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Non-DBA skills for DBAs

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September 30, 2009 by Mike Hillwig

I’ve read a lot of good blog posts about things people look for in a DBA. A lot of those are skill-related. I think a monkey could do my job if properly trained. Here are a few non-skill related items I’d be looking for if I were hiring a DBA.

  • analytical skills
  • attention to detail
  • aptitude for mathematics
  • ability to document processes
  • writing skills
  • creativity
  • problem solving skills
  • ability to work with all levels of business users
  • ability to translate technical concepts for business users

And if anybody in the Boston area is looking for a DBA with these skills, just let me know.


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