Azure SQL Database Administrator

Job ID
Information Technology


The Foreign Affairs Practice at Buchanan & Edwards is a trusted advisor to our government customer whom we have proudly served for over a decade.


If you are an Azure SQL DBA Administrator who gets excited about the prospect of being part of a mission-focused and collaborative program team, we would like to hear from you!


Our client, the Department of State Enterprise Collaboration Services Branch requires an Azure Database Administrator to support the Enterprise Department of State SharePoint Services program.  The Azure SQL Database Administrator will support vital operations for Global Department of State embassies, missions and posts with user access to SharePoint intranet, O365, internet sites and databases.




Responsibilities include:

  • Support Azure SQL Database development and architecture as we transition towards cloud environments.
  • Reviews and evaluates database tasks and prepares performance reports as needed.
  • Consults and supports SharePoint 2010/2016/O365 engineers and stakeholders while streamlining day to day processes.
  • Works on performance-improvement related activities mainly CPU/Memory/IO, and specific query performance tuning.
  • Develops database disaster recovery (DR) and DR site documentation for all database systems.
  • Manages and maintains installations, configurations, permissions, back-ups, restores, and performance degradation related issues for SQL Server.
  • Performs patch management, database optimization, migration support, full and incremental backups. 


Required Qualifications:

  • Active Secret Clearance
  • SQL Server Certification (70-462)
  • At least 1 years' experience with Azure SQL Server or certifications can be accepted in lieu of experience
  • At least 5 years' experience with SQL Server 2008
  • At least 2 years' experience with SQL Server 2012
  • At least 2 years' experience SQL Server scripting, T-SQL
  • At least 2 years' experience SQL Server Availability Group Management


Desired Qualifications:

  • At least 1 years' Azure SQL experience
  • At least 1 years's experience in O365
  • At least 2 years' experience with Windows server 2008/2012
  • At least 1 years experience with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager
  • At least 1 year experience with VMWare vCenter
  • At least 1 year experience with PowerShell



Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. (BE) is an Information Technology and Professional Services consulting firm located in Arlington, VA. BE is a diversified high-technology services company, providing government, commercial and nonprofit agencies technology solutions and organizational management services to ensure mission success. Serving the federal sector since 1998, we base our solutions on an in-depth understanding of our clients, their mission and the unique challenges they face. BE is the winner of the 2015 Microsoft U.S. Federal Solution Partner of the Year award, a 2015 and 2016 Washington Post Top Workplace and has been an Inc. 500/5000 awardee for six consecutive years.


Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is dedicated to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are committed to crafting a workplace that endorses creativity and innovation, and promotes engagement through open communication, acceptance of new people and ideas, and a supportive team dynamic. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an E-Verify employer.



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