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US-VA-Arlington: Sr. SQL Server Database Administrator

Date: 10-Jul-2014
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Sr. SQL Server Database Administrator

• Serve as technical point-person implement project objectives, review and clarify requirements and performance of database functionality. • Recommend, review and approve the design of logical and physical data models and file structures. • Facilitate technical database design meetings and document the outcomes. • Involvement in the full product development lifecycle of software. • Perform capacity planning and produce documentation deliverables. • Develop and analysis benchmarking plans, strategies for database security and performance monitoring. • Provide Database Administrator support to application developers, technical support staff, and business area professionals throughout the full application development life cycle. • Assume ownership of problems/tasks/issues and work them through completion • Perform database programming activities. • Ensure the highest level of support by vendors for the databases and applications by keeping pace with mandatory software updates, security needs and industry trends. • Responsible for technical aspects that affect data integrity. • Support critical business activities including maintaining overall responsibility for the proper operation of databases and data relationships. • Improve various processes with IT team structure • Manage data base backups and execute disaster recovery plans for a system. • Develop strategies for database tuning and optimization. • Optimize application development software and improve efficiency in production databases. • Develop department standards and procedures that use industry best practices and that meet all new and emerging legislative changes. • Provide guidance to Data Base Administrators by coordinating their efforts to support business applications.

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Management Information Systems or 6-10 years equivalent experience. • 7+ plus years of progressive database design and implementation experience across multiple software platforms. • 4-7 years experience with database tools and languages required (as appropriate: query language; Extraction Transformation & Loading (ETL); Business Intelligent Tools (BI); Data Transformation Services (DTS); SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS); Monitoring tools) • Database Administrator certification (MCDBA) preferred. • Experience with application monitoring tools, application data transaction logs, hardware server configuration and acquisition. • Experience with MS SQL clustering preferred. • On-call “24X7” to support production database issues.

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