Database Administrator III (BigData/AWS Admin)

Location: Reston, VA


The client is seeking a Database Administrator III to provide database support on a variety of hardware and software platforms and peripherals. 

Job Responsibilities:

Provide on-site database and system support 

Monitor, collect statistical information, and provide reporting on capacity and system performance

Based on statistics, make recommendations to maintain and improve capacity and system performance

Monitor the system, and act upon system and application automated alerts

Perform diagnostics, testing, and troubleshooting of software, o/s, and database issues (ex. correcting installation, configuration, or data problems)

Plan and perform software installation, configuration, upgrade and patching

Plan and perform database configuration, maintenance, upgrade and patching

Perform and manage system and database backups

Perform manual switch to redundant system / database components, in case of system failure


Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related field required

10+ years experience required

Experience in providing technical support, covering database administration and operations to include monitoring maintenance capacity, performance monitoring/planning and incident/problem troubleshooting and resolution

Strong knowledge of SQL 

Understanding of Help Desk tools and trouble ticket tracking processes

Understanding of support agreements and their implied service levels

Proven ability to write excellent technical documentation