Job Description :

Austin, TX 

6+ Months Contract

Phone + Skype


shall perform the following support tasks: 

·         Install/tailor new releases of and upgrades or patches to associated database management product software.

·         Create and maintain database entities, including instances, databases, table spaces, and tables in support of SDE EO administered databases.

·         Make changes to the structure of database meta data and support any application changes.

·         Make recommendations of database migration path to insure optimal performance and availability, which shall be provided to COR/VA PM(s) for review and approval prior to any migration.

·         Review performance of databases on the open systems and mainframe platforms and provide and implement COR/VA PM(s) approved recommendations for improved performance.

·         Write, modify, and debug database specific SQL and PL/SQL queries.

·         Where appropriate, coordinate database administration duties with System and Network Administrators to ensure compatibility with hardware and operating systems configurations.

·         Diagnose and correct problems that occur within databases and application interfaces.

·         Recommend strategies for problem notification and availability reporting in database software and applications. All recommendations shall be provided to COR/VA PM(s) prior to any implementation.

·         Assist in developing, backup/recovery, high availability and disaster recovery strategies. All recommended strategies shall be provided to COR/VA PM(s) prior to any implementation.

·         Assist in developing Security strategies consistent with VA regulations and policies and industry best practices. All recommended strategies shall be provided to COR/VA PM(s) prior to any implementation.

·         Troubleshoot problems and take corrective action, coordinate Contractor specific technical support as necessary.

·         Support users, other software Contractor teams, and database administrators with problems, projects, and implementations.

·         Analyze database infrastructure to insure compliance with VA security standards, database performance considerations, and reverse engineering of existing database environments.

·         When assigned to VA initiatives, develop schedules and plans, communicate progress to management in both verbal and written formats, identify barriers, identify and evaluate alternatives. 

·        Providing Off-hour Support.


Minimum education/ minimum experience required:

Bachelor''s Degree in Computer science, Electronics Engineering or other Engineering or Technical discipline is required with 5 years of experience. Or 8 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education