Buchanan & Edwards

  • Senior Database Engineer

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
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    Growth requires a strong foundation, and at Buchanan & Edwards, our people are our strength.

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    Buchanan & Edwards is seeking a talented Senior Database Engineer to support a mission critical program at the Foreign Service Institute, in Arlington, VA.


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    A challenging and dynamic work environment isn’t all that BE has to offer. When you join BE, you become an integral part of our team. Not just an employee number, but a valued opinion with a voice that carries and drives change and innovation. You’ll have access to some of the most well-respected IT industry leaders in virtually every field and learn new tools and techniques while expanding your knowledge and skillset. We’re dedicated to helping you develop your career, and our culture applauds outside-the-box thinking and initiative. Our employee-focused leadership team knows that your success is our success and empowers employees with the necessary tools to excel. Join us as we continue to move the future forward, together.





    Position Requirements

    As the Senior Database Engineer you'll be responsible for all aspects of the design, development and delivery of all data and database solutions. You will support and maintain data and database systems to meet business delivery specifications and needs.

    • Design, implement, and maintain complex databases, access methods, access time, device allocation, validation checks, protec- tion and security, documentation, and statistical methods.
    • Design, create, maintain and upgrade database architectures based on system requirements in a client/server environment. In- cluding data structures/architectures, database programming to support processes and data access methods.
    • Able to performing data cleaning and comparison analysis while maintaining detailed version histories of the data.
    • Complete statistical analysis of data especially distribution
    • Create and execute backup integrity checks and disaster recovery plan
    • Enforce change management processes in each application environment
    • Mask and replicate large data sets (for privacy and testing purposes) using enterprise tools
    • Provide all activities related to the administration of computerized databases.
    • Projects long-range requirements for database administration and design in conjunction with other managers in the information systems function.
    • Conduct quality control and auditing of databases in a client/server environment to ensure accurate and appropriate use of data.
    • Apply knowledge and experience with database technologies, development methodologies, and front-end back-end program- ming languages. Performs database programming and supports systems design.
    • Maintenance database dictionaries, overall monitoring of standards and procedures, file design and storage, and integration of systems through database design.
    • Capture functional requirements and troubleshoot issues in cooperation with the application developers.
    • Collaborate, guide and mentor other DB engineers and team members.



    The minimum experience and education requirements for this position are due to the complexity, at the program level, of the tasks at hand. This senior level position will be instrumental in designing, updating and maintaining mission critical systems. This position will provide guidance and support to all technical positions including system architects, developers and database administrators.  

    • MS degree in Computer Science, Information Sciences, Cyber Security or related IT discipline.
    • Allowable Substitution: BS or BA degree and an additional ten (10) years of professional experience related to the specific pos- ition can be substituted for an MS or MA degree.
    • Must possess an ACTIVE SECRET CLEARANCE.
    • A minimum of 10 (ten) years of professional experience in database development day-to-day operational maintenance, support is desired.
    • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience working with SQL Server. Expert level knowledge of relational databases and concepts is desired
    • Able to translate business needs into long-term architecture solutions
    • Create necessary technical documentation, configuration guides and SOPs. Document database architectures for technical teams (detailed level), IT managers (architectural level), customers (conceptual level)
    • Subject Matter Expert with SQL Server Database Administration; must be proficient with SQL Server technology
    • Expertise with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), high-speed data transfers. Strong experience with DTS
    • Create, update and maintain stored procedures. Able to complete performance analysis and performance tuning of database code, SQL queries and stored procedures
    • Able to create, update and modify ERD with appropriate PK and FK and its relationship in order to obtain a normalized data- base. Able to optimize and redesign databases.
    • The contractor must have extensive experience using XML within SQL procedures and functions
    • Experience working in a web development environment is required
    • Knowledge of programming languages such as C#, VB.net, ASP.NET. PowerBuilder is a plus.
    • Expert-level knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server Ensure the databases and database servers are configured and maintained ac- cording to the Department of State's security standards.
    • Must possess an ACTIVE SECRET CLEARANCE.

    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 –Minorities / Women / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation. Buchanan & Edwards is an E-Verify employer.






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