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Senior SQL Server DBA in Arlington at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 6/14/2018

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Job Description

Here's an opportunity to join a dynamic company, GDIT, on one of our engaging and fun programs supporting the DoD: and engineering team supporting various customer applications and Enterprise SQL cluster/s.

Job Description:

Perform SQL DBA activities including installations, upgrades, and performance tuning . Install and configure SQL server, and large SQL database clusters . Participate in the planning and execution of upgrades . Apply Critical Patch Updates as and when released on all the instances . Review technical architecture and recommended improvements based on changing business requirements . Work with developers to customize, extend or validate applications . Perform performance benchmarking to ensure that application rollout would be successful . Experience in setting up / maintaining backup and recovery strategy for the environment . Perform all other DBA work as necessary to assure the success of new project implementation . Experience in highly secured environments with knowledge of allocating privilege entitlements and audit reporting. . Some experience with Oracle is also required, but primary database language/skill is Heavy SQL . Strong communication skills and must be able to work within a group setting .

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: Minimum SECRET clearance with SSBI background. DoD 8570 compliance on Day one. (Security+ CE or like certification and formal training/class or cert in related technology: SQL, Oracle, etc.)

8-10 years of related database analysis and/or administration experience. 

Heavy SQL experience required with some Oracle experience

The candidate must have a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience. Experience with SQL Server deployments. Must have worked in a Midsize / large organization with a large presence of SQL servers. Solid acquaintance with Linux or Unix and windows operating systems. Scripting experience a plus.

Candidates should have hands on experience with  SQL2012/ 2014  and should have handled and configured clusters. 

Exposure to SSIS/ SSRS  and good knowledge on STIG and remediation of the same.

Knowledge on ORACLE databases on different environments ( windows/ Linux )​

DESIRED: Pentagon or DoD program experience

Strong written and oral communication skills.
Secret clearance minimum
Strong organizational and leadership skills.
REQUIRED: have a professional certification that meets DoD 8570 IAT Level 2. Certifications are: GSEC, Security+ CE, SSCP, CCNA-Security, CISA, GCIH, GCED, CASP and CISSP (or Associate). The list of certifications is available at:

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. 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.