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Database Administrator Specialist

12 days ago
$55 - $65/hour (Estimated)Reston, VASpruce

Job Summary
MS SQL & MongoDB Database Administrator
Reston, VA
Long Term Contract

USC & GC Only

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.
  • Sybase

Job Type: Contract


  • MongoDB versions v3.x: 3 years (Required)
  • SQL Server DBA: 5 years (Required)
  • Database Administrator: 10 years (Required)

Contract Renewal:

  • Possible