DXC Technology Professional Database Administrator in Any City, Virginia

Job Description:

Summary

Plans, designs, develops, and implements complex computerized databases, to include data definition, structure, documentation of databases, long-range requirements, operational guidelines and protection. Establishes database standards and guidelines, assuring the quality of database deliverables, and working with development teams to support database needs.

Essential Job Functions

  • Monitors database activity and file usage, and ensures necessary resources are present so that databases function properly by removing or deleting old or obsolete files. Develops complex data retrieval queries and optimizes data queries within programs for performance and maintainability. Determines data to collect and analyzes information as appropriate.

  • Analyzes and determines informational needs and elements, data relationships and attributes, proposed manipulation, data flow and storage requirements, and data output and reporting capabilities for complex databases. Recommends and implements course of action based on analyses.

  • Defines logical attributes and inter-relationships and designs complex data structures to accommodate database production, storage, maintenance and accessibility to enhance performance.

  • Tests designed applications utilizing database management software and/or general programming software to enhance performance. Determines test's) to use and collects appropriate data as has been established.

  • Installs, implements and supports complex systems within user base; creates and updates database installation instructions and design changes for client use.

  • Monitors and coordinates installation and upgrades of hardware and software as necessary to enhance database performance. Researches various hardware and software products; recommends solution and implements approved products.

  • Provides work guidance and leadership to less experienced personnel. Acts as technical project leader on assigned projects.

  • Utilizes standard corporate tools to record change and problem activities for tracking purposes.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems, or related field preferred

  • Three or more years of experience in database design or maintenance

  • Experience working with software installation/upgrading procedures

  • Experience working with file and system maintenance procedures

  • Experience working with database creation techniques and database management systems (DBMS)

  • Experience working with performance modeling and benchmarking skills and relational databases

Other Qualifications

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills

  • Good programming skills for database management and general software

  • Good communication skills for providing documentation to support personnel, customers, and managers

  • Good leadership skills to guide and mentor the work of less experienced personnel

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Ability to anticipate problems and take decisive action

  • Willingness to travel

Work Environment

  • Office environment

  • May require evening or weekend work

DXC Technology is EEO F/M/Protected Veteran/ Individual with Disabilities