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SQL Database Administrator (DBA) - Secret Clearance

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SQL Database Administrator (DBA) - Secret Clearance
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Colorado Springs,  CO
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SQL Database Administrator (DBA)

Herndon, VA

Secret Clearance Required


Talent Orchard LLC, a boutique talent acquisition consulting firm, has been contracted by a large defense contractor in their search for a SQL Database Admin to join their team in Herndon, VA.


In this role, your responsibilities will look like this:

  • Participates as a member of and leads database team
  • Extensive background in Server tuning & optimization
  • Participates in cross-functional teams
  • Ability to write/tune dynamic PL/SQL and complex stored procedures
  • May provide mentoring and guidance to DBAs
  • Represents team to clients
  • Demonstrates technical leadership, and exerts influence outside of immediate team
  • Develops innovative team solutions to complex problems
  • Contributes to strategic direction for teams
  • Applies in-depth or broad technical knowledge to provide maintenance solutions across one or more technology areas (e.g. SQL databases)
  • Independently implements end-user or enterprise solutions of significant complexity
  • Demonstrates DBA skills with SQL Server 2012
  • Consults with team members and other organizations, clients and vendors on complex issues
  • Assigns work to others
  • Technical leadership of assigned project
  • Provide time / resource estimates for assigned projects
  • May develop innovative solutions to complex business and technology problems
  • Ability to write/tune dynamic SQL and complex stored procedures


Background requirements for the role:

  • Requires Active DOD Secret Clearance
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and a minimum of 5 years of Database experience
  • 5-7 years of experience installing, configuring and maintaining SQL Server 2008/2012 Databases
  • Experience with scripting on Windows OS is preferred
  • Extensive background in SQL Server Database and Server tuning & optimization
  • 2+ years’ experience as a Database Administrator supporting a Production SQL Server database environment
  • Experience with database security in SQL Server
  • Experience with database health (e.g. monitoring, proactive and reactive responses)
  • Replication experience is preferred.
  • Install, configure and maintain SQL Server 2008/2012 Databases
  • Perform SQL Server Database tuning & optimization
  • Write/tune dynamic SQL and complex stored procedures
  • Perform Installation of database upgrades and patch releases
  • Develop backup and recovery strategy
  • Harden database IAW DISA STIGs




Talent Orchard LLC is an SBA (8A), Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business, and Woman Business Enterprise Certified firm that provides the following services to clients in the commercial and public service sectors:

  • Human Capital
  • Professional Services
  • Accounting/Audit Readiness
  • Network/Cyber Security & IT Infrastructure
  • Software Development/Engineering


Established in 2010, Talent Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery.


To learn more about our exciting opportunities, please visit our jobs page at www.talentorchard.com.


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