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Position Details: Development Operations DBA

Location: Ft. Gordon, GA
Openings: 2
Salary Range: DOE


Database Administrator Development Operations

Ft. Gordon, Georgia 

Join our team and be a part of the group that supports the GETS mission to deliver GEOINT toolsets (the development of software tools and tooling that reside on the GETS platform) through an enterprise-grade Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform. GETS supports many agencies and organizations on multiple networks; every Combatant Command (COCOM) and military branch leverages GETS in some form for GEOINT operations. We are currently recruiting for a DBA for an immediate fill. 

The primary responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, building, automating and evolving the software, infrastructure, and technologies that our current and future Linux products depend on. This position will also fulfill the needs of a database administrator (DBA) to assist with performance turning and deployment in a multi-site architecture. When not performing as a DBA, this role will also focus on maintaining and expanding existing Linux infrastructure, automating everything from initial serverGE provisioning to application deployment in both development and production environments.

DBA Skills, Knowledge and abilities:  

Ø   Work with development and operations teams and thrive in a primarily Linux DevOps position

Ø   Participate in the design, implementation, and maintenance of the open source databases, including, but not limited to MySQL & PostgreSQL

Ø   Performance research, tuning, testing, and implementation of current MySQL and PostgreSQL baselines

Ø   Assist development team with research and development of future database architecture planning

Ø   Work with the development, Information Assurance (IA), and operational teams to automate manual steps and deployment processes into scripts, programs and other applet-like plug-ins for various monitoring tools

Ø   Maintain engineering documentation

Ø   Utilize standardized Change Management (CM) controls to implement changes in a production environment

Ø   At times, work directly with the IA team for security implementation and documentation requirements

Ø   Work with the development, QA, and Operations team to ensure adequate level of health monitoring for all production systems, including hardware, server components and deployed applications

Ø   Design, implement, and test disaster recovery capability for all business-critical services

Ø   Be able to participate in a rotating on-call duty

Ø   Manage support tickets via Solar-Winds Web Help Desk, BMC Footprints or Remedy 


Ø   Bachelor's Degree and 4- 6 years of related experience or 9-12 years related experience

Ø   Extensive experience administering MySQL, PostgrSQL, Oracle, SQL Server, or other Open Source DBMS

Ø   Experience with Geo-Server, Geo Web Cache and Open-Layers

Ø   Unix/Linux administration skills (preferably Red Hat Enterprise Linux / CentOS)

Ø   TS/SCI Clearance- Ability to obtain Security+ within 6 months.


Ø  Database and Linux performance tuning

Ø  VMware ESXi: able to deploy and manage Linux guest hosts in a virtual environment

Ø  Puppet Configuration Management

Ø  Apache, Glassfish

Ø  Linux & Windows Shell Scripting: Bash, PowerShell

Ø  GIS Tools: ArcGIS, Google Earth along with respective plug-ins or Python scripting

Ø  Statistical data management and extraction utilizing Spunk.

Ø  Capacity management & planning

Ø  Basic understanding of LDAP

Ø  Knowledge of other programming languages & tools (e.g., Java, Perl, Python)

Ø  Knowledge of Microsoft Enterprise Windows, Active Directory integration

Ø  Network + certification

Ø  Security+ certification


Ø  DOE - Depending on experience and education 

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) 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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