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Full-time SQL Server DBA (ATTN SK)

at Modis, Inc. in Virginia | VA Jobs

Skills: Bachelors Degree, DBA – MS-SQL Server
Location: Baileys Crossroads, VA
Modis is seeking a SQL Server DBA for a contract to hire position in the Baileys Crossroads area. Note: Selected candidate must be able to obtain a clearance. Job Description: The Principal DBA will be responsible for the overall database architecture, performance, up-time and disaster recovery of all databases. The Principal DBA will also be responsible for automation of MS SQL Server maintenance, replication, data loads, database jobs and scripts. The successful candidate will provide strong technical leadership for a group of database administrators and developers in a Microsoft SQL Server environment. Ability to manage a group of database administrators is not required but desired. The DBA will support new product development as well as complete O&M support of existing systems. The candidate is expected to understand relationships between applications and databases and middleware applications and quickly learn the architecture of legacy systems. The candidate is expected to demonstrate the capability of developing and maintaining a continuity of operations environment. Weekend work is sometimes typical in this working environment. The candidate is expected to perform/execute monthly weekend deployments distributed amongst the DBA team as a whole. The candidate shall support and troubleshoot Tier III operation tickets, gather and analyze performance metrics and provide recommendations to improve performance as needed. The candidate will also be responsible for evaluating new features in SQL Server releases and recommending an upgrade path and evaluating other COTS products. Job Requirements: • Minimum Education/Experience: B.S. Computer Science or equivalent • 10+ years of experience in the IT industry. • 5+ years of experience in the Database Administration field, specifically in Microsoft SQL Server technologies Qualifications: • SQL Server Performance Tuning and Query Optimization experience is required. • Demonstrated ability in automation of monitoring SQL Server databases. Experience using SCOM is desired but not required. • Experience in installing and configuring SQL Server clusters on Windows Server is required. • The candidate shall have strong experience in Backup, Restore and Recovery procedures. • Expertise with configuring, implementing, and supporting high availability strategies with SQL Server systems including replication. • Expert knowledge of industry best practices and standards in the database architecture and design • Demonstrated ability to work well with Sr. Managers and with team members across functional areas. • Experience in managing SharePoint databases is desired. • Experience in database security products such as DBProtect is desired. ***Please send resume to

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