Database Engineer

Clearance Level
Database Analysis/Design
Remote, Based in the USA

REQ#: RQ134884

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Pipeline

We are GDIT. We stay at the forefront of innovation to solve complex technical challenges. 

GDIT is your place. Make it your own by discovering new ways to securely and expertly apply the latest technology. Own your opportunity at GDIT and you’ll be a meaningful part of improving how agencies operate. Our work depends on a Database Engineer joining our team to remotely support the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) activities.

At GDIT, we foster a people-centric environment. As a Database Engineer supporting CMS, you will be trusted to complete all activities related to the administration of computerized databases. You will also be trusted to project long-range requirements for database administration and design in conjunction with other managers in the information systems function. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Planning, developing, testing, implementing, monitoring, documenting, and improving the performance of database systems of high complexity
  • Performing complex database evaluations and reviews and optimizes database configurations and access
  • Proactively monitoring database performance and capacity and resolves performance or capacity issues.
  • Recommending solutions by defining database physical structure and functional capabilities, database security, data back-up, and recovery specifications.
  • Researching and fact-finding to develop or modify database structures
  • Providing support for database implementation and periodic maintenance releases as required
  • Providing technical input to assist in development of tasks related to Database Administration during sprint planning and backlog refinement sessions
  • Working with the Data Architecture team to ensure databases are synchronized across the environments
  • Running advisory analysis and test candidate indexes to support and suggest query performance
  • Explaining plans for application SQL and provide areas of improvement to the development teams. Performs additional responsibilities as requested or assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Hands-on experience with Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
  • Strong command-line experience including AWS CLI, PowerShell, and Unix shell scripting skills
  • Experience with Administering SQL (e.g., PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc.) and NoSQL (e.g., MongoDB) technologies
  • Ability to perform complex command-line scripts and perform SQL queries
  • Experience with AWS RDS Administration
  • Ability to thrive in an environment without a database management service
  • Advanced knowledge of database security, backup and recovery, and performance monitoring standards
  • Must be able to obtain Public Trust clearance
  • Must have lived in the United States at least three (3) out of the last five (5) years


  • US citizen or a Green Card holder
  • Knowledge of and experience with z/OS operating system, utilities, file system, kernel, memory management, and security on RDBMS
  • Knowledge of IBM D2 LUW and Oracle database administration at the design, operational, and system levels
  • Experience tuning complex database systems at the application, database, and systems-level
  • Health Care Industry or prior CMS experience
  • Agile experience
  • Experience facilitating meetings and peer reviews
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to think algorithmically
  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence
  • AWS certification


  • 401K with company match
  • Customizable health benefits packages
  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators
  • Rewards program for high-performing employees

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The likely salary range for this position is $77,875 - $130,062, 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.

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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 the status of the federal contractor mandate and 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.