• Database Administrator

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    Job Title: Database Administrator

    Job Location:  Fort Meade, Maryland

    Security Clearance: Position requires an active, in-scope US Government issued Secret/SSBI clearance

    Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required. 

    Job Responsibilities:

    Trace Systems is actively recruiting for a cleared Database Administrator to join our team based in Ft. Meade, MD.

    Duties include: 

    • Troubleshoot SQL Server service outages as they occur.
    • Ensure all database servers are backed up in a way that meets the business’s Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and test backups to ensure Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) are met.
    • Configure SQL Server monitoring utilities to minimize false alarms
    • Install and configure new SQL Servers and evaluate how to best configure the database
    • Recommend hardware purchases, server configuration changes, or index/query changes to Government customer as needed.
    • Complete OS updates and database service pack installations and upgrades
    • Deploy database change scripts provided by third party vendors
    • Consult with application teams to provide capacity planning and database deployment recommendations
    • Consult with application teams to identify, design, and optimize SQL DBMS
    • Develop and implement disaster recovery plans for supported systems
    • Install and configure new SQL servers including failover.
    • Develop stored procedures, triggers, functions and maintenance of the data bases including OS installation and patch management. Increase system performance including hardware, server configuration changes, or index/query changes.
    • Document the company’s database environment. Troubleshoot SQL Server outages as they occur, including after-hours and weekends.
    • Configure SQL Server monitoring tools and utilities to minimize false alarms. Deploy database change scripts provided by third-party vendors.
    • Provide a list of the top 10 most resource-intensive queries on the server weekly and recommend ways to improve performance.
    • Create users and assign permissions based on requirements. Link SQL servers and other databases such as Oracle, Access, CRM, and others as appropriate.
    • Design a database backup and restoral strategy.
    • Document major changes to SQL servers.
    • Mitigate vulnerabilities on SQL Servers, update POA&M, and update System Security Plan in accordance to RMF.
    • Configure and troubleshoot failover clustering in high availability operations.
    • Perform other duties as requried.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    Require a Micorsoft SQL server system administrator with at least 5 years of experience.

    • Deploying new solution
    • Understanding DoD requirement
    • Position requires an active, in-scope US Government issued Secret/SSBI clearance

    • Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required. 

    Certification Requirements:

    • Technical Certification in area of expertise (for Admin Access)
    • DoD 8570 IAT-II

    Desired Qualifications:


     MCSA in SQL



    • Bachelors degree in Computer Science/Information Systems discipline or 10 years experience.

    Trace Systems


    Trace Systems, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, was founded to support and defend our nation's security interests at home and abroad–– whenever and wherever. We provide cybersecurity, intelligence, communications, networking and information technology services, systems, and solutions to the United States Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security.


    To Apply: We invite you to put your talents to work by joining a growing team of dynamic professionals here at Trace Systems! Be part of a culture at our leading edge company where you can achieve great things while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website at: www.tracesystems.com.      #jointracesystems


    Trace Systems is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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