Database Administrator (Active Polygraph Required)

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Category
Database Analysis/Design
Location
McLean, Virginia

REQ#: RQ90521

Travel Required: 10-25%
Requisition Type: Regular

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.

There is no challenge that we can’t turn into opportunity, and our work depends on a Database Administrator joining our team to support critical Government activities in McLean.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator.  As a Database Administrator supporting our mission partner, you will be trusted to provide support to a critical program.  Daily duties and tasks will include:

  • Monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot databases
  • Optimize and tune database performance utilizing advanced monitoring tools, query tuning techniques, database and operating system parameter adjustments, hardware recommendations, and other operational enhancements
  • Provide metrics on database performance
  • Ensure all optimization and parameter adjustments are documented and communicated across the team to ensure common settings across multiple production and test environments
  • Identify performance improvements and work with local and remote development staff to implement and test those recommendations
  • Interact with other IT staff to recommend and enforce database standards, ensure compliance, and the security of the database environments
  • Supports and troubleshoot the operation of database systems including patching, event monitoring, incident management, backup and recovery, and other forms of remedial & preventative maintenance
  • Work with IT Staff and stakeholders to identify requirements for database repositories and systems in support of projects, initiatives, and operational improvements
  • Plan for complex database functional capabilities to include database vendor, product, and version; storage; hardware; structure; performance; security; availability; and disaster recovery
  • Support SOXS, Cyber, and license compliance audit processes and procedures
  • Lead, plan, and execute projects, small initiatives, and/or cross-functional teams
  • Manage high risk, high profile, tight schedule, and complex outcomes with composure
  • Break down barriers to progress and motivate less experienced members of the team to action
  • Performs other duties as directed

Ideal candidates will be comfortable in a fast-paced work environment, contributing to a team-based environment and be able to take direction but also be a self-starter.  The incumbent should be personable, well organized, and analytical with attention to detail. 

Moderate travel may be required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.
  • Prior work experience showing broad expertise or unique knowledge working as a database administrator or equivalent planning, designing, implementing, maintaining, and optimizing database systems
  • Evidence of ability to act largely independently on complex tasks and wide-ranging initiatives using a broad exposure and professional understanding of the database administration discipline
  • Exhibits advanced knowledge on database technologies, operating systems, best practices, and industry trends including database design, configuration, tuning, and support
  • Excellent track record showing ability to develop relationships and formal and informal networks to influence, coordinate, and communicate
  • Advanced knowledge SQL aSQL query tuning techniques
  • Ability to analyze complex situations, alternatives, designs, architectures, risks, data, and systems
  • Industry certification in SQL Server (preferred), Oracle SQL, or other relevant database administration achievements strongly preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills to include leading initiatives and modest projects; a facility to handle multiple-tasks and deliverables simultaneously; a track record of exercising independent judgment appropriately; and the ability to quickly understand and execute complex assignments when working on high profile outcomes with inherent risk
  • Solid oral/written communication, and inter-personal skills to include the ability to anticipate, influence, and adapt to a wide range of audiences; cultivate relationships and leverage organizational understanding to facilitate decision making and buy-in
  • A history that illustrates flexibility and adaptability to changing business needs and shows the ability to recognize need for change
  • Excellent track record of being capable of working with significant uncertainty, resistance, barriers, issues and challenges; converting uncertainty into quantifiable impact, risk and mitigating actions
  • Tools: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, Advanced Text Editor SQL
  • Preferred: Microsoft SQL Server database certifications, NoSQL experience, Graph DB experience.

WHAT GDIT CAN OFFER YOU

  • Alignment to a mission-critical role that directly impacts the customer’s ability to effectively prosecute its mission.
  • Direct engagement with contractor leadership that centers upon career development/mobility, enhanced performance evaluation, and corporate information sharing and networking opportunities.
  • Placement on a dynamic team of talented professionals that organically fosters an environment of innovation, collaboration, and trust.

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.

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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.