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Database Engineer
Ref No.: 17-35668
Location: Herndon, Virginia
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 03/01/2017 to 02/28/2018
Job Title: Database Engineer
Duties: This is a hands on position with a strong emphasis on regular production support. You should be comfortable learning new technologies. You thrive in true-agile, highly paced, production facing environment. You have a low tolerance for mediocrity.

Provide advanced support for incident resolution for technical problems involving production database systems Track down defects and come up with innovative solutions to improve database performance, reliability, and availability Identify persistent or recurring problems and recommend creative solutions

Design and implement tools to automate database operation and monitoring Continually improve the scalability and availability of production database systems Monitor, tune, and analyze database activity and allocate server resources to achieve optimum database performance Runbook Documentation of MS SQL Server system environment, setup, maintenance and standards Capacity planning of MS SQL Servers Design, write and deliver automation to improve the availability and reliability of our database systems using languages such as Python, PowerShell or Java, Managing database restores and backups

MS degree in Computer Science or related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
7+ years in a Windows/UNIX-based large-scale production services
7+ database operations role
5+ Years Experience with at least one high level programming language
5+ like Python, or Java
4+ years advanced-level experience with Windows/Linux
Unix Systems Programming (RHEL or CentOS preferred) Strong understanding of major components of MS SQL Server architecture Hands on experience with SQL Enterprise Manager, Query Analyzer, Profiler, Data Transformation Services Strong experience in database Backup, Restore and Recovery procedures Strong SQL programming skills including, developing & testing T-SQL stored procedures & queries Strong understanding of relational database modeling and design Experience in tuning and analyzing SQL Server databases for performance Ability to quickly learn and develop expertise in highly complex existing applications and architectures Familiarity with database profiling, scalability, monitoring and performance Trouble-shooting skills that span database systems, network, storage, and code Transfer knowledge, train, and coach others in area of expertise

Education: MS degree in Computer Science or related technical field, or equivalent practical experience. # of Positions: 1