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Location: Austin, TX
Openings: 1
Salary Range: Based on years of experience and education.



Semper Valens Solutions



Join our team and be a part of the mission that supports the Department of Veterans affairs (VA) with IT technical expertise.  This position is one of many that provide delivery and technical support to One VA world-class service to Veterans and their families by delivering results-oriented, secure, highly available, and cost effective information technology services.  VA depends on Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) systems to meet mission goals and in support of those goals EO is constantly transforming.



Database Administration support in the form of advice and troubleshooting is provided to a wide range of individuals including customers, end users, programmers and analysts, System and Network Administrators as well as Database Administrators. The current supported database system technologies are ORACLE 10g+, SQLSERVER 2005+, IDMS 16+ and MongoDB.







DATABASE Administrator tasks: 


Ø  Install/tailor new releases of and upgrades or patches to associated database management product software.

Ø  Create and maintain database entities, including instances, databases, table spaces, and tables in support of SDE EO administered databases.

Ø  Make changes to the structure of database meta data and support any application changes.

Ø  Make recommendations of database migration path to insure optimal performance and availability, which shall be provided to COR/VA PM(s) for review and approval prior to any migration.

Ø  Review performance of databases on the open systems and mainframe platforms and provide and implement COR/VA PM(s) approved recommendations for improved performance.

Ø  Write, modify, and debug database specific SQL and PL/SQL queries.

Ø  Where appropriate, coordinate database administration duties with System and Network Administrators to ensure compatibility with hardware and operating systems configurations.

Ø  Diagnose and correct problems that occur within databases and application interfaces.

Ø  Recommend strategies for problem notification and availability reporting in database software and applications. All recommendations shall be provided to COR/VA PM(s) prior to any implementation.

Ø  Assist in developing, backup/recovery, high availability, and disaster recovery strategies. All recommended strategies shall be provided to COR/VA PM(s) prior to any implementation.

Ø  Assist in developing Security strategies consistent with VA regulations and policies and industry best practices. All recommended strategies shall be provided to COR/VA PM(s) prior to any implementation.

Ø  Troubleshoot problems and take corrective action, coordinate Contractor specific technical support as necessary.

Ø  Support users, other software Contractor teams, and database administrators with problems, projects, and implementations.

Ø  Analyze database infrastructure to insure compliance with VA security standards, database performance considerations, and reverse engineering of existing database environments.

Ø  When assigned to VA initiatives, develop schedules and plans, communicate progress to management in both verbal and written formats, identify barriers, identify and evaluate alternatives. The Contractor shall participate in fault isolation for database systems. When required, develop and submit for approval Configuration Change Management Plans in accordance with SDE EO standards. The Contractor shall follow the change management process prescribed by the Chief, Database Support Services when making all changes to production systems.




Ø  Must have a Bachelors’ Degree in Computer science, Electronics Engineering or other Engineering or Technical discipline is required, with 5 years of database administration experience.  8 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education.

Ø  Must have a clearance or be able to obtain one.

Ø  Must be able to work well with others in an ethical and professional manner.

Ø  Need GoldenGate experience.

Must have 5 years of Point of Sale (POS) experience.

About Semper Valens Solutions:

Semper Valens Solutions, LLC is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing Cost Effective Software and Systems Engineering, Field Support, Training and Full Life cycle Support Management to the DOD community


At Semper Valens, our vision is to remain a creative, cutting edge and cost effective solutions provider where our shared intellect, industry experience, and technology excellence, make a positive difference in our customer's success. Our solutions help bridge the gap between IT and business prioritizations to optimize budgets, risks and operational processes.


We search for outstanding technical professionals, hiring at all levels of the experience spectrum; intermediate, journeyman and senior. Consider us for your career plan.


Semper Valens Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Semper Valens Solutions, proactively fulfills its role as an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital/parental status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, physical or mental disability, genetic information, status as a Disabled Veteran, Recently Separated Veteran, Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran, Armed Forces Services Medal, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with Semper Valens Solutions through its online applicant system, please contact Semper Valens Solutions Human Resources Department at (520) 378-1545.


Semper Valens Solutions is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer - minorities, females, disabled and protected veterans are urged to apply. Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws.

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