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Sql Server Database Administrator

Company: NexGen Data Systems, Inc.
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

The successful candidate must be able to create, update, configure, manage and administer databases. The enterprise environment consists stand-alone databases with deployed and maintained remote standby databases. The successful candidate must be able to work in a dynamic environment with stakeholders, team members and government sponsors to manage database software over various operating systems such as Red Hat Linux, Windows and VMWare. The successful candidate must be able to create, edit and execute scripts to process data and perform software updates. The candidate must be able to create instances to include with the ability to modify control files, redo logs, archive log and other parameters as required. Will be relied on to provide IT project management guidance/input and expertise for projects and special projects as needed. The candidate must be able to integrate DBMS(s) data with existing application software, web sites, portals, storage devices or business applications as well as assisting and testing Disaster Recovery (DR) and Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP). If a candidate is hired then by their start date they will need to be 8570 compliant, which requires a security certification and applicable operating system certification(s).
Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Reading/interpreting database error messages and execute recovery of database instance, data or other pertinent database components
  • Remotely administering database instances using secure shell and other remote access tools
  • Implementing DoD mandated upgrades and security patches to the DBMS Software, to include quarterly Critical Patch Updates
  • Analyzing database error messages/alert logs and implementing corrective actions to resolve issues
  • Coordinate with SAN engineers for designing, managing, implementing and configuring Logical Unit Numbers (LUN), file systems, disks, zones and other storage media on various storage devices in a Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID)
  • Work closely with Systems Engineering and Vulnerability Analysis teams to ensure compliance with applicable DISA STIGs and remediate vulnerability alerts to ensure the security and availability of data
  • Utilizing tools and environment
  • Integrating DBMS(s) to OS(s), business applications, monitoring agents, risk mitigation agents, backup/recovery agents, network devices and storage devices
  • Interpreting error codes generated by log and system files from DBMS(s), OS(s), business applications, monitoring agents, risk mitigation agents, backup/recovery agents, network devices and storage devices
  • Recommending and implementing hardware, software and database solutions to resolve problems
  • Creating/Modifying/Updating/Closing Trouble Tickets and Work Orders and to coordinate incident within Security Center
  • Documenting procedures for database management and tasks in Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions and other relevant documentation processes; provide metrics and reports that show how databases are performing
  • Performs database re-organizations as required to assist performance and ensure maximum uptime of the database
  • Integrates with Software Development team and systems engineers to ensure new products and software to operations
  • Enforces and maintains database constraints to ensure integrity of the database
  • Administers all database objects, including tables, indices, views, sequences, packages and procedures
  • Ability to support 24x7 operations and various shifts including on-call schedules
    Required/Desired Skills:
    • Must possess and maintain a current/active DoD secret clearance
    • 5+ years of DBA experience
    • Must have (by start date) and maintain throughout employment 8570 compliance which includes a security certification and operating system certifications.
    • Previous RHEL 6/7 system administration experience a plus
    • Ability to work with moderate supervision, strong interpersonal skills, and self-motivated
    • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills with ability to consistently complete tasks accurately and in a timely manner
    • A strong sense of urgency including self-governance on task priority
    • Ability to support 24x7 operations and various shifts including on-call schedules
      Other Duties:
      • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
        About the CompanyNexGen Data Systems is an emerging technologies focused company providing expert systems and network engineering solutions to the Department of Defense. NexGen Data Systems promotes a culture of knowledge and career advancement through continued learning, keeping our team current on the latest advances in systems and networking, and enabling our team to provide the best available solutions to our clients.
        Benefits:
        • Company covers 100% of premiums for the employee's medical, dental, and vision insurance and subsidizes 50% of premiums for spouse and dependents.
        • 401(k) match up to 10% of the employee's salary contributions to 401(K) plan.
        • Company supplied educational books, resources, and 100% of certification test costs.
        • 10 paid holidays and 15 days of paid time off (PTO).
          NOTE: US Citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. In order to be qualified for this position, you must be able to obtain and maintain a United States Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance. We are unable to sponsor Visas at this time. NexGen Data Systems provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Keywords: NexGen Data Systems, Inc., New Orleans , Sql Server Database Administrator, IT / Software / Systems , New Orleans, Louisiana

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