(1) Minimum 2 Years of experience in developing database projects using SQL Server 2008/2012/2014. (2) Hands-on SQL-XML programming skills such as writing stored procedures, views, triggers, cursors, sub queries, user defined functions etc. (3) Good knowledge of execution plan for tuning database. (4) Strong in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) for ETL and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) for report generation. (5) Good in performance tuning especially tuning complex queries, procedure and indexing strategies. (6) Experience in Data Modeling, Database design and well versed with SQL Server best practices. (7) XML Extraction and Transformation. (8) XML Databases and Indexing/Search. (9) Having knowledge of basics of running Microsoft SQL Server — users, permission, backups, recovery, monitoring, and that sort of thing.