• Database Administrator, Principal

    Job Locations US-DC
    Posted Date 5 months ago(8/14/2018 10:13 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    GovernmentCIO is seeking a highly qualified Database Administrator that will perform the following:

    Under general direction, provides highly technical expertise and guidance in the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of database management systems (DBMS). Designs, implements, and maintains complex databases with respect to JCL, access methods, access time, device allocation, validation checks, organization, protection and security, documentation, and statistical methods. Evaluates and recommends available DBMS products after matching requirements with system capabilities. Defines required database administration policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines. Prepares and delivers presentations on DBMS concepts.


    The Database Administrator will provide database support that works toward innovative solutions for the end-to-end networking support, sustainability, performance, tuning, security, and day-to-day operations of the COPS current and next generation infrastructure network. The Database Administrator will provide support for the COPS Office software application development, web applications, and Virtual Machine (VM)/Cloud Hosting and migration efforts. The scope shall include network and security related tasks to help design, develop, acquire, deliver, transition, integrate, configure, test, validate, monitor, document, support, enhance, refresh, and upgrade COPS Office applications, as required. In addition, the Database Administrator will provide support for networking and infrastructure support and hosting providers, as required as well as support for expert network engineering. The Database Administrator will be responsible for the aspects of the following:


    • Provide network intelligence and insight into the COPS Office VM/Cloud Information system networking communications, network planning, network optimization, firewalling, load balancing, testing, and patching while including assistance with troubleshooting, and monitoring of service performance;
    • Administering, deploying, managing, monitoring, upgrading, migrating, and designing servers to support day-to-day operations of a software development environment;
    • Provide network intelligence and insight into the COPS Office VM/Cloud Information system to leverage new technologies as they become available, to allow COPS Office IT staff to focus on core business tasks, maximize technology performance, uptime and availability of its network services.
    • Develop and maintain COPS Office information system networking diagrams and network documentation as it relates to infrastructure, VM, and Cloud computing.
    • Leading efforts for internal systems, cloud, and network infrastructure.
    • Leading effort for migration to cloud environment.
    • Determine the impact of new technologies, software versions, and federal policy changes to application builds, web applications, networking, and maintenance.
    • Determine the impact of new technologies, software versions, or federal policy changes to use for based tools, virtual and Cloud environments, in accordance with 508 Compliance.
    • Conduct initial application and network triage, containment, categorization, and escalation for suspicious events and incidents.
    • Managing server infrastructure, conducting server upgrades, plans, and implementing disaster recovery solutions.
    • Contributing to the research, evaluation, recommendation, designs, tests, and implementation of new security/application security technologies.
    • Evaluating threats, risks, and vulnerabilities and developing countermeasures to ensure continuation in the event of an IT services disruption.
    • Remote monitoring and management of system alerts and notifications.
    • Designing and defining system architecture for new or existing computer systems and networks.
    • Designing systems and network enhancements.
    • Conduct meetings including preparing, documenting, and recording minutes.
    • Provide expert analysis and documentation for various analytical efforts focused on networking processes and procedures.
    • Identify and develop Performance Management Metrics and Reporting that includes performance measures, tracking metrics, and trend analysis, for COPS Office information system networking needs.
    • Designing and deploying system monitoring and reporting solutions.
    • Developing and directing tests to ensure systems and networks meet documented user requirements.
    • Participating in special projects as required.
    • Being available 24/7 to respond to system outages; and network issues.
    • Participating in meetings and preparing documentation for infrastructure and cloud hosting in support of COPS business initiatives.
    • Contribute to the further development, enhancement, and implementation of COPS Office information system networking management strategic and tactical goals and objectives determined by the COPS Office IT federal Management



    • At least 7 Years of experience and an Advanced degree preferred in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or a scientific or technical discipline related to a specific field, as well as additional applicable certifications related to the position



    • Extensive Microsoft SQL experience
    • Extensive Oracle Experience
    • Detailed understanding and experience with relational database modeling concepts, including the use of Primary Keys, Unique Keys, Foreign Keys, Triggers, Views, Stored Procedures, Table Joins, Normalization and Entity Relationship Diagrams. 
    • Expert in Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Access, Word)


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