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Solution Architect 4

Job ID 795 Date posted 11/07/2017
Location Englewood COLORADO United States
Job Description
Designs, develops and maintains complex databases. Creates procedures for the design, implementation and test of database backup, recovery systems, database migration and archiving systems and procedures. Creates plans for the implementation of database security infrastructure. Consults with architects and technical specialists to identify proper hardware and software implementations. Plans, installs and tests software upgrades and patches. Provides input on organizational standards for database monitoring thresholds. Monitors performance trends to identify and correct problems.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Creates procedures for design, implementation and testing of backup and recovery systems by working with the customer to meet requirements and align with corporate disaster recovery guidelines. Creates documentation for backup and recovery. Defines database validation requirements to ensure database integrity.
  • Provides specifications to customers for connecting to various databases. Consults with customers and/or database modelers and architects to plan and develop more complex database designs. Directs the database design. Participates in the change process for review of requested changes.
  • Develops a plan and directs implementation of database security infrastructure that coincides with policy requirements, in conjunction with Boeing and/or customer security standards. Implements and validates security infrastructure to meet corporate and government guidelines. Makes recommendations for security best practices.
  • Consults with architects or appropriate technical specialists to determine proper hardware and software implementations to ensure database integrity, optimal system performance and security. Plans, coordinates, installs and tests software, upgrades and patches, using industry best practices.
  • Develops database maintenance procedures and tools, utilizing best practices. Maintains complex databases by performing appropriate database management functions (e.g., maintain space availability, rebuilds indexes, file cleanup, runs utilities to check database integrity) to ensure optimum capacity and application performance. Communicates database status to the user community.
  • Provides input into organizational standards and processes for database monitoring thresholds and communicates standards. Develops, plans and establishes performance baseline for database monitoring to align with specific application requirements. Utilizes monitoring results for trend analysis and to tune the system for optimum performance against user requirements and agreed to Service Level Agreements. Implements required corrections based on monitored results, with knowledge and/or approval from the customer. Creates capacity planning and forecasting in conjunction with the customer regarding future database requirements.
  • Directs the creation, planning and scheduling of data migration that maintains data integrity after transfer from one environment to another. Defines tests required to validate data integrity. Leads and/or executes database migration or archiving of objects and/or data to agreed upon destination.
  • Documents database administration related information in a common location accessible to the rest of team members.
  • Administers Oracle and Postgres in production environments.
  • Guides the successful completion of database related projects.
  • Displays a spirit of wanting to learn more and do more while setting an example to the team.
  • Demonstrates industry best practices and skills with databases, backup and recovery, performance tuning, and UNIX and Linux operating systems.
  • Displays excellent oral and written communication skills to team members, peers, customers and management.
  • Represents the database team with integrity and leadership.
Technical degree in a related field of study and typically 9 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:                                         
  • Applies extensive job practices, techniques, standards, principles, theories, and concepts. Has full knowledge of other related disciplines. Recognized as a job expert within the department/organization.
  • Provides technical solutions to complex problems that require ingenuity and creativity.
  • Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Completed work is reviewed for desired results from a relatively long-term perspective.
  • Guides the successful completion of aspects of major programs and may function in a project leadership role. Erroneous decisions or recommendations may result in failure to achieve major organizational objectives.
  • Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects. Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.
  • Database administration in an Oracle Production environment with Oracle 10g/11g/12c on Linux/Unix
  • Database administration in a Postgres Production environment.
  • Unix and Linux Operating systems.
  • Supporting databases in cloud technologies, like AWS or Azure.
  • 5-plus years working with a DBA team.


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