I’m apologetic to say there isn’t a big abundant facepalm emoticon for the accepted accompaniment of job announcement in our industry. You’re aggressive with administering attractive for the best blast for their buck, HR firms/departments who apperceive as abundant about tech as best techies apperceive about oil rig equipment, bounded laws apropos job assignment requirements, Visa (not the acclaim card) Renewal laws, and consulting/hiring firms who apperceive added abracadabra afresh technology. They’ve had added convenance at this afresh you apparently have, and it can be difficult addition out what’s acceptable and what’s not.
Let’s analysis a abstraction I brought up in my antecedent commodity afore we get started. For SQL Server, there’s 5 accepted areas of work: Administration, T-SQL Development, ETL, Reporting, and Architecture. In best of these cases, you end up aggregate a few of these areas together, but a solid, 40 hr/week position is activity to administer on one of these and absorb a little bit of some of the others. For example, advertisement will allegation some T-SQL and some ETL. Architectonics requires a basal compassionate of the added four. ETL will apparently crave a little architectonics to body staging structures and some T-SQL to optimize some tasks.
What we don’t appetite are two jobs, unless it’s bright they’re not simultaneous. Actuality an artist for a project, afresh actuality the developer, afresh actuality the ETL coder, afresh accomplishing the reporting… sure. All four at once? The aboriginal catechism you should ask in the account is: “How big is the aggregation I’m leading?”
So, how do you apprehend a job announcement to bulk out what they’re absolutely absorbing in? Well, I consistently alpha with the position overview. This is the English adaptation of the position, and is best acceptable accounting by the ambassador in allegation of the position (after a little digest by legal). This agency it’s usually non-technical, and is you’re best adventitious to infer the abstruse aspects and the animal expectations appropriate for the assignment by the actuality who’s assured you to do it.
Let’s alpha with the acceptable examples, afresh go from there:
That’s abbreviate and to the point. They’re attractive for a chief so, unless they’re ambidexterity for accepted approaching need, they allegation addition who has a ample aggregate of acquaintance in the adapted realm. They acknowledgment clustering, replication, and achievement affability in the header. You apperceive what they’re after. The skillset is reasonable, if specific and analytic aerial end. They echo themselves (VLDB and 5TB), but that’s not aberrant for a jobsite because of keyword repetition. From the skillset requirements you’ll be alive in a aloft aggregation accepting the abstracts warehouses fed, and they’ve got a lot of abstracts moving. They’d additionally like some abilities with SSAS and SSRS to accompaniment the primary duties.
This is an archetype of a good, aerial end position. There’s affluence of assignment in the primary duties, and they’ve got some BI assignment they’d like done (AS/RS) in the blow if they can accretion the mix of skills.
Here’s addition acceptable one, for a midlevel person:
They say senior, but the requirements account isn’t absolutely admirable of defective addition of that accomplishment level. 40 SQL Servers up to 600 gigs. Alright, I’ll accede with the aboriginal appeal that you allegation to apperceive what you’re doing, but again, a akin III adeptness be overpaying. I would absolutely administer for this job as a boilerplate – able II. All of these tasks are centered about an authoritative role. Cipher Rolls, on alarm support, troubleshooting, some architectonics for design, T-SQL to accretion problems and optimize, SSIS and absurdity administering to accord with brief failures, backup, recovery, and optimization. Heck, this is about as absolute a laundry account of what any DBA accomplished a inferior should apprehend to do. Aggregate of problems is the abandoned affair that adeptness booty this up a akin III requirement, aloof because they’re bigger and faster… and added expensive.
As our final acceptable example, a Junior/low-Mid role:
Here’s one I could see as acceptable for a self-trained Inferior who knew what they were about. You’d accept to be appealing able in SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS to awning the 3 years role, though. I say this is a acceptable one for Juniors for two reasons. One: it’s aimed at a specific branch of knowledge, business alternation and abstracts analytics/BI, with SSIS as an add-on. They arise to be absent to aggrandize into that section, so demands may not be abandoned for a new person. Two: it’s a abbreviate appellation arrangement breadth you can get your able anxiety wet as allotment of a directed project, as continued as you can backpack your own weight, with an befalling to hire. Both abandon get a adventitious to analysis anniversary added out and accomplish a accommodation bottomward the road.
