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Job Title Lead SQL Server Database Engineer
Location Reston, VA
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Job Description
Lead SQL Server Datbase Engineer Arlington, VA 
Posted:  2/2/2017
Category:  Information Technology
Job Type:  Full-Time
Minimum Experience:  5+
Required Education:  Bachelor (BA, BS...)
Security Clearance:  Secret
Benefits:  Click here for full list of benefits
Job Description

VMD is seeking a Lead SQL Server Database Engineer to support the Department of State in Arlington, VA. This person will act as a high level expert in the area of SQL Server Database Administration and Engineering.
This person will be responsible for the following:
  • Manages the Data Engineering team of 10-12 responsible for database administration, data integrity, data quality, reporting, statistics, and predictive analytics
  • Assists, defines, and oversees database organizations, standards, controls, procedures, and documentation
  • Oversees the design and develops database objects (tables, stored procedures, views, etc.) necessary to support reporting systems
  • Oversees the design and development of dashboards, reports and reporting systems as comprehensive reporting solutions
  • Designs, implements, and maintains databases with respect to access methods, access time, batch processes, device allocation, validation checks, organization, protection and security, documentation, and statistical methods
  • Develops reports, stored procedures, etc. to help solve database solutions to business problems, data architectures, database management system facilities and capabilities, and the operation and tuning of databases
  • Analyzes data sources and creates data import and export scripts.
  • Develops and implements technical innovations to improve the reliability and performance of the database
  • Maintains SLAs to support timely and quality customer service
  • Implements proactive database monitoring  and alerts to maintain the database integrity and performance
  • Ensures that all data sharing, networking connections, and reporting requirements with our RPC partners and PRM are maintained
  • Executes processes in SQL databases such as stored procedures/functions/packages, database jobs, materialized views, views, synonyms, and DB links
  • Conducts weekly staff meetings and ensure that all personnel are provided with the best guidance, constructive criticism, and candid evaluation possible
  • Attends to staffing needs, such as interviewing, rewards & recognition, mentoring, and conflict resolution
  • Compensation management and annual performance evaluation of staff members.
  • Works with the entire Production Support staff to ensure good training plans and compliance training
  • Receives and understands task priorities as articulated by Senior Management. Plan delegations and individual work load in conjunction with those priorities

Job Requirements

This position requires a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science or related field.
Required Skills / Experience:         
  • Ten (10) years relevant experience
  • Experience managing database tuning, replication, backup and recovery processes, and product upgrades using Microsoft SQL Server. 
  • Experience designing databases to support transaction and data growth and support on various platforms.
  • Experience in platform independent techniques to support SLAs.
  • Experience writing white papers, recommending COTS product purchases to management, conducting white-board presentations to management. 
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, and SQL Server monitoring and tuning products such as Solarwinds
  • Strong communication capabilities
  • Experience with database design
  • Experience supporting large scale databases
Preferred Skills / Experience:
  • UI design experience, including developing, modifying and deploying SharePoint master pages
  • Microsoft certifications
  • Ability to troubleshoot and test applications in separate development, staging and production environments
  • Experience with government section 508 compliance standards
  • Knowledge and experience in using PowerShell to perform routine actions, such as bulk list updates and document library modifications
  • Active Secret Clearance