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Job #: R-00024358
Location: Bagram Airfield
Category: Database Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Summary

The Defense and Intelligence Group of Leidos has an immediate opening for a Database Administrator in Afghanistan. The DBA will be responsible for the performance, integrity and security of the databases supporting an established Identity Management and Collection solution that has led the effort to identify foes in the War on Terror. The position level of effort is 12 hours per day, seven days per week – i.e., 84 hours per week.

The successful candidate will provide critical database administration, database management, database optimization, scripting, troubleshooting, patching, and updating for the U.S. Army. A successful candidate must also be self-motivated and able to handle daily tasks on their own with little supervision.

Primary Responsibilities

•Administer database organizations, standards, controls, procedures, and documentation.
•Provide technical consulting in the definition, design, and creation of a database environment.
•Assist applications development staff and users on database solutions to business problems, data architectures, database management system facilities and capabilities, and the operation and tuning of databases.
•Implement and maintain databases with respect to access methods, access time, batch processes, device allocation, validation checks, organization, protection and security, documentation, and statistical methods. Includes maintenance of database dictionaries, and integration of systems through database design and implementation.
•Maintain database dictionaries and documents JCL, shell scripts and batch processes.
•Ensure that documentation is complete and up-to-date.
•Manage and test backup and recovery plans.
•Monitor the replication schema.
•Control access permissions and privileges.
•Develop and implement database monitoring tools.
•Troubleshooting, track, and monitor data flow.
•Communicate regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database integrity, security and serving as the resident database expert for TBS users.
•Interact with customer in response to reported problems and defining requirements.
•Collaborate and coordinate with outside organizations periodically as necessary.

•Perform other IT project work as assigned on a “best effort” basis.

Basic Qualifications

•Must currently posses an active DoD Top Secret Clearance and have the ability to obtain an SCI in the future.

• Requires a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and 4+ years of Microsoft SQL server administration experience with familiarity of MS SQL syntax (additional experience may be substituted in lieu of degree)

•Experience with Windows Server 2012R2 and the ability to install and maintain MS SQL Server 2012R2.
•Experience with and knowledge of advanced data mining techniques.
•Ability to create data maps and load data and databases onto servers.
•Experience with scripting for the purposes of data manipulation and automating redundant tasks.
•Proficient in the use of PCs and all programs included in the Microsoft Office application suite.

•Current CompTIA Security+ (or higher) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Association (MCSA) certifications.

Preferred Qualifications

•Previous experience with biometric applications in support of GWOT.
•Knowledge of programming languages in Microsoft .NET, Visual Basic or Visual C#, Web Administration (IIS), and software and hardware test procedures.
•Military and/or national intelligence background with a clear understanding of the military structure, mission and responsibilities.
•Aptitude for learning new scripting languages and database syntax and the ability to implement those new skills.

Additional Deployment Criteria:

  • Position requires individual to pass medical, dental, and psychological screenings according to criteria established by the customer. (i.e., not criteria established by Leidos) and be designated “fit for deployment.”
  • Professional customer-focused attitude, impeccable teamwork, and ethics.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 10% of the time

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Job Family:

Database Management


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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