Database Administrator, Sr

Job ID 18-00228

Industry Computer/IT

Job Type Permanent

Location Austin, TX


A Sr. Database Administrator can create, implement and manage expansive database administration programs.  Has experience in reviewing database performance trends, and identifying opportunities for improvement.  Must have database administrator experience with IDMS. 



1. Install/tailor new releases of and upgrades or patches to associated database management product software.
2. Create and maintain database entities, including instances, databases, table spaces, and tables in support of SDE EO administered databases.
3. Make changes to the structure of database meta data and support any application changes.
4. Make recommendations of database migration path to insure optimal performance and availability, which shall be provided to COR/VA PM(s) for review and approval prior to any migration.
5. Review performance of databases on the open systems and mainframe platforms and provide and implement COR/VA PM(s) approved recommendations for improved performance.
6. Write, modify, and debug database specific SQL and PL/SQL queries.
7. Where appropriate, coordinate database administration duties with System and Network Administrators to ensure compatibility with hardware and operating systems configurations.
8. Diagnose and correct problems that occur within databases and application interfaces.
9. Recommend strategies for problem notification and availability reporting in database software and applications. All recommendations shall be provided to COR/VA PM(s) prior to any implementation.
10. Assist in developing, backup/recovery, high availability and disaster recovery strategies. All recommended strategies shall be provided to COR/VA PM(s) prior to any implementation.
11. Assist in developing Security strategies consistent with VA regulations and policies and industry best practices. All recommended strategies shall be provided to COR/VA PM(s) prior to any implementation.
12. Troubleshoot problems and take corrective action, coordinate Contractor specific technical support as necessary.
13. Support users, other software Contractor teams, and database administrators with problems, projects, and implementations.
14. Analyze database infrastructure to insure compliance with VA security standards, database performance considerations, and reverse engineering of existing database environments.
15. When assigned to VA initiatives, develop schedules and plans, communicate progress to management in both verbal and written formats, identify barriers, identify and evaluate alternatives. The Contractor shall participate in 
fault isolation for database systems. When required, develop and submit for approval Configuration Change Management Plans in accordance with SDE EO standards. The Contractor shall follow the change management process prescribed by the Chief, Database Support Services when making all changes to production systems.




Education Level    Bachelor's Degree
Degree In     Computer science, Electronics Engineering or other Engineering or Technical discipline is required.    
Yrs. exp.     5 years
Substitutions 8 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education