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St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
JOB #R2101487

Database Systems Administrator (Remote)

@ ICF Next, we are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentless in making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world.

Join our community of mission-driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists to challenge the status quo.

We’re currently hiring for a Database Systems Administrator:

As the DBA you will:

  • Provide enterprise-grade production support for mission-critical database systems to proactively mitigate risk to business continuity

  • Triage Production Incidents and provide DBA on-call leadership

  • Create standards and execute processes for designing, implementing, securing and monitoring MS SQL Server in a high-availability environment. The maintenance should include database consistency checks, index defragmentation, index statistics management, and any other items needed to guarantee the ongoing health of all databases

  • Own and diagnose performance issues of database applications by making quick, confident decisions in emergency situations, documenting and mentoring other team members on troubleshooting technique

  • Design, implement and monitor a backup strategy that ensures recoverability of all databases meeting the downtime and data-loss needs of the business. Also responsible for carrying out successful DR testing

  • Own the coordination and deployment of database changes with the change management and development groups

  • Design and implement database standards policy and best practices while managing upgrade and patching procedures to keep systems healthy and up to date

  • Seek continuous improvement for environment management through automation and scripting, allowing self-services refreshes of development environments where appropriate

  • Continuously improve Database Health and Performance Monitoring

  • Educate many disparate teams on Server/DB streamline opportunities

  • Manage environment builds and deployments, refreshes and scrub/sample procedures.

  • Manage vendor relationships relevant to supported technologies

As a DBA (DevOps), you will have:

  • 7+ years SQL database administration experience (SQL 2016+ required)

  • 7+ years Systems administration experience (Windows, VMWare, Nutanix, Ola Hallengren + Commvault)

  • Significant Upgrade and Patching Management experience for SQL and Windows servers including migrations between environments and data centers.

  • Deep Windows Failover Cluster and Always On Availability Group knowledge

  • Demonstrated knowledge of waits stats and usage to diagnose issues

  • Experience administering databases deployed on SAN technology (Nutanix preferred)

  • Solid data comprehension and understanding of large relational databases

  • Experience with scripting languages (Powershell preferred) and automation of repeatable tasks

  • Experience administrating databases deployed with virtual technologies (VMware preferred)

  • Knowledge of critical SQL dynamic management views (DMVs) and OS performance counters

  • Excellent communications skills – both verbal and written

  • Experience implementing industry proven design patterns and ability to guide and defend the merits of the designs on behalf of the business

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

  • Cloud Migration Experience (AWS or Azure preferred)

  • SQL Big Data Clusters (BDC) and Linux/Docker/Kubernetes

  • Idera and App Dynamics tools

  • Non-SQL Server data platform expertise

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Minnesota Remote Office (MN99)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

Join our talent network

ICF is growing, and we add new open roles to our site regularly. If you're waiting for that perfect opportunity at ICF or want an inside look at what it's like to do world-changing work, join our talent network to stay updated.

Join our talent network

ICF is growing, and we add new open roles to our site regularly. If you're waiting for that perfect opportunity at ICF or want an inside look at what it's like to do world-changing work, join our talent network to stay updated.