I could be wrong, this adeptness be too avant-garde for a Inferior akin employee. It’s absolutely account the time as one to accomplish the inquiry, however.
Now, let’s booty a attending at a few accepted problems with job postings. I’m activity to airing you through a abominable announcement so you can see how a cardinal of little problems can snowball into a mess. My achievement is this best appraisal will admonition airing you through how to anticipate about a position you’re reviewing back it’s advertised.
Let’s alpha with the title… what is a SQL Server Engineer? They don’t ascertain it below, and it’s a non-standard term.
The overview is appealing generic, attractive at the account of requirements they ask for afterwards. You’re alive with App, Web, and Arrangement developers/administrators on assorted DBs. They allegation you to accumulation able-bodied and bombastic HA Clusters. So far, so good, we’re absolutely in the branch of an Administrator. On alarm is annihilation new for a DBA. They’re additionally attractive to appoint a new aggregation advance instead of announcement from within, at atomic the way it’s phrased. That’s a admonishing sign. You’re activity to either get a accumulation of athirst adolescent pups attractive for a mentor, or you’ve got some association with adeptness and adeptness who were anesthetized over. The closing can be problematic.
Attractive at the account of duties at a quick glance… ho boy. Alright, SQL 2k5 and 2k8 administration. No details, so accept you’ve got the end to end duties from backup/restores to affability to absorption setups to troubleshooting assembly aggregate issues. Remember, they accept already mentioned this is a ample environment, but after numbers, so you accept to acceptance what’s ‘large’ to them. I’ve hidden the absolute companies announcement these items so it didn’t booty abroad from the content, but this is a ample bounded adeptness provider, so I’m activity to accept to accept this isn’t a 10 server shop.
Next up is architectonics and affability for transactional and absorb replication. This involves an affectionate adeptness of the databases if you’re activity to do annihilation but ample acclamation of the brush. Depending on the absolute desires here, this is either feasible, or addition job entirely. A affair that would allegation to be discussed in the account if this wasn’t antiseptic added on in the listing.
Aid in development of assorted dbs for a laundry account of app types. The aboriginal catechism that ancestor to apperception is “Why do I affliction what apps are utilizing my stored procedures? .Net or Silverlight, they’re activity to admission by Proc and login… right?” Addition affair to altercate in the interview, both for the bulk of ‘aid’ accepted (that’s 5 apps, at least, I’m accepted to be developer for), and what captivation they apprehend from the DBA aloft a abject compassionate of the tasks and what belongs at SQL and what belongs at App layer. Also, it will crave affectionate adeptness of the database’s abstracts band that you intend to advance for. This is accepting to be added afresh a job for one person, and I haven’t apparent acknowledgment of that ‘team’ I’m arch yet or any authoritative skills.
Will administer centralized and alien MS/SQL database security. Okay, Managing server security, sure, it’s allotment of actuality the admin, no worries. Including WinNT login groups in the server’s security, sure. Actuality a arrangement aegis admin? That’s not a accepted set of SQL skills. Yet addition account catechism to artlessly analyze what they beggarly by ‘external’ security. My aboriginal acceptance on this account is that it’s aloof ailing phrased.
Utilizing Abstracts Architectonics abilities for Warehouse, accretion (whatever that is, I would accept ETL from alien sources), archiving, and accretion planning. Okay, we’ve got poor delivery afresh here. Defective architectonics abilities for Warehousing makes faculty and befitting up with alteration ETL requirements added to that as a accessory assignment makes faculty as an absolute position, depending on volume. Archiving is either partitioning, which requires developer captivation to advance well, or data-transfer and backup. That goes with recovery. So, we’ve got some authoritative duties alloyed up in our architectonics list. This adeptness be reasonable, but it would crave addition account catechism to analyze the accepted aggregate of assignment appropriate for the barn architectures.
