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Sirius Computer Solutions Sr. Consultant, Data - Oracle & SQL in Kansas City, Missouri


*Open to Most US Cities*

Position Summary:

The primary purpose of this position is to provide advanced Digital and/or Data consulting solutions to clients. This position may perform activities such as design, systems integration, and testing. This position will also handle client engagements requiring knowledge of multiple technologies and provide technical presales support.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs a variety of billable consulting activities in support of clients’ objectives, which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Software Development

  • Application Administration and Configuration

  • Application Integration

  • Marketing technology consulting

  • User Experience Design

  • Data Engineering

  • Database Administration

  • Software Testing

  • DevOps engineering

  • Leads code or other technical reviews and presents constructive feedback to technical team

  • Participates in requirements gathering activities, examining the entire business application from the aspects of the workflow and the end user

  • Builds focused relationships with clients to identify business challenges

  • Makes recommendations to solve client problems

  • Directly interacts with clients, sales team, managers and other technical team members to identify, develop, and obtain complete information for solutions, and scope statement and level of effort for proposal/SOW development

  • Documents completed technical work for clients

  • Maintains technical specifications throughout a project

  • Contributes and develop best practices, strategies, methodologies and documentation/templates suitable for reuse by other Consultants and Analysts

  • Achieve high level of Client Satisfaction on all consulting engagements by executing to achieve client project expectations

  • Develop strong client relationships and trust to secure future business

  • Reviews and understands all assigned Statement of Work (SOW) obligations prior to services delivery

  • Maintains accountability to work estimates and project financials

  • Assists with Digital and/or Data practice presales activities

  • Provides technical perspective to ensure a realistic estimation of scope, cost and level of effort for proposal generation

  • Serves as a point of contact to the client for technical issues and status

  • Mentors less senior personnel and serves as escalation point for their technical related project issues

  • As needed, steps into team leadership roles and empowers others to increase contribution and level of responsibility

  • Complies with all time compliance and time entry guidelines

  • Meets billable utilization targets

  • Training/Certifications - Engages in professional development, including obtaining industry related certifications as directed by management, to maintain continued growth in professional skills and knowledge

  • Administrative Overhead – Respond to email, phone calls, complete time cards in a timely manner, expense reports and status reports as required

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field

  • At least five (5) years of related work experience with one or more Data solutions in the Sirius portfolio, to include experience with all of the following:

  • Experience architecting, creating and administering Oracle databases

  • Installing, patching, migrating, maintaining, and upgrading SQL Server databases

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with relational database administration, including with security (add/delete/modify user accounts), basic networking, schema creation/manipulation, performance tuning, server hardware, logging, monitoring, and policy creation and enforcement

  • Experience with Windows Server 2012 and higher

  • Experience with SQL backups, server log reviews, error corrections, database creation/changes, and scheduled replication of databases

  • Experience with SQL database maintenance operations, including workload pattern and database usage

  • Experience with application support

  • Experience with database tuning, and troubleshooting

  • Demonstrated understanding of normalization and referential integrity

  • Demonstrated ability to ensure solutions are maintained for high availability, scalability, security, and supportability

  • Virtual environments (such as VMWare and/or Hyper-V)

  • Hive availability technologies such as log shipping, mirroring, clustering, and/or Always On

  • Experience with Oracle Database 10g/11g/12C

  • Demonstrated experience performing Oracle Exadata Installation and Administration

  • Experience migrating workloads to Exadata

  • Experience performing Oracle database/server/application performance tuning

  • Demonstrated experience with Oracle RAC, Multitenancy, and Active Data Guard

  • Experience performing RMAN back-up and recovery using Oracle technology

  • Experience performing database migrations using various methods(RMAN, XTTS, Datapump or Dataguard)

  • Experience with Oracle ODA

  • Experience with Oracle on Linux, Solaris and AIX

  • Experience with various database storage solutions (ASM, ZFS, Exadata, SAN, ACFS)

  • Experience in Oracle Enterprise Manager

  • Demonstrated abilities in database operations and processes/procedures

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with a wide variety of client and Sirius team members, including management and technical staff

  • Demonstrated ability to investigate complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors from multiple solutions and/or disciplines

  • Demonstrated understanding of core business functions of a typical company, and ability to employ step by step logic to solve business problems

  • Experience as a member of a technical project team, from design through delivery

  • Experience troubleshooting and identifying potential problems and making appropriate changes as necessary

  • Experience creating technical documentation and communicating effectively in various written formats

  • Demonstrated ability to provide guidance and leadership to less experienced technical team members, including delegating technical tasks, and at times resolving issues of poor technical execution without escalation

  • Demonstrated presentation and communication skills, including effectively communicating one-on-one, and in small and large groups, using a variety of presentation methods to sustain the audiences’ engagement

  • Demonstrated time management and organizational skills; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Demonstrated ability to establish positive working relationships and conduct complex and important work critical to the organization in a team consulting environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Consulting experience, especially in an agency or global systems integrator environment

  • Certifications in relevant areas of specialty, such as MCDBA, MCSA, etc.

  • Development experience with .NET, SSIS ELT/ETL, and/or SSAS (tabular/MDX)

  • Understanding of SQL Query Plans and the ability to solve performance issues related to them

  • Experience using MS SQL database/server monitoring tools like SolarWinds, Idera, dbWatch, etc.

Data Privacy and Security:

  • All Sirius employees are responsible to safeguard the information and information systems that they use or handle in the execution of their duties. Employees are obligated to know and perform their duties in accordance with Sirius policies, standards, and procedures related to security and report security violations to the appropriate Sirius authority.

  • Participate at hire and annually in the Information Security Awareness training as well as other required training identified by the Human Resources department. Other data privacy and data security related regulatory training may be required based on your role or assignment.

Essential Functions:

This position exists to provide technical consulting solutions to customers and as such requires the ability to travel to and from customer sites and interact with customers on an ongoing and regular basis.

The above primary duties, responsibilities, and position requirements are not all inclusive.

Sirius is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. As a government contractor, Sirius takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans; maintains a drug-free workplace; and participates in E-Verify.


Demonstrates competencies defined for the Analyst through Consultant levels, plus the following:

Customer Focus - Gains insight into customer needs. Identifies opportunities that benefit the customer. Builds and delivers solutions that meet customer expectations. Establishes and maintains effective customer relationships.

Financial Acumen - Understands the meaning and implications of key financial indicators. Uses financial analysis to generate, evaluate and act on strategic options and opportunities. Integrates quantitative and qualitative information to draw accurate conclusions.

Cultivates Innovation - Comes up with useful ideas that are new, better, or unique. Introduces new ways of looking at problems. Can take a creative idea and put into practice. Encourages diverse thinking to promote and nurture innovation.

Plans and Aligns - Sets objectives to align with broader organizational goals. Breaks down objectives into appropriate initiatives and actions. Stages activities with relevant milestones and schedules. Anticipates and adjusts effective contingency plans.

Optimizes Work Processes - Identifies and creates the processes necessary to get work done. Separates and combines activities into efficient workflow. Designs processes and procedures that allow managing from a distance. Seek ways to improve processes, from small tweaks to complete reengineering.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)