Mythics, Inc. Database Administrator - Senior in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Mythics is seeking a Database Administrator. The candidate will have 10 years of experience demonstrating comprehensive knowledge of key tasks on a large high visibility IT program. This role will lead the Database team in the administration, development, test of the Database platforms supporting functions across one or more teams or clients, including designing, implementing and maintaining new databases, backup/recovery and configuration management. Install database management systems (DBMS) and provide input for modification of procedures and documentation used for problem resolution and day-to-day maintenance.

This role will lead efforts to accelerate development of automation scripts for deployment, configuration, security hardening and patch management of standard database and Web Service platforms using Accenture pre-developed automation assets. Optionally integrate with database virtualization tools such as Delphix to automate the migration of data across virtual infrastructure and reduce the time to deliver services for cross-environment data synchronization for testing

Utilize vendor scripting tools and processes, including but not limited to software distribution, backups, performance measurement, tuning, and license and asset management to allow automated as well as remote systems management of the server environment to reduce time to deliver services

Key Duties include:

  1. Working 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 CoLo datacenter or hybrid cloud.

  2. Evaluate utilization of Exadata systems workloads to determine the strategy for use and migration moving forward. Some consolidation of Exadatas is expected as the existing workload moves to more cloud-friendly, lighter weight database platforms readily available in all major cloud service provider environments.

  3. Explore licensing/hosting opportunities for Exadata within Oracle’s Cloud (assuming FedRamped) to leverage cost incentives for the high-density mission critical databases.

  4. 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.

  5. 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).

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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).

Minimum Requirements:

  • US Citizenship is required to obtain a CBP Public Trust Clearance

  • Over 10 years of experience and both a B.S. and M.S. degree. Bachelor of Science (BS) can be substituted with an additional 4 years of related experience, and a Master of Science (M.S.) can be substituted with an additional 2 years of related experience.

  • 3 years experience with Datacom/DB

  • 2 years experience with IBM DB2

  • 3 years experience with Oracle systems

  • 3 years 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 experience Exadata systems

Preferred Requirements:

  • Design and builds relational databases. Performs data access analysis design, and archive/recovery design and implementation.

  • Development of strategies for data acquisitions, archive recovery, and implementation of a database.

  • Development of data warehousing blueprints, evaluating hardware and software platforms, and integrating systems.

  • Reviewing and development of object and data models and the metadata repository to structure the data for better management and quicker access

  • Microsoft SQL Server

  • Licensing/hosting of Exadata within Oracle’s Cloud

Why work at Mythics?

Because at Mythics, YOU count! At Mythics, we have an environment that fosters creative thinking, respects your contributions, and accepts nothing less than excellence in serving our customers. We demonstrate these core principles daily through our corporate Values of Respect – Empathy – Excellence – Fun (REEF). Our REEF values are the foundation of everything we do.

  • Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision plans available for you and your family

  • Premier 401k retirement plan with corporate matching and a 529 college saving plan

  • Tax-advantaged Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Account options

  • Generous PTO bank and paid holidays

  • Fitness/gym membership reimbursement and other wellness activities

  • Tuition reimbursement for continuing education

  • Engaging company events such as quarterly awards, annual kick off parties, and FUN Friday’s (early release once a month)

  • Free gourmet coffee, tea, fresh fruits and healthy snacking alternatives

  • Community Service activities and charitable giving programs

  • Our GREEN approach – tracking energy consumption for reduction and purchasing only environmentally friendly products for our offices

Founded in 2000, Mythics is an award-winning Oracle systems integrator, consulting firm, managed services provider and elite Oracle platinum resale partner. Our business model is all about deep knowledge of Oracle technologies and business processes. We offer procurement and Oracle systems integration expertise across the full range of Oracle cloud, software, support, hardware, engineered systems, and appliances. It’s a focus that gives us the critical business experience and the Oracle technology advantage you need to succeed.

Mythics, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, medical condition, veteran status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes. Mythics, Inc. will treat all employees equally with respect to compensation; opportunities for advancement, including upgrading, promotion and transfer, and all other terms and conditions of employment. This company is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, and has designed and agreed to implement an Affirmative Action Program in accordance with Executive Order 11246 and VEVRAA Final Rule. Mythics, Inc. is able to provide alternative methods of application for those who are unable to complete an online form. Please contact to arrange reasonable accommodations. To read more about your rights, please visit the Department of Labor Disability Rights Fact Sheet here. For more information about Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination, please view the “EEO is the Law” Poster here.

ID: 2018-2878

Work Site - City: Springfield

Department: Consulting Technical Services - Engineered Systems/Core Technology

Work Site - State: VA

Maximum Expected Travel: 30%

Remote/Telecommute Available?: No - Applicants Must be Local to Work Site

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