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Richmond, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2103814

Principal SQL Server Data Base Administrator (Remote)

ICF is seeking an experienced Database Administrator (DBA) to be part of an established team supporting cloud platform solutions and management to our federal client in Washington, DC.

*We are open to supporting 100% remote work anywhere within the US.*

The Team:
The Tailored Platform Services Support (TPSS) team supports cloud platform systems that are critical to the success of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mission. The TPSS program provides contractor support for both Operations and Maintenance (O&M) activities and Development and Modernization (DM&E) efforts. 

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Work with clients, peers, and management in a highly visible, mission-critical environment

  • Assist with data migration from legacy Sybase database to ServiceNow platform

  • Build an ETL to migrate the legacy data into the new system

  • Work with the team to plan and execution a solution for converting existing stored procedures in the legacy database

  • Demonstrate ability to analyze resource bottlenecks and provide suggestions to the team, management, and internal customers on how to alleviate pressure and plan for capacity

  • Provide recommendations and strategies to application owners on how to improve the performance and scalability of their database components

  • Provide architectural guidance on strategies to improve operations and monitoring of current and future implementations

  • Ability to implement physical designs from logical designs

  • Prepare technical documentation such as a data migration plan and data management strategy

Required Skills: 

  • A minimum of 8 years experience is required, with not less than 6 years of actual SQL Server DBA experience

  • Two years must be hands-on development and at least two years must be a senior technical staff member (such as architect or principal/senior engineer).

  • End-to-end knowledge of MS SQL Server database technologies

  • DBA experience supporting large modernization efforts using PaaS such as ServiceNow, Salesforce, Appian, etc.

  • Experience Planning, Installing, and configuring a database platform

  • Experience Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery for each database (HADR) based on requirements for its workload

  • Experience maintaining and monitoring a database platform

  • Experience implementing performance tuning on the databases based on monitoring

  • Experience re-balancing workloads across database servers based on monitoring

  • Experience securing databases platforms and individual databases based on requirements and implementation

  • Possesses a thorough, all-level knowledge of complex, multi-modular IT systems design, development, and integration via various methodologies and technical approaches

  • Expertise in data management best practices and technology trends

  • Experience with compliance and vulnerability scan remediation

  • The ability to conduct Root Cause Analysis (RAC) to troubleshoot MS SQL server and database issues

  • Proficiency with optimization techniques

  • Experience with SQL Server Integration Services package development (SSIS)

  • Experience with SQL Server Reporting Services report development (SSRS)

  • Possesses Strong verbal and written communication skills as responsibilities include direct client interfacing and the development of documentation

  • Willing to have a basic background check (work is for the Federal Government)

  • Possesses strong verbal and written communications skills as responsibilities include direct client interfacing and the development of documentation

  • US Citizenship Required; Must be able to obtain Public Trust clearance.

Preferred Skills (not required): 

  • Public Trust clearance or higher

  • Extensive experience in Sybase ASE & Replication server

  • Strong Sybase database administration experience in ASE version 12.5,15.x,16.x, Sybase Replication server version 15.x & 16.x

  • Strong experience in Sybase installation, configuration, maintenance on Solaris and Linux platforms

  • Strong experience in cross-platform Sybase ASE & Replication Server migration

  • Experience in Sybase Warm standby, ADHoc, and MSA replication setup and support

  • Proficiency in database tuning, to ensure that applications run efficiently and reliably.

  • Experience administering a large enterprise database environment.

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.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, 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.

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Who is ICF?

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

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