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Position Summary As the organizational expert in the field, performs design, development, monitoring and maintenance of the most complex database management systems and related components underlying business applications. Responsible for end-to-end support, administration and configuration management of databases and the servers they run on. Duties and Responsibilities Consults with customers at the highest level to design data management, information life-cycle management, infrastructure design and security and data integrity controls. Develops database documentation, procedures and policies. Works with the system administrator to manage user and application security levels for the database. Consults with applications development teams to ensure data designs will operate efficiently once implemented, including overall database design, helping developers tune queries, assigning proper indexes, and the creation of triggers and stored procedures. Designs and analyzes the overall configuration management of the database technologies, including initial database installations, upgrades to new product releases and the installation of service packs. Monitors and analyzes database performance, producing reports and recommendations for improvements as needed. Communicates analysis to management. Investigates database faults, diagnoses bugs, researches highly complex problems with vendors and works to restore database function during outages. Manages backup and recovery of the database, including establishing standards and schedules for database backups, developing recovery procedures for each database and ensuring that the backup schedules meet recovery requirements. May also develop and manage data replication procedures and tools. Responsible for storage management monitoring, planning for space requirements and adding new storage space as needed. Conducts technical reviews of systems and databases to provide state-of-the-art support to customers. Provides guidance to less experienced Database Administrators. JITC & ATEC experience preferred. Applicants must hold at least a secret clearance and eligible to obtain a TS clearance after employment. Education and Experience Masters degree in related discipline plus 10 to 12 years of directly related experience working with databases. Professional certification(s) may be required. In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 20 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Ability to tailor a system to meet specific organizational needs. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Expert knowledge of relational principles, general DBA techniques and practices, as well as the ability to understand extremely complicated relationships dictated by the data schema. Expert knowledge is required in the following technologies: SQL Server - Transact SQL (authoring procs, type of parameters, use of functions, error handling, transaction statement, table variables and SQL - DB Design, identity columns, relationships, indexes, triggers and constraints.
Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
U.S. Citizenship Required.