Database Engineer

Job Locations US
Job ID 2022-2625
# of Openings


REI Systems provides reliable, effective, and innovative technology solutions that advance federal, state, local, and nonprofit missions. Our technologists and consultants are passionate about solving complex challenges that impact millions of lives. We take a Mindful Modernization approach in delivering our application modernization, grants management systems, government data analytics, and advisory services. Mindful Modernization is the REI Way of delivering mission impact by aligning our government customers’ strategic objectives to measurable outcomes through people, processes, and technology. Learn more at


Employees voted REI Systems a Washington Post Top Workplace in 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2021 and 2022!


  • Understand the complex data model of large Enterprise level system for providing Tier III support
  • Resolve Tier III data support tickets as per the defined SLA
  • Identify defects based on issue trends, customer feedback and error reporting from the system
  • Develop script library and document them for reusing in future
  • Conduct internal KT sessions and create knowledgebase articles
  • Perform impact analysis before changes are made, implement changes, test changes, and document them
  • Assist in Capacity Planning, when performance issues arise, determine the most effective way to increase performance including hardware updates, server configuration changes, or index/query optimizations.
  • Assists for monitoring performance, monitoring server disk space, monitoring logs, ensuring jobs have run successfully, checking for errors.
  • On-call troubleshooting experience with at least one production SQL Server for a year
  • Work in a collaborative office environment with other developers, business analysts, and a project management team.


Basic Skills:

  • 4+ years’ experience working with relational databases.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of all aspects of SQL Server 2005/2008/2012, including both development and administration is required.
  • Proficiency in writing complex T-SQL queries/stored procedures/SQL Jobs is an absolute must.
  • The position demands strong analytical and troubleshooting skills while working on a custom mission critical production level database
  • Required experience in all areas of MS SQL server 2005/2008/2012 development/administration/maintenance.
  • Troubleshoot SQL Server service outages as they occur, including after-hours and weekends.
  • Good understanding of the logical and physical database modeling and design concepts.
  • In depth knowledge of writing and tuning SQL Server stored procedures/functions/views/SQL Jobs.
  • Experience in writing and modifying SSIS packages.
  • Experienced developer with hands on experience with SSIS and SQL Server

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

Desired Skills

  • Experience with performance optimization
  • Experience with Analysis Services is a plus


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, systems analysis, information systems management, software engineering, statistics, mathematics or related discipline; or professional certification and in-depth knowledge of database technology and DBA tools
  • An advanced degree in a related field may be substituted for two years of experience.

Work location/Model: This is a Remote role.


Covid Policy Disclosure: Should the essential functions of this position require that the employee performing this role work on-site at REI’s Sterling location the following requirements will apply:  the individual holding this position must be fully vaccinated, as defined in CDC guidance, as a condition of continued employment.  REI will consider requests to be excused from this policy whenever necessary to comply with legal requirements and will consider any requests for reasonable accommodations due to a disability, religion, or other exemptions on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements. Employees and applicants requesting accommodations should request the accommodation in writing and should explain in detail the reasons why they are seeking an accommodation. REI will request additional information or documentation it deems necessary to inform its decision on an employee’s or applicant’s accommodation request.


REI Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minority/Female/Disability/Vet)


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