Database Administrator

Alexandria, VA 22304

Posted: 05/06/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Admin & Support Job Number: 26819 Workplace Type: On-site

Job Description

Blackstone Talent Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Database Administrator - F2S - FBI to join our Client's team.

Seeking a Senior Database Administrator to join our team of experts to assist with building state-of-the-art data platforms for the intelligence community.


Primary responsibilities include monitoring the database system and performing routine health checks; deploying security patches and bug fixes to test and operational environments; updating databases with new data; updating operational and security documentation, including troubleshooting guides and SOPs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Clearance: TS/SCI w CI Poly is preferred. Top Secret willing to sit for CI Poly is accepted.
  • Must have DoD 8570 compliance certifications (i.e., CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Cloud+, etc.).
  • Bachelor's degree and 4-8 years of prior relevant experience or Master’s with 2-6 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Minimum 4-10 years of information technology experience, minimum of 4-6 years of practical Database Administration experience.
  • Design, implement, and maintain a multiple security enclave data environment, in the AWS cloud.
  • Managing database cloud environment with minimal downtime while ensuring data integrity.
  • Deploying and managing databases on cloud platforms like Amazon RDS or Aurora.
  • Developing and optimizing SQL queries, stored procedures, and scripts.
  • Designing and implementing scalable database structures.
  • Creating and maintaining data models to ensure database integrity and performance.
  • Optimizing database performance through index creation and query tuning.
  • Aligning database operations with CI/CD pipelines through collaboration with software maintenance teams.
  • Proficiency in database management systems such as Oracle or PostgreSQL.
  • Planning and executing database upgrades, migrations, and patches for new features and security.
  • Analyzing and forecasting database capacity for scalability and optimal performance.
  • Leveraging cloud backup solutions for data resilience and easy restoration in failures.
  • Using infrastructure as code tools (e.g., AWS CloudFormation) for consistent and automated database management.
  • Creating and maintaining documentation for database design, configurations, and processes.
  • Effective communication skills for collaborating with technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Implementing and optimizing data warehousing solutions on cloud platforms, like Amazon Redshift.
  • Integrating databases with containerization platforms (e.g., Docker) and orchestrating with tools like Kubernetes for efficient resource utilization.
  • Prior experience with NGA and NGA’s support to mission partners.

Security Clearance Required: TS/SCI

Blackstone Talent Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and software firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone's global talent augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

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