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Job #: R-00083259
Location: Bethesda, MD
Category: Database Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 50%
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

The Government Health and Safety Solutions Operation is seeking a Senior Database Administrator in Bethesda, MD


  • Manage overall SQL DEV/TEST/PROD environments, upgrades, patches and ensure compliance with all ITGC related requests.
  • Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.
  • Write SQL queries and reports to extract and manipulate data from multiple relational databases.
  • Collaborate with developers, Windows, storage, and network engineers to ensure optimal solution, availability, performance and support of Database platforms and Data integration solutions
  • Work with team to create and influence industry best standards for development, governance, and operational lifecycle
  • Develop, test, and maintain custom solutions for current and future SQL implementations.
  • Create and document standard operating procedures as pertains to DB maintenance
  • Apply iterative processes utilizing the agile methodology and a frequent release cycle in support of the various ongoing software development projects
  • Design future database enhancements to support maximum interoperability across all components and offices to ensure flexibility in leveraging the system for future applications.
  • Initiate planning and performing database administration tasks including:
    • Database backup and recovery, Index analysis and maintenance
    • Administering SQL Server replication, Reporting Services and SQL Server Integration Services.
    • Database performance monitoring and tuning and optimization, Data conversion / Migration, Administration of user accounts, permissions, and access rights
    • Monitors patching levels and service packs, ensuring servers are up to date.
    • Export/Import Replication, maintaining back up jobs, Creating Linked Server Objects
    • Database Mirroring, log shipping and DR procedures
    • Support MS SQL databases in Microsoft clustered environments

Educational Qualifications: -

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field of study with 8 - 10 years’ experience
  • SQL Database Administration (DBA) certification

Required Qualifications: -

  • 8+ years’ experience as DBA working with MS SQL Server, Microsoft SSRS, SSIS
  • Experience with resolving issues involving SQL Server integration with applications, working closely with network, analysis, and application teams.
  • 8+ years’ experience in designing, deploying, and supporting high availability Microsoft SQL Server solutions on the Windows Server platform.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills are a requirement.
  • 8+ years’ experience installing, configuring, and supporting Microsoft SQL Server in High Availability Group configurations
  • 8+ years’ experience with T- SQL and ability to write scripts, stored procedures, triggers, and views to automate maintenance functions
  • Strong skills with SSIS and SSRS to create and deploys DTSX packages and Reports
  • Oracle DBA, MS Power BI experience is a plus

Pay Range:

Covid Guidance

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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