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SQL Server Database Administrator – CREQ0001170

Apex Systems

This is a Contract position in Radford, VA posted June 10, 2021.

Apex Systems, America’s second largest technical staffing firm, has an opportunity for a SQL Server Database Administrator with a DoD client in beautiful Southwest Virginia. This is a fast-paced, cutting edge data center offering room for advancement, professional and technical growth and long term stability. If interested in this, or any other opportunities in the DoD space, please send a resume and best contact information to Ryan Flanary, Technical Recruiter, at Candidates must be US Citizens and actively have at minimum a Secret Clearance, per a condition of employment.  Location: Radford, VA (Low cost of living, beautiful scenery) Terms: Long Term W2 Contract Benefits for this project: PTO and Paid Holidays, Short/Long term disability, 401k plan, Key Aspects: Project Details:  Support an enterprise level data center consisting of SQL Server 08/12/16 Salary Range:  100,000-125,000/year depending on experience   Tech Stacks: 1,200 Windows Servers, SQL Server 08/12/16, SSIS/SSRS/SSAS Environment: Large, multifaceted data center – cutting edge technologies, rapidly growing and upgrading Team: heavily silo’d teams that play to one another’s strengths Additional Aspects:  Strong growth potential (transition towards lead/architecure down the road), technical training (i.e. Pluralsight license), certification discounts (CompTIA and Cisco), potential remote work flexibility  Key Requirements:  Ten or more  years of experience with SQL Server Enterprise Edition and all facets of database administration Why APEX? We offer weekly pay, direct deposit, competitive pay rates Health/Medical benefits, Life Insurance, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Program Discounts to most major certification programs, access to multiple technical training platforms and programs Education:  Bachelor’s degree, as a minimum Experience:   Ten or more  years of experience with Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition and all facets of database administration Five or more  years of experience with Microsoft SQL Server High Availability features: Failover Clustering, Log Shipping, Database Mirroring, AlwaysOn Availability Groups Required Certifications:   CompTIA Security+ Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (or higher) certification Computing Environment (CE) Certification (i.e., MCSE, Server+, etc.) – can be waived for 90 days after project join date. Position Requirements:  This position is for a Microsoft SQL Server database administrator. The successful candidate will maintain SQL Server database environments in an enterprise environment consisting of approximately 1200 Windows servers. This position is responsible for development and sustainment of SQL Server 2014 failover clusters and migration of various disparate SQL Server environments onto the clusters. The successful candidate will standardize, consolidate, and optimize the existing SQL Server environments and monitor and maintain database performance. The successful candidate will also collaborate with internal and external customers to gather requirements for special processing, and work and track issues to resolution using an in-house ticket system. Responsibilities include: Design, install, configure, audit, and maintain highly available enterprise database systems Monitor backups on all enterprise databases Perform routine disaster recovery testing scenarios Troubleshoot and maintain database performance, including the proposal of short term fixes, long term solutions, and the regular scheduling of index maintenance and database integrity checks Establish and maintain database policies and standards Generate database schema definitions and modifications as required Refresh data from one processing environment to another as required Develop, follow, and maintain team documentation for repeatable processes, including database feature installation, disaster recovery, and common problem resolution Adhere to ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) practices for Change Management Required skills:    Ten or more  years of experience with Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition and all facets of database administration Five or more  years of experience with Microsoft SQL Server High Availability features: Failover Clustering, Log Shipping, Database Mirroring, AlwaysOn Availability Groups Three or more  years of experience with Windows Server (2012 and above) and Microsoft Failover Clusters Installation and configuration experience with SQL Server 2014 (and higher), SQL Server Service Packs and Cumulative Updates Experience with PowerShell 5.1 (or higher) Strong documentation skills Strong database performance tuning skills Strong interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to be a team player Participate in 24×7 on-call support rotation and expected to work during mission critical situations Desired Skills: Working knowledge of DoD Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), Security Readiness Review (SRR) scripts, and Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) Experience with SQL Server 2016 (or higher) Experience with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) Experience with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Experience with SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) Experience with Microsoft Azure EEO EmployerApex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178