KEYW Corporation

SQL Database Development Engineer

3 weeks ago
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Information Technology
US-AZ-Sierra Vista
US-AZ-Sierra Vista


The team supports all system specific development areas inside the DCGS-A v3 baselines including the following types of artifact solution development: Architecture, Infrastructure, Software, Database, Web, and Software. Solution development occurs within the SEC PPSS software development lifecycle. Additionally the team is responsible for communicating with field support elements to resolve critical issues in a timely and effective manner. As a part of this team, your work efforts will contribute to the maintenance of the mixed-use data centers and standalone development environments supporting integrations, testing, and cyber security of the DCGS-A family of products.  Bottom line we build, implement, and maintain software tools and system environments used for delivering new IT solutions to the U.S. Army.



As a Senior DCGS-A v3 SQL Database Development Engineer, you will work as a system specific subject matter expert for the DCGS-A v3 databases under sustainment. You must communicate and collaborate to resolve issues with all data stakeholders to further evolve the DCGS-A v3 systems development environments.  Specifically, you will:

  • Work with Relational Databases such as MySQL, Oracle and SQL Server
  • Preform database Performance and Tuning
  • Drive automation of installation, configuration, monitoring, operational and support tasks for Databases
  • Design, implement and maintain all functions of database systems, including access, methods and time, device allocations, validation checks, organization, security, documentation and statistical methodology
  • Define technical infrastructure environment for RDBMS platforms for Highly available Database
  • Implement HA solution and define Backup/Recovery strategy
  • Assist in development of systems and procedures affecting database management, design and maintenance
  • Evaluate, test and produce recommendations for the selection, user and deployment of DBMS software, data management tools and utilities, data warehouse and replication tools
  • Support problem resolution; consult and advise in application design and tuning; plan, organize and execute product benchmarks for threshold and functionality
  • Provide data administration support of the development and maintenance of production and non-production database environments for distributed applications
  • Participate in product evaluations, design review session, data requirement meetings and consulting with application development products
  • Review ongoing and proposed projects to identify opportunities for reuse and process improvement
  • Review project deliverables for completeness, quality, and compliance with established project standards, Identify, clarify, and resolve project activity issues and risks, escalating them as needed
  • Document and communicate the status of progress against plans, taking corrective action as necessary
  • Review technical documentation to verify compliance with PM requirements and established architectural standards and guidelines
  • Production support responsibilities include maximizing system availability, ensuring swift and complete database recovery, optimizing database and availability through ongoing maintenance, and ensure conformance to audit and operating standards
  • Assisting with communication interfaces/integration to associated systems
  • Upholds enterprise policy guidelines and recommends new and improved guidelines


Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or other Engineering or Technical discipline and 9 years of professional work experience is required (No Degree Substitution)
  • At least 1 year of experience with either DCGS-A Fixed, DCGS-A v3, or other DCGS-A POR Database  
  • 2+ years of experience with scripting and automating database tasks
  • 2+ years of production support or technology administration supporting internal systems
  • 1+ years of Linux/UNIX background
  • Demonstrated experience working in a virtualized DoD environment
  • In-depth working knowledge of Fixed supporting operating systems (RH Linux, Microsoft Windows 7, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, and others)
  • ·         Experience in scripting (PowerShell, VBScript, batch files, InstallScript, Wise Script, etc.)
  • ·         Experience in creating technical documentation
  • Working knowledge of storage systems and automation
  • DoD 8570 IAT Level 2 certified (baseline security certification i.e. CompTIA Security+ce) and (technical computing environment training or certification i.e. Server+) prior to start of work
  • Secret Clearance Required. TS/SCI Eligibility needed based on final work assignment


Preferred Qualifications

  • Microsoft Certified System administrator SQL Server 20XX
  • Oracle Certified Associate
  • MySQL, MySQL Cluster, MySQL Replication
  • Oracle RAC
  • Microsoft SQL Server PowerShell scripting
  • Software development experience (Java preferred)
  • Emerging technology knowledge of NoSQL databases (Hadoop)
  • Demonstrated experience with software developers or Lab Management operations
  • Direct DCGS-A Fixed experience in AFG/IRAQ
  • Familiarity of project management principles
  • Experience in scripting languages like Python, JavaScript etc.

KeyW is an EEO employer. We are committed to providing fair and equal employment consideration, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.


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