Sr Database Analyst

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Database Analysis/Design
Springfield, Virginia
St Louis, Missouri

REQ#: RQ63945

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day. We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we can’t turn into opportunity. And our work depends on TS/SCI level cleared Sr Database Analyst joining our team to support our Intelligence customer in  Springfield, VA or St. Louis,  MO.

Position Summary:

Responsible for designing, planning, implementing, and administering databases, including security, access, and documentation.

  • Design, operationalize, maintain and scale production Kafka clusters.
  • Responsible for tuning, capacity planning, disaster recovery, replication, and troubleshooting. Implementing security, limiting bandwidth usage, enforcing client quotas, backup and restoration.
  • Architect, configure, deploy and maintain Elasticsearch clusters.
  • Architect and deploy Elastic Cloud Enterprise.
  • Configure Logstash and Beats to collect data necessary to meet client requirements.
  • Configure X-Pack plugins to include Security, Watcher, Machine Learning, Monitoring, Graph, and Reporting. Design, implement, and configure Kibana visualizations and dashboards.
  • Modernize ETL pipelines through the use of Kafka and
  • Maintain Kafka connectors to move data between systems.
  • Work with enterprise architects to advise on best practices for Kafka & Elasticsearch both on prem and in the cloud.
  • Work closely with Big Data and AWS cloud technology groups.
  • Manage Elasticsearch clusters & creating tools to automate and improve clusters' reliability and performance.
  • Design and implement DR solutions for Confluent and Apache Kafka and Elasticsearch.
  • Lead and participate in On Call rotation for production support.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, and work experience
  • 8+ years of directly related experience in database administration and engineering
  • Experience architecting and implementing clusters in a large-scale enterprise environment.
  • Experience with Elastic (Elastic Search, Logstash, Kibana) in a large-scale enterprise environment.
  • Experience supporting Linux environment and Shell scripting.
  • Knowledge of Cloud Formation/Terraform scripts.
  • Familiarity with both cloud native Kafka (on AWS) and on-premise architectures.


  • Experience in technical operations at DOD agencies, particularly NCE and DIA
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.

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.