The DBA will work with and support the other members of the project team with the installation of their servers and applications. The DBA will be responsible for the creation of low-level design documentation, implementation documentation, and knowledge base articles. The administrator will provide timely updates in status of all assigned tasks to the project manager and members of the leadership team. Candidate must have knowledge of implementing DISA STIG requirements for all listed versions of SQL server.
The position is in support of a Department of Defense (DoD) organization – US EUCOM/AFRICOM – located OCONUS in Stuttgart, Germany. The position is required to travel and maintain residence OCONUS.
More About the Role
Candidate must have a deep knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 R2 thru SQL 2019 and experience to include installation, configuration, upgrades, and maintenance of Microsoft database technologies.
Install, configure, and manage multiple SQL server environments with high availability and disaster recovery, to include Monitoring, Analysis, Reporting, and Data Warehouse Services and solutions.
Ability to understand, write, and execute custom and third party SQL scripts.
Execute, manage, and validate database server backups leveraging forward thinking concepts, processes, and technology that meet the organizations Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO).
Experience with Windows Server, Active Directory, System Center Operations Manager, System Center Service Manager, and McAfee products.
Candidate shall be responsible for operational management and implementation of upgrades and enhancements of the database environment supporting HBSS, Lync, SCCM, SCOM, Citrix, and SharePoint databases.
Experience with the troubleshoot techniques and analysis with SQL Server service outages and performance issues as they occur in real time.
Identify and automate regular/daily processes, track new and reoccurring issues, and document changes defined by the organizations configuration management processes.
Candidate will be responsible for the lifecycle of SQL performing routine SQL patch updates, applicable service packs, and new major versions as they are released.
Candidate must possess an understanding of Windows clustering technology to support various SQL clusters and SQL Always On Availability Groups. Position requires experience using SRSS to provide reporting capability to meet customer needs across multiple network enclaves.
Provide support to IT systems including: day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution for all of the client problems.
Provide tier II and tier III level problem identification, diagnosis and resolution of problems.
Provide support for the dispatch system and hardware problems and remain involved in the resolution process.
Provide support for the escalation and communication of status to agency management and internal customers.
The successful candidate must be able to communicate clearly and succinctly both written and orally, and present products and ideas in a business-like manner. The candidate will be required to work in dynamic fast paced environments that require team interaction and coordination of efforts. The candidate must be experienced in interfacing with both client managers and system users.
You’ll Bring These Qualifications
MCSA certified or higher – Server 2012 accepted. Server 2016 preferred.
3-5+ years of Microsoft SQL DBA experience
Proficient in database technologies, securing databases, and applying best practices
Strong understanding of server-client computing and relational databases
Experience with supporting SQL Server for Microsoft SharePoint, and VDI environments
Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills
Exceptional planning skills and ability to work within change management parameters
Ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision
Ability to work well under pressure
Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
Works well inside team environment, positive can do attitude
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a team player mindset.
Currently hold an adjudicated Secret Clearance and be able to obtain a Top Secret/SCI Clearance
Ability to work individually as well as with small groups and larger, interdisciplinary groups.
These Qualifications Would Be Nice to Have
Experience working with IT customers within the Department of Defense.
ITIL v3 or v4 – Foundation
Experience working in Virtual Environments (VmWare – ESXi).