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Database Administrator 5
Ref No.: 14-00994
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Client
Des Moines, IA
1 year+
In Person Only

The Database Administrator (DBA) is responsible for data analysis and database management.
August 8 9:00 10:00; 12:00 to 3:00
August 11 11:00; 2:00
August 12 2:00
August 13 11:00 to 1:00


Day-to-Day Activities

The successful candidate will spend a good portion of their time working with source system data owners and analytics developers to design and develop dimensional databases and associated ETL packages. While working on projects, the candidate is expected to propose, design, and develop solutions in concert with the other staff to fulfill the request. The candidate will also be responsible for system testing and working with the business users during acceptance testing. The successful candidate will be required to follow standard practices for migrating changes to the test and production environments and provide post production support. When not working on enhancement requests or problem reports, the candidate would concentrate on performance tuning.

Senior level Database Administrator may work with more than one database architecture or have deep knowledge in a specific application database or set of databases to support architectural or decision support activities.The Database Administrator (DBA) is responsible for data analysis and database management. DBAs are typically involved in maintenance, enhancement, designing of data dictionaries, physical and logical database models, and performance tuning. DBA's have a range of skills and knowledge of the utilities and production tools used for data storage management to support the Application Team. DBAs must be able to work in a team environment, follow quality standards and have strong written and verbal communication skills. DBAs coordinate physical changes to computer data bases; and codes, tests, and implements physical data base, applying knowledge of data base management system: Designs logical and physical data bases reviews description of changes to data base design to understand how changes to be made affect physical data base (how data is stored in terms of physical characteristics, such as location, amount of space, and access method). Establishes physical data base parameters. Codes data base descriptions and specifies identifiers of data base to data base management system or directs others in coding data base descriptions. Calculates optimum values for data base parameters, such as amount of computer memory to be used by data base, following manuals and using calculator. Specifies user access level for each segment of one or more data items, such as insert, replace, retrieve, or delete data. Specifies which users can access data bases and what data can be accessed by user. Estimates time and cost required to accomplish project. Directs programmers and analysts to make changes to data base management system. Reviews and corrects programs. Answers user questions. Confers with coworkers to determine impact of data base changes on other systems and staff cost for making changes to data base. Modifies data base programs to increase processing performance, referred to as performance tuning. Workers typically specialize in one or more types of data base management systems. May train users.

DBA5
11 or more years of experience. These consultants are recognized as top professionals in their chosen field and may be considered "Guru " subject-matter experts in IT Professional Services. Individuals possess multiple years of experience and are extremely competent and will typically hold advanced education degrees or certifications such as a Microsoft Certified Programmer Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) or Project Manager Professional (PMP). *These advanced degrees and certifications may substitute, at the sole discretion of the State, for experience at this skill set level, and for this skill set level only. They have worked on multiple critical projects; have demonstrated the judgment to plan and accomplish goals; perform a variety of complicated tasks, and may lead and direct the work of others. This expert may report directly to Director or CIO level management; a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
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Experience in working with SQL Server 2005 and 2008 R2, Familiarity with SQL 2012
Required
5
Years
Expert knowledge of T-SQL
Required
5
Years
Experience in developing and optimizing complex stored procedures
Required
5
Years
Experience developing data extract (SSIS) packages from source normalized databases.
Required
5
Years
Database modeling and design, specifically dimensional database modeling/STAR Schema's
Required
5
Years
Knowledge of SQL best practices
Required
5
Years
Knowledge of SQL best practices in regards Data Warehousing and Decision Support
Required
5
Years
Experience in building ETL processes using SQL Server Integration Services(SSIS)
Required
5
Years
Excellent problem solving skills (for debugging problem reports)
Required
5
Years
Experience in working with big databases ( over 100 GB)
Required
5
Years
Experience in working closely with Analytics developers
Required
5
Years
Knowledge of Business Intelligence Tools (e.g. OBIEE, Business Objects)
Required
5
Years
Experience with SDLC and Agile development practices
Required
5
Years
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Question 1
The Contractor must report any disciplinary action, misdemeanor or felony convictions to the State for any temporary IT staff provided. Do you agree to this requirement?
Question 2
Absences greater than two weeks MUST be approved by CAI Management in advance, and contact information must be provided to CAI so that a resource can be reached during his or her absence. The client has the right to dismiss the resource if she or he does not return to work by the agreed upon date. Do you accept this requirement?
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Please include the candidates email address for RTR verification.
Question 5
Participation on this requisition requires the latest Addendum to the Sub Agreement. Has your firm completed and returned the most recent Addendum to the Sub Agreement?