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SQL Server DBA - AMC

Our client seeking an experienced SQL Server DBA - AMC  supporting the client's commercial cloud customers who reside in Microsoft Azure (Gov/DoD).  Client is a managed service provider (MSP) for they support enterprise applications owners in migrating their systems into Microsoft Azure and also provide sustainment services to support their applications.  This position is for a SQL Server DBA to provide database administration capabilities to cloud customers.

Job Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as a SQL Server DBA subject matter expert (SME) for evaluating customer's current application database architecture and develop a new architecture to be deployed in Azure and utilizing cloud native database services (PaaS vs IaaS)
  • Collaborate with internal and external parties to transform high-level technical objectives into comprehensive technical requirements.

  • Build and deploy database infrastructure for customer applications
  • Provide sustainment of customer database systems to include installation, patching, upgrades, database schema administration, exports/imports, backup administration, and hardening of the database systems.
  • Assist with identifying and planning potential new cloud services, features, and capabilities. 
  • Make recommendations for improvements to security, scalability, manageability, and performance across a wide variety of network, storage, compute, and database technologies.

Job Must Haves

  • Mid to senior level SQL Server DBA experience in a commercial cloud environment
  • Experience with enterprise features of SQL Server: Always on Availability Groups, SSRS, Microsoft clustering
  • Experience effectively managing multiple large-scale projects
  • Experience automating routine administrative tasks desired
  • Understanding of network, storage, server, and application technologies
  • Strong knowledge of automation concepts, tools, and scripting languages (PowerShell, Ansible, Terraform, Puppet, Chef, etc.)
  • Security+ Cert (Or equivalent IA cert) and computing environment certification (i.e. MCSA - SQL Server, etc.)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Active Secret clearance
  • Bachelor's degree

Nice To Have

  • Working knowledge of DoD Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) and Security Requirements Guides (SRG)
  • Working knowledge of DoD STIGs, and IA Vulnerability Management (IAVM)


For more information you can contact Gina Dilusant  at (732) 637-1900 or at apply@encodeinc.com quoting Job Reference 3027 or alternatively, apply here to register your interest.

About Encode
We embrace the philosophy that we have (2) clients.  You are one…the uniquely skilled resource and the end-client is our second client.  We collaborate with both you and the end-client to ensure we have a career enhancing, financially attractive assignment for you and an innovative, problem solving skilled technical resource for the end client.  Things we excel at:

  • Direct client relationships
  • Client feedback on resume submissions (3-5 days)
  • Client feedback on interviews (2-4 days)
  • Regular updates from dedicated Encode coverage team
  • Let a career minded, dedicated professional work for you.  Call me.


  • Information Technology & Services

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Job Functions

  • Engineering
  • Information Technology

Encode, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of their race, color, country of origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, disability, genetic information, or military service. Encode, Inc. is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.