Senior Principal Database Administrator

Tysons Corner, VA

Tysons Corner, VA, US
Tysons Corner, VA
2 days ago
Our company engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 12,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team! We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran Responsibilities: Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology/related field is required plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Department of Defense Top Secret / SCI with Polygraph security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required. Qualifications: We have an immediate opening for a Senior Principal Database Administrator. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems. Our employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS: • Monitors, maintains, and troubleshoots databases • Optimizes and tunes database performance utilizing advanced monitoring tools, query tuning techniques, database and operating system parameter adjustments, hardware recommendations, and other operational enhancements • Provides metrics on database performance • Ensures all optimizations and parameter adjustments are documented and communicated across the team to ensure common settings across multiple production and test environments • Identifies performance improvements and works with local and remote development staff to implement and test those recommendations • Interacts with other IT staff to recommend and enforce database standards, ensure compliance, and the security of the database environments • Supports & troubleshoots the operation of database systems including patching, event monitoring, incident management, backup & recovery, and other forms of remedial & preventative maintenance • Works with IT Staff and stakeholders to identify requirements for database repositories & systems in support of projects, initiatives, and operational improvements • Plans for complex database functional capabilities including: database vendor, product, & version; storage; hardware; structure; performance; security; availability; and disaster recovery • Support SOX'S, Cyber, and license compliance audit processes and procedures • Leads, plans, and executes projects, small initiatives, and/or cross-functional teams • Manages high risk, high profile, tight schedule, and complex outcomes with composure • Breaks down "barriers to progress" & motivates less experienced members of the team to action • Performs other duties as directed • Moderates business travel required SKILLS: • Evidence of ability to act largely independently on complex tasks and wide-ranging initiatives using a broad exposure and professional understanding of the database administration discipline • Exhibits advanced knowledge on database technologies, operating systems, best practices, and industry trends including database design, configuration, tuning, and support • Prior work experience showing broad expertise or unique knowledge working as a database administrator or equivalent planning, designing, implementing, maintaining, and optimizing database systems • Excellent track record showing ability to develop relationships and formal and informal networks to influence, coordinate, and communicate • Advanced knowledge SQL aSQL query tuning techniques • Has ability to analyze complex situations, alternatives, designs, architectures, risks, data, and systems • Industry certification in SQL Server (preferred), Oracle SQL, or other relevant database administration achievements strongly preferred • Excellent organizational skills including: leading initiatives and modest projects; a facility to handle multiple-tasks and deliverables simultaneously; a track record of exercising independent judgment appropriately; and the ability to quickly understand and execute complex assignments when working on high profile outcomes with inherent risk • Solid oral/written communication, and inter-personal skills including the ability to: anticipate, influence & adapt to a wide range of audiences; cultivate relationships and leverage organizational understanding to facilitate decision making and buy-in • A history that illustrates flexibility and adaptability to changing business needs and shows the ability to recognize need for change • Excellent track record of being capable of working with significant uncertainty, resistance, barriers, issues and challenges; converting uncertainty into quantifiable impact, risk and mitigating actions KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Tools: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, Advanced Text Editor SQL • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field • Preferred: Microsoft SQL Server database certifications , NoSQL experience, Graph DB experience.

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