Database Administrator III
Fannie Mae - Reston, VA

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Fannie Mae exists to expand affordable housing and bring global capital to local communities in order to serve the U.S. housing market. Today, our focus is on preventing foreclosures, making mortgages and rental housing as affordable as possible, and supporting the housing recovery. We are rapidly building and realigning our company to better serve the market as we support the Administration's Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan.

The individual in this position will work on Fannie Mae's implementation of certain programs under the U.S. Department of the Treasury's ("Treasury") Making Home Affordable initiative. U.S. citizenship is required by Treasury for such individual, as is execution of a nondisclosure agreement and compliance with other Fannie Mae requirements per Treasury's guidelines.

Join our dedicated, diverse, high-performing workforce and put your unique talents to good use as we work with our partners to advance our nation's housing recovery.

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Design, structure, and maintain one or more discrete databases used by business units or infrastructure units. Test, quality control, and performance tune data to ensure its integrity and reliability. Confer with business unit and technical staff regarding extracting data for particular reports. Monitor or accomplish refreshing of data and installation and testing of new releases or patches of database software.


Play lead technical role in maintaining or modifying database(s) in production. Track system availability, uptime, and performance. Confer with less experienced DBAs and guide their efforts in maintaining databases.

Confer with application development staff or project management staff regarding project planning, resource allocation, task definitions and schedules for substantial projects involving database(s).

Plan and design database changes necessary for data conversion, tool configuration, data refresh or migration or other initiatives related to large application development project.

Troubleshoot or confer with others troubleshooting errors or production problems involving databases to determine causes and proposed solutions.

Set and document standards for use of databases with objectives of data integrity, data security, efficient operation, audit requirements, and the like. Communicate to others in development or database administration roles.

Confer with managers in networking, systems operations, applications, and client/user community to maintain stable and efficient operating environment for database(s).

May provide technical lead, project leadership or staff supervision in large development, migration, testing, acceptance or product rollout project.

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required


6 years of related experience


6 years of Oracle DBA experience including building objects and maintaining production environments

6 years of experience in Relational database concepts, relational logical modeling, best practices, and physical design

6 years of experience in the IT industry, including full life cycle methodology, standard office products such as Word and Excel, and some application development

3 years of Perl scripting knowledge

6 years of experience in the database architecture, design and implementation of high performance and high reliability databases

6 years of Unix operating system experience including shell scripting and file management.

Must have worked in configuring Oracle Dataguard, RAID, RAC and OEM

5 years of designing, implementing and supporting Data Mart

Expertise in working with High volume, and High Transaction databases, minimum 2 TB

Expertise in fine tuning databases for optimal performance

Expertise in requirements gathering and Database modeling using the various tools

Expertise of Autosys and its scripting to automate and schedule the various routine maintenance tasks

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Knowledge of S-OX procedures and implementations to comply with the regulations

Ability to adapt to changing environment and requirements and manage multiple tasks


As a condition of employment with Fannie Mae, any successful job applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and to successfully complete a background investigation, which may also include a credit check for positions in some areas of our business.

Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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