Understand, document, and tune the databases. Errr… ummm…. errr…. okay, all my comments about ample acclamation and absence the accomplished capacity go out the window. They admiration a developing, architecting-in-OLTP-and-OLAP, administrative-in-their-spare-time SQL advance on all their projects. I haven’t apparent a distinct affair acute administering abilities so far, so I’m d I’m not accepting any staff. I saw bristles forms of programming earlier, so alive with the acceptance that they’ve got an boilerplate of two altered development applications in each, I’ll be acknowledging a minimum of 10 applications as a developer. In the meanwhile, I’ll be acknowledging Archetype (Merge accurately actuality a aristocratic pain, because of abstracts blow maintenance) to the warehouse, while optimizing all of the system.
That’s about 4 absolute positions if you’re planning a acceptable solid 40-45 hour workweek, abnormally if they’re afflicted at the moment, which is back you usually allegation to appoint addition like this because your agents is now aggressive mutiny.
At this point, if the job description chock-full appropriate here, I adeptness accomplish the buzz alarm to accretion out the admeasurement of the ambiance and if all applications were in connected dart or if there were abandoned two or three teams accomplishing projects at a time beyond all the apps, accretion out how ample the absolute aggregation is, things like that. It doesn’t, though. It aloof keeps going…
They appetite behavior and procedures documentation, ecology (both bureaucracy and reviewed), SSIS development appliance best practices (which means, at atomic to me, don’t bang it calm and move on, you’ve got absurdity controls, etc…), administer and best Advertisement Services (Champion… champion? Why am I actuality assassin to CHAMPION this?), which is a skillset in its own appropriate accepting little to do with adminstration and optimization, and Sharepoint affiliation and deployment.
A quick browse of the minimum abilities is alike added disconcerting. They allegation a multi-location Aerial Availability Adversity Accretion administrator. Be absolute but apperceive back to ask the appropriate questions: that’s awful subjective. In abyss adeptness of partitioning: that strikes me as affectionate of accidental back they appetite a jack of all trades, but I could see it actuality needed.
This account of desires and expectations is far too ample for any one actuality to handle, or alike two. The affidavit and affability abandoned can be a abounding time job by itself. Advertisement Services adeptness with Sharepoint deployment adeptness is a skillset all its own. Add some SSIS development to that and you’ve got addition full-time position. The authoritative duties they’ve listed forth with monitoring, behavior and procedures documentation, and affability for archetype are a third position.
I don’t accept a pole continued abundant to blow this with. This was either a “Job for Bob” posting- they’ve got addition in abode that covers all these things and they’re aloof blockage on the brilliant ancillary of legality- or they’re aggravating to get the best they can for the cheapest price, throwing the laundry account of accessible duties out there to try to get as abundant as they can in one person, and they’ll booty the best of what applies.
Now that I’ve showed you how I airing through the overview and the qualifications/duties listings for both acceptable and bad jobs, let’s booty a attending at a few added examples.
Let’s appearance an archetype of the “Seeking MS SQL God”. There are a few of these out there, but you accept to be able to admit it. A lot of these jobs are absolutely attempts to get added afresh they absolutely need, like the above, and the added ‘requirements’ are absolutely add-ons for your additional time, but they don’t apprehend that way and that can account all sorts of altercation amid you and a company’s acknowledged department. One of the affidavit for this is the aggregation can point to the absurd job announcement as a account of duties and blaze you with account for abridgement of adeptness to accomplish the duties of an absurd job.
My affliction for the astern argument on this sample, but I’m out of convenance with my angel abetment abilities and every time I approved to get this to invert, it looked worse. *blush*
First, let’s booty a attending at the overview. Again, this is breadth the business or the ambassador gets to acquaint us what they absolutely allegation from a all-encompassing standpoint.
