Database Engineer - TS/SCI w/Poly

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Software Engineering
Chantilly, Virginia

REQ#: RQ115164

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

The Database Engineer should have experience with backend database technologies and backend software development. They will design, develop, code, test, and debug complex new database software applications, or make significant enhancements to existing databases and software. The ideal candidate is a hands-on database engineer with experience designing databases to customer specifications. They must have strong, firsthand technical expertise in a variety of configuration management and software development tools and the proven ability to fashion robust solutions. They must be at ease working in an Agile environment with little supervision. This person should embody a passion for continuous improvement and innovation.


  • Work with a team to analyze existing database applications and tools, and recommend new technologies and methodologies to improve system performance and usability.

  • Design, develops, tests, debugs, and deploys new software tools that extend or replace existing capabilities.

  • Advise hardware engineers on machine characteristics that affect software systems, such as storage capacity, processing speed, and input/output requirements and works with them to resolve incompatibilities.

  • Write and update technical documentation such as user manuals, system documentation, training materials, processes and procedures.

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with software engineers, data scientists, analysts, project managers and other engineering groups.

  • Provide ongoing maintenance, support, and enhancements in existing systems and platforms.

  • Troubleshoots complex problems and provide customer support for software systems and application issues in a production environment

  • Provide recommendations for continuous improvement.

  • Work alongside other engineers on the team to sustain and advance our organization’s capabilities.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or other related technical discipline, or equivalent combination of education, technical certifications, training, and work/military experience.

  • 10 years of related experience

  • TS/SCI with Polygraph


  • Demonstrated hands-on experience working with PostgreSQL databases, PGAdmin, and the software that interacts with the database

  • Write and maintain database programs to ensure they can handle the flow of traffic and the amount of data being stored in the database.

  • Design new data models and databases based on project needs, data storage needs, and the number of users accessing the database.

  • Write programs and scripts for databases to increase data storage capacity and fix existing database problems.

  • Troubleshoot database code, checking for potential problems that affect database functionality and related database programs.

  • Ability to assess, diagnose, and debug existing database scripts and programs.

  • Review daily, weekly, and monthly database reports, including user reports and systems information, to spot problems and ensure that all databases and support systems are working at peak levels.

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience working with Docker, Kubernetes, Kafka, and Elasticsearch.


  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in programming and software development using the Java programming language

  • Demonstrated hands on experience working with Apache NiFi.

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience working with Hadoop, Apache Spark and their related ecosystems.

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience with Linux-based systems and shell scripting

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience with monitoring technologies like ELK, Prometheus, Grafana, etc.

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience with build automation technologies like Maven, Jenkins, etc.


  • 401K with company match

  • Customizable health benefits packages

  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators

  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

  • Rewards program for high-performing employees

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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.