through two phases.
We at sqlity.net can help you with both phases.
For phase one, we will meet with you to discuss your exact needs. Are you looking for a trained DBA? Or do you need someone with strong development skills? Do your require specific skills like SQL Server Replication or Always On?
After the meeting we will compile a list of requirements for the candidates that you can use in the job description and send to recruiting companies. If you don’t have a relationship with a recruiting company already, we can connect you to one as well.
For phase two we will interview the candidates. We will design the interview process to make sure that the candidate can handle your specific job requirements. We also probe for common issues like fake certifications and stale knowledge.
After the interview you will get a recommendation detailing each candidate, listing their strengths and potential weaknesses and, most importantly, if they will be able to do what you need them to do.
Once you know your DBA candidate has the necessary technical skills, you can move ahead on discovering if the candidate is a good fit for your business in other ways.
If you are thinking about hiring, call 832-377-5489 or email us now.