Cloud SQL Server Database Administrator in Radford, VA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 9/11/2019

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Job Description

Job #:  909051

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 Tia Bracken, Sr. Professional Recruiter, via
Candidates must be US Citizens and able to obtain and maintain at minimum an interim 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 03/08/12/16
  • Salary Range:  90,000-120,000/year depending on experience  
  • Tech Stacks: 800 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 work flexibility 
  • Key Requirements:  Ten or more years of experience with SQL Server Enterprise Edition and all facets of database administration

  • 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

Why SW Virginia?
  • Beautiful scenery, access to the famous Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Low cost of living
  • Very little traffic
  • Access to many major cities on the east coast within a few hours ((2hr 20 min to Charlotte, 4hr to DC, 3hr to Richmond)

  1. Ten or more years of experience with SQL Server Enterprise Edition and all facets of database administration
  2. Five or more years of experience with SQL Server High Availability features: Failover Clustering, Log Shipping, Database Mirroring, AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Required Certifications:  
  1. CompTIA Security+ (Can be obtained after offer)
  2. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (or higher) certification
  3. 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 800 Windows servers.  This position will be responsible for development and sustainment of Windows Server 2012 database clusters and migration of various disparate SQL Server environments onto new clusters.  The successful candidate will also standardize, consolidate, and optimize the existing SQL Server environments and monitor and maintain database performance.  The successful candidate will also adhere to ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) practices for Change Management, 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.
  • Responsible for design, installation, configuration, security, and maintenance of highly available enterprise database systems
  • Monitor backup jobs on all enterprise databases and perform routine disaster recovery 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 environment to another at the request of the application development staff
  • Develop, follow, and maintain in-house documentation for repeatable processes, including database feature installation, disaster recovery, and common problem resolution
  • Follow ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) practices for Change Management

Required skills: 
  • Ten or more years of experience with SQL Server Enterprise Edition and all facets of database administration.
  • Five or more years of experience with SQL Server High Availability features: Failover Clustering, Log Shipping, Database Mirroring, AlwaysOn Availability Groups.
  • Five or more years of experience with Windows Server 2008 R2 (and above) and Microsoft Failover Clusters.
  • Installation and configuration experience with SQL Server 2008 (and higher), SQL Server Service Packs and Cumulative Updates
  • Experience with PowerShell 4.0 (or higher)
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Strong performance tuning skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and willing to be a team player
  • Participate in 7x24 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 2014 (or higher)
  • Experience with SQL Server Integration (SSIS)
  • Experience with SQL Server Reporting (SSRS)
  • Experience with SQL Server Analysis (SSAS)

EEO Employer
Apex 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 844-463-6178-6178.


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