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Entry Level DBA

Custom Software Systems Inc.
Washington, DC
  • Posted: January 22, 2023
  • Full-Time

Custom Software Systems Inc. (CSS) is seeking a Database Administrator with at least eighteen (18) months of experience in database administration of Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and MySQL, SQL programming, and technical documentation. This position will be 100% remote work and the candidate must meet the applicable information assurance certification requirements, including:


  • US Citizenship required
  • At least eighteen (18) months of experience with Git;
  • At least eighteen (18) months of experience with Microsoft SSIS and Microsoft SSRS;
  • At least eighteen (18) months of experience with Pentaho Kettle;
  • At least eighteen (18) months of experience with the Nagios or similar enterprise monitoring system;
  • Moderate understanding and experience with T-SQL query development;
  • At least six (6) months of experience with administration of a Cloud infrastructure provider such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure;
  • At least six (6) months of experience with writing automation scripts in Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, PowerShell, Ansible, Puppet or Chef; and
  • Meet the Cyber Security Workforce qualifications at the intermediate or advanced level for the Database Administrator (421 areas/cswf_da_42.htm ) role -OR- the System Administrator (451 role.
  • COMPTia Security+

  • Design, enhance and maintain databases. The Contractor shall monitor and improve database performance and capacity of existing enterprise database systems (Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and MySQL). The Contractor shall monitor database performance and plan for future expansion of database systems, as well as manage and maintain all production and non-production databases.
  • Ensure that database systems are safeguarded and implement necessary security measures to ensure data integrity. The Contractor shall be responsible for controlling privileges and permissions to databases and for standards and design of physical data storage, maintenance, and access and security administration.
  • Assist the Server Management team with system administration and patching using automation scripts in Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, PowerShell, or Ansible.
  • Build and maintain reports using Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and Power BI.
  • Commit new and modified source code to the NPS Git repository weekly.
  • Create or modify database objects and/or write SQL code in support of application developers and functional users as specified in the NPS JIRA issue tracking system.
  • Perform data integration by creating or modifying Extract-Transform-Load (ETLs) of data using tools such as Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) and/or Pentaho Kettle.
  • Perform fiscal year changeover activities in the financial management system database (i.e., the Kuali Financial System (KFS) database). The primary activities for fiscal year changeover shall be accomplished during the month of October. These activities primarily consist of taking data provided by the KFS functional team and performing data integration tasks.
  • Assist with upgrading KFS database for one new version release. Specifically, the Contractor shall migrate the current KFS database to the new version, to include customizations NPS has made to the database.
  • Perform database server migrations in order to replace outdated or underperforming database servers.
  • Manage the configuration and automation of cloud infrastructure providers such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure servers including the planning and coordination of migrating on premise servers to the cloud.
  • Create a monthly report that provides updates on status, work completed, work in progress, short-term goals, and other relevant project information.

Custom Software Systems Inc.


Washington, DC
20599 USA



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