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Senior Database Specialist

Cleveland OH Leidos


Leidos is seeking a senior-level database administrator to support NASA’s data center infrastructure team at Glenn Research Center. The role is responsible for overseeing the maintenance and security measures of the managed databases operating in the environment. Duties include monitoring and updating malware protection software to combat potential security breaches, creating account data for authorized individuals to access databases. Recommends and supports organizing databases so permitted users can find data efficiently and effectively. Projects long-range requirements for database administration and design in conjunction with other stakeholders in the information systems function. Supports design, creation, and maintenance tasks against databases across multiple RDBMs platforms. Supports audit and quality control efforts against databases to ensure accurate and appropriate use of data. Advises users on access methods to various databases. Applies broad knowledge and experience with database technologies, development methodologies, and front-end (e.g., SQL Server & Oracle)/back-end programming languages (e.g., SQL). Performs database scripting and supports systems solution design. Includes maintenance of database dictionaries, overall monitoring of standards and procedures, file design, storage capacity and backup, and integration of systems through database design. Guides and assists lower-level staff in performing database administration tasks in the environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Extracting and/or loading data

  • Setting up cybersecurity measures

  • Ensuring all hardware and software are updated to current version

  • Authenticating data

  • Monitoring the performance of hardware and software

  • Configuring servers and databases for security posture, performance and redundancy/backup and restoration

  • Preserving data integrity

  • Ethically handling and securing private data

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Engineering, or related field with 4-8 years of experience working in database infrastructure support operations.

  • Ability to obtain a NASA Public Trust clearance.

  • Experience with database queries

  • Knowledge of database design and theories

  • Knowledge of database structure languages, such as SQL or SQL/PSM

  • Experience with Windows & Linux server installation and maintenance

  • Experience with database management best practices

  • Knowledge of IT security best practices

  • Excellent attention to detail with problem-solving and critical thinking aptitude

  • Creativity to imagine innovative, effective new solutions and designs.

  • Apply sound logic and reasoning against troubleshooting difficult issues.

  • Must be able to develop solutions to problems, as well as manage multiple issues at the same time.

  • Understanding and appropriately responding to feedback is an important aspect of this position.

  • Both oral and written communication skills are vital to relaying important information, training new staff members, and communicating about solutions to complex problems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Broad experience and/or certification associated with MS SQL Server or Oracle RDBMS

  • Existing Public Trust clearance

  • NASA experience

Pay Range:

Pay Range $78,000.00 – $141,000.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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