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SQL DBA / Developer

Alexandria, Virginia, United States
November 14, 2018


This is a direct-client opening for a SQL DBA / Developer located in Alexandria, VA. This is a full time position.


• Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or related technical discipline and a minimum of ten (15) years of SQL programming and UNIX shell scripting experience are required. Equivalent experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

Supervisory and/or management experience a plus.

• A minimum of 15 years of advanced programming/software development experience using SQL, Python, AWK, or PERL in a UNIX environment is required. Recent experience must demonstrate expert knowledge of SQL programming and shell scripting in a UNIX environment.

• A minimum of 5 years of recent experience as an Oracle or Informix DBA is required.

Experience with troubleshooting, fine tuning, and optimization in Oracle, Informix, etc. is required. Data warehousing experience a plus.

• Must have recent experience writing advanced UNIX shell scripts at the command prompt using commands and/or functions that will automate and schedule tasks. Must have in-depth experience using functions and various commands in shell scripting.

Experience processing flat files, data loading, etc. is required.

• Must have recent experience creating and maintaining database objects like tables, indexes, etc. Expertise with stored procedures, constraints, joins, keys, indexes, data import/export, triggers, cursors, etc. is required.

• Recent, in-depth experience with tools such as MySQL, PSQL, GREP, Unix Cron, SED, GUI, Ace, Perform, ISQL, XML, etc. is required. Experience with tools such as Red Brick, EDI, VI Scripting, ETL, Motif, etc. highly desirable.

• The ability to independently solve a variety of programming problems of increasing complexity with minimal technical or managerial supervision is essential. Must be able to follow, understand, and analyze the intricacies of complex shell scripting logic in writing programs.

• Must be a fast, capable learner who can quickly apply expert technical knowledge and experience in a new programming environment. The ability to quickly analyze, diagnose and resolve data problems associated with large datasets received from multiple sources on an ongoing basis is essential.

• Must be able to work with minimal supervision, manage multiple programming projects and tasks, and independently meet deadlines.

• Must be able to manage multiple projects, and possess excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.

• Must be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills to ensure effective interactions with staff, members, subscribers, etc. Must be able to explain data problems and concepts in ways that can be easily understood by non-technical staff, subscribers, members, etc.

• Must possess sound judgment and excellent analytical skills.

The ability to implement new tools and technologies without creating new database errors or problems is essential.

• Project management experience is highly desirable.

Please complete the following skills-matrix and send back with your most recent/updated resume.

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