Database Engineer (Principal )

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Category
Database Analysis/Design
Location
Washington, District of Columbia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Database Architecture

Database Implementation

Design

PostgreSQL

REQ#: RQ166236
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

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Job Description

Database Engineer (Principal )

Seeking an experienced PostgreSQL Subject Matter Expert (SME) to lead our database team. The ideal candidate will have a robust background in database administration, architecture, and PostgreSQL development. The SME will be responsible for ensuring the performance, integrity, and security of the unit’s PostgreSQL databases.
 
Responsibilities and Duties:
• Design and implement database architectures that support business requirements and achieve high performance, availability, and security.
• Oversee the installation, configuration, and maintenance of PostgreSQL databases.
• Conduct performance tuning of database systems, including queries, stored procedures, and indexing strategies.
• Develop and implement database backup, recovery, and failover procedures.
• Assist in the design and development of data models and database solutions.
• Collaborate with development teams to optimize database code in application layers.
• Provide guidance on database best practices to IT staff and other stakeholders.
• Ensure database infrastructure is up-to-date with the latest technology trends and security patches.
• Develop and maintain documentation regarding database configurations, architectures, and procedures.
• Serve as the point of contact for database-related queries and technical support. 



WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO SUCCEED:
● Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.


● Required Experience: 10+ years of related experience


● Required Technical Skills:

• Strong expertise in PostgreSQL database administration, tuning, management, and security.
• Proficiency in SQL and experience with PL/pgSQL or similar procedural language.
• Familiarity with database design, documentation, and coding.
• Previous experience with Linux/Unix and scripting languages such as Bash, Python, or Perl.
• Knowledge of high availability and disaster recovery options for PostgreSQL.
• Good understanding of hardware performance, memory and I/O.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent communication and mentoring skills. 


● Security Clearance Level: TS


● Required Skills and Abilities:

Strong expertise in PostgreSQL database administration, tuning, management, and security.
• Proficiency in SQL and experience with PL/pgSQL or similar procedural language.
• Familiarity with database design, documentation, and coding.
• Previous experience with Linux/Unix and scripting languages such as Bash, Python, or Perl.
• Knowledge of high availability and disaster recovery options for PostgreSQL.
• Good understanding of hardware performance, memory and I/O.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent communication and mentoring skills. 


● Preferred Skills:

PostgreSQL certification (e.g., PostgreSQL Certified Engineer).
• Experience with cloud services (AWS, Azure, OCI) and containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes).
• Familiarity with other database systems (e.g. Oracle and MSSQL

Location: onsite
●**US Citizenship Required -

GDIT IS YOUR PLACE:

● 401K with company match
● Comprehensive health and wellness packages
● Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
● Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
● Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
● Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

10 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

Certification

Travel Required

Less than 10%

Citizenship

U.S. Citizenship Required

About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

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.