NewWave HQ

  • Database Administrator

    Job ID 2019-1345
  • Overview

    NewWave is an information technology company helping businesses and government agencies modernize and thrive by applying the power of technology. NewWave began making a mark in the federal healthcare space in 2004, where we continue to actively modernize systems to improve healthcare’s value for millions of Americans. Since then, our work has expanded across various sectors and industries, where we help our customers stay ahead of the new and make the world in which we live, better.


    NewWave is seeking a professional database administrator (DBA) that will keep complex, enterprise databases up and running smoothly 24/7. The ideal candidate will have managed databases in both on-premise data center environments and also in modern, cloud-native environments.

    • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of all aspects Cloud-native Database Engines (Snowflake, RDS, DynamoDB, Azure Managed Instances, Azure Data Warehouse, etc) including administration
    • Include DB technology evaluation, guidance and consultation, design support, task automation and scripting, best practice and standards development, capacity planning, optimization and tuning, system upgrades and migrations, performance management, monitoring, security, backup and recovery, issue troubleshooting, and documentation.
    • Deploy, configure, monitor and maintain databases in the production, development, and quality assurance environments.
    • Understand cloud-based architecture and closely work with DevSecOps, develop scripts to deploy and maintain environment.
    • Work with Operations & Maintenance team planning server/server-less resource requirement to decide proper size for specific application requirements and performance metrics.
    • Process database change requests, including the creation and modification of databases, tables, views, stored procedures, triggers, jobs, etc. in accordance with change control policies.
    • Analyze problems, anticipate future problem areas and implement solutions.
    • Work outside of normal business hours as required for completing projects, working on deployments and resolving system outages.
    • Responsible for level 2 systems management and exercises project-level control over initiatives.
    • Recommend and implement solutions for performance monitoring and tuning.
    • Carries out assignments with minimal coaching and guidance from others.
    • Develops, enhances and adheres to engineering and administration standards. Upholds and maintains strong documentation.
    • To be placed on on-call rotation for a week every 3 months and respond to system alerts
    • Design and implement database in accordance to end user’s information needs and views
    • Monitor database performance implement changes and apply new patches and versions when required
    • Document Database Design, Database dictionary, standards and procedures


    • The ideal candidate will have experience with at least one Cloud provider like AWS or Azure.
    • Cloud migration experience also a plus.
    • Relational Database Management experience in the past.
    • Excellent technical expertise in relevant state of the art data technologies, database warehouse data security, data systems, and its design. Able to formulate and present various solutions for business initiatives and discuss pros/cons for each option.
    • Cloud Database management experience (Redshift/Snowflake/Greenplum) Data warehouse or Data analytics
    • Experience with automation tools & Scripts. Examples:  ELK, PRTG, Jenkins, Chef, Lamda, Terraform, Cloudfomation, Azure Automation, etc

    Minimum Qualifications

    •  Degree in computer science/information systems, engineering or related field preferred; or a corresponding number of years- experience in technical operations or software engineering
    • +3 years experience with Linux Server platform
    • 1-3 years of supporting a large data platform and data pipe-lining.
    • Experience with Data Warehouse technologies such as AWS Redshift, Snowflake, Azure Data Warehouse, etc are big plus.
    • Expertise in database administration for large Data warehouse/datamart implementations including configuration, implementation, data modeling, maintenance, redundancy/HA/DR, security, troubleshooting/performance tuning, upgrades, database, data and server migrations, SQL

    Preferred But Not Required Qualifications 

    • 2-3 years of experience solving data engineering problems using technologies such as Spark, Solr.
    • 2-3 or more years of experience with NoSQL data platforms like Spark, Solr, MongoDB, DocumentDB, DynamoDB, Cosmos DB
    • 2-3 years experience with relevant scripting languages or programming frameworks desired (PowerShell, Python, NodeJS, JavaScript, bash)

    Residency Requirement

    • Must have lived in the United States at least 3 out of 5 years.

    FLSA Status

    • Exempt


    Interpersonal Skills

    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, and organizational skills - must be able to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing
    • Should be extremely facts and data oriented.
    • Should be deadline and closure oriented.
    • Strong persuasion, facilitation and influencing skills.
    • Should be self-driven.
    • Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and work with cross functional teams including senior level individuals.
    • Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment with varying priorities, based on a team building culture.



    NewWave is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.   NewWave is a proud Veteran friendly employer.


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