Location: Washington DC Region
Category: Information Technology
Employment Type: Direct Hire
Contact: itd.dc@hirestrategy.com

Our client in the political software product space is seeking a Database Administrator to administer SQL Server databases company wide.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The Database Administrator will perform all DBA duties including: backups/restores, server monitoring and configuration, security and permissions management, scheduling jobs/tasks, query optimization, index maintenance, performance monitoring, and HA/DR planning and implementation
  • The Database Administrator will implement proactive database monitoring and alerts to maintain data integrity and application performance
  • The Database Administrator will evaluate new technologies and provide recommendations to improve existing processes
  • The Database Administrator will maintain data quality and security by establishing and enforcing organization standards
  • The Database Administrator will install and configure new SQL Server environments, including failover clusters
  • The Database Administrator will coordinate with IT to test and roll-out Windows and SQL patches/upgrades


  • 4+ years of experience in supporting large OLTP data driven applications in a production environment
  • Experience with MS SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2, and 2012.
  • Comfortable dealing with very large databases (500GB+)
  • Ability to perform analysis to identify performance improvement areas and tune databases for optimal performance
  • Experience with High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions in SQL Server, including WSFC, AlwaysOn Availability Groups, and Log Shipping.
  • Ability to analyze problems and provide root cause analysis and recommend preventive and corrective actions.
  • Understanding of SQL Server Policy Based Management and Extended Events
  • Familiarity with ETL processes (SSIS or other) and ability to develop data migration plans
  • Experience with third-party SQL monitoring tools (Idera, Redgate, etc.)
  • Experience with the following technologies are a plus: Powershell, Azure SQL Database, AWS Redshift, ITIL
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner
  • Strong organizational skills along with an attention to detail
  • Must have experience working in mission critical, fast-paced environments
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in fast-paced environments

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