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SMX Senior Data Architect/DBA (1312) in Topeka, Kansas

Senior Data Architect/DBA (1312)at SMX(View all jobs) (https://www.smxtech.com/careers/)

United States

Our tradition of delivering innovative, technical solutions dates back to 1995, however, you may know us better by one of our legacy company names: Trident Technologies, Smartronix, Datastrong or C2S Consulting Group. With the support of OceanSound Partners, our private equity investment sponsor, we began operating as one business starting in 2019 and became SMX in 2021. We operate in close proximity to our clients around the globe and have core locations in Alabama, California, DC Metro, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, and Massachusetts.

Today, as SMX, we are one team and together empower government and commercial enterprises to become more effective, innovative, and resilient, no matter what challenges they face.

SMX is seeking a Senior Data Architect/DBA to add domain expertise, and help SMX lead enterprise and government customers through their digital modernization journey. This person will have experience building and configuring resilient MS SQL Server clusters with both local and geographically distributed failover sites. This person must also be effective operating within a consulting team that will be helping drive transformation from our client’s current Waterfall methodology towards a DevOps and Agile framework to deliver software projects. The position requires a balance of expert MS SQL Server systems knowledge, working Agile knowledge (the process), combined with strong consulting, mentoring, documentation, and overall technical experience.

This is a temporary, 4-5 month role.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Builds and configures an MS SQL Server implementation, leveraging both local and geographically distant clusters, for a high-throughput, enterprise-critical platform.

  • Conducts assessments to understand the complete picture of the organization’s current practices in database administration

  • Plan, document and manage the migration of the current state database to the new platform

  • Define, build, test and document a robust disaster recovery plan for the environment

  • Ensures best practices are tailored for customer environments and integrated with customer organizational processes.

  • Guides customers through achieving continuous integration, testing, and continuous delivery of the data platform.

  • Helps customers establish a DevOps culture and mindset and works with the Agile Transformation Coach to guide customers on associated Agile technical practices.

  • Work within a team and context where SMX is guiding a shift from project-to-product with a focus on Customer Centricity and Design Thinking as part of Agile Product Delivery.

  • Creates strategies for risk mitigation and contingency planning.

  • Works with the Agile Project Manager to plan and schedule project deliverables, goals, milestones.

  • Designs and maintains project documentation.

  • Strong organizational, presentation, and customer service skills

Required Experience:

  • Experience with multiple large data migrations into a resilient architecture

  • Experiencing in developing detailed data migration plans (more than one)

  • Will work with the Sr Cloud Architect -Tech Lead to ensure the developed database architecture will meet the needs of the database, processing etc.

  • Demonstrated expertise in business agility

  • Excellent writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills

  • Must be self- motivated, well organized and have strong innovation and facilitation skills

  • Well-developed critical and analytical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent meeting leadership and requirements gathering skills

  • Demonstrated ability as a flexible, process-oriented, logical thinker and team player


  • Experience with FAST Enterprises software –GenTax, FastDS-VS or others the RMV product for registering automobiles would be an advantage.

  • Prior experience working on AWS is preferred.

  • Former government or enterprise consulting experience a plus

Vaccination is a requirement of the position per Executive Order 14042. If a candidate is not vaccinated, he or she may request an accommodation once offered the position. The accommodation must be granted prior to the employee starting in the position. He or she will have 60 days to get vaccinated.


SMX is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability status, protected veteran status, race, color, age, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or genetic information. Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation. SMX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.