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Database Administrator - Oracle, SQL Server in Reston, VA at Beacon Health Options

Date Posted: 1/13/2019

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Job Description

The Database Administrator is responsible for the database architecture, design, implementation and administration of enterprise class relational database management systems. Database platforms include Oracle on LINUX and UNIX, DB2 UDB on IBM iSeries and SQL Server in support of a National Data Warehouse as well as, core JAVA and SQL Server applications. The Database Administrator Identifies and evaluates database requirements to insure the implementation and administration of high quality, consistent and well-managed database structures.  He/she works with Software Development to facilitate database development, testing and implementation throughout the Software Development Life Cycle and serves as a subject matter expert on performance tuning, query analysis and efficient use of database structures.  The Database Administrator performs capacity management to ensure allocation of storage in an efficient manner to meet current and future growth requirements.  He/she facilitates and adheres to Change Management System policies and procedures and communicates accurately and effectively with management and project teams to escalate issues and risks in a timely manner. He/she maintains the highest degree of sensitivity, compassion, and respect for service members and their families and ensures that Beacon Health Options remains free of any political bias.  

This position requires a Statement of Public Trust and US Citizenship


  • Interfacing with leadership and staff of multiple corporate departments and service centers on high-level issues involving data architecture, compliance requirements, and reporting needs.  This involves in-depth analysis of data availability, maintainability, and accuracy.

  • Translation of corporate business needs into long-term architecture solutions and work plans. Defines, designs, and builds database solutions.

  • Responsible for the maintenance, data design, database architecture, metadata and repository creation.

  • Facilitates change control, problem management and communication among data architects, programmers and analysts. Establishes and enforces processes to ensure a consistent, well managed, and integrated database infrastructure.

  • Provides subject matter expertise on corporate data models, data architecture and functions and capabilities of the databases.  Understanding of data usage by multiple corporate departments, i.e. Finance, DMA, and how these requirements can best be met;

  • Key contributor to application development projects.


  • 5 years experience in Database Administration
  • 5 years hands on experience with Oracle and SQL Server

  • Experience with Enterprise class relational database management systems 

  • Experience with IBM DB2 UDB for iseries, a plus

  • Strong project lifecycle management experience

  • Self starter, able to work both independently and collaboratively in team enviroment

  • Flexible, willingness to support off cycle maintenance windows, as needed


  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Information technology or related field of study

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Beacon Health Options is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer as well as a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Work Environment.  EOE/AA/M/F/Veterans/Disabled