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PPD

Database Analyst / Cloud Administrator

Position Overview:

The Cloud System Administrator is part of a team providing a full range of cloud software engineering services, cloud application support services, system administration, cyber security services, cloud technical services, and supporting software to develop, field, maintain, secure, and accredit the government Information Architecture. This support requires working in single cloud, multiple cloud, hybrid cloud, and classified cloud environments.

Database Analysts organize and make sense of collections of information in order to create functional database systems. They evaluate, design, review, and implement databases. They are also hired to maintain and update existing databases to better serve the needs of businesses.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

  • Provisioning and de-provisioning cloud accounts for internal customers.
  • Working alongside the cloud software engineers and tenant application development teams to support transition and operation of client web sites/applications in and out of the system.
  • Deploying, managing, and operating the cloud environments.
  • Identifying appropriate use of cloud operational best practices.
  • Estimating cloud costs and identifying operational cost control mechanisms.
  • Keeping technical documentation up to date.
  • Creating (where appropriate) automation, to streamline provisioning and de-provisioning processes.
  • Leading certain data/service migration projects.
  • Performing software upgrades, kernel patching, and errata patches.
  • Managing disaster recovery and create backups.
  • Performing periodic security and vulnerability scans on the system at the direction of the Information Systems Security Officer or System Owner.
  • Monitoring the availability of system resources and measure the extent of performance.

Education, Professional Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in technical field or equivalent professional experience of at least 2 years.
  • Designing, developing, evaluating, and modifying cloud systems and systems-oriented products (Amazon Web Services, Azure, Google Cloud) OR
  • Experience in relational databases (SQL) or DevOps continuous integration and deployment
  • Supporting and developing software applications/operating systems.
  • Participating in the testing process through test execution, test script development, test review, and analysis.
  • Has knowledge of commonly used procedures within a cloud administration field.
  • Certified AWS SysOps Administrator a plus.
  • Database Certification is a plus.

 

Skills & Competencies

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Strong interest in coaching and mentoring team members.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, time management and follow-up skills.
  • Ability to identify, prioritize and execute tasks to meet project deadline.
  • Strong team player and ability to influence and motivate team members.

Working Conditions and Environment:

  • Must be amenable to work on midshift schedule (2pm-11pm)

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