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Senior Database Administrator

Posted on Aug 14, 2019 by Leidos

Reston, VA 20190
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Job Requisition: Sr. Database Administrator Job Description:

The Leidos system is an in house developed application that is a Leidos partners' enterprise system consisting of data from multiple groups and sources. There are large amounts of data ingested in both batch and web services processes. The data is merged together into a large DB repository. The application also provides data retrieval and searches for data via online UI application and via web services. There are multiple user types and roles that are managed and tested/verified to control who can see what. The system is highly audited and must maintain a very high level of security via continuous monitoring and scanning techniques. The application is built and designed in a cloud based environment utilizing multiple Area Zones (AZs) and utilizing the cloud concepts and multiple web services in order to support redundancy and maximum up time requirements that are placed on the system.

The application is a highly available large application system supporting about 5,000 active users. The application must maintain a one hour time to repair objective. The team will perform all necessary duties to create and execute all database administration procedures and functions for several databases installations, across all environments, ie, Development, Test and Production. The team will maintain, monitor and ensure the databases are operating at peak performance, and that the replication and backup procedures are operating properly. The team will maintain availability and integrity of database through multiple access schemes and maintain all RDBMS environments. The team will monitor relational databases to optimize database performance, resource use, and physical implementations of databases; address a variety of database integration issues including migration between disparate databases, integration, maintenance/conversion, capacity planning issues, and new applications. Additionally the team will install and configure databases for software testing as well as install, maintain and monitor the performance and backup procedures for all databases across all environments. The team will participate in the full lifecycle of database support. The team will coordinate with various contractor project teams to provide input during project design and development to ensure that the Sponsor produces quality products and work with contractor Senior Technologists to provide technical guidance to both Staff Project Managers and other contractor applications developers during the development process.

Mandatory Skills

  • A Bachelor's degree and 15 - 20 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 13 - 16 years of prior relevant experience. Experience in lieu of degree may be used.
  • Experience in lieu of degree may be used. Demonstrated database administration experience supporting a global application with 24x7 production environments
  • Demonstrated experience using AWS cloud and AWS services Demonstrated experience installing, configuring, troubleshooting and maintaining database instances, within a Linux or UNIX environment
  • Demonstrated experience with database Back End processes and engineering to include indexing, disk optimization and capacity planning
  • Demonstrated experience with database replication technologies such as Golden Gate, and Data Guard Demonstrated experience with Oracle 12C and one or more of the following: SQL, RMAN, Data Vault Demonstrated experience ensuring availability of databases and proactive monitoring
  • Demonstrated experience developing, documenting and implementing database backup and recovery processes and procedures and security requirements for databases
  • Demonstrated experience creating and maintaining Shell Scripts and stored procedures

Desired Skills

  • Demonstrated experience providing Query Optimization guidance and development
  • Demonstrated experience driving database related projects Demonstrated experience with the Sponsor or Sponsor's partners and their processes
  • Demonstrated experience with Data Modeling concept (relational and dimensional)
  • Demonstrated experience with databases in virtualized environments Demonstrated experience with the Agile development methodology
  • Demonstrated experience syncing geographically dispersed databases
External Referral Bonus: Eligible Potential for Telework: No Clearance Level Required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph Travel: No Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Requisition Category: Professional Job Family: Database Management1000Intelligence

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 33,000 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 our website.

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.

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 (see below) .

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.

Reference: 745202496

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