Leidos Health Group has an opportunity for a SQL Database Administrator supporting the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy (CMOP) Staffing Support task order. The CMOP is a network of seven (7) highly-automated production facilities which employ a mixture of robotic devices, conveyor systems, and human factors to accurately fill and ship nearly 117,000,000 prescriptions per year for healthcare beneficiaries including our nation’s Veterans and patients eligible for care through Indian Health Service (IHS). The CMOP National IT Office has a requirement to augment its staffing with contractor support for on-site database administration in support of its key systems nationwide.
JOB DESCRIPTION/SCOPE: The candidate will provide database administration and maintenance support for highly specialized CMOP medical systems, on-site at the CMOP facility in Tucson, AZ. This includes management of database inconsistencies and optimization of database functionality with several interconnected database servers at the CMOP facility.
Manage SQL functions, processes and jobs
Manage Visual Studio .NET processes and procedures that interact with database functions and processes for moving data between databases and interdependent report servers and websites
Assist local developers to resolve inconsistencies within those systems.
Work with other Contractors and VA IT staff as part of the team and share knowledge for the benefit of the team.
The DBA may be required to provide on-site support on nights, holidays, and weekends (on average 2 – 3 times per month)
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:
Support the provision of SQL database design and development services in support of maintenance, enhancements and modernization of the CMOP facilities. The CMOP software baseline inclusive of the underlying databases are responsible order management, inventory control, fulfillment activities and the interfaces with the equipment on the automation floor.
Install and maintain the performance of database servers, to ensure all SQL processes, procedures, and jobs are functioning correctly each day.
Test servers each day using SQL Server Management Studio. Correct any problems found during testing during the same production day. Document testing results in the Daily Database Server Report
Manage database access for on-site staff and remotely staff IAW authorization approval.
Perform backups and recovery operations to meet established Recovery Point Objective.
Utilize SQL database and SQL server tools (i.e. Server Analysis Service (SSAS), SQL Server Integration Service (SSIS), SQL Server Reporting Service (SSRS)), available monitors, and dashboards to diagnose database issues and apply findings to derive a solutions.
Develop tasks, jobs and processes as needed to enhance database performance and apply new features utilizing PowerShell to efficiently and effectively manage and move data between databases as needed.
Program using industry standard methods.
Develop solutions that integrate with existing VA architecture.
Apply expert knowledge of advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts to sustain and enhance the CMOP databases.
Be involved in analyses and the investigation of database performance and any blocking issues.
Work closely with the customer to identify and address any database issues as they arise.
Monitor SQL Agent jobs and processes.
Monitor SSIS package executions and report on any errors.
Create SSRS reports to monitor health as well as key performance indicators.
The candidate may:
Ensure the compliance of customer standards; also ensure that contractual deliverables assigned are reviewed for completeness and completed on time.
Works closely with other teams, support organizations, program and product management within the VHA CMOP and VA Office of Information and Technology (OIT) Infrastructure Operations environment.
Install and upgrade SQL Server instances and databases as needed.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO SUCCEED: Minimum Qualifications:
5 or more years’ experience of database administration on Microsoft SQL Server databases.
Bachelor's degree in computer science, electronics engineering or other engineering or technical discipline is required. 8 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for the degree.
High level knowledge of SQL: indexes, normalization, schemas, stored procedures, and triggers
Experience with Relational database design
Expert T-SQL programming and analysis skills
Strong database development skills MS SQL 2016/2019
Strong SSIS and ETL skills
Experience developing systems in the Microsoft environment using Microsoft’s development tools in real-time is required (SSMS, VS, etc.)
Proven experience in developing and supporting large development initiatives that are similar in scope and complexity to VA’s CMOP
Experience with automated unit testing and integration testing
Collaborator, self-starter, strategic providing input to technical design to meet project objectives
Experience in high transaction OLTP relational databases
Ability to work in fast paced environment and deliver results.
HOW TO STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD-Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with Visual studio 2019
Experience with .NET and C#
Understanding or experience of development and integration processes in multiple environments.
Experience with Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2015
Experience with Microsoft Teams
Ability to adequately document designs, coded solutions and systems.
Experience with Mid-Tier Application Servers (IIS)
Ideally 2+ years of experience in the field of industrial process automation similar to CMOP or health care industry
Experience working in an industrial automation environment similar to CMOP or health care industry
Experience with Department of Veterans Affairs within the last two years, to include previous possession of VA PIV card and VA network access
Experience working as a contractor for the Federal government
"External Referral Eligible"
In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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