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Senior Database Administrator
Gaithersburg, MD

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Job Description

Job Description:

Senior Database Administrator

Leidos is looking for a talented and experienced Database Administrator with a strong Database background to join a large, dynamic program in Rockville/Gaithersburg, Maryland. This program is a large, complex multi-discipline project that uses COTS database products, including MySQL Database and Mongo Database as well as several custom MS Access-based applications. The candidate should be familiar with these products supporting each through the entire lifecycle from design/development through delivery and operational support. The candidate should provide highly technical expertise in providing business application solutions. Also, specify designs for failure recovery, disaster recovery, performance tuning, and security procedures and advise contractor project teams on the design of complex databases (e.g., schema and subschema details). The candidate should utilize his/her understanding of hardware/software, communication environments and related peripheral equipment and should define specialized aspects of user's data base administrator documentation and perform detailed comparisons of various data base systems.


* Work on a small, highly skilled team, which supports mission critical systems by providing technical database support and establishing innovative, time sensitive solutions.
* Multi-task and adapt to change, and possess strong organizational and communication skills. Additionally, the candidate must be
* Perform Database administration tasks (installing, maintaining, monitoring, recovering, rebuilding, upgrading, patching and performance tuning)
* Maintains, develops and implements policies and procedures for ensuring the security and integrity of the databases. Develops and executes backup and archival policies and procedures
* Monitors, administrates, and implements performance on database systems as well as database performance optimization, develops/changes database indices, redesigns database structure and reloads data into a database
* Research and recommend innovative, and where applicable automate, approaches for database administrations tasks.
* Coordinates database architecture changes with cross-orgs engineers
* Understands normalization, de-normalization, transactions, ACID
* Performs disaster recovery, performance analysis and tuning, index maintenance, and monitoring of data.
* Evaluates and recommends available database management system (DBMS) products. Advise/participate in design of complex databases (e.g. schema and subschema details)
* Performs database and software life-cycle activities to ensure highest level of system performance and availability and compliance with business requirements.
* Performs MySQL Database server administration.
* Organizes and formats data for efficient query and storage processes.
* Support installation of database management systems, databases, tables and views
* Support the administration and use of current and emerging database tools, strategies and technologies
* Enhances the content of the Data so to make keep data up to date with the latest content needed for various platforms to operate without incident.
* Provides expertise in data storage systems
* Creates mechanism to mass import, add, delete and improve the content of the data stored
* Meets expected deadlines so to ensure continued performance of systems at the expected
* Plans database upgrades by maintaining, evaluating, and improving a transaction processing model. Configuring storage systems software to meet requirements
* Assesses database performance by developing a protocol for measurement of results and identification of problem areas.
* Supports database performance by monitoring database performance; evaluating and resolving processing and programming problems; designing database management tools; answering user questions.
* Secures database by preparing access and control policies and procedures; implementing disaster recovery procedures.
* Supports application design by contributing expertise to applications, operations, and technical teams.
* Design, architect, and build databases from determining business requirements to planning and deploying test and production systems
* Administrate PostgreSQL databases throughout the development and production lifecycles
* Design and develop logical and physical database designs from customer requirements
* Analyzes database requirements of assigned projects. Analyze and determine information needs and elements, database relationships and attributes, proposed manipulation, data flow, and storage requirements, and data output and reporting capabilities. Apply knowledge of database management systems to coordinate maintenance and changes to databases. Test and implement changes or new database designs. Write logical and physical database descriptions, including location, space, access method, and security requirements. Provide direction to programmers and analysts as required to effect changes to database management systems. Provide answers to database questions. Knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot/provide root cause analysis, restore database, monitor databases and to analyze and organize data and apply new technology designs and programs.
* Administrate Oracle databases throughout the development and production lifecycles
* Updates job knowledge by participating in educational/training/mentoring activities. Provide mentorship to group members and will be expected to help develop and support mid and junior level staff
* Accomplishes information systems and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
* Scheduled for after hours on-call support and will be required to apply production packages during non-peak hours


* Typically requires BS in Computer Science, Engineering or Data Management and 8 - 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 - 10 years of prior relevant experience with database analysis/development/report design/building experience and/or as a DBA with Linux /UNIX environments including shell script development and debugging in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required.
* Highly motivated, very detailed oriented, creative, effective, supportive, talented and a self-starter with the ability to take ownership of assigned tasks, independently determine the approach to fixing problems and push to closure on scheduled milestones and energetic team member who will bring true value to the organization.
* Knowledge of database technologies, script writing utilizing PL/SQL, Python, PERL, and/or Java is desirable as well as knowledge of VBA for maintaining MS Access applications.
* Proficient in SQL, Excel, and HTML, Database Management, Data Maintenance, Decision Making, Problem Solving, OpenCart, Amazon MWS, Process Improvement, Requirements Analysis, Attention to Detail, Database Security, Developing Standards, Database Performance Tuning, Operating Systems
* At least 3 years of experience in:

o MySQL as a Database Administrator/Architect

o PostgreSQL as a Database Administrator/Architect

o Designing database schemas.

* Expertise in MongoDB architectural knowledge and/or DB
* API integration
* Database tuning to accommodate complex queries against large databases with an excess of a million records
* MySQL, PL-SQL programming/scripting skills
* Data architecture, logical and physical design, reporting and analysis.
* Experience with interconnection of content repositories, designing disaster recovery strategies and backup and archival processes, access and control policies, clustering strategies.
* Knowledge of cloud services and data storage
* Strong Communication skills
* Must be US Citizen or US Permanent Resident (Green card holder)
* Must be able to interact effectively with developers, system stakeholders, and the Customer
* Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Public Trust clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

* At least 3 years of experience in MySQL as a Database Administrator/Architect
* Database clustering
* Database Security Accreditation processes
* Python, PERL, and/or Java a plus
* Amazon Web Services (AWS) and/or Cloud Data Warehouse
* Design Oracle Multitenant environments.
* Implement and Manage Oracle Multitenant environments.


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit .

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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