Database Administrator – Technical Lead

Clearance Level
Database Analysis/Design
Remote, Based in the USA
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Database Administration

Database Design

Technical Management

REQ#: RQ147585
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

Database Administrator – Technical Lead

Deliver insights to help our clients turn data into action as a Database Administrator Technical Lead at GDIT. Your work will provide transformative solutions to our clients’ big-data obstacles and help advance the mission. Here, you can make a meaningful impact on our clients’ mission and on your career. 

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. You will join our team in partnership with New York State of Health (NYSoH) to provide comprehensive health coverage to more than 6.7 million New Yorkers through its Health Benefit Exchange (HBE)     


  • You’ll join our talented Enterprise Archiecture Team. Our project is built on a multi-tier architecture including Service Oriented architecture, multi-tier web applications using Java and various other COTS products.  
  • Responsible for the maintenance and support of multiple high volume multi-terabyte DB2 LUW databases.
  • Will work with the development team to understand requirements and create structures to accommodate them.  
  • Responsible for troubleshooting, database and SQL performance tuning.  
  • Technical Lead who will support the Database Manager with design, planning and scheduling activities.  
  • Assists project managers in the development of project plans including detailed project estimates and tasks required for database activities.  
  • Utilizes standard corporate tools to record change and problem activities for tracking purposes.  
  • Anticipate and resolve database integration issues for complex, high volume transaction processing systems.
  • Provide thought leadership for database management systems (DBMS) use, design and implementation.  
  • Lead SQL and Database performance tuning efforts with the development teams.
  • Build database schema, tables, procedures and permissions.
  • Oversee backup, clustering, mirroring, replication and failover 
  • Install and test upgrades and patches 
  • Coordinate and manage activities of multiple database team resources on a large project  
  • Provides work guidance and mentoring to less experienced personnel. Provide database related technical expertise to application development and NYSOH program infrastructure efforts.  
  • Integrate databases and commercial of the shelf software; resolves conflicts between databases and of the shelf software, operating systems, and open source applications.  




  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related technical field, OR equivalent combination of education and experience 


  • Ten (10) years or more of related technical experience 
  • Five (5) years of more of database administration 
  • Three to five years managing/leading technical staff 
  • Experience working with differences between database structures (e.g., transaction based vs. data warehouse)  
  • High-volume, mission critical environment with strict performance Service Levels experience 


  • Expert in SQL coding and performance tuning 
  • Backup and recovery strategies, performance tuning and installation 
  • JDBC, JBOSS, WebSphere, and Apache environment skills 
  • Database Performance engineering experience in high volume, OLTP applications 
  • Strong communication and presentation skills 
  • Willingness to provide evening and weekend support as required 

Preferred Experience/Skills: 

  • Eligibility and Enrollment applications 
  • IBM InfoSphere Optim Archive product suite  
  • Healthcare data / databases  
  • SQL Server database administration  
  • Proficiency with ER Studio tool for data modeling and configuration management  


  • Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work and at home    
  • 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    
  • Technology you can learn from   
  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and company-paid holidays     
Work Requirements
Years of Experience

10 + years of related experience

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

Travel Required

Less than 10%

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $144,000 - $216,000, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

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 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.