Database Administrator

2 months ago
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Computer Science
Minimum Clearance
TS/SCI with polygraph

About Engility

Engility delivers innovative solutions to critical challenges facing the nation and the world. As a premier provider of integrated services for the U.S. government, we support the Department of Defense, intelligence community, space communities, federal civilian agencies and international customers. Engility is dedicated to making lives better, safer and more secure.


Engility Corporation is seeking a well-qualified Database Administrator (DBA) to be responsible for performing configuration, administration, and monitoring of multiple, complex database environments. The successful candidate will take ownership of assigned tasks and provide daily status updates in support of a restricted program in the Northern Virginia area. Candidates must be self-starters and be able to solve complex problems with minimal supervision. Duties include designing, engineering, implementing, and maintaining national security systems as well as serving as a trusted adviser for the customer.


  • Participates in the design, maintenance, enhancement, coding, and administration of relational databases;
  • Analyzes and determines information needs and elements, data relationships and attributes, data flow and storage requirements, and data output and reporting capabilities;
  • Coordinates new data development ensuring consistency and integration with new and existing data warehouse structures;
  • Reviews business requests for data and data usage, researches data sources for new and better data feeds;
  • Participates in continuous improvement efforts in enhancing performance and providing increased functionality, including performing proactive maintenance such as ensuring continued space availability, monitoring activity, and documenting problems, changes, and solutions;
  • Designs data dictionaries, database structure and layout, installs, upgrades, and manages database applications;
  • Automates and orchestrates routine and standard tasks using approved scripting languages such as Microsoft PowerShell and *nix-based Shells (e.g., Bash);
  • Provides guidance and work leadership to less experienced Systems Administrators and DBAs, and may have supervisory responsibilities;
  • May serve as technical project or task leader;
  • Stays current on vendors' best security practices in relation to organizational requirements;
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned;
  • Installs new databases and applies maintenance fixes/patches supplied by vendor;
  • Performs setup and tuning of system and solution parameters;
  • Tunes databases for the OS platform of choice;
  • Ensures appropriate storage for the Database Management System (DBMS) (i.e. capacity planning);
  • Enables the DBMS to work with storage devices and storage management software; and
  • Interfaces with any other technologies required by database applications.

 Note this position will migrate to a new location in Springfield, VA in 2018.

Required Qualifications

  • An active TS/SCI clearance with a Counter-Intelligence (CI) polygraph
  • 3+ years of demonstrated experience with Microsoft SQL Server in Production environments 
  • 3+ years of demonstrated experience with enterprise-grade network-based storage (Storage Area Networks (SANs) and Network Attached Storage (NAS)) environments
  • Experience working on Windows Server 2012 Server Operating System (OS) platforms or newer
  • Experience with scripting technologies for the purposes of automation and orchestration
  • Experience supporting an enterprise software development environment
  • Familiarity with backup, restoration, and disaster recovery strategies
  • Experience with database networking security, including Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificates, Oracle wallets, Java Keystores, and configuring SSL/TLS
  • CompTIA Security+ CE certification or more senior Information Assurance (IA) certification
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA): Database’ Certification or more senior database certification
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced enterprise environment.

Desired Qualifications

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): SQL Server 2014 (or newer) or Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Data Platform Certifications
  • Hands-on experience with Microsoft SQL Server High-Availability (HA) technologies, including Always-on Availability Groups (AAG), SQL Server Clustering, and Database Mirroring
  • Experience with Oracle 11g database technologies or newer in Production
  • Experience with Postgres database technologies in Production
  • Experience with engineering, implementing, and maintaining database solutions within containerized environments with Docker, Windows Server Containers, or similar technology
  • Experience with right-sizing and performance tuning enterprise database solutions on virtualized platforms
  • *nix-based command line interface (CLI) proficiency with standard *nix commands and OS utilities
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server encryption-at-rest technologies
  • Experience monitoring enterprise database environments with Solarwinds, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), Splunk, or similar products
  • Experience with implementing and enforcing of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) for database environments


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