Database Administrator
Harmony Information Systems, Inc. - Reston, VA

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Database Administrator As the leading provider of integrated health and human services management solutions, Harmony offers off-the-shelf products that enable state, local, and private provider organizations to more efficiently manage their growing case loads with existing resources. The companys integrated end-to-end suite of solutions is purpose-built for managing the delivery of services to elders and developmentally disabled persons.

More than 450 human service organizations of all sizes, including 35 state-level agencies, rely on Harmony to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of their service delivery. Harmonys hosted delivery model allows agencies and service providers to securely collaborate and exchange information so that they can improve service delivery, comply with funding source requirements, and submit claims to federal programs such as Medicaid. Today, more than 10,000 users across the country regularly log in and use Harmony.

DBA Job Description

The database administrator (DBA) is responsible for providing technical support for the database environment including overseeing the administration and organization of the databases, assessment and implementation of new technologies, and providing Information Technology with a long-term perspective on the relationship of database technology to the business opportunities facing the company. It is extremely important to the company that on-line processing database systems offer the highest reliability and performance possible. The DBA is challenged to work with architecture, application development and operations to help achieve a state-of-the-art environment that meets current and future business objectives. Evaluates, provides and designs tools to assist in the management of the database and transaction processing environment. The DBA works to provide a working model of our transaction processing environment for capacity assessment and planning.

The individual develops a methodology for the ongoing assessment of database performance and the identification of problem areas. Develops and manages security scheme for the database environment, as well as assisting in disaster recovery if necessary. Work with the transaction processing area to develop both the physical and the logical database administration functions and assists in the development of our processing database and computing environments. Work with others in IT to build the logical database area and provide technical guidance during all phases of the development process. Responsible for ensuring availability and performance of the databases that support the system.
  • Work to ensure that the associated hardware resources allocated to the databases and to ensure high resilience and performance tuning.
  • Proactively monitor the database systems to ensure secure services with minimum downtime (SQL Server 2005/2008R2).
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving of SQL development.
  • Improvement and maintenance of the databases to include rollout and upgrades.
  • Implementation and release of database changes according to agreed timeframes
  • Installation, configuration and upgrading of Microsoft SQL Server/MySQL/Oracle server software and related products.
  • Evaluate MSSQL features and related products.
  • Establish and maintain sound backup and recovery policies and procedures.
  • Implement and maintain database security (create and maintain users and roles, assign privileges).
  • Database and query tuning and performance monitoring.
  • Application tuning and performance monitoring.
  • Setup and maintain documentation and standards.
  • Interface with external vendors, Harmony staff for technical support.
  • Create, monitor and optimize data exactions, ETLs and other database jobs/processes to assure reliability, and optimal performance of Harmony products and services
  • Assess production impact of proposed changes in database environment and support the change management deployment and rollback process as necessary
  • Participates in development standards and practices for DBA administration and maintenance.

Required Experience
  • BE or BS Degree in one of the following subject areas: Computer Science, Business Administration, Information Technology or related field preferred
  • 3 years IT operation with strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices
  • 3 years Microsoft SQL Server experience
  • Understanding of, and experience with, server-client computing and relational database environments
  • Experience with data management and data processing flowcharting techniques
  • Knowledge of reporting and query tools and practices
  • Good interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Technical documentation skills
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language
  • Self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Good written and oral communication skill
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Harmony provides equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment. No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law. HarmonyIS is a drug-free workplace. Employment is contingent on results of a criminal background investigation. Harmony uses e-Verify to confirm work status.

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