Database Administrator Shift Lead

Job Locations US-VA-Springfield
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Aveshka is seeking a Database Administrator Shift Lead to lead efforts to accelerate development of automation scripts for deployment, configuration, security hardening and patch management of standard database and web service platforms using pre-developed automation assets.  Optionally integrate with database virtualization tools to automate the migration of data across virtual infrastructure and reduce the time to deliver services for cross-environment data synchronization for testing.


  • Work with other teams to consolidate database instances and storage using capacity and performance analysis tools to identify underutilized instances, duplicate copies of data and identify associated server, network and storage resources that can be “right sized” in preparation for transition to new datacenter or hybrid cloud.
  • Evaluate utilization of Exadata systems workloads to determine the strategy for use and migration moving forward. Some consolidation of Exadata is expected as the existing workload moves to more cloud-friendly, lighter weight database platforms readily available in all major cloud service provider environments.
  • Explore licensing/hosting opportunities for Exadata within Oracle’s Cloud to leverage cost incentives for the high-density mission critical databases.
  • Lead the database engineering team in integrating, implementing, and operating OIT Database systems (Datacom/DB, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle) across the entire enterprise and with cloud service providers to support 24x7x365 availability.
  • Provide leadership in problem determination/analysis and isolate system problems utilizing diagnostic and system management tools (i.e. system dumps and system/component traces, monitoring tools, vendor problem data bases).
  • Maintain security hardened baseline configurations and deploy security (patches), software maintenance (patches) and new software releases and supporting products infrastructure as directed by the system owner, policy, or the Cybersecurity Directorate.
  • Lead the Engineering, integration, implementation, and operation of a virtualization strategy to include Database server consolidation, storage consolidation, and automation. Automation includes seamless Database provisioning, and non-disruptive workflow/application/data migrations.
  • Maintain up-to-date documentation of all procedures, infrastructure diagrams, system configuration and baseline standards, implementation plans, system back out plans, system recovery plans, maintenance plans, system upgrades, and all system changes.
  • Provide leadership in process, management and resolution of all event, warning, alert, as well as alarm messages. Contractor shall design and implement automated responses to system issues (e.g., automatic failover, resource allocation adjustments).


  • 3+ years of experience and a B.S. degree. Bachelor of Science (BS) can be substituted with an additional 4 years of related experience
  • 3+ years of experience with Datacom/DB
  • 2+ years of experience with IBM DB2
  • 3+ years of experience with Oracle systems
  • 3+ years of experience with Oracle Data Guard for multi-site failover and smarter use of standby databases for reporting and analysis functions, rather than sitting idle awaiting failover operations.
  • 4+ years of experience Exadata systems


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiarity working in remote office and/or multiple customer locations
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment
  • Ability to design and builds relational databases. Perform data access analysis design, and archive/recovery design and implementation.
  • Develop strategies for data acquisitions, archive recovery, and implementation of a database.
  • Develop data warehousing blueprints, evaluating hardware and software platforms, and integrating systems.
  • Review and develop object and data models and the metadata repository to structure the data for better management and quicker access
  • Knowledge Microsoft SQL Server
  • Licensing/hosting of Exadata within Oracle’s Cloud


About Aveshka:

Aveshka is a professional services firm focused on addressing our nation’s most complex threats and challenges. As a small business we’re committed to supporting our clients’ missions with services delivered by our diverse and experienced staff. With expertise in cybersecurity, emergency preparedness, and public health, our experience base spans federal, state, and local governments, as well as private sector entities.


Aveshka encourages collaborative communication and ongoing learning.  Some of our benefits include:


  • Extensive training programs
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Education reimbursement
  • Technology benefits
  • Commuter benefits
  • Generous paid time off and much more!


Aveshka is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)


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