Microsoft SQL Server Database Administrator

Job Locations US-VA-Herndon | US-MD-Riverdale | US-DC-Washington
Requisition ID
Position Category
Database Administration / Development / Programming
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Space & Intelligence



We look forward to you bringing your talent to add to our team supporting a robust, world-wide national intelligence program providing mission application design, development, engineering and integration services in support of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Peraton, a recognized leader in Cyber, Digital Transformation, Cloud, Operations and Engineering, is seeking skilled Database Engineer IV to join our team of professionals delivering technology services and capabilities in defense of the nation. You would be joining a team of professionals with over 10 years of outstanding support developing and sustaining mission critical and mission essential applications to prevent strategic surprise and deliver a decision advantage to warfighters, defense planners, and policy makers. We take pride that our users include warfighters and interagency partners that defend America’s national security interests. We are committed to investing in you and your family through paid benefits, competitive total compensation, challenging opportunities and career growth opportunities. If you are ready to be challenged, advance your career, passionate about making a difference, and are excited to support our country’s defense and intelligence missions, we are ready to talk to you!

Position description:

Peraton is seeking a Windows SQL Server Database Engineer IV candidate to support an Intelligence Community customer in the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area. The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Perform database administration activities required to install and maintain database management software, design and implement predictive analysis.
  • Install, configure, provision, operate, and administer database management systems and related software and backend storage server and hardware platforms.
  • Design, install, monitor, maintain, and performance tune production databases while ensuring high levels of data availability.
  • Provide support to the development and implementation of database policies and procedures to ensure databases' integrity and availability, including software updates.
  • Communicate regularly with the development team, business, and operations teams to ensure the security and confidentiality of data.
  • Responsible for the availability, reliability, and integrity of business data stored in production databases.


BS 8-10, MS 6-8, PhD 3-5


Required Qualifications:

  • Active TS and the ability to obtain or eligibility for TS/SCI clearance adjudication, and ability to pass a poly
  • Must have a relevant technical degree (Computer Science, Information Systems, etc.) or 12 years of equivalent experience
  • A minimum 12 years of experience as SQL Server DBA
  • Active Security+ certification (DoD 8570 baseline certification for IAT Level 2)
  • Experience with SQL Server and/or other database platforms
  • Experience with Amazon Web Service (AWS) Cloud experience
  • Experience with VMWare
  • Experience with database STIG compliance remediation and ongoing system scanning and monitoring requirements
  • Experience with troubleshooting and resolving database performance issues
  • Independently able to upgrade major database instances
  • Experience with and independently able to employ multiple database backup strategies

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience writing SQL and T-SQL queries to generate system data reports, modify data as necessary, etc.
  • Experience in database design and development
  • Experience with Unix, Linux and/or Windows operating systems
  • Familiar with Agile practices
  • Advanced experience in database monitoring, troubleshooting, performance tuning, and high availability strategies for SQL Server 2017 or higher
  • Experience architecting, designing, developing, and managing databases using relational databases such as SQL Server
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL Server backup and recovery strategies
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL Server High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server
  • Ability to design, develop, and document technical solutions, standard operating procedures, and change requests.
  • Ability to administer Linux/Windows server-based operating systems and CLI w/ scripting.
  • Ability to design & develop solutions with SSIS, SSRS & Power BI.
  • Experience with capacity planning, utilization, and performance monitoring (Index, Table, Queries, and Stored procedures).

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.


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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