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AWS Database Administrator
SAIC Ashburn, VA

AWS Database Administrator

Ashburn, VA
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Company Info

Job ID: 2403489

Location: ASHBURN, VA, US

Date Posted: 2024-04-23

Category: Information Technology

Subcategory: Database Admin

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Minimum Clearance Required: None

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust

Potential for Remote Work: No


SAIC is seeking a highly skilled and experienced  AWS Database Administrator (DBA) to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in managing and optimizing Oracle and Postgres databases, as well as extensive experience with AWS managed databases including RDS, Aurora and Redshift. This role requires a deep understanding of database failover and recovery, backups, migration of on-premises databases to AWS, and proficiency with AWS CloudWatch. The successful candidate will be passionate about ensuring database performance, availability, and security, and experienced in handling data warehouses.

Job Responsibilities:

·       Database Management:  Administer, maintain, and implement policies and procedures for ensuring the security and integrity of databases.

·       Performance Tuning:  Monitor database performance, implement changes and apply new patches and versions when required to ensure optimal performance.

·       Failover and Recovery: Design and execute database backup and recovery strategies, including failover planning and testing.

·       Migration and Upgrade:  Lead migration projects from on-premises databases to AWS, including planning, execution, and validation of database migrations and upgrades.

·       Security and Compliance: Ensure database security measures are in place, including access controls and audit logging. Comply with all applicable data privacy laws and regulations.

·       Data Warehousing: Manage and optimize AWS Redshift instances and other data warehousing solutions for scalable and efficient data storage and analysis.

·       Monitoring: Utilize AWS CloudWatch and other monitoring tools to ensure database health, performance, and to automate scaling and notifications.

·       Troubleshooting and Support: Provide high-level support for complex database issues, including troubleshooting and resolving database integrity issues, performance issues, blocking and deadlocking issues, replication issues, log shipping issues, etc.



·       Citizenship – Must be a US Citizen.

·       Clearance – Ability to obtain and hold a public trust position and favorable suitability based on a CBP Background Investigation.

·       Location – This role will be Remote/Telework with on-site visits (Kingstowne, VA and/or Ashburn, VA) if /when needed. This team utilizes an on-call schedule which may require travel to the datacenter site(s).

Required Skills and Experience:

·       Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field and 9 years' experience; Master's degree and 7 years' experience.

·       Database Expertise: Proven experience as a DBA with expertise in Oracle and Postgres databases.

·       AWS Managed Databases: Extensive experience with AWS database services, including Aurora, RDS, and Redshift

·       Failover and Recovery: Solid experience in database failover, recovery procedures, and disaster recovery planning

·       Migration Experience:  Demonstrated experience with migrating on-premises databases to AWS.

·       Technical Skills:  Proficient in SQL, database design, and data modeling. Familiarity with AWS CLI, SDKs, and CloudWatch.

·       Communication Skills:  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Desired Skills and Experience:

·       Certifications: AWS or relevant database certifications (e.g., Oracle Certified Professional, PostgreSQL Professional).

·       Scripting Skills:  Experience with scripting languages (e.g., Python, Bash) for automation of database tasks.

·       Monitoring Tools:  Deep familiarity with database monitoring tools, especially AWS CloudWatch, for performance monitoring and alerting.

·       Data Warehousing: Experience with data warehouse design, implementation, and optimization, for example, AWS Redshift.

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.

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