Senior Datacom Database Administrator (DBA)

Engineering Solutions & Products LLC. - Ashburn, VA4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $88,000 - $120,000 a year
Job Description:
ESP is looking for a Senior Datacom Database Administrator (DBA) to support a key program in Ashburn, VA. The ideal candidate obtains more than 7 years of experience as a Datacom DBA within a large-scale, multi-application mainframe environment. The Senior Datacom DBA is responsible for configuration, installation, operation, administration and development support of the Datacom Database and COBOL programs in a large mainframe environment. They will work as an integral part of an Agile Scrum team-a highly productive team of technical professionals who thrive on supporting the customer's mission and growth objectives - designing, developing and implementing custom database application capabilities for legacy and modernized systems and applications. The individual will work in close collaboration with software developers/engineers, stakeholders, and end users within Agile processes. The individual will develop and implement innovative products, processes, standards or operational plans achieved through research and integration of best practices.

Also, responsible for development of a spectrum of engineering artifacts that adequately, but succinctly captures system requirements, design, architecture, and solution training. This position is responsible for ensuring that all assigned work activities are performed in a timely and cost-effective manner while maintaining the highest quality of performance.

The ability to be adaptable and to work constructively with a technically diverse team is also crucial. A willingness to learn and stay abreast of industry trends is required. The program emphasizes innovation, and the ESP Team looks for individuals who can bring creative ideas to solve complex problems, both technical and procedural.

Required Experience:
Serves as an Agile Scrum team member providing database administration and maintenance services for the delivery of releasable software. Responsible for activities associated with delivery of software and database solutions associated with customer-defined systems and software projects. Basic responsibilities include:

Designing, developing and implementing custom software and database application capabilities for a legacy personnel system and modernized systems with limited oversight
Serve a lead role guiding teammates and promoting a collaborative environment with a do what it takes attitude to ensure product and team success
Implement strategic goals
Provide significant improvements to the product(s) being supported
Establish operational plans for technical area
Briefs program executive leadership on risks and/or issues
Active participation in release and sprint planning, artifact creation, sprint testing, regression testing, demonstrations and retrospectives and solution releases
Support release planning with conceptual design and development / refinement of software engineering guidelines
Analyzing complex project-related problems and creating innovative solutions involving, scheduling, technology, methodology, tools and solution components
Ensuring product quality and timeliness of work, providing advice and guidance, resolving problems to meet objectives, and providing periodic performance reports
Provide input on best practices and procedures
Developing new and refining existing process to enhance quality and productivity
Provide mentoring to junior members of the team
Provide 24x7 on call support if needed as part of a scheduled rotation with other team members.
Administration of Database system for Development, SIMT, TEST and two Production environments on advanced platform.

Required Skills:
College degree (B.S.) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Management Systems or a related discipline. Equivalent professional experience will be considered in lieu of degree
Must be a U.S. Citizen with at least an interim DOD Secret clearance or higher
Professional Experience: at least ten (10) years related technical experience, with database design, development and implementation in a Mainframe Environment
Previous experience in a CA Datacom environment, Online and Batch URT / Data Dictionary and Datacom/DB Utilities. The Lead DBA will be skilled in debugging and tuning RAAT and SQL and is proficient with mainframe MVS/JCL and Utilities. Experience with database monitoring and tuning tools, REXX and CLIST, and CA products to include CA-1 and CA-7
Experience with object oriented design and development (OODD), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Ability to communicate OODD and SOA principles and best practices
Acts independently to expose and resolve problems
Experience with source code control systems and concurrent development workflows (Git preferred)
Ability to apply estimation techniques to software development efforts
Ability to identify and manage risk
Working knowledge of and ability to assist others in the use of database engineering tools to support process improvement
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong collaboration skills and desire to work within a team
Understanding of all elements of the software development life cycle, including planning, development, requirements management, CM, quality assurance, and release management
Highly responsible, team-oriented individual with very strong work ethic and a self-starter
Desired Skills

Technical Certifications, such as MCSD; MCPD; CSM; CSD; OCJD; SCJD.
Ability to apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts, and contribute to the development of innovative principles and ideas
Expert level experience providing production support for Datacom databases

Keyword: Senior Datacom Database Administrator (DBA)
From: Engineering Solutions & Products LLC.