8419 - Senior MS-SQL Server / Sybase DBA

Location: McLean, VA

The Sr. Database Administrator provides database production support in a fast-paced operations environment supporting 24x7 business critical applications using backend MS SQL database as primary database platform and Sybase as secondary platform. Database Administrator will be responsible to provide database operations support that includes production support, deployment, upgrade and database performance tuning for enterprise servers.

Required Skills

¿    Provide DBA 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
¿    Provide 24x7 on call DBA support for production environment on rotation basis
¿    Provide Database deployment support for Test and 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
¿    Deploy SSIS packages and provide basic trouble shooting support for SSIS to developers
¿    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

Other Skills:
Microsoft SQL Server

Sybase ASE
7 - 10 Years