• Lead Database Architect / Administrator

    Job Locations US-DC
    Posted Date 5 months ago(1/1/2019 5:16 AM)
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    Information Technology
  • Responsibilities

    If you are ready for a satisfying and rewarding career, join our team of diverse and motivated professionals!


    Sabre is a quality-driven, professional services company that provides Engineering, Program Management, Training and Logistics, Information Technology, and Software Development solutions to the federal government and commercial clients.  We are a company that promotes a work environment that encourages both personal and professional growth and a culture where each individual employee is valued and respected. Sabre is currently recruiting for our client in Washington, DC. This position is contingent upon contract award and/or customer approval


    Project Overview:

    We are seeking a Lead Database application and systems architect to provide critical support to a statistical modernization project focused on the redesign of an existing database key to the modernization of a major business system. In this role, the duties include but are not limited to: database design, implementation, and maintenance of highly complex databases and their data dictionaries; defines logical and physical structure and functional capabilities of databases; leads technical database design reviews; performs technical review on data elements, preparing reconciliation recommendations and backup materials; creates complex SQL statements; develops backup and recovery procedures, designs database security, and configures database storage devices; monitors database performance and tunes databases for optimized performance; installs systems software and database engines; troubleshoots highly complex database-related problems; supports database connectivity for web-based applications; plans for upgrades/system release implementation; identifies, determines the feasibility of, and analyzes the costs and benefits of alternatives for new database technology; provides technical guidance to developers; may be responsible for project progress and results, and assumes responsibilities of team leader, as required.


    Minimum Technical Qualifications:

    • 9 years’ experience
      • Developing applications in SQL database
      • Creating and managing database resources
      • Creating database backup and recovery procedures
      • High-level expertise in integrating data sources, database design and systems architecture design for Java/J2EE, Dot.NET and SAS applications
    • At least 6 years’ experience
      • DBMS configuration management and controlled introduction of new system releases, system/product upgrades in a production environment including databases, database access software, DBMS utilities, etc.
    • At least 5 years’ experience
      • Database performance measurement and tuning.
      • Supporting database connectivity for web-based applications.
      • Designing and implementing relational databases to support complex database systems and applications.
      • At least 3-4 years’ experience
      • Four years’ experience in the configuration and optimization of database storage devices; administration of database security, including the monitoring and maintenance of user access and use of tools for data modeling and logical and physical database design.
      • Three years identifying, determining the feasibility of, and analyzing the costs and benefits of alternatives for new database technology.

    Desirable Qualifications (but not required)

    • The use of version control software or software migration routines
    • Project experience with Agile frameworks, DevOps or other iterative development methodologies
    • Experience in multiple test and production environments
    • Experience with the BLS standard IT development products and environments
    • Knowledge of BLS surveys and systems
    • Specific experience developing statistical systems


    Contract Requirements

    • If a foreign national, Visa must be up-to-date and demonstrated work experience here in the US for three (3) or more years


    What We Offer:

    • Competitive Salary (commensurate with experience, of course) and benefit packages
    • Work-life Balance
    • Tuition reimbursement program
    • Great office/client location in Suitland, MD (metro accessible)
    • Company happy hours, social events and outings
    • Rewards and recognition for strong performance
    • A culture of inclusion that values each employee’s unique perspective
    • Volunteer opportunities to give back to your community
    • Stability of a 30-year-old company with the flexibility to enjoy your professional experience at every career stage

    Most of all, we encourage employees to think hard about how we can improve what we do and solve new client changes. If you have the skills, experience, and passion, we want to meet you.



    Sabre Systems, Inc. is a quality driven, customer focused large business providing innovative solutions in the areas of Cyber, C4ISR, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, and Enterprise Modernization to federal and civilian customers. Our mission is to ensure our customers have the technology, services, and expertise to overcome threats, maintain superiority, and quickly adapt to emerging obstacles. At Sabre, we're more than just a job - we're a team - and we care for and nurture our employees like family. If you want to be a part of creating and implementing enduring solutions that transform mission challenges into mission success – join Sabre!


    We respect the unique perspectives that a diverse workforce of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans brings not only to our company, but also to our customers. Sabre provides an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, paid days off, tuition reimbursement, and a 401K plan.


    EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled



    Job Type: Full-time

    Minimum Clearance to Start: None

    Work Status Allowable: US Citizen, Perm Resident, EAD, H1B, TN

    Travel: None

    Telecommute Options: None

    Conditions of Employment: Any successful job applicant will be required to successfully complete a background investigation.


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