SQL Server Database Administrator – Leidos , Kuwait

Job Description:
The Litigation Support Staff at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC is in need of a SQL Server Database Administrator with a specific skill set to work with our database administrators for up to 2 years (through Dec 2021) or longer.

Install and configure new Microsoft SQL Server instances, including AlwaysOn availability groups and failover clustering.
Install SQL Server service packs and updates.
Configure and manage SQL Security settings and apply STIG settings.
Make system design recommendations according to Microsoft SQL Server best practices.
Manage database backup & recovery & DR planning.
Create, modify, and optimize SQL Server Agent jobs and maintenance plans.
Proactively monitor SQL Server maintenance tasks, troubleshoot failed jobs and resolve issues in a timely manner.
Utilize SQL Server Policy Based Management to validate configurations across the enterprise.
Troubleshoot application slowness and performance issues.
Responsible for T-SQL index & query tuning, and optimizing queries/indexes for very large databases, 30+ million record tables, multi-terabyte databases.
Responsible for database migrations and server upgrades.
Create and edit technical documentation as requested according to ATR standards.
Develop documentation and training of routine database administration tasks and train server operations staff on these tasks.
Responsible for ETL of large text files (1 TB +) into SQL Server
Author and modify SQL Server Reporting Services reports.
Responsible for SQL Server Capacity planning
Perform SQL Server integration with enterprise applications.
T-SQL Programming
Perform additional tasks as assigned
Provide weekly status reports to Government management.
Operational Status Report – Report will include the operational status for the week, downtime, job failures, restores performed, other issues, etc.
Engineering Status Report- Report will include status updates on engineering tasks and projects.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s (or equivalent) plus 8+ years of experience, including 6+ years working as a Microsoft SQL Server Database Administrator (DBA).
6+ years w/ Development and integration of SQL database services in an enterprise environment.
3+ years working w/ large databases (1 TB+)
3+ years working in a clustered Windows environment.
2+ years working w/ AlwaysOn Availability Groups.
3+ years w/ SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
3+ years w/ SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

Preferred Qualifications:
Familiarity supporting Litigation Support applications, specifically kCura Relativity 9/10.
Certified by Microsoft in SQL Server Database Administration.

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