Database Architect

Clearance Level
Database Analysis/Design
Remote, Based in the USA

REQ#: RQ126163

Travel Required: 10-25%
Public Trust: Other
Requisition Type: Regular

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Database Architect, you will be trusted to support a mission-critical Financial Aid Services Modernization program. This position works under the general guidance of the Project Director, and is a fast-paced, rapidly changing, collaborative environment, and requires strong troubleshooting and analytical skills, strong critical thinking, complex problem solving, appropriate judgment, and decision-making skills.

The Database Architect is responsible for designing, planning, implementing, and administering databases, including security, access, and documentation Additionally, the candidate for this position:

  • Analyzes customer requirements and provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems
  • Applies knowledge of API (Application Programing Interface) for data services and databases
  • Provides expert knowledge for the design, development, build, analysis, evaluation, installation and administration of database management systems to include database modeling and design, relational database architecture, non-relational database architecture and procedures, metadata and repository creation and configuration management
  • Designs and implements databases with respect to access methods, access time, batch processes, device allocation, validation checks, organization, ETL tasks, protection and security, documentation, and statistical methods
  • Prepares system requirements, source analysis and process analyses and design throughout the database implementation
  • Defines database organizations, standards, controls, procedures, and documentation
  • Provides technical consulting in the definition, design, and creation of a database environment
  • Advises applications development staff and users on data-based solutions to business problems, data architectures, database management system facilities and capabilities, and the operation and tuning of databases
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned
  • Consults with executives and customers to deliver complex database solutions
  • May coach and provide guidance to less-experienced professionals
  • May serve as a team or task lead
  • Recognized as an industry leader in database analysis



  • BA/BS or equivalent, 20+ years of experience
  • Understanding of how to implement low code platforms
  • Prior work on programs building browser-based applications that conform to Section 508 compliance with Representational State Transfer (REST) Application Programming Interfaces in the environment
  • Prior experience with modernization of systems to containerization and associated toolsets
  • Prior experience with relational databases, preferably My SQL, Oracle and/or DB2
  • Prior experience in Agile development environments
  • Ability to pass state security investigation.

Exceptional Candidates:

  • Have the ability to handle demanding situations with clarity, focus and professionalism, and to respond quickly to quick turnaround taskers.
  • Resolve issues with little oversight; ability to gather and analyze information skillfully and develop alternative solutions
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate complex topics to management and other stakeholders
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal skills to collaborate with customers and internal cross-functional teams
  • Work independently as well as interact regularly with government and non-government stakeholders at multiple levels of authority
  • Have excellent analytical skills, including the ability to integrate information from multiple sources
  • Are self-motivated, well-organized, and strict attention to detail
  • Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; develop alternative solutions; Critical thinking and creative problem solving
  • Understand and manage customer expectations and software implementation methodology
  • Prioritize and work on multiple projects at the same time, including the ability to plan, prioritize, and execute multiple initiatives/deadlines autonomously and shift priorities as necessary


●          Full-flex work week

●          401K with company match

●          Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

●          Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators

●          Ability to make a real impact on the world around you

The likely salary range for this position is $148,000 - $222,000, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.

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About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.