Windows and SQL Administrator

Rockville , MD
Mar 31, 2023
Apr 08, 2023
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Westat is committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.

Job Summary: 
Westat is seeking an administrator for corporate Windows platforms that support web-based applications and SQL Server used by various projects. The successful candidate will have several years of experience working with technologies including Windows Server, IIS, SQL Server as well as cloud technologies. This position is based at our office in Rockville and is eligible for flexible hybrid work arrangement.

Job Responsibilities:
•     Assist in the administration of SQL Server databases, including tuning, backups and troubleshooting.
•     Assist in the administration of Windows infrastructure including defining and configuring websites under IIS.
•     Installation, configuration, and maintenance of OS and other support software.
•     Maintain secure server configurations and applying security patches.
•     Implementation of resource and performance monitoring tools and procedures.
•     A key role will be to work with closely with project teams at Westat in gathering requirements, standing up and configuring the platform.

Basic Qualifications:
•     A bachelor's degree, preferably in a computer science or information technology related field.
•     8 years of experience in developing and maintaining Windows and SQL environments is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
•     Experience with database modeling and development using SQL Server.
•     Experienced in developing web services, the use of XML technologies, JSON, ReactJS and other client side technologies.
•     Familiarity with cloud based technologies, environments and application development such as CI/CD and GitHub along with cloud database.
•     solutions such as Amazon RDS and Azure serverless SQL databases.
•     Familiarity with networking and firewalling concepts along with security and compliance standards.

Other Required Qualifications: 
•     Demonstrated communication skills.
•     Detail oriented. 
•     Collaboration with teams, managers and/or clients.
•     Organization skills, including time management ability.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Subject to plan requirements, employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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