Database Administrator - Senior

Database Administration / Development / Programming



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Flexible for occasional telework – must be local to work location
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About Peraton

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining all environments (servers, patching, databases, and applications) including Development, Test and Production.
  • Developing and maintaining database management systems (transactional and reporting).
  • Developing new O&M Manuals for those systems who do not have a current O&M Manual and update in accordance with the deliverables schedule.
  • Operating and maintaining the database management systems and platforms deployed in the US and Missions, including routine maintenance, upgrades, capacity planning, monitoring for availability and performance tuning, diagnosing/troubleshooting, database backup, and recovery.
  • Installing, configurating, developing and supporting customer specific applications that are unique to the organization mission objectives.
  • Planning and scheduling maintenance including security patching and emergency responses for database management systems and platforms in the production environment.
  • Administering business services, databases, and tools including account creation, access control settings, password resets, executing data scripts as per SOPs, tracing sessions, and providing logs.
  • Coordinating with platform Contractors / vendors for issuing and receiving patches to resolve database server software related defects.
  • Implement data at rest encryption for new databases.
  • Supporting the platform system administrators for database and web applications in providing analysis and recommendations for any system or performance improvements, such as SQL Profile Changes and Database Indexes.
  • Performing maintenance of the Change Management Database (CMDB)
  • Generating the monthly performance reports for each response SLA, to include raw databased reports and the identification and explanation of anomalies that caused changes in data or SLA performance.
  • Upgrading and maintaining DB2 and related 3rd party software at or above release levels.
  • Ensuring all DBA activities meet contract SLAs.

*Contingent on Contract Award*


Basic Qualification:

  • An active SECRET or the ability to obtain a SECRET Clearance.
  • Bachelor’s degree with 8 - 11 years, or master’s degree with 6 - 9 years, or PhD with 3 - 6 years’ experience is required; four (4) years of experience can be substituted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience developing, updating, and deploying SQL queries.
  • Experience using SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) or other ETL.
  • Proficient with the DB2 Relational Database Management System (RDBMS).
  • Ability to directly interface with clients from end users to project management, sensitive to clients' needs, able to develop excellent client relationships.
  • Ability to design, implement and support database and application backup and recovery solutions.


Preferred Qualification:

  • Active Secret Security Clearance.
  • Federal government customer DBA project experience.

Target Salary Range

$112,000 - $179,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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