General Dynamics Information Technology Database Management Senior Engineer - TS/SCI with Polygraph required in Fort Meade, Maryland

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

Top Secret w/SCI eligibility

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

Top Secret SCI



Job Family:

Database Analysis/Design

Job Description:

General Dynamics Information Technology and CSRA have united to create the premier provider of high-tech IT solutions to the government IT market. Together as General Dynamics Information Technology, we deliver cost-effective, next-generation IT solutions and services to the Department of Defense, the intelligence community and federal civilian agencies as they modernize their information systems.

Job Description

As a member of the enterprise Storage and Database Hosting team, the Senior Database Administrator is responsible for keeping Oracle RAC and SQL server databases up and running fast, troubleshooting database errors, performance tuning inefficient database code, creating Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases, managing database storage, migrating databases from Solaris servers to Linux servers, setup Oracle Wallet and manage certificates.


The Senior Database Administrator is responsible for the following:

  • Setup, installation, and support for the Microsoft SQL Server database management system, along with SQL Server Failover Clustering.

  • Setup, installation, backups, and support for:

  • PostgreSQL database management system

  • Sybase database management system

  • MySQL database management system

  • Provide monitoring, performance, and tuning of the four database management systems. Primary focus for this position is on the PostgresSQL and Sybase database management systems.

  • Experience with the Linux and Windows operating systems is required to create database server installation scripts

  • BASH and Powershell scripting

  • Performance tuning on backup/recovery issues and archive systems management software.

Required Qualifications:

BS or equivalent + 9 yrs related experience, or MS + 7 yrs related experience

Strong experience managing large scale databases

Oracle: Database Management, primarily Oracle 10g, 11g, and 12c. This includes troubleshooting, performance tuning, and familiarity with Oracle networking; along with Automatic Storage Management (ASM), and Real Application Clusters (RAC).

Understanding of Oracle installation and patching processes, along with service request handling and understanding of Oracle OEM, Grid Control, DbConsole, and 12C Cloud Control; and Oracle backup and recovery features, especially RMAN (Recovery Manager) for backups

Familiarity with the following:

  • Storage arrays, backups, and NAS’s/SAN’s

  • Best practices in relation to creation of aggregates, volumes and iSCSI LUNs

  • Zoning hosts to storage via command line interface

  • NFS, CIFS, and iSCSI protocols

  • EMC, IBM, and Hitachi (Vion) storage arrays

  • Oracle databases, PL/SQL, and other scripting languages

  • Robotic ACS controlled library

  • Oracle, Quantum, or IBM tape libraries and tape drives

  • Isilon and NetApp clusters

  • Vfiler (virtual filer) operations

  • StorNext

Nice-To-Have Skills:

Experience in Linux and Solaris environment

Familiarization with ticketing systems (i.e. SM7, SM9, Remedy, etc.)

# of Openings:


Scheduled Weekly Hours:


T elecommuting Options:

Telecommuting Not Allowed

Work Location:

USA MD Fort Meade - 9800 Savage Rd (MDC083)

Additional Work Locations:

USA MD Columbia - 8830 Stanford Blvd (MDS004)

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training, and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs, and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.


CSRA is tomorrow’s thinking, today. To “Think Next. Now.” is to imagine a better future and to deliver it, today. For our customers, our partners, and ultimately, all the people our mission touches, CSRA is realizing the promise of technology to change the world through next-generation thinking and meaningful results.

We understand that our customers' missions require new methods and imaginative thinking. We bring together government IT professionals, emerging technologies, and the brightest, cutting-edge advisors in the industry to deliver a broad range of innovative, next-generation IT solutions and professional services to help our customers modernize their legacy systems, protect their networks and assets, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of mission-critical functions for our warfighters and our citizens.

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We are a company of 18,000+ smart, talented individuals, yet we enjoy a start-up culture that inspires us to make a difference while delivering results in this rapidly evolving world. Join our team and use your skills and expertise to support the safety, security, health and well-being of the nation.