The primary duties are administering related: rollouts, upgrades, installs. We’re acceptable to go. There’s additionally some Business Analyst (or architect) duties involved. They’re attractive for addition who is a jack of all trades, and brand it. That’s not a decidedly abnormal affection in abate shops, so no red flags yet. This is a abundant abode to get complex for a year or two to adjudge if you appetite to analyze added aspects of SQL Server in particular.
However, while the job responsibilities accede with the aloft concept, there’s a LOT activity on here. I’ll digest a bit.
These pieces are appealing reasonable:
Here’s breadth it starts to go sideways:
The aftermost account that worries me is beneath the Qualifications, because it’s legalese for we’re busted and allegation you to assignment late:
Now, boilerplate in this description does it alarm the admeasurement of the environment. It’s additionally acquaint by a consulting/headhunter firm, so they’ve hidden the client. I can accomplish no guesses as to the absolute client’s needs here. On paper, that’s a lot of work. If it’s 4 or 5 applications on 6 servers, 3 of which are amassed failovers and one’s the barn this is a abundant job to get complex in all the affective genitalia of SQL Server. If it’s abundant bigger than that, abnormally on the cardinal of applications you’re supporting, this can go from acute to antic rather quickly.
This is account an interview, but abandoned because the overview shows a reasonable apprehension of assignment as an ambassador with an account of the blow of the requirements actuality a accessory item. At least, that’s how I apprehend it, alike if it’s not said in so abounding words. After that overview, I’d be actual careful of this position, abnormally with the accidental bit about Visual Basal scripts. Apperception you, I apperceive a lot of SQL association who apperceive how to do scripting on the side. That doesn’t beggarly it’s usually allotment of their job tasks. Best aerial end db association apperceive some anatomy of accumulation creation, but not all of them, and it’s usually not added afresh Windows scripting.
As you can tell, there are a lot of things to accede back you’re reviewing job opportunities, and there are altered means to apprehend the aforementioned phrasing. Unfortunately, due to length, I apprehend I’ve larboard out abounding examples of added things I’ve apparent and begin forth the way. There is no “right” way to accept a job description. The exact aforementioned advertisement for two altered companies can be the aberration amid a accomplishing job, accomplishing a little bit of aggregate at a baby firm, to actuality afflicted at a aloft one. Abracadabra clutter the area, but don’t let that abstract you from what they absolutely need. You accept to apprentice to apprehend amid the lines, see what the business is absolutely attractive for, and afresh appraise yourself to see if you fit what you anticipate at that company.
You’ll accretion some of my apropos in the listings were borderline. I use the words assume, I guess, and I appraisal a lot back reviewing any job posting. These usually accompany up apropos I would allegation to about-face account to clarify, or try to accretion out added about the aggregation to analysis my assumptions about the aggregate of estimated work. Back you see these ambiguous opportunities, a 10 minute buzz alarm or email to the person, if available, is your best attempt at allegorical the meanings afore you absorb a few hours accomplishing the all-important dressmaking to resume and awning letter. You’ll admonition the aggregation accomplish abiding they’re clear, and you’ll accept a bigger abstraction of whether you should besom up on your skills, or aloof airing away.
The aftermost and final admonition I can action you back attractive for work: Don’t accord up, and don’t be abashed to try to accessible doors. Never lie about your skills, but appearance you can apprentice and how you research. Actual few bodies in our industry accept all the answers, but we apperceive how to accretion out the acknowledgment to the questions. Sometimes the catechism aloof happens to be about the job itself, the abandoned abode you can get the acknowledgment is from the abeyant employer. Booty the time, accomplish the call, be personable, and ask. It shows initiative, it’s addition ‘touch’ with the accuser or attendant (think HR filtering), and you are bigger able to handle both the interview, and the job afterwards, if you’re armed with information.
Acceptable luck, I’ll see you out there.
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