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DBA (RedShift)
Ref No.: 18-00129
Location: Reston, Virginia
Start Date / End Date: 02/05/2018 to 02/01/2019
DBA (RedShift)
Reston, VA
Duration: 12+ months
Rate: (negotiable for strong candidates)
Interviews: Phone and in-person (will consider video interviews for only REALLY strong candidates)
Redshift DBA: 
- Know-how of Logical data modeling 
- Expertise in Physical data modeling 
- 5+ years of DBA experience with MPP databases such as Netezza (preferred), Teradata or Exadata. 
- 2+ years of exclusive hands-on Redshift DBA experience (cluster setup, distribution strategy, performance tuning, backup/recovery, scaling options, Spectrum) 
- AWS cloud working knowledge (IAM, VPC, S3, Hive, etc.) 
- AWS certification strongly preferred (Solution Architect Associate and/or Big Data Specialist) 
- Work with a team of DEV DBAs to design, maintain & optimize Redshift databases, but also support with Netezza & Hive DBA work 

Job Responsibilities: 
Provide on-site database and system support 
Monitor, collect statistical information, and provide reporting on capacity and system performance 
Based on statistics, make recommendations to maintain and improve capacity and system performance 
Monitor the system, and act upon system and application automated alerts 
Perform diagnostics, testing, and troubleshooting of software, o/s, and database issues (ex. correcting installation, configuration, or data problems) 
Plan and perform software installation, configuration, upgrade and patching 
Plan and perform database configuration, maintenance, upgrade and patching 
Perform and manage system and database backups 
Perform manual switch to redundant system / database components, in case of system failure 

7+ years' experience required 
Experience in providing technical support, covering database administration and operations to include monitoring maintenance capacity, performance monitoring/planning and incident/problem troubleshooting and resolution 
Strong knowledge of SQL 
Understanding of Help Desk tools and trouble ticket tracking processes 
Understanding of support agreements and their implied service levels 
Proven ability to write excellent technical documentation