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Jacobs Database Developer 4 in Herndon, Virginia

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Job Description

The Database Developer is responsible for capacity planning. Provides support for implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of IT systems. Manages IT system infrastructure and any processes related to these systems. Provides support to IT systems including: day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution for all of the client problems.

Works with software and determines ways to organize and store data.

Identify user requirements, set up computer databases, and test and coordinate modifications to the computer database systems Ensures the performance of the system, understands the platform on which the database runs, and adds new users to the system.

Plans and coordinates security measures -data integrity, backup systems, and database security.

Provides technical assistance to computer system users.

Answers questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, via telephone or from remote location.

May provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word-processing, electronic mail, and operating systems.

Provides technical expertise in the use of Database Management System (DBMS).

Evaluates and recommends available DBMS products to support validated user requirements.

Defines file organization, indexing methods, and security procedures for specific user applications.

Manages the development of data base projects. Plans and budgets staff and data base resources.

When necessary, reallocates resources to maximize benefits.

The Database Developer is responsible for capacity planning.

Provides support for implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of IT systems.

Manages IT system infrastructure and any processes related to these systems.

Provides support to IT systems including: day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution for all of the client problems.

Provides second level problem identification, diagnosis and resolution of problems.

Provides support for the dispatch system and hardware problems and remain involved in the resolution process.

Provides support for the escalation and communication of status to management and internal customers.

Coordinates changes to computer databases, test and implement the database applying knowledge of database management systems.

Plans, coordinates, and implements security measures to safeguard computer databases.

Responsible for operations related to systems management software.

Installs and maintains software monitors and conducts advanced analysis of output and performance.

Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

Duties could include the following –

Perform server and storage capacity management and planning for the most complex and critical systems.

Recommend and implement process and tool improvements to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization's change management and configuration management processes and systems

Plan for transition of the development and/or production environment to new technology.

Recommend and plan server recapitalization. Perform server performance tuning. Baselines and forecasts server performance data and tunes server hardware and software configurations.

Utilize system software to monitor the performance of system files; manages system data to maintain performance efficiencies.

Study system requirements to determine proper server installation methods and procedures. May provide 24x7 operational support.

Provide technical support in the evaluation of prime object names, data elements, and other objects.

Evaluate proposed objects and their attributes.

Ensure that proposed object definitions are clear, concise, technically correct, and that they represent singular concepts.

Answer users' inquiries regarding computer software and hardware operation to resolve problems.

Enter commands and observe system functioning to verify correct operations and detect errors.

Install and perform minor repairs to hardware, software, and peripheral equipment, following design or installation specifications.

Oversee the daily performance of computer systems.

Set up equipment for employee use, performing or ensuring proper installation of cable, operating systems, and appropriate software.

Maintain record of daily data communication transactions, problems and remedial action taken, and installation activities.

Read trade magazines and technical manuals, or attend conferences and seminars to maintain knowledge of hardware and software.

Confer with staff, users, and management to establish requirements for new systems or modifications.

Conduct computer diagnostics to investigate and resolve problems and to provide technical assistance and support.

Create and maintain and monitor definitions and rules based upon requirements from Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

Monitor and conduct advanced analysis of output and performance of management of systems according to prescribed standards.

Plan and test capacity requirements.

Ensure that services are provided with sufficient capacity to meet the business requirements.

Develop training materials and procedures, or train users in the proper use of hardware or software.

Refer major hardware or software problems or defective products to vendors or technicians for service.

Prepare evaluations of software or hardware, and recommend improvements or upgrades.

Supervise and coordinate workers engaged in problem solving, monitoring, and installing data communication equipment and software.

Inspect equipment and read order sheets to prepare for delivery to users.

Modify and customize commercial programs for internal needs.

Conduct office automation feasibility studies, including workflow analysis, space design, or cost comparison analysis.

Manage, monitor and administer database system performance and schedule activities.

Perform optimization and tuning of data loads and extractions.

Recommend appropriate procedure, query or package changes and optimizations to ensure and improve system performance and reliability.

Install and configure database environments and associated storage systems.

Perform backups/restores, and archive data.

Designs, Develops, and Maintains applications within the cloud environment. This can be for new applications development or the transition of legacy applications to the cloud environment.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Qualifications :

Bachelors plus 11 yeras, or 15 years experience

TS/SCI with Polygraph REQUIRED

Troubleshooting – determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Reading Comprehension – understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents

Speaking – talking to others to convey information effectively.

Systems Analysis – Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Writing – communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Equipment Maintenance – Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

Problem Sensitivity – the ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Written Comprehension – the ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Finger Dexterity – the ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.

Information Ordering – the ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g. patterns of numbers, letters, word, pictures, and mathematical operations).

Near Vision – The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

Oral Comprehension – the ability to listen and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Speech Clarity – the ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Speech Recognition – The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

Written Expression – the ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Arm-Hand Steadiness – the ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving you arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

Engineering and technology – Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

Computers and Electronics – Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Mechanical – Knowledge of machine and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Telecommunications – Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

English Language – knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Design – Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Mathematics – Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Critical thinking – using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approached to problems.


• Backup or archival software — Acronis Recovery Expert; Backup and archival software; Systems and data disaster recovery software; VERITAS NetBackup

• Data base management system software — Database management software; Microsoft SQL Server; Quest Central; Sybase Replication Server, Database models

• Development environment software — C; Microsoft Visual Basic; Prolog; Restructured extended executor REXX

• Metadata management software — AllFusion ERwin Data Modeler; Data modeling software; IBM Rational Data Architect; Visual Paradigm DB Visual ARCHITECT

• Object or component oriented development software — Microsoft Visual C# .NET; Practical extraction and reporting language Perl; Sun Microsystems Java; Sybase PowerBuilder

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements:

Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Work Environment:

General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

Equipment & Machines:

General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.


Attendance is critical at all times. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions:

Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check. Must be a US citizen.


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