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Senior Database Administrator (SQL/Oracle) in Richmond, VA at Vaco

Date Posted: 5/11/2018

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Database administration experts-are you ready to grow your career by applying your database expertise to more complex projects with some of the nation's top companies? Let Vaco serve as your advocate in presenting you to clients who are looking for Database Administrators. Our recruiting staff gives you an advantage over your competition by promoting your strengths and assets directly to hiring managers while helping you to be more prepared for your interviews.

From keeping you up to date on market trends and industry expectations to providing you with valuable insight into the company culture, compensation expectations, and growth opportunities of specific clients, Vaco will give you the edge you need in today's highly competitive job marketplace. If you are passionate about database administration and are ready for a rewarding new challenge, let Vaco help you to make it happen. Apply today!

***NO THIRD PARTIES - U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time***

The Senior Database Administrator will join the existing team of experienced DBA's who are responsible for the support of several databases, principally on Oracle and SQL Server platforms, on Linux/Windows, in addition, a small number of IBM DB2 databases. The successful candidate will become involved in databases throughout their lifecycle from project inception to ongoing support and decommissioning of the databases.


  • Identify emerging database technologies, assimilated and integrated within the IT organization.
  • Accomplishes information systems and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
  • Provide support for various versions of Oracle Databases, Data Guard, RMAN and RAC (Real Application Cluster) implementations.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills in mission critical environment.
  • Provide complete database life cycle support for handful mission critical DB2 LUW databases using various DB2 tools and techniques.
  • Interface with other central organizations to improve and implement database process, procedures and automation.
  • Pro-active and reactive performance analysis, monitoring, troubleshooting and resolution of the issues.
  • Participate in regular database capacity planning related to database growth and system utilization, trend analysis and predicting future database resource requirements.
  • Develop long-term database goals and strategy.
  • Training, managing and mentoring junior and offshore DBA team members.
  • Maintains database results by setting and enforcing standards and controls.
  • Prepares for database expansion by studying plans and requirements; advising senior technical management; coordinating design and programming.
  • Keeps senior technical management informed by preparing reports on system performance and problems.
  • Provide support critical SQL Server databases.
  • Experience with NoSQL databases i.e. MongoDB and Cassandra is plus.