Lead Database Architect / Administrator

Job Locations US-DC
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/4/2020 9:54 AM)
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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 a Lead Database Architect / Administrator to work in Washington, DC.  This position is contingent upon contract award and/or customer approval.
Project Overview:  We are seeking a Lead Database Architect to provide critical support for key business systems. In this role, this technical lead designs, implements, and maintains 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, where applicable. 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, results and assumes responsibilities of team leader. 




We will transfer H1B visa's for experienced professionals

Non-local candidates who are willing to move to the DC area are welcome to apply!

Great benefits and tremendous opportunities for growth!



Minimum Technical Qualifications: 


  • At least 8 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 4 years’ experience 
  • Configuring and optimizing database storage devices. 
  • Administration of database security, including the monitoring and maintenance of user access. 
  • Use of tools for data modeling and logical and physical database design. 
  • At least 3 years’ experience 
  • 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 data migration and/or data scrubbing routines 
  • Experience in multiple test and production environments 
  • Experience with large-scale databases and/or data manipulation 
  • Experience with the BLS standard information technology development products and environment 
  • Knowledge of the BLS surveys and systems 
  • Specific experience with statistical systems 
  • Project experience with Agile frameworks, DevOps or other iterative development methodologies 
  • The use of version control software or software migration routines 


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 
  • Developing systems architectures, where required. 
  • Must be eligible to obtain Special Sworn Status – Title 13 & 26 clearance through US Census Bureau (if required to support development) 







  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Minimum Clearance to Start: None
  • Work Status Allowable: US Citizen, OPT EAD, F1, GC-EAD, GC, H1B Transfers 
  • Travel: None
  • Telecommute Options: *None (Temporarily remote until further notice)
  • Conditions of Employment: Any successful job applicant will be required to successfully complete a background investigation.

Sabre provides an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, paid days off, tuition reimbursement, and a 401K plan. 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.


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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 #TeamSabre!


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.

EOE Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans; VEVRAA Federal Contractor


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