Job Description :
VDart is a IT staffing firm based out of Atlanta, GA specializing in Digital & Emerging technologies. Founded in 2007, VDart has over 1700+ employees and contractors spread across 3 continents. We specialize in providing the Fortune 1000 companies, niche hard to find skills in technologies including Social, Mobile, Big Data Analytics, Cloud, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. With delivery centers in UK, Mexico, Canada and India, we provide talent solutions to global customers covering EMEA, APAC & Americas. We provide deep technology and domain expertise in BFSI, Energy & Utility, Technology, CPG & Retail industry verticals. VDart is an award winning organization recognized on Inc 500 Hall of Fame; Atlanta Business Chronicle's Fastest Growing Companies; NMSDC's National Supplier of the Year; Ernst & Young's Regional Entrepreneur of the Year and more. Please send your resume to for immediate consideration. Job Title: Database Administrator Location: Richmond, VA Duration: Contract Employment: TP Rate: $Negotiable Job Description: SUMMARY: The Senior Database Administrator will work with and within the development team to support application development and production release process. Provide code reviews and advise developers on SQL code standards and best practices. Working within the Data Management team to support data process implementations. Help with troubleshooting data and DB Server performance issues. Work with the DBA team to provide administrative support for the database environment, and assist with automating and enhancing the maintenance processes. RESPONSIBILITIES/TASKS: Refresh non-production databases. Perform routine, day-to-day database administrator duties and observe more senior database administrators in order to build skills in data modeling, SQL and PL/SQL tuning, application tuning, creation of database objects, data modeling, utilities, UNIX commands and UNIX programs. Participate on committee that sets SQL and PL/SQL programming standards. Advise developers on the most efficient database designs. When performance issues arise, determine the most effective way to increase performance including hardware purchases, server configuration changes, or index/query changes. Provide code reviews to make sure the database code meets company standards for readability, reliability, and performance. Support release processes for assigned projects/development team(s Identify and analyze data discrepancies and data quality issues and work to ensure data integrity. Work within a scrum team to complete any necessary development tasks. Support the Data management team in production loading and release processes. Consults with users to identify current database requirements and clarify objectives. Review documented processes and procedures. Develop understanding of and stay current with advances in information technology by reading manuals, trade periodicals, and technical reports relating to Oracle and SQL Server databases. Provide technical assistance to other Information Services personnel. Maintain confidentiality of information processed. Participate in on-call rotation for production database support. Make technical recommendations and implement policies and standards relating to the architectural design of databases, network communications, data access and security requirements, and backup and recovery procedures for production and development databases. Create and refresh non-production databases. Monitor and manage database growth and size requirements. Plan, develop, test, and tune databases. Assist and mentor development staff in data modeling, SQL and PL/SQL tuning, application tuning, creation of database objects, utilities, UNIX commands and UNIX programs. Install third-party applications for testing and implementation in production. Develop and maintain SQL and UNIX programs to monitor database conditions and activities. Identify application and/or SQL performance problems and assist in their resolution. Analyze, review, and alter database parameters and structure to increase operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements. Consults with users to identify current database requirements and clarify objectives. Document current, revised, and new processes and procedures. Perform prototyping and database tuning and optimizing. Stay up to date with advances in information technology by reading manuals, trade periodicals, and technical reports relating to Oracle and SQL Server databases. Provide technical assistance to other Information Services personnel. Work with minimum supervision and exercise sufficient discretion and independent judgment. Mentors peers and IT personnel. Manage relationship with Oracle and Windows Support. Analyze and plan for future database, server, storage, and network requirements. Gather database statistics for trend analysis. Research and plan implementation of new database features and enhancements. Design database growth management strategies. Design database backup and recovery strategy including usage of standby databases for Business Resumption Plan. Produce periodic reports for management and staff. Work with no supervision and exercise discretion and independent judgment. This position description identifies the responsibilities and tasks typically associated with the performance of the position. Other relevant essential functions may be required. EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or related field required. Certification or progress toward certification of, industry-recognized professional designation in Oracle and SQL preferred and encouraged. Combinations of relevant education and experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. Continuous learning, as defined by the Company's learning philosophy, is required. Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle Certified Professional and/or Microsoft Certified Solutions Assistant: Sql Server preferred. EXPERIENCE: Five years experience within an IT environment which provides the necessary skills, knowledge and abilities. Three years relevant experience with Oracle and/or SQL Server databases or maintaining a production environment preferred. Experience within the insurance industry highly preferred. SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES (SKA) REQUIRED: Ability to troubleshoot client/server problems. Ability and proficiency in the use of computers and company standard software specific to position. General understanding of database administration. Basic knowledge of Oracle and/or SQL Server database management tools. Basic knowledge of SQL and PL/SQL, UNIX commands. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to apply the principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to comprehend the consequences of various problem situations and to make sound decisions or to refer problems to appropriate people for decision making. Ability to manage multiple projects and meet necessary deadlines. Ability to work varying hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as required. Ability to perform other assignments at locations outside the office. Ability to work closely with Database engineers to implement standards, policies and procedures developed. Ability to document and develop standard operating procedures for day to day activities. Ability to make technical recommendations. Demonstrated high level of competency in Oracle and/or SQL Server database administration. Thorough knowledge of and ability to use Oracle and/or SQL Server database utilities and management tools. Thorough knowledge of SQL and PL/SQL, UNIX commands, and shell programming. Ability to establish work flows, manage multiple projects, and meet necessary deadlines. Advanced knowledge of communication layer between client, network and Oracle/SQL Server databases. Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated competency in all facets of Oracle and/or SQL Server database administration. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed mainly in an office environment with minimal hazards. May be exposed to temperatures, which may be cooler than a normal office setting. Travel may be required. Keywords: " SQL AND Oracle AND Unix " OR " SQL AND Oracle AND Unix " OR " SQL AND Oracle AND Unix " If your skills match these requirements please send your resume to for immediate consideration. Please be assured that your resume will be reviewed and you will be contacted if there is an interest in your background and experience. Candidates should e-mail resume to address above. Be sure to reference the job number and title in the subject line. Referral Program: Ask our recruiting team about how you can be a part of our referral program. If you refer a candidate with this background and if the candidate accepts the role our team pays a generous referral. We are keen on networking and establishing a long-term, mutually beneficial partnership with you. We are Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. VDart Inc Alpharetta, GA Follow us on Twitter for the hottest positions: @VDart_Jobs Follow us on Twitter: @vdartinc