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Senior Database Administrator (Hybrid)

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Washington, DC

Employer:  CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Category:  Information Technology
Job Type:  Full Time


Resp & Qualifications

Provides full range of Database Administration support for DB2 LUW, and assists in migrating databases and applications to Linux, AWS, PostgreSQL. Designs, implements, and maintains databases with respect to access methods, access time, batch processes, device allocation, validation checks, organization, protection and security, documentation, and statistical methods. Perform activities related to the day-to-day administration and maintenance of transactional databases, ensuring that the database is available, performing properly, and safe. Perform complex installations, upgrades and patching, backup and recovery, performance tuning, security, monitoring, and configuration. Confer with appropriate managers regarding problems with and capabilities of databases.

  • Implements designs and structure provided by Systems and Data Architects. Performs installation of complex, clustered and high-availability software and hardware environments in a timely manner in keeping with current release levels. Creates and maintains schedules for software maintenance and upgrades. Coordinates software user/acceptance testing activities for new installations and upgrade activities.
  • Develop and implement techniques to prevent system problems, troubleshoot incidents to recover services and support root cause analysis.
  • Provides project management support regarding most technical aspects of implementing project release upgrades for assigned systems which includes: properly following a project life cycle, the development of project plans, completing all appropriate documentation and notifications in order to obtain resolution within the established timeframes.
  • Supports the development teams application development. Administers database environments that support development.
  • Maintains data in database environment, including production.
  • Assists in defining back-up and recovery requirements.
  • Transforms and loads data into database. Carries out version control process. Analyzes legacy system data.

Position does not have direct reports but is expected to assist in guiding and mentoring less experienced staff. May lead a team of matrixed resources.


Education Level: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or IT related field OR in lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an additional 4 years of relevant work experience is required in addition to the required work experience.

Experience: 5 years Experience perform full data management duties, including migration and continuous integration/delivery.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Knowledge of DB2 LUW.
  • Knowledge of PostgreSQL.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with analysts, developers, tests, and project managers in both oral and written form.
  • Ability to work minimal supervision.
  • High-level of analytical and troubleshooting skills.,
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Knowledge of Structured Query Language (SL).
  • Must be able to effectively work in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities, deadlines, and workloads that can be variable for long periods of time. Must be able to meet established deadlines and handle multiple customer service demands from internal and external customers, within set expectations for service excellence. Must be able to effectively communicate and provide positive customer service to every internal and external customer, including customers who may be demanding or otherwise challenging.


Department: Database Mgmt)

Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Hire Range Disclaimer

Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

Where To Apply

Please visit our website to apply: www.carefirst.com/careers

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note: The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.


The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position. Occasional walking or standing is required. The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects. The associate must frequently talk and hear. Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship.

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