Database Admin- Mid

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


Peraton is seeking an experienced Database Administrator to support our National Programs Intelligence Systems & Application Operating Unit. The SITE III ITS Task Order effort is charged with the orchestration, sustainment, and evolution of a portfolio of mission applications and services for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). 


The ideal candidate will be responsible for all Operation & Maintenance (O&M) tasks and maintaining operational baselines and performance of application O&M activities to include: patching, database performance monitoring, and customer support. When necessary the candidate will troubleshoot database performance issues and recommend appropriate action. Candidate will work closely with members of the project team, product subject matter experts, end users, and software engineers to ensure that the application remains operational by monitoring Fperformance, providing technical assistance, and consultation to users. Additional duties will include supporting system administrators, developing tools to assist in management of systems, ensuring application documentation (e.g., System Administration Guides, SOPs, Installation Procedures, etc.), and performing daily application/database backups.


Position Description:

  • Maintains the integrity, security and availability of multiple database(s) to include monitoring for availability and performance, diagnosing and troubleshooting issues that arise,  performing routine maintenance, performance analysis and tuning, disaster backup and recovery, index maintenance, and monitoring of data and capacity planning.
  • Administers, maintains, develops and implements policies and procedures for ensuring the security and integrity of all databases (Development, Test, Production).
  • In coordination with application system administrators, plan and schedule maintenance including routine and emergency security patching for database management systems and platforms in the production environment.
  • Obtains and maintains applicable privileged user accounts in compliance with DIA security regulations, completing all applicable annual user training.
  • Maintains access control settings, user accounts and password resets, performing database backups, and reviewing and archiving log files.
  • Evaluates and recommends available database management system (DBMS) products.
  • Provide support to platform system administrators by providing analysis and recommendations for any system or performance improvements.
  • Performs database and software life-cycle activities to ensure highest level of system performance and availability and compliance with business requirements.
  • Coordinating with vendors to resolve issues and obtain application patches to resolve database server software related defects.
  • Performs Oracle and PostgreSQL database and application server administration.
  • Organizes and formats data for efficient query and storage processes.  
  • Updates applicable documentation.



Peraton offers enhanced benefits to employees working on this critical National Security program, which include heavily subsidized employee benefits coverage for you and your dependents, 25 days of PTO accrued annually up to a generous PTO cap and eligible to participate in an attractive bonus plan.


Required Qualifications: 

  • Requires 8 years with BS/BA, or 6  years with MS/MA, or 4  years with PhD; an additional 4 years of experience can be considered in lieu of a degree. 
  • Proficient in Oracle 19c.
  • Active TS/SCI with ability to obtain a polygraph
  • Proficient with Oracle PL/SQL and RMAN
  • Familiarity with PostgreSQL
  • Experience with Windows Server 2016 and 2019
  • Experience with Oracle WebLogic
  • Experience with JBOSS, Apache, Tomcat, Java
  • Experience with Linux (CENTOS, RHEL)
  • Active CompTIA Security+ CE Certification.
  • DoD 8570 Certification in a primary DBMS (PostgreSQL and/or Oracle)
  • Ability to work after hours and weekends, when needed for deployments

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Experience supporting DIA and the IC
  • Experience with system accreditation process and RMF
  • Experience installing/configuring and managing/supporting PostgreSQL and Oracle databases in a classified environment
  • Experience with Oracle Text package
  • Experience with Oracle Content Manager running on Oracle WebLogic (Oracle Fusion Middleware products)
  • Experience performing database admin duties in the C2S/AWS environment
  • Knowledge of Linux, Windows, and Weblogic servers
  • Familiarity with DODIIS security/builds
  • Knowledge of enterprise level VMware products
  • Knowledge of API Services (DPaaS), OpenShift4, and CI/CD

Peraton Overview

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that 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, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

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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