Database Administrator-TS/SCI Fullscope Poly

Engineering Reston , Virginia


Description

Position at Windward Consulting

Windward Consulting is at the forefront of Service-Centric IT. With strategic consulting, unparalleled technical expertise and our proven Windward Service-Centric IT RoadMap, we help our clients align the core competencies of process, organization, information and technology to run the most sensitive and mission-critical IT environments in the world.

If you are looking for an opportunity to be involved with a team of individuals who are working within a Fortune 500 company solving complex technical challenges, then we are looking for you. We are looking for people who are passionate about technology and have a "roll up their sleeves mentality". Here at Windward we offer numerous opportunities to expand your experience in various areas depending upon your aptitude and interests. Our employees are not only passionate and driven, but strive to ensure customer quality is delivered consistently and effectively.

We actively looking for a Database Administrator to join our team on one of our highly visible government customer engagements. This individual will be responsible for the following:  You are responsible for the full software lifecycle with focus on database development. You are the are focal point for design, test, implementation and delivery of database objects to fulfill customer requirements. You will work with software and determine ways to organize and store data, identify user requirements, set up computer databases, test and coordinated modifications to the computer database system, ensure the performance of the system, understand the platform on which the database runs, and add new users to the system. You will also be responsible for planning and coordinating security measures to include integrity, backup, and overall database security.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work in agile team to design, prototype, develop, and document new product offerings and enhance existing products and tools
  • Design and develop database objects to support Java/JEE Web based applications and Domino applications
  • Support application teams making database designs, loading, modifying and updating data
  • Provide performance tuning of database queries and code
  • Troubleshoot application issues and data related problems
  • Work with application teams to troubleshoot connection related issues to include SSL configuration
  • Provide database administration support to the Systems Administrators including database upgrades, backups, user creation, and SSL connections
  • Evaluate new frameworks and contribute to technology selection
  • Understand high level business requirements and produce technical specifications, designs, documents, interface control documents, and architecture documents
  • Brief design and technical approach solutions to the customer's Architecture and Engineering Review Board (AERB)
  • Create quality code and perform code reviews of other team member's code
  • Interact with customer stakeholders and build relationships
  • Participate in the software requirements analysis, technical design, and implementation of applications based on functional specifications
  • Collaborate with Product Manager to identify, prioritize, and document detailed product requirements
  • Facilitate and guide initiatives for improving development processes
  • Quickly adapt to new technologies and processes
  • Develop Level of Effort (LOE) estimates for work assignments
  • Help develop robust automated unit/functional test suites and development scripts
  • Work with internal test teams on system, performance, and acceptance testing
Required Skills
  • The candidate must have an Active Intel Security clearance with a Favorable Polygraph. Candidate will not be considered without it.
  • Strong SQL, PL/SQL, SQL development experience
  • Strong understanding of database connections including JDBC and ODBC
  • Ability to use verbal and written communication skills to present information to a diverse population (technical and non-technical).
  • Ability to work well in independently and as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working/collaborating with software engineering teams
  • Experience with Oracle databases (10g, 11g versions)
  • Experience with database tools such as SQL Developer, TOAD, DBArtisan
  • Experience with Solaris, Linux, Windows environments
  • Strong software engineering, development, debugging, testing, and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


Preferred Skills
  • Willingness to learn Windows Systems Administration on a cross-function Agile Team
  • Self-started with the ability to drive initiatives independently
  • Ability to provide innovative solutions for routine issues and tasks
  • Working knowledge of Agile and Scrum methodologies
  • Scripting experience using Perl, Python or similar advanced scripting languages
  • Willingness to learn and implement Scrum framework, Lean principles, Agile engineering and DevOps

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or a related field; or 6 years of equivalent experience.

Windward strives to attract and retain the best individuals and provide an environment where they can all grow professionally and build a rewarding career. We continually strive to create an environment that balances work life and offers benefits that will enhance the compensation package. We offer Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and AD&D, as well as the option to purchase additional Life Insurance and AD&D, Paid Time Off, Personal Leave, Holidays, 401(k) plan with company match and work/life balance.

 Windward is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or veteran status.

WINDWARD CONSULTING GROUP, INC. (WINDWARD) PROVIDES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITHOUT REGARD TO AN APPLICANT’S COLOR, RACE, SEX, PREGNANCY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, RELIGION, MARITAL STATUS, GENETIC INFORMATION, VETERAN STATUS, OR ANY OTHER CHARACTERISTICS PROTECTED BY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAW. WE WILL CONSIDER THIS APPLICATION ACTIVE FOR 90 DAYS AFTER OUR RECEIPT. THEREAFTER, YOU MUST REAPPLY IF FURTHER INTERESTED IN EMPLOYMENT. I CERTIFY THAT ALL ANSWERS GIVEN BY ME ARE TRUE, ACCURATE AND COMPLETE, I UNDERSTAND THAT THE FALSIFICATION, MISREPRESENTATION OR OMISSION OF ANY FACT ON THIS APPLICATION (OR ANY OTHER ACCOMPANYING OR REQUIRED DOCUMENTS) OR PROVIDED ORALLY, WILL BE CAUSE FOR DENIAL OF EMPLOYMENT OR IMMEDIATE TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT, REGARDLESS OF WHEN OR HOW DISCOVERED. The application will be given every consideration, but its receipt does not imply that the applicant will be employed. In exchange for the Company’s considering my application for employment, I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application and any supporting documents. I authorize Windward to secure information about my experience from former employers, educational institutions, government agencies, or any references I have provided, and for those parties to provide information concerning my experience, and I hereby release all parties from any liability arising from such investigation. In exchange for the Company’s considering my application for employment, I hereby authorize my former employer to release to Windward any personnel information and records, favorable or otherwise, which my employer has kept regarding my employment, including my work performance. I understand that Windward may retain photocopies of my records for its files, whether I am offered employment or not. I hereby release all parties, including my former employer and Windward from any liability arising from the release, review and retention of any records pertaining to me.