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Database Administrator

Octo Consulting Group Washington Full-Time
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Octo Consulting Group is seeking a DBA to support an enterprise DBA function on behalf of a federal civilian agency. The team is responsible for database administration services across a variety of DB technologies including Oracle, MS SQL, PostgreSQL, Maria, AWS EC2 & RDS (SQL and Oracle instances), and Sybase.  Across those technologies, the team is responsible for:

  • Database server administration and support
  • Incident management and service request responses
  • Database monitoring and audit trail research
  • Disaster recovery and continuity of operations support
  • Database technology transition including sunset of older database technologies
  • Off-hours support as needed

Individual Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain databases including:
    • Monitor databases and server activities
    • Data backups and restorations
    • Lead data migration efforts
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Can work across development and operational environments
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple simultaneous high priorities a must

A minimum of three to five years experience with at least one of the following technologies:

  • Microsoft SQL Server and clustering;
  • Oracle Database Server (Oracle Advanced Security Option ASO; Oracle Recovery Manager RMAN; Oracle Real Application Clusters RAC; Oracle Enterprise Manager; and Oracle Data Guard);
  • Maria Database Server on RedHat Enterprise Linux Server;
  • PostgreSQL Database Server;
  • Amazon RDS (and EC2);
  • SAP Sybase ASE and IQ Servers

Desired Skills

  • Certification(s) in appropriate database technology is preferred


  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or a related field is desired


  • Ability to obtain a public trust clearance


  • Washington, DC

Recommended skills

Oracle Enterprise Manager
Oracle Data Guard
Data Migration
Amazon Relational Database Service
Information Security
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