Microsoft SQL Server Database Administrator Specialist

Location: McLean, VA

Job Description:

Database Administrator Specialist

? Provide Database Engineering support on all aspects of Microsoft SQL Server including administration, backup/recovery, replication, deployment and real time production troubleshooting responsibilities on MS SQL Server 2008/2008R2/2012/2014 DB environments.

? Install, configure, monitor, upgrade and maintain database in production and non-production environments

? Diagnose and address database performance issues using performance monitors and SQL profiler

? Interact with Windows administrators on Windows server operating systems issues related to Databases

? Maintain internal database maintenance script written in PowerShell and Batch scripts

? Configure and maintain ‘Always-on’ features for Database High availability

? Support data replication using SQL replication for reporting database environments

? Troubleshoot database production problems and database connectivity issues

? Implement HA and DR solutions using Windows clustering, Always-On and SRDF/SRM solutions

? Ability to work well as a team and as an individual with minimal supervision

? Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Desired Skills

? Experience supporting Sybase database platform under Unix/Linux platforms

? Experience with Unix/Linux OS platform and Unix Shell/Perl scripting

? Experience with Database monitoring tools such as Foglight

? Good understanding of other Microsoft products such SSRS and SSAS

? Experience working in virtual environment using VMware

? Database performance tuning skills

? Database vendor certification


Basic Requirements

? More than 7 years of experience with Microsoft SQL Server using 2005/2008/2012/2014

? Solid understanding of Database technology – MS SQL Server and Sybase/or any DB platform

? Solid Database performance tuning

? Deep knowledge of industry-standard, enterprise-class best practices for a large database environment

? Good understanding of windows platform and SQL 2008,2012

? Deep understanding of HA, DR Database and storage technologies like Data replication, SRDF/non-SRDF

? Experience with Solaris, Linux and Windows platforms