Database Administrator Specialist ( MS-SQL)

Location: Reston, VA

Position overview:

The Database operations team looking for a Database Administrator Specialist to provide database production support in a fast-paced operations environment supporting 24x7 business critical applications using backend MS-SQL & MongoDB database platforms. 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.

Required Skills
•    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
•    Experience in installation, configuration and migration with both MS-SQL & MongoDB database platforms
•    Good understanding of SQL internals and optimizer functioning and ability to apply the skills 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 & Mongo 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.
•    Prior experience in migration between core platforms and database i.e. Sybase/SQL to Mongo platform.
•    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.

Desired 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.

Other Skills: Sybase & MongoDB experience a plus.

MS SQL Server
7 - 10 Years