Database Site Reliability Engineer

Clearance Level
Database Analysis/Design
Rockville, Maryland

REQ#: RQ104638

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: NACLC (T3)
Requisition Type: Regular

We are seeking a Database Site Reliability Engineer to support the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). As a Database Site Reliability Engineer, you will administer and enhance existing database service offerings to support critical business processes and ongoing scientific research.    

You will work closely with three other innovative and savvy people to collaborate with product owners and engineer new database offerings, using the latest technologies to improve delivery time and reduce operational maintenance. 

We’ll want you to think beyond just database services, and contribute to other areas of our hosting environment as we focus on continued modernization efforts.  We’ll want to hear your opinion.  You’ll help automate and streamline our operations and processes and further the adoption of DevOps best practices. 

This position is currently remote but you should be able to commute to the Rockville, MD client site should circumstances change.

What GDIT Can Offer You

  • Opportunity to create powerful, flexible solutions using the latest technology.  
  • A meaningful connection with your work and the ability to see the business impact of technology. 
  • Ability to expand your cloud infrastructure knowledge by working on technically challenging distributed systems.
  • Opportunity to contribute and shape a successful DevOps culture.

In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Collaborating with product owners to develop new or modify existing PowerShell scripts to automate database services, such as configuration of new database instances, patching, and upgrades 
  • Troubleshooting issues that impact services and actively responding to alerts and performance trends
  • Responding to service requests, such as complicated product deployment efforts that require coordination to modify data and database hosting configurations
  • Joining sprint or ad hoc meetings to discuss requirements for products and brainstorm new technical solutions. 
  • Attending a daily stand-up meeting to report your accomplishments, plans for the day, and any roadblocks you encountered. 
  • Working closely with other Site Reliability Engineers to enhance the experience for delivering infrastructure services and developing custom products by introducing techniques, such as CI/CD, infrastructure as code, and containerized or serverless workloads. 
  • Occasionally present on DevOps best practices, new technologies, and ways you approached and solved challenging technical issues.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • BS/BA (or equivalent) and eight years of related experience
  • Minimum of six years’ experience with all aspects of Database Administration, including Oracle Real Application Clusters, and Oracle standalone databases, . 
  • Extensive experience managing, configuring, and patching Oracle systems hosted on Windows and Linux systems in a high availability environment.
  • Minimum of two years of experience with Microsoft SQL Server
  • Minimum of two years of experience with AWS, specifically with relational database services. 
  • Good understanding of scripting languages, such as PowerShell
  • Experience analyzing solutions components, understanding systems integration challenges, and identifying technology gaps in product designs that must be resolved to reach future performance targets and functionality requirements.
  • Must be able to obtain a NIH Public Trust

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience with other relational and graphing databases, such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Neo4j
  • Experience with programming languages, such as PHP, Python, Perl, and/or Ruby
  • Experience with a variety of technologies to develop, maintain, and deploy infrastructure services, such as continuous deployment and continuous integration services, code repositories, and security vulnerability identification and protection.  Example technologies include Azure DevOps Pipelines, Jenkins, GoCD, GitHub, Netsparker, AWS WAF, and DataDog.
  • Ability to clearly present ideas to both technical and non-technical users and staff to further the adoption of DevOps and cloud services.
  • Experience designing and implementing technologies following NIST standards, such as SP 800-53, SP 800-190, and SP 500-291. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure’s Fully Managed Database services and related services such as Active Directory, Virtual Network, DNS, and compute (virtual machines or AKS).

This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 or the start date, if after December 8.

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.