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AWS Database Engineer

Tech Valley Talent (TVT) is looking for AWS Database Engineerfor a 24 Month Project with our client in Linthicum, MD. Job description: Maryland's Total Human-services Information Network, or MD THINK, is a cloud-based data repository that will break down traditional silos and data barriers between state agencies and provide integrated access to programs administered by agencies including DHR, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Department of Juvenile Services, and the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation. "MD THINK, the first program of its kind in the nation, will completely transform our ability to deliver vital human services to Marylanders and finally bring our service delivery into the 21st century," said Governor Hogan. "With MD THINK, we will have the ability to provide help to Marylanders where they are and when they need it through a holistic approach to care that cuts through the bureaucratic red tape." MD THINK is the product of two years of work by DHR and other agencies to develop an innovative design and project plan to modernize the state's human services technology infrastructure and customer service process. MD THINK's use of a scalable, pay-as-you-go, cloud-based platform is expected to deliver significant cost savings, streamline program operations, and increase agency productivity. Most importantly, enhanced data analytics will better enable state agencies to deliver the highest levels of service to Marylanders. Phase one of MD THINK will focus on revolutionizing service delivery for the most vulnerable Marylanders, including children in foster care, disconnected youth, and families in need. For the first time, caseworkers will be provided tablet devices, enabling them to provide services in the field as opposed to having to return to a central location to input data, saving time and resources. Duties: Responsible for designing, building and administering secure databases on AWS cloud platform based on industry standards, best practices and guidelines Determine technical standards and specifications and lead the design, build and support of shared services cloud platform components Providing professional support services and/or the integration of their respective products. Implement the products based on best Practices Review the current database architectural landscape and make appropriate recommendations. Must be able to compare various AWS and other database solutions and determine the one, which best fits, the need. Designs, develops and maintains database infrastructure and backend applications. Researches new database and related technologies and products for their applicability to business processes. Provides tier 1 and tier 2 support for the platform Mandatory Skills: Education: A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or other related scientific or technical discipline. discipline. Experience: Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in database administration and development experience At least four (4) years of experience working with design and implementation of systems and databases at Amazon Web Services (AWS). 4 Years of Experience in installing, configuring, upgrading, migrating, backing up, restoring, troubleshooting, and tuning Microsoft SQL Server databases in a large 24x7 production environment on AWS cloud. Experience troubleshooting SQL Server database performance using native tools such Profiler, Activity Monitor, Data Collector, Dynamic Management Views, Extended Events, and Performance Monitor. 3 years of experience working with various AWS RDS databases such as PostgreSQL, MySQL and SQL Server databases Develop and implement the backup, recovery, and cloning of all databases. Database & application installation, configuration and maintenance according to established best practices. Proactively monitor and optimize database performance using tuning, optimization and other methods. Sets up database administrator and service accounts and troubleshoot creates/updates and Maintains system documentation, interacts with users and evaluates vendor products, deep understanding of monitoring AWS instances and services Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform capabilities and best practices architectures, and engineering solutions within multiple Cloud accounts and services Experience working in AWS via the CLI and management console. Knowledge and experience architecting and configuring Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) Experience working with administrator and service accounts and troubleshoot Creates/updates and Maintains system documentation, interacts with users and evaluates vendor products Operations for firewalls, routers and switches and the ability to formulate access control lists (ACLs) via the Command Line Interface (CLI). Strong knowledge of software evaluation principles and practices. Technical adviser to provide detailed planning information to project coordinators to assist in planning of service requests, implementation steps, corrective actions, upgrade recommendations and optimization steps for various databases. Experience developing Scripts and/or automating common repeatable tasks across the spectrum of supported products and technologies. Experience working with long term and short-term data archival solutions. It is TVT's policy to provide for and promote equal employment opportunity in employment compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Vietnam Era Veteran status, genetic predisposition, pregnancy-related conditions or carrier status

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