Relational Database Administrator

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    Technology & Internet Services
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    $50.00 - $60.00/hr.

Relational Database Administrator – Contract – Richmond, VA – $50.00 - $60.00/hr.

The final salary or hourly wage, as applicable, paid to each candidate/applicant for this position is ultimately dependent on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the candidate’s/applicant’s qualifications, skills, and level of experience as well as the geographical location of the position.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship not available.

Our client is seeking a Relational Database Administrator in Richmond, VA.

Role Description
We are seeking to fill the role of Relational Database Administrator, in the Department of Information Technology. The position is telework/remote in nature.
In this role, the candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to, ensuring data is stored, organized, displayed, and analyzed in a way that allows users to perform business-related tasks, installing, maintaining, and optimizing database servers and systems to ensure they run efficiently and are available to authorized users, managing database access, creating and managing reports, visualizations, and dashboards, and automating repeating tasks, and diagnosing and troubleshooting database errors.

Skills & Requirements

• 4+ years of hands-on experience in relational database administration.
• 2+ years of experience administering DB2 databases.
• A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
• Strong understanding of relational databases and distributed database management.
• Proven experience in planning, installation, configuration, and maintenance of database instances.
• Experience in architectural DB designs at an enterprise level including high availability (HA) and scalable architectures.
• Demonstrated ability in disaster recovery planning and execution in HA environments.
• High proficiency with physical database and schema design in 3rd normal form
• Familiarity with logical-to-physical data modelling.
• Experience in measuring RDBMS performance, using performance metrics to identify bottlenecks, and planning system-level configurations and other optimizations to mitigate performance bottlenecks.
• Hands-on experience with bulk loading of structured data.
• Familiarity with database security best practices and techniques.
• Ability to interface with developers to understand and address performance and data access requirements.
• Proven ability to stay current with new database technology developments and techniques, researching new software and tools, and proactively recommending improvements.
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams, including software engineers, designers, and project managers.
• Effective time management skills to handle multiple tasks, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
• Strong problem-solving skills to diagnose and resolve issues related to database performance and application software.
• Technical expertise in database administration and management, including scripting, stored procedures, and automation tools.
• 6+ years of hands-on experience in relational database administration.
• 4+ years of experience administering DB2.
• A master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
• Certification in DB2 administration or related technologies.
• Experience in evaluating and utilizing software products for RDBMS monitoring.
• Skilled in tuning and optimizing poorly performing queries.
• Hands on experience with RDBMS versioning software (LiquiBase, Flyway, etc.).
• Strong team leadership skills to drive DB schema and architectural designs, as well as mentor and guide team members.
• Experience with automation and scripting languages for database administration tasks (Python, Ansible, bash, etc.).
• Experience with change data capture and replication technologies such as IBM Infosphere Data Replication.
• Familiarity with JSON/document databases such as Couchbase or Mongo DB.
• Experience administering other RDBMS (Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, PosgreSQL).
• Familiarity with cloud-based database solutions.
• Ability to identify process improvements and implement new tools for increased efficiency and productivity.

Benefits/Other Compensation

This position is a contract/temporary role where Hays offers you the opportunity to enroll in full medical benefits, dental benefits, vision benefits, 401K and Life Insurance ($20,000 benefit).

Why Hays?

You will be working with a professional recruiter who has intimate knowledge of the industry and market trends. Your Hays recruiter will lead you through a thorough screening process in order to understand your skills, experience, needs, and drivers. You will also get support on resume writing, interview tips, and career planning, so when there’s a position you really want, you’re fully prepared to get it.

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