Database Administrator Specialist

  • location: Reston, VA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $61.99 - $62.50 per hour
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Database Administrator Specialist

job summary:
Our Major Financial Client is seeking a Database Administrator Specialist for their Data operations team to provide database production support in a fast-paced operations environment supporting 24x7 business critical applications using backend MS-SQL & MongoDB database platforms.

location: Reston, Virginia
job type: Contract
salary: $61.99 - 62.50 per hour
work hours: 8am to 6pm
education: Bachelors
Database Administrator will be responsible to provide database administration support that includes production support, database deployment, upgrade, patching, backup & recovery operations, performance tuning, off-hours and on-call support for variety of enterprise servers & aligned critical services.

- More than 7-10 years of experience working as senior database administration DBA position.

- Experience in working with MS-SQL versions 2008/2012/2014, MongoDB versions v3.x

- Solid experience in PowerShell scripting & SSRS and proven ability with automation is critical.

- Experience in installation, configuration and migration with both MS-SQL & MongoDB database platforms.

- Good understanding of SQL internals and optimizer functioning and be able to trouble-shoot real time production issues.

- Good understanding of Ops Manager for Mongo and ability to navigate & troubleshoot issues & resolutions.

- Strong performance tuning skills incl. query optimization and server tuning in both SQL & MongoDB platforms

- Solid understanding of Cloud offerings i.e. AWS and any supporting migration experience is a plus.

- Provide deployment support for database objects in production and test environment.

- Provide 24/7 on call production support on a rotation basis.

- Be able to independently plan and execute large database migration projects.

- Experience in replication setup, backup & recovery of core database technologies i.e. SQL & MongoDB.

- Experience with standard database monitoring tools such as Quest -Foglight/spotlight or similar.

- Familiar with technologies like VMware/VMHA, SRDF and SRM used for database HA & DR solutions.

- Knowledge and experience with enterprise wide disaster recovery activities.

- Effective verbal and writing communication skills.

skills: Good scripting skills on both Unix and/or Windows platform

- Experience working on Virtual platform using VMware and vSphere.

- Good understanding of Disaster Recovery setup and experience supporting business continuity exercises.

- Any experience with data encryption at enterprise level.

- Vendor certification with Microsoft / AWS product offerings.

MongoDB or Hadoop hands-on administration & scripting skills is a bonus to enable automation

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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