Senior Oracle Database Administrator (SRF 3238) in Arlington, VA at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 8/12/2019

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Job Description

GDIT, a Federal marketplace leader in next-generation IT solutions and professional services, is seeking highly qualified and motivated IT professionals like you who are eager to contribute to our critical Homeland Security missions.  For the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM, formerly US-VISIT), GDIT performs operations and maintenance (O&M) of the Automated Biometric Identification System’s (IDENT) production and non-production environments and associated business systems.  GDIT is excited to offer you a unique opportunity to join a best performing O&M team supporting one our nation’s most critical homeland missions – the storage and processing of biometric and associated biographic information for national security, law enforcement, immigration and border management, intelligence, background investigations, and associated testing, training, management reporting, planning and analysis.

GDIT is looking for an experienced Senior Oracle Database Administrator for the DHS OBIM program in Arlington, VA.  The ideal candidate will support, manage, and monitor mission critical IDENT Production and Non-Production databases in a fast-paced team environment.  Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Patches, upgrades, and troubleshoots production and non-production databases
  • Conducts performance tuning of indexes and optimization of storage functionality
  • Reviews database design and integration of systems
  • Provides backup recovery and makes recommendations regarding enhancements and/or improvements
  • Supports development effort and production deployment releases
  • Synchronizes development, test, and production environment on a regular basis
  • Monitors database activities and their resource utilization
  • Maintains security and integrity controls
  • May work on-call rotation for application support
  • May support overnight, late-night, early-morning, and/or weekend O&M activities
  • May provide support with technical documentation

Required Skills / Qualifications:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • DHS HQ EOD required to start; must be able to obtain DHS HQ Final Suitability
  • BS + 5 plus yrs of related experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently

Desired Skills / Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in computer science or information systems field of study
  • 5+ yrs experience in database administration
  • Oracle Certification(s)
  • Experience working with large Oracle databases (> 500TB)
  • Experience working with Oracle RAC databases 12c
  • Experience installing, configuring, and managing Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) 12c Cloud Control
  • Experience installing/maintaining Oracle databases in AIX, Linux, and Windows operating systems
  • Experience in Oracle ASM, Data Guard, Oracle cloud control/ Grid Control (OEM) and RMAN
  • Experienced in high availability and disaster recovery solutions, including database failover and data center switchover
  • Experience in database and application performance tuning
  • Experience with SQL and PL/SQL
  • Experience engineering production infrastructure using code and repeatable designs
  • Experience developing solutions using automation tools such as Ansible
  • Knowledge of ITIL processes and experience evolving to Agile development lifecycles
  • Knowledge of networking and software defined networking in cloud environments
  • Ability to articulate complex architectures to non-technical audiences
  • Ability to document solutions and train operational teams on supportability
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (e.g., Redshift, S3)
  • Experience configuring, deploying, administering, and maintaining Redshift databases on an AWS platform
  • Performing datatype conversion from Oracle to Redshift
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.','industry