• Database Administrator

    Job Locations US-VA-Chantilly
    Job ID 2018-2028
  • Overview

    AbleVets, LLC, is a fast-growing Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing healthcare information technology services and resources to help the Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) improve the lives of the people they serve. AbleVets, has an opportunity available for a Database Administrator to support a community/managed care program initiative. This position is located in Chantilly, Virginia.

    Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities

    The DBA will be responsible for performing configuration, administration, and monitoring of multiple, complex databases. In addition, the Database Administrator will oversee day to day operations and maintenance support for the system and its end users. The successful candidate will take ownership of assigned tasks and provide daily status updates. Duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    • Developing a methodology for the ongoing assessment of current database performance and the identification of problem areas
    • Developing a security scheme for the database environment, as well as assisting in disaster and backup recovery
    • Providing on-call support when necessary
    • Troubleshooting database-related application performance issues
    • Continually improving monitoring, performing database capacity and usage planning
    • Troubleshooting and resolving database integrity issues, performance issues, blocking and deadlocking issues, replication issues, log shipping issues, connectivity issues, and security issues
    • Creating database objects (tables, indexes, etc.)
    • Developing database procedures, functions, and triggers
    • Maintaining team documentation
    • Evaluating data quality, consistency, and adherence to standards
    • Participating in production implementation planning


    • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, electronics engineering or other related field and at least five (5) years of related experience. An additional six (6) years of related experience can be substituted for degree requirement.
    • Demonstrated experience with one of the following databases in order of preference: Postgres, MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server
    • Experience with troubleshooting and resolving database integrity issues, performance issues, blocking and deadlocking issues, replication issues, connectivity issues, and security issues
    • Experience maintaining always up, high availability databases
    • Knowledge of integrity checks, configuration, and patching and how statistics work, how indexes are stored, and how they can be created and managed effectively
    • Self-starter that can work under general direction in a highly collaborative, team-based environment
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills as well as excellent organizational skills
    • Ability to obtain a Public Trust

    Preferred/ Desired Skills:

    • Master’s degree in associated field
    • Previous IT work experience supporting medical management programs, i.e. VA Community Care, Veteran’s Choice, and/or VA Patient Centered Community Care Network
    • Demonstrated experience working within the Community Care or Managed Care fields to include: Referral Management, Claims Processing, Disease Management, Appointing, and/or Utilization Management
    • Experience with AWS as it relates to database backup and restore strategies

    EEO Statement

    AbleVets LLC appreciates your interest in our company as a place of employment.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.  AbleVets is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.  


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