Database Administrator

Job Locations US-VA-Chantilly
Requisition ID
Position Category
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Space & Intelligence


Seeking analysis-driven Senior-level Database Administrator (DBA) candidates to join Peraton’s dynamic Performance Engineering and Analysis team, a recognized Intelligence Community leader with decades of expertise in providing customers with data-driven analysis shaping the architecture of the future.  Come join our team in exciting analysis crossing agency boundaries and providing solutions which address the exponential growth in GEOINT data in the context of modernizing infrastructure, content, CONOPS, services, and cloud-enabled tools and applications.

The Senior-level Database Administrator (DBA) is responsible for the creation, maintenance, backup, querying, tuning, user rights administration, and security of business and mission databases. Ensures database security, integrity, stability and system availability.


Duties include:

  • Identifies user requirements for business and mission databases, sets-up, tests and coordinates necessary modifications to database systems. Ensures the performance of the database system.
  • Plans and coordinates security measures -data integrity, backup systems, and database security.
  • Administration of Linux / Windows virtual machines to include the installation of patches and troubleshooting, creating and modifying application related objects, creating profiles, users, roles and maintaining system security.
  • Defines file organization, indexing methods, and security procedures for specific user applications.
  • Oversees the work of Mid-, and Junior-level contractor DBAs.
  • Coordinates changes, tests, and provides implementation approaches for databases and database management systems.
  • Maintains the virtual server AWS environment to include creating, imaging, and terminating instances as required. Building out new AMIs based upon customer approved AMIs. Updating security groups, creating/deleting S3 buckets, and any other AWS Envoirnomental tasks as required.
  • Works cloud implementations and cloud migration process to integrate applications into the AWS cloud environment.




BS 10-12, MS 8-10, Phd 5-7


Skills and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related STEM degree program, or equivalent Senior level experience as a Database Administrator.
  • Senior-level working experience in database administration.
  • One or more of the following certifications:
    • IBM Certified Advanced Database Administrator - DB2 10.1 for Linux, Unix and Windows
    • BM Certified Database Administrator - DB2 10.1 for Linux, Unix, and Windows
    • Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional
    • Oracle MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator Certified Professional
    • MCSA SQL Server 2012
    • MCSE Data Platform Solutions
  • IAT Level 2 Certification (Security+, CYSA+, CND, or CCNA security)


  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related STEM degree program.
  • Windows Server and/or RedHat Enterprise Linux system admin experience
  • Proficiency and experience with AWS developer tools and workflows (AWSCLI, CloudFormation)
  • Working knowledge of continuous integration and delivery tools (e.g. Git, Jenkins, Puppet, Chef, etc.)
  • Knowledge of script / programming languages (HTML, JavaScript, JAVA, C#)
  • A team player capable of high performance and flexibility in a dynamic working environment
  • Excellent written and verbal skills


Peraton Overview

Peraton 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 and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Target Salary Range

$112,000 - $179,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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