KEYW Corporation

  • SQL Database Development Engineer

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    US-AZ-Sierra Vista
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    US-AZ-Sierra Vista
  • Overview

    Join our Distributed Common Ground Station-Army engineering and sustainment services fixed sustainment team (DCGS-A Fusion Brain (DFB) and DCGS-A Fixed Infrastructure (DFI)). The Fixed (DFI/DFB) sustainment team provides the SEC all system specific necessary functions to complete their critical PM DCGS-A sustainment support activities. Types of support provided by the team include Engineering Management, Scrum Management, Test/Quality Assurance Engineering (T/QAE), and Technical Writing.


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

    • Work with Relational Databases such as MySQL, Oracle and SQL Server
    • Perform 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 developing 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
    • Provide production support to include maximizing system availability, ensuring swift and complete database recovery, optimizing database availability through ongoing maintenance, and ensure conformance to audit and operating standards
    • Assist with communication interfaces/integration to associated systems
    • Uphold enterprise policy guidelines and recommends new and improved guidelines


    • 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 DCGS-A Fixed, DCGS-A v3, or another 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 DCGS-A 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
    • TS/SCI Clearance/Access required

    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.

    About the Organization

    KeyW is a pure-play national security solutions provider for the Intelligence, Cyber and Counterterrorism Communities' toughest challenges. We support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information across the full spectrum of their missions. We employ and challenge more than 2,000 of the most talented professionals in the industry with solving such complex problems as preventing cyber threats, transforming data into intelligence and combating global terrorism.


    KeyW, together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, encourages and actively supports a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and commits to provide equal opportunity to each individual, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other classifications protected by Federal, State or local law. In fact, we foster an environment that promotes diversity, balance and fun—because we believe in the importance of having a workplace as unique as the challenges we solve.


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