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Database Administrator III/Netezza
Ref No.: 16-07435
Location: Reston, Virginia, Virginia
  • Design, structure, and maintain one or more discrete databases used by business units or infrastructure units.
  • Test, quality control, and performance tune data to ensure its integrity and reliability.
  • Confer with business unit and technical staff regarding extracting data for particular reports.
  • Monitor or accomplish refreshing of data and installation and testing of new releases or patches of database software.

  • Play lead technical role in maintaining or modifying database(s) in production. Track system availability, uptime, and performance.
  • Confer with less experienced DBAs and guide their efforts in maintaining databases.
  • Confer with application development staff or project management staff regarding project planning, resource allocation, task definitions and schedules for substantial projects involving database(s).
  • Plan and design database changes necessary for data conversion, tool configuration, data refresh or migration or other initiatives related to large application development project.
  • Troubleshoot or confer with others troubleshooting errors or production problems involving databases to determine causes and proposed solutions.
  • Set and document standards for use of databases with objectives of data integrity, data security, efficient operation, audit requirements, and the like.
  • Communicate to others in development or database administration roles.
  • Confer with managers in networking, systems operations, applications, and client/user community to maintain stable and efficient operating environment for database(s).
  • May provide technical lead, project leadership or staff supervision in large development, migration, testing, acceptance or product rollout project.

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required
  • 6+ years of related experience

  • Expert knowledge of Netezza appliance systems
  • 7+ years in the IT industry
  • 5+ years of experiences in Netezza database administration
  • 2+ years DBA experience with any other major DBA (like oracle or Sybase or MSSQL)
  • 2+ years scripting experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage one's time.
  • Multi-tasking and organization skill.
  • Experience in SDLC and Change Management process.
  • Experience w/Netezza Mako appliances
  • Experience with version 7.2 and later
  • Hands-on with Netezza replication 1.6 or later