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Job #: R-00023472
Location: Suitland, MD
Category: Database Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking an experienced Database Engineer with an active TS/SCI clearance in Suitland, MD. All work is onsite.

The Database Engineer will have production development background in both Linux, Windows and Cloud enterprise environments with expertise and passion for query optimization and parallel and distributed execution engines. The Database Engineer will support the Maritime Intelligence Environment (MIE) Systems Support Task. 

We are looking for a passionate technologist, go-getter -- someone who never stops seeking ways to improve existing technology. In this role, you will perform administration and engineering for multiple production databases and assist in migration to a Cloud based architecture.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for fast-paced complex distributed database environments with the ability to rapidly troubleshoot complex technical problems under pressure.  You will act as a trusted advisor to architects and engineers and become a crucial part of the deployment and operations of our systems


Responsibilities include:

Design, develop, and maintain multiple enterprise-quality software applications using Java, databases, search engines, analytics software, etc.

Work with software development, quality engineering (QE), and product management teams to design and implement features and capabilities

Test, validate and implement performance and resource optimization improvements in consultation with development Teams

Maintain development and production environments

Monitor and maintain database security and database software

Database & Application (i.e., SQL & PL/SQL) performance tuning

Root cause analysis of production-related database issues

Review, design and develop data models in conjunction with the application development teams

Design, develop, and implement database instances for the development and production environments

Help to create unit tests and automation scripts

Review and provide input for product documentation

Research and solve customer issues; research software and technologies

Basic Qualifications

Active TS/SCI clearance required

BA/BS in CS, Engineering, Knowledge Management, related discipline or military training (Afloat KM).  Additional experience may be considered in lieu of degree.  

8+ years of experience with database engineering/knowledge management.

Multi-database (cross-vendor e.g. Oracle, Sybase) development experience with understanding of database-to-database communications and interconnection with J2EE applications. 

Experience with database tuning to accommodate complex queries against large databases with an excess of a million records.

Experience with interconnection with content repositories such as Apache JCR "Jackrabbit". 

Experience with interconnection with cross domain guard technology and with web services.

Experience with Exadata systems – administration and performance tuning.

SQL and PL-SQL programming/scripting skills; knowledge of cloud services and data storage

Knowledge of the DOD IA Workforce Improvement Program requirements, DOD 8570.01-M and SECNAV M-5239.2 for Knowledge Management. 

A minimum of a Network+ industry certification is required prior to start date 

Preferred Qualifications

Experience managing servers in large-scale, geographically diverse environments; experience with Data Persistence platforms (Oracle, MySQL, Postgres, etc.), NoSQL, Hadoop,

Data and Software Migration off/to RDBMS, AWS DBs (RDS, DynamoDB, EMR, Redshift, Aurora, etc.), Data Information Lifecycle Management

Security+ (CE) or equivalent preferred 

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI



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About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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