Database Engineer

  • Neovera,
  • Reston, VA
OTLP, web service & decision support databases, optimal values for database parameters, backup and recovery, installation and database support, minimum downtime
Full Time
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description


Neovera is a trusted provider of complex hosting solutions, leveraging over a decade of unmatched technical expertise in IT consulting and infrastructure managed services. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Neovera has clients ranging from start-up and non-profit organizations, to global media, distance-learning, and financial institutions. Our goal is to assist clients in achieving superior return on their investment with the optimization and management of high-availability IT infrastructure solutions. We look for and cultivate strength in team cooperation and oral and written communication.

Database Engineer

The Database Engineer is responsible for managing and supporting OLTP, Web Service and Decision Support databases, ensuring their performance, availability and security through all lifecycle phases.

Candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check. Location is Reston, VA with some local travel to client sites as needed.

Responsibilities: (other duties may be assigned)

  • Ensure availability and performance of the databases managed by Neovera, by maintaining optimal configuration parameters, by applying critical and recommended patches on a regular and consistent basis, and by designing and coding utilities to support and monitor database functions.

  • Maintain database performance and by calculating optimum values for database parameters; implementing new releases; completing maintenance requirements; evaluating computer operating systems and hardware products.

  • Proactively monitor, and audit on an as-needed basis, the database systems, to ensure secure services and minimum downtime (both SQL Server and Oracle Database).

  • Perform on an as-needed basis backup and recovery, database installation, and database support for application rollouts and upgrades.

  • Provide trend analysis to management team to enable them to make informed decisions regarding resource management.

  • Perform troubleshooting and problem solving of database environments, and provide concise documentation for traceability and team knowledge.

  • Maintain quality service by planning and providing concise documentation for configuration changes, migrations, upgrades and patching of database systems. Establish and enforce Neovera standards, and follow customer standards, for design, implementation and documentation.

  • Participate in testing, evaluation and design of existing and proposed systems. This includes recommending solutions by defining database physical structure and functional capabilities, database security, back-up and recovery

  • Respond to customer requests through the ticketing system and emails, and keep users updated and well-informed in a timely manner, of all work on their systems. Identify database requirements by interpreting and clarifying customer requests, and analyzing application performance and response.

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.


    Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Very good understanding of Oracle databases, architecture, security & performance tuning.
  • Highly skilled in SQL
  • High level understanding of backup/recovery techniques.
  • Very good analytical and troubleshooting capabilities.
  • Very good oral & written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal/team skills.
  • Well organized and detail oriented.


  • 7+ years in-depth, hands-on experience with Oracle, Oracle RAC (11g and 12c)

  • 3+ years in-depth, hands-on experience with SQL Server and SQL Management Studio (2005+)

  • Good working knowledge of Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control (12c desired, 13c a plus)

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer/Software Engineering OR equivalent work experience.

  • Solaris/Linux OS knowledge, working knowledge of PL/SQL, Perl, Linux shell and Windows PowerShell is highly desired.

  • Proven experience in a database development environment is highly desired.

  • A good foundation in data modeling as well as experience with modeling tools is a plus.

  • Experience working with OLAP and/or data mining is a plus.

  • Experience with other relational databases (MySQL, MariaDB, NoSQL) is a plus.

The overall well-being of our employees and their families is important, and Neovera provides many valuable benefits, programs and tools to help manage the various phases, developments, and priorities in your life.

  • Medical and Dental insurance coverage

  • Flexible Spending Account for pre-tax payment of Health and Dependent Care Expenses

  • Life Insurance

  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurances

  • Paid Vacation

  • Weekly Catered Lunch

  • 401k

  • Competitive Base Salary

    Neovera is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or applicable law.


Dice Id : 10121777
Position Id : 667385
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