Mc Lean, Virginia

Type of Requisition:

Regular

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

Top Secret SCI + Polygraph

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

Top Secret SCI + Polygraph

Suitability:

Polygraph

Public Trust/Other Required:

Job Family:

Database Analysis/Design

Job Description:

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.

There is no challenge that we can’t turn into opportunity, and our work depends on a Database Administrator joining our team to support critical Government activities in McLean.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator.  As a Database Administrator supporting our mission partner, you will be trusted to provide support to a critical program.  Daily duties and tasks will include:

  • Monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot databases
  • Optimize and tune database performance utilizing advanced monitoring tools, query tuning techniques, database and operating system parameter adjustments, hardware recommendations, and other operational enhancements
  • Provide metrics on database performance
  • Ensure all optimization and parameter adjustments are documented and communicated across the team to ensure common settings across multiple production and test environments
  • Identify performance improvements and work with local and remote development staff to implement and test those recommendations
  • Interact with other IT staff to recommend and enforce database standards, ensure compliance, and the security of the database environments
  • Supports and troubleshoot the operation of database systems including patching, event monitoring, incident management, backup and recovery, and other forms of remedial & preventative maintenance
  • Work with IT Staff and stakeholders to identify requirements for database repositories and systems in support of projects, initiatives, and operational improvements
  • Plan for complex database functional capabilities to include database vendor, product, and version; storage; hardware; structure; performance; security; availability; and disaster recovery
  • Support SOX'S, Cyber, and license compliance audit processes and procedures
  • Lead, plan, and execute projects, small initiatives, and/or cross-functional teams
  • Manage high risk, high profile, tight schedule, and complex outcomes with composure
  • Break down "barriers to progress" and motivate less experienced members of the team to action
  • Performs other duties as directed

Ideal candidates will be comfortable in a fast-paced work environment, contributing to a team-based environment and be able to take direction but also be a self-starter.  The incumbent should be personable, well organized, and analytical with attention to detail. 

Moderate travel may be required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.
  • Prior work experience showing broad expertise or unique knowledge working as a database administrator or equivalent planning, designing, implementing, maintaining, and optimizing database systems
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 to include 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 to include the ability to anticipate, influence, and 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
  • Tools: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, Advanced Text Editor SQL
  • Preferred: Microsoft SQL Server database certifications, NoSQL experience, Graph DB experience.

WHAT GDIT CAN OFFER YOU

  • Alignment to a mission-critical role that directly impacts the customer’s ability to effectively prosecute its mission.
  • Direct engagement with contractor leadership that centers upon career development/mobility, enhanced performance evaluation, and corporate information sharing and networking opportunities.
  • Placement on a dynamic team of talented professionals that organically fosters an environment of innovation, collaboration, and trust.

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.

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Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Travel Required:

10-25%

Telecommuting Options:

Telecommuting Not Allowed

Work Location:

USA VA McLean

Additional Work Locations:

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.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.

Mc Lean, Virginia

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company.

Our portfolio spans the realm of the world's most technologically advanced business jets, wheeled combat vehicles, command and control systems and nuclear submarines. We offer these through our five business groups: Aerospace, Combat Systems, Information Technology, Mission Systems and Marine Systems.

General Dynamics employs thousands of people across the globe, with locations in more than 45 countries. We rely on the skills of our employees and their knowledge of customer requirements to deliver best-in-class products and services.

Who We Are Looking For 

General Dynamics is seeking military veterans and military spouses across the country who bring a deeply rooted skillset that includes team-oriented approaches to problem-solving, demonstrations of leadership and an overall commitment to the mission of the organization.  We recognize the knowledge and skills gained during your military experience are invaluable to the success of a team. We’re proud of the thousands of veterans and military professionals who have chosen to apply their leadership, teamwork and problem-solving skills to a career at General Dynamics and to continue supporting the mission of those serving today.

Should I Apply?

At General Dynamics, our employees are the heart of our company. We rely on their dedication to excellence and their intimate knowledge of customer requirements to meet the needs of customers around the globe, day in and day out. Our employees' unique blend of skill, innovation and agility drives our continued success, and we take our responsibility to them seriously. If you are a military veteran or military spouse ready to advance your career, view our available career opportunities to the right for more information and to apply today!

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