• Jr Level Database Administrator

    Job Locations US-IL-Scott AFB
    Posted Date 4 months ago(4/11/2018 2:54 PM)
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  • Overview

    VETS is hiring for a full time Jr Level Database Administrator to support one of our government contracts at Scott AFB.



    This position will place the individual in the midst of streamlining government spending while increasing functionality and capabilities of the US Military through the use of leading technology methods and techniques, to include cloud computing.   The challenge of migrating existing customers’ Solaris-based operating systems to Red Hat Enterprise Linux or into the Amazon Web Service (AWS) Military Cloud will result in millions of dollars in savings and greater efficiencies to the forces defending our country.


    This position will be responsible for performing complex systems administrations tasks serving both the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) and the United States Transportation Command (USTC).   The employee will work to build new systems and implement fix actions on existing infrastructure.  Works as part of a project team to support a dynamic, medium/large scale enterprise environment.


    This position will be responsible for performing database management on Red Hat, Solaris, and Oracle database platforms.
    The individual will work as part of a project team in the maintenance and operation of databases supporting multiple activities within USTC’s Centralized Enclave

    • The individual will support implementation and integration of new DB releases
    • The individual will perform Operations and Maintenance (O&M) support to prevent failures and to perform routine and repairs to ensure normal degradation experienced by users will not keep it from proper working order.
    • The individual will support major enhancements in response to application upgrades, enhance capabilities, performance tuning and query optimization.
    • The individual will participate in technical collaboration with the government staff and other contractors to support program objectives, to include moving existing databases to AWS.
    • The individual will engage in knowledge transfer to the government
    • The individual will execute on the collection of requirements, product comparisons, product research, and architecture
    • The individual will create and execute test plans to meet project requirements for assigned components
    • The individual will support team efforts to migrate additional applications and technologies into the hosted environment
    • The individual will participate in vendor evaluation and testing of proposed solutions
    • The individual will provide: Level 2/3 technical system expertise; oversight and accountability for resolution of outages; service level issues; and user/customer support needs
    • The individual will resolve performance and operational issues with a multitude of customers



    • Possesses minimum of 2 years’ experience that includes 1 year in a specialized area. Specialized experience includes: demonstrated experience with DBMS design and system analysis, current operating systems and data manipulation languages.  Provides database administration and troubleshooting. Detailed experience utilizing Oracle and/or Microsoft SQL
    • Proven Tier 2/3 Customer Support
    • Strong inter-personal and communication skills: capable of training users in complex topics, able to follow provided Operating procedures
    • Comprehension of common network concepts: VLANs, Switching, OSI layers, IP addressing
    • Capable of diagnosing system hardware issues
    • Proven troubleshooting skills including independent problem solving; self-directed, self-starting.
    • Familiar with high availability/clustering concepts and engineering
    • Familiar with fundamental networking/distributed computing environments and concepts.
    • Ability to perform security audits and remediate vulnerabilities to protect the systems against intrusion.
    • Certified to work on military computer systems (DoD 8570.01-M)
    • Experience using a ticketing system, and able to assign tickets based on troubleshooting


    • Solaris 10/Solaris 11/Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 administration and troubleshooting
    • Postfix experience
    • RSA experience
    • Netapp/Quantum/Other storage experience
    • Enterprise backup experience
    • Enterprise management software experience, such as Solarwinds or Nagios
    • Working knowledge of Vmware virtualization technologies

    EEO Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


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