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Position Details: Database Administrator (SQL)

Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
Openings: 1
Salary Range: DOE


Database Administrator (SQL)


Join our Distributed Common Ground Station-Army engineering and sustainment services fixed sustainment team (DCGS-A Fusion Brain (DFB) and DCGS-A Fixed Infrastructure (DFI)). The Fixed (DFI/DFB) sustainment team provides the SEC all system specific necessary functions to complete their critical PM DCGS-A sustainment support activities. Types of support provided by the team include Engineering Management, Scrum Management, Test/Quality Assurance Engineering (T/QAE), and Technical Writing.


As a Senior DCGS-A Fixed SQL Database Administrator, you will work as a system specific SME for the DCGS-A Fixed databases under sustainment. You must communicate and collaborate to resolve issues with all data stakeholders to further evolve the DCGS-A Fixed development environments.  Specifically, you will:

  • Work with Relational Databases such as MySQL, Oracle and SQL Server
  • Perform database Performance and Tuning
  • Drive automation of installation, configuration, monitoring, operational and support tasks for Databases
  • Design, implement and maintain all functions of database systems, including access, methods and time, device allocations, validation checks, organization, security, documentation and statistical methodology
  • Define technical infrastructure environment for RDBMS platforms for highly available database
  • Implement HA solution and define Backup/Recovery strategy
  • Assist in developing systems and procedures affecting database management, design and maintenance
  • Evaluate, test and produce recommendations for the selection, user and deployment of DBMS software, data management tools and utilities, data warehouse and replication tools
  • Support problem resolution; consult and advise in application design and tuning; plan, organize and execute product benchmarks for threshold and functionality
  • Provide data administration support of the development and maintenance of production and non-production database environments for distributed applications
  • Participate in product evaluations, design review session, data requirement meetings and consulting with application development products
  • Review ongoing and proposed projects to identify opportunities for reuse and process improvement
  • Review project deliverables for completeness, quality, and compliance with established project standards, Identify, clarify, and resolve project activity issues and risks, escalating them as needed
  • Document and communicate the status of progress against plans, taking corrective action as necessary
  • Review technical documentation to verify compliance with PM requirements and established architectural standards and guidelines
  • Provide production support to include maximizing system availability, ensuring swift and complete database recovery, optimizing database availability through ongoing maintenance, and ensure conformance to audit and operating standards
  • Assist with communication interfaces/integration to associated systems
  • Uphold enterprise policy guidelines and recommends new and improved guidelines


  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or other Engineering or Technical discipline and 9 years of professional work experience is required (No Degree Substitution)
  • At least 1 year of experience with DCGS-A Fixed, DCGS-A v3, or another DCGS-A POR Database
  • 2+ years of experience with scripting and automating database tasks
  • 2+ years of production support or technology administration supporting internal systems
  • 1+ years of Linux/UNIX background
  • Demonstrated experience working in a virtualized DoD environment
  • In-depth working knowledge of DCGS-A Fixed supporting operating systems (RH Linux, Microsoft Windows 7, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, and others)

·         Experience in scripting (PowerShell, VBScript, batch files, InstallScript, Wise Script, etc.)

·         Experience in creating technical documentation

  • Working knowledge of storage systems and automation
  • DoD 8570 IAT Level 2 certified (baseline security certification i.e. CompTIA Security+ce) and (technical computing environment training or certification i.e. Server+) prior to start of work
  • TS/SCI Clearance/Access required
  • Maintain a professional demeanor


Preferred Qualifications


  • Microsoft Certified System administrator SQL Server 20XX
  • Oracle Certified Associate
  • MySQL, MySQL Cluster, MySQL Replication
  • Oracle RAC
  • Microsoft SQL Server PowerShell scripting
  • Software development experience (Java preferred)
  • Emerging technology knowledge of NoSQL databases (Hadoop)
  • Demonstrated experience with software developers or Lab Management operations
  • Direct DCGS-A Fixed experience in AFG/IRAQ
  • Familiarity of project management principles
  • Experience in scripting languages like Python, JavaScript etc.


About Semper Valens Solutions:

Semper Valens Solutions, Inc. 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) 263-4577. 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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