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    Opportunity: Senior Database Administrator I (#908) @ Social & Scientific Systems--Silver Spring, MD (US)
    Submitted by Molly Assion; posted on Thursday, January 19, 2012


    Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. (SSS), a company dedicated to improving public health around the world, is looking for a Senior Database Administrator I to support our IT department to administer, maintain, develop and implement policies and procedures for ensuring the security and integrity of the company database. The Senior Database Administrator would also implement data models and database designs, data access and table maintenance codes; resolves database performance issues, database capacity issues, replication, and other distributed data issues.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Implements and maintains smooth operation and physical design of databases.
    • Conducts performance tuning of indexes and databases in general.
    • Reviews database design and integration of systems, provides backup recovery and makes recommendations regarding enhancements and/or improvements.
    • Analyzes and troubleshoots database interface problems and implements solutions.
    • Confers with other SSS support staff and programmers to identify sources of information and assist with collecting and maintaining information.
    • Performs assigned support tasks to meet client requirements with off-the-shelf application packages and database packages. Meets with other support technicians, user support specialists and/or clients to determine requirements and provides follow through support to assist clients in using database applications and systems.
    • Maintains security, relational and textual database management system applications and integrity controls.
    • Monitors support requests for trends and makes suggestions on improving the quality of support. Researches new technology for potential application to SSS and/or clients. Keeps abreast of current trends in the technology industry.
    • Assists in the development of user guides and reference materials for specific applications or tasks. Assists in developing training approaches and helping users become familiar with new database packages. Provides one-on-one training as needed. Conducts workshops and seminars for end-user community on database-related topics.
    • Formulates policies, procedures, and standards relating to database management, and monitors transaction activity and utilization.
    • Participates in planning sessions to establish a common understanding of the requirements.
    • Leads and or manages projects as assigned.
    • Participates in the change management process by analyzing change dependencies and impacts on database interfaces, and by maintaining implementation schedules. May develop stored procedures and/or triggers.


    Bachelor's degree and four years of related database administration experience and six plus years of related database support experience; vendor certification for the current operating system; vendor certification for systems with direct responsibility; Microsoft Certified Database Administration (or equivalent) certification on the current database software; familiarity with current version of MS Office applications; familiarity with specified IT hardware, applications and environments. Must be capable of lifting items (boxes, computer equipment, etc.) weighing up to 30 pounds. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


    This position is based in our Silver Spring, MD office.


    SSS offers an excellent total compensation package, including medical, life, and disability insurance, annual leave, stock ownership, 401(k) plan, education assistance, casual work environment, commuter benefits, flexible hours, and more.


    Review full requirements/description and apply online at - see Req. #908